Oxenfree

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Oxenfree
Oxenfree cover
Developers
Night School Studio
Engines
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Former Unity 2018[Note 2]
Unity 2020[Note 3]
Release dates
Windows January 15, 2016
macOS (OS X) January 15, 2016
Linux June 9, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 79
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Genres Adventure
Art styles Stylized
Themes Contemporary, Interwar, North America, Supernatural
Series Oxenfree
Oxenfree on HowLongToBeat
Oxenfree on IGDB
Oxenfree on MobyGames
Oxenfree on Wikipedia
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free if launched directly from executable
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
itch.io
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Origin
Origin
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Night School Studio\Oxenfree\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/unity3d/Night School Studio/Oxenfree/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Night School Studio\Oxenfree\save\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/unity.Night School Studio.Oxenfree/save/
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/unity3d/Night School Studio/Oxenfree/save/
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\388880\remote\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

General Settings
General Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Natively supported in the Steam version.[4][5]
See the related WSGF post for a workaround for the other platforms.
4K Ultra HD
Defaults to desktop resolution, but in-game settings only allow going up to 1080p if ever changed. Change in the configuration file.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
On by default. Use -window-mode exclusive parameter for exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS as of patch 1.2.1.[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Russian
In-game fan translation by «Tolma4 Team»
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Missing executable (Steam/Linux)[edit]

Since the 3.1.0 update which replaced the executables Oxenfree.x86 and Oxenfree.x86_64 with a single (64-bit) executable OXENFREE,[7] Steam may fail to launch the Linux version of the game with an error about a missing executable.
Launch from Steam client and select second option

When the game is launched from the Steam client on 64-bit Linux, it offers two options (both named "Play Oxenfree"): the first (default) attempts to run the Oxenfree.x86_64 executable, and the second runs the OXENFREE executable. Select the second one. (Note that the default first option will always be used when launching from a desktop/menu shortcut.)

Link missing executable name to installed executable

Create a symbolic link from <path-to-game>/Oxenfree.x86_64 to <path-to-game>/OXENFREE. (Open <path-to-game> in a terminal and enter ln -s OXENFREE Oxenfree.x86_64.) This allows the game to work using the default run option on 64-bit Linux (and thus to launch from desktop/menu shortcuts).

Use the pre-x86 deprecation branch

Switch to the linux_pre64 "beta" branch[Note 4] to install an older version of the game that still contains the Oxenfree.x86 and Oxenfree.x86_64 executables. After the update is completed, it may be necessary to rename <path-to-game>/OXENFREE_Data to <path-to-game>/Oxenfree_Data.

Run the Windows version with Proton

In the Compatibility tab of the game's Properties window in Steam, enable the "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" option and select a Proton version from the drop-down list.

Game silently fails to run (Steam/Linux)[edit]

If the Steam version of the game was installed prior to the 3.1.0 update which changed <path-to-game>/Oxenfree_Data to <path-to-game>/OXENFREE_Data,[7] the folder may not actually have been renamed, so the game may not run even if Steam succeeds in finding an executable (see missing executable issue).
Fix the capitalization of the game's "data" folder

In <path-to-game>, rename Oxenfree_Data to OXENFREE_Data.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL 2.0 Launch the game with the -force-glcore argument (see Engine:Unity#Command line arguments)
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam, by default, currently offers only a 64-bit executable (OXENFREE); the separate 32-bit and 64-bit executables (Oxenfree.x86 and Oxenfree.x86_64 respectively) were removed as of version 3.1.0[7] but are still available in a "beta" branch.[Note 4] The itch.io and GOG versions still contain both 32-bit and 64-bit executables.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.10 or similar
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.3.6p8[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.4.32f1[2]
  3. Unity engine build: 2020.3.25f1[3]
  4. 4.0 4.1 In the Betas tab of the game's Properties window in Steam, select "linux_pre64 - Pre-x86 deprecation" from the drop-down list.

References

  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2018-05-08
  2. Verified by User:Mastan on 2021-03-29
  3. Verified by User:Mastan on 2022-06-06
  4. Steam Community News - Oxenfree - Patch Notes - last accessed on 2021-04-16
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-07-16
    As of this date, the game version is 3.1.0 on Steam but 2.7.1 on Epic and GOG, and 2.4.0 on Origin.
  6. OXENFREE Patch Notes :: Oxenfree General Discussions
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 3.1.0 Patch Notes · Oxenfree update for 12 July 2021 · SteamDB - last accessed on 2022-01-14