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Papers, Please

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Papers, Please
Papers, Please cover
Developers
Lucas Pope
Publishers
3909
Engines
Former OpenFL[1]
Unity 2020[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 8, 2013
macOS (OS X) August 8, 2013
Linux February 12, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 85
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Bird's-eye view, Flip screen
Controls Point and select
Genres Puzzle, Simulation
Art styles Stylized
Themes Cold War, Eastern Europe
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General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam if Steam.exe is not present or by creating a steam_appid.txt file containing its Steam App ID number 239030 in <path-to-game> on Windows.[4]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain any microtransactions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\3909\PapersPlease\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/PapersPlease/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/3909/PapersPlease/
The settings file is binary and can't be easily edited.
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\3909\PapersPlease\*.sav
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/PapersPlease/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/3909/PapersPlease/
In the Unity version, the command-line argument savedir <directory> may be used to override the save directory.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.
If you have issues with scaling, try using the command-line argument stretch to stretch the pixels to fill the screen.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Window is fully resizable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Supported in the Unity version; labeled as "Fullscreen".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use the command-line argument nosync to disable vertical synchronization for the Unity version.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Framerate is capped at 65 fps.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Windowed mode only as of February 2014; no multi-touch support.[5][citation needed]
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Audio is not muted in the Unity version.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Basque
Simplified Chinese
Czech
Fan translation made official and added to the HAXE+Unity version.
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, download.
Indonesian
Added to the HAXE+Unity version.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Added to the HAXE+Unity version.
Polish
Fan translation made official.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Added to the HAXE+Unity version.
Ukrainian
Fan translation made official.

Issues fixed

Runtime error (Windows)

Start the game directly[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Run PapersPlease.exe directly.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Unity version.
OpenGL 1.4 Legacy OpenFL version.
Software renderer
Legacy OpenFL version.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
The last 32-bit executable (1.1.65) is available on Steam in a separate branch for the legacy OpenFL version.
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 1.4 compatible
Other 1280x720 screen resolution
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 1.4 compatible
Other 1280x720 screen resolution
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 1.4 compatible
Other 1280x720 screen resolution
A 64-bit operating system is required.


Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2020.3.34f1[2][3]

References

  1. Version Changelist - last accessed on 2023-03-07
  2. Version 1.4.9 - Engine Update - last accessed on 2022-03-07
  3. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2023-03-07
  4. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2023-03-07
  5. Touch no longer works in full screen. :: Papers, Please General Discussion - last accessed on May 2023