Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas cover
Cornfox & Bros.
Release dates
Windows March 17, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) May 19, 2016[2]
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General information

PC Report: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
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GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Official blog
Official Facebook page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
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Purchase via Humble Widget.
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveFiles\metadata-local.sav[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339200/pfx/[Note 2]
Settings are backed up as metadata-local.sav.bak; delete both files to reset game settings.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveFiles\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339200/pfx/[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\readme.txt covers save format specifics.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Mouse cursor is not locked to primary display.
Use Windowed (borderless) mode.
4K Ultra HD
Native support.[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Added in Version (Maintenance Update 1).[4]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Set frame rate cap to 60 or 60 (locked). Locked may make game run in slow motion.
120+ FPS
Choice of frame rate cap: 30, 30 (locked), 60, and 60 (locked). Locked may make game run in slow motion.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Speech, and Music.
Surround sound
All speech is subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Mutes and pauses. Pausing during cutscenes causes some temporary audio issues.


Steam language setting in Properties does not work. Set language in-game from the menu during gameplay.[5]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Cutscene audio partially muted after pausing[edit]

Pausing during a cutscene mutes some sound effects for the rest of that scene and the voice for the rest of that spoken line.
Cutscenes can be replayed from the menu at any time to hear what was missed.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs in slow motion[edit]

The "locked" frame rate cap options slow the game down if the chosen frame rate cannot be maintained
Change FPS max setting[citation needed]
  1. Go into settings.
  2. Change FPS max to 30 or 60.
  3. Choose Confirm to apply the change.

"This application has failed to start because xinput1_3.dll was not found" error on launch[edit]

Install DirectX[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010\.
  2. Run DXSETUP.exe and follow the steps.

Crash when changing settings in Console Mode on Alienware Alpha[edit]

Use Desktop Mode[6]
  1. Switch to Desktop Mode.
  2. Launch the game from Steam or a shortcut.
  3. Change the settings as needed.
  4. Continue playing or return to Console Mode (the new settings will carry over to Console Mode).

Flickering graphics on CrossFire setups[edit]

Use AFR Friendly mode[7]
  1. Open the Catalyst Control Center.
  2. Make or edit the Oceanhorn profile.
  3. Go to AMD CrossFireX Mode for 3D Applications.
  4. Choose AFR Friendly.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex SoundSystem

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Dual Core or faster
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Windows Vista works as of Version (Maintenance Update 1) but is not officially supported.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/339200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (339200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.