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SCP - Containment Breach

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SCP - Containment Breach
SCP - Containment Breach cover
Undertow Games
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2012
Monetization Freeware
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Sci-fi
Series SCP
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General information

Official wiki


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\options.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves[Note 1]


Launcher options.
Launcher options.
Graphics tab in the options.
Graphics tab in the options.
Advanced tab in the options.
Advanced tab in the options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this FOV addon.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Nvidia users can force SGSSAA in Nvidia Profile Inspector without any compatibility bits.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame limiting can be set in the options menu, or be disabled entirely.
The Camera Fog setting acts a lot like a rendering distance, setting far to 10000 will almost completely eliminate it. Note that too high values can ruin the game's atmosphere.


Controls tab in the options.
Controls tab in the options.


Audio tab in the options.
Audio tab in the options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Available here.

Issues fixed

Memory access violation

Disable launcher[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open options.ini.
  3. Change launcher enabled = true to launcher enabled = false
Run as administrator[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right-click on SCP - Containment Breach.exe and select Run as administrator.
Run in compatibility mode[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right-click on SCP - Containment Breach.exe and select Properties.
  3. Select the Compatibility tab and tick Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  4. From the drop-down menu choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and click Apply.
See 4-Gigabyte Tuning[2]
Integrated in v1.3.10+.
Windows 8 -10 Application error 0xc0000022[citation needed]
  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall A Program or Programs and Features.
  3. Click on Turn Windows Features On or Off.
  4. Expand the Legacy Component.
  5. Check DirectPlay box.
  6. Click OK to apply.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD


Ultimate Edition acts as a compilation pack of several (now abandoned) mods that add new items and SCPs to the game. Also adds some that were cut from the official game prior to release: effectively an unofficial expansion.

System requirements

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
This game has been known to work on Mac and Linux using Wine. An old pre-wrapped version for Mac is available here or here; replacing outdated game components with latest and/or custom ones should be strait forward, though the version of Wine included isn't guaranteed to run on latest Macs. Additionally a tutorial for wrapping it yourself can be found here.


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).