Roblox

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Roblox
Roblox cover
Developers
Roblox Corporation
Engines
2006-2014 Ogre[1]
2014-2017 ROBLOX Rendering Engine[1]
2017-present Reality Engine[2]
Release dates
Windows April 6, 2006
macOS (OS X) April 6, 2006
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play, Sponsored, Subscription[3]
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Player trading[3]
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Roblox on IGDB
Roblox on MobyGames
Roblox on Wikipedia

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud
Roblox account is synced across linked Xbox Live account.

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Scales to user's desktop resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
A few select games let you change the FOV.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Labeled Full screen. Enable fullscreen mode in the settings to swap between borderless fullscreen window and window mode. Actual fullscreen is activated by using Alt+Enter.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
True when set on higher settings. Does not have a dedicated option.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Use Roblox FPS Unlocker.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Certain settings can be refined further through Roblox Studio. Open Studio and go to the File menu and click settings to access them.[4]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
Built-in controls can not be remapped, some games may allow for remapping of their own controls.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Not all games provide this feature.
Touchscreen optimised
Only for Mobile and Microsoft Store versions.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Some games may not fully support controller.
Controller remapping
Built-in controls can not be remapped, some games may allow for remapping of their own controls.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Not all games provide this feature.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Roblox states they support PlayStation controllers on their Developer Wiki,[5] but many players have reported that PlayStation controllers are not supported.
Tracked motion controllers
Select games support this.
Button/gesture prompts
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Can only change the full volume.
Surround sound
Sound will glitch out and be really quiet if set to anything other than Stereo or Mono.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Most games on the platform are only in English. Some Roblox games contain voice acting.
Spanish
The main UI itself is entirely translated.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Roblox Studio start up LAN server PC/MAC ONLY
Online play
200 Supports crossplay with Xbox One, iOS, and Android.

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Select games support this.
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Keyboard/Mouse

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
OpenGL 3.3+
Metal support
Requires macOS 10.11.6.[6]
Vulkan 1.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[7] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB (client)
300 MB (Roblox Studio)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 10 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support
Other 4 MB/s Internet connection
macOS (OS X)
Minimum[7] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7 (client)
10.11 (Roblox Studio)
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB (client)
300 MB (Roblox Studio)
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.3 compatible
Other 4 MB/s Internet connection

References