Osmos

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Osmos
Osmos cover
Developers
Hemisphere Games
Publishers
Hemisphere Games
Release dates
Windows August 17, 2009
macOS (OS X) December 10, 2009
Linux April 28, 2010
Osmos guide on StrategyWiki
Osmos on Wikipedia

Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

General information

Official forum
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Touch screen version for Windows available through Support. Includes Android version.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Demo also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
Includes browser versions.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A version sold in the Games on Demand section of the Games for Windows Marketplace used Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1].

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Osmos\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Osmos/
Linux ~/.Osmos/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
GFWL version features cloud save.

Video[edit]

In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Mouse cursor not captured.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Default fullscreen mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
80 FPS default cap; see High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate[edit]

Set FPS cap[1]
  1. Edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Osmos\Config.cfg
  2. Change the maxFramerate "80" value to the desired FPS cap.

Input[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Polish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Blank screen/flickering and audio plays on Windows[edit]

Try the following:[2]
  1. Disable Windows Aero for the whole system.
  2. Enable Vsync and/or update your graphics card drivers.

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Novint Falcon

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit only from the official website or Steam. 32-bit only for the GFWL version.
macOS (OS X)
[3]
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Interface FreeType

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 33 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D graphics card with OpenGL support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 33 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D graphics card with OpenGL support
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 33 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D graphics card with OpenGL support

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, supports local profiles.

References

  1. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-11-11
    Tested with GFWL version of the game. Before applying, the game has been locked to 80 FPS even with Vsync on. After applying the fix (not needed, but I additionally turned Vsync on), the game hits 144 FPS with ease.
  2. Osmos Win/Mac/Linux FAQ - last accessed on 2021-11-11
  3. Osmos - last accessed on 2021-05-11