Spiral Knights

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Spiral Knights
Spiral Knights cover
Developers
Grey Havens
Publishers
Grey Havens
Engines
LWJGL
Release dates
Windows April 4, 2011
Linux April 4, 2011
macOS (OS X) April 4, 2011
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Loot box, Free-to-grind, Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, MMO
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Sci-fi
Spiral Knights on Wikipedia

Key points

Linux version is not available on Steam.
Outdated 32-bit Java version, doesn't come with the latest version of Java which comes at performance cost even on high-end hardware.

General information

Official Website
Official Forums
Official Wiki
Spiral Knights FAQ on the Spiral Knights Wiki
r/spiral_knights - Spiral Knights Community on reddit
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website In-browser and downloadable
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Replace Java version[edit]

Spiral Knights includes an outdated 32-bit Java version. Installing 64-bit Java manually is necessary.
Spiral Knights benefits from using the latest version of Java. Using 64-bit Java on 64-bit operating systems is strongly recommended.[1]
Create a symbolic link (Windows)[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename java_vm.
  3. Open a Command Prompt as a administrator in <path-to-game>.
  4. Type mklink /d java_vm "%JAVA_HOME%" into the command prompt.

Notes

Make sure the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set correctly [2].

RAM allocation and more CPU Usage[edit]

Windows[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Create extra.txt.
  3. Paste in the following text:
    -XX:-UseAdaptiveSizePolicy
    --JVM RAM settings here--
    -XX:+UseParallelGC
    -XX:+UseParallelOldGC
  4. Modify --JVM RAM settings here-- according to how much RAM in your system. See the table below.
RAM JVM RAM settings
2 GB -Xms2G

-Xmx4G

4 GB -Xms1G

-Xmx2G

8 GB -Xms2G

-Xmx4G

16 GB -Xms4G

-Xmx8G

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Spiral Knights
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/99900/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Minimum resolution is 1024x600.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
The game does not support a high DPI
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Paste -Dorg.lwjgl.opengl.Window.undecorated=true in extra.txt in <path-to-game>.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio/language settings.
In-game audio/language settings.
In-game voice settings.
In-game voice settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 47624-47634
UDP 47624-47634
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Various fixes can be found in the "Technical Issues FAQ" page on the Spiral Knights Wiki.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Manually replace 32-bit Java with 64-bit Java. See Replace Java version.
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB (XP)
1 GB (Vista/7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 5 series
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
Also requires Java 1.5 or higher for all versions
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
Processor (CPU) 1.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 5 series
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
Also requires Java 1.5 or higher for all versions
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 1.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 5 series
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
Also requires Java 1.5 or higher for all versions

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/99900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (99900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References