RimWorld

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RimWorld
RimWorld cover
Developers
Ludeon Studios
Engines
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Unity 2019[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2018[3]
macOS (OS X) October 17, 2018[3]
Linux October 17, 2018[3]
Reception
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 81
RimWorld on HowLongToBeat
RimWorld on IGDB
RimWorld on MobyGames
RimWorld on Wikipedia

General information

Developer forum
Official Discord server
Official wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Can be redeemed on Steam using automated system.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Redemption system is automated; no Steam key is provided. Information on redemption system can be found here.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Royalty Introduces the Galactic Empire and psychic powers.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ideology Introduces options to create you own Ideology for your colony.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Name in Game Access Allows players to submit their own custom colonist name via Ludeon's creative rewards system.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Soundtrack The soundtrack for the main game.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Royalty Soundtrack The soundtrack for the Royalty DLC.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Ludeon Studios\RimWorld\
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Ludeon Studios\RimWorld by Ludeon Studios\Config\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/RimWorld/
Linux $HOME/.config/unity3d/Ludeon Studios/RimWorld by Ludeon Studios/
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Ludeon Studios\RimWorld\
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Ludeon Studios\RimWorld by Ludeon Studios\Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.config/unity3d/Ludeon Studios/RimWorld/Saves

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Game allows resizing of window to any size.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Labeled as Fullscreen in-game. For exclusive-mode fullscreen, use the -window-mode exclusive command-line argument.[4]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game is capped to monitor's refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Off by default

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Slovak
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Translated by community members on GitHub.

Issues fixed[edit]

New Colony button not working in Linux[edit]

This is a bug with the Unity engine and may not be fixed in the future.
Launch RimWorld with the locales reset[5]
  1. Create an empty file.
  2. Write the following in it using any text editor:
  3. #!/bin/bash
    LC_ALL=C ./RimWorld250Linux.x86_64

  4. Right-click the new file and set its permissions to Executable.
  5. Double-click the new file to run the game.

Notes

This only applies to Linux users who have a Non-English Locale.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 D3D9 replaced with D3D11 in v1.1 update.
Shader Model support 3, 5 SM3 replaced with SM5 in v1.1 update.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 3000
384 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 3000
384 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 3000
384 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.5f1[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2019.2.17f1[2]

References

  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-03-01
  2. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-02-26
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 RimWorld :: RimWorld 1.0 released - Steam Community - last accessed on 2018-10-18
  4. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2018-11-25
  5. Fix: New Colony button not working in Linux - Ludeon Forums