Moondust

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Moondust: Knuckles Tech Demos
Moondust: Knuckles Tech Demos cover
Developers
Zach Tsiakalis-Brown
Valve Corporation
Publishers
Valve Corporation
Engines
Unity 2018.2
Release dates
Windows June 21, 2018
Moondust on MobyGames

Warnings

This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).
Portal
Subseries of Half-Life
Portal 2007
Portal 2 2011
Portal 2 Sixense Perceptual Pack 2013
Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative (unofficial mod) 2014
Portal Stories (series)
The Lab 2016
Bridge Constructor Portal 2017
Moondust 2018
Aperture Hand Lab 2019

Key points

Tech demo to show off the functionality of the Valve Index Controllers, previously called the Knuckles controllers during development.
Contains mini-games in the Portal universe, including:
  • BuggyBuddy
  • Celestial Sprint
  • Lift Off
  • Rock Crushing
  • Space Station Construction
  • Throwing Range
An earlier tech demo named Demo Scene was also created for the prototype Knuckles EV1.3 controllers, which can be found here

General information

Source Code
Moondust: Creating Content for Knuckles EV2
Advanced Knuckles Interaction System
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/887260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 180° per eye
Windowed
True for Spectator Mode
Borderless fullscreen windowed
True for mirrored view
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller types
Tracked motion controllers
Valve Index Controllers only.
Button/gesture prompts
Additional information
Haptic feedback
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

VR support[edit]

This game requires a virtual reality headset.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Valve Index controllers only.
Oculus Rift
Use Controller Bindings to map Valve Index controller inputs.
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Use Controller Bindings to map Valve Index controller inputs.
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Valve Index Controllers only.
See Input settings for details.
Traditional controller
Keyboard/Mouse
Spectator Mode only.
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 4.0, 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4590
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 410 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 390

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/887260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (887260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References