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Subnautica

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Subnautica
Subnautica cover
Developers
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Engines
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Unity 2018[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows January 23, 2018
macOS (OS X) January 23, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 84
Taxonomy
Genres Open world
Sports Water sports
Series Subnautica
Subnautica on HowLongToBeat
Subnautica on IGDB
Subnautica on MobyGames
Subnautica on Wikipedia
Subnautica
Subnautica 2018
Subnautica: Below Zero 2021

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Can be run DRM-free when launched directly from the executable with -EpicPortal command line argument.[3][4]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable. Steam.exe must be disabled temporarily to run drm-free (renamed/uninstalled/etc.).
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Discord (unavailable)
Discord
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SNAppData\SavedGames\options\options.bin[Note 3]
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/unity.Unknown Worlds.Subnautica/Subnautica/SavedGames/options/options.bin
Epic Games Launcher %USERPROFILE%\Appdata\LocalLow\Unknown Worlds\Subnautica\Subnautica\SavedGames\options\options.bin
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/264710/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SNAppData\SavedGames[Note 3]
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/unity.Unknown Worlds.Subnautica/Subnautica/SavedGames
Epic Games Launcher %USERPROFILE%\Appdata\LocalLow\Unknown Worlds\Subnautica\Subnautica\SavedGames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/264710/pfx/[Note 4]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
To adjust the HUD, use HudConfig.
Ultra-widescreen
To adjust the HUD, use HudConfig.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider from 40° to 90° vertical.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
"Fullscreen" is Borderless Windowed with Flip Interval[5]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Tied to a single Quality option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ 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.

Run in exclusive fullscreen mode

Use the -window-mode exclusive command line argument

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Two keys per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
In-game slider uses approximate values. Can be changed precisely by amending the options file with a hexadecimal editor.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Has to be enabled from settings with mouse or keyboard.
Controller remapping
Two buttons per action.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Settings has option for PS4 controller, but this is only for prompts.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Keyboard and mouse input immidiately stops controller input.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Voice, and Ambient volume sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Simplified Chinese
Czech
Danish
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
1) Fan voice-over by «Mechanics VoiceOver».
2) Fan voice-over by «GamesVoice»
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Subnautica [DX11].
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

VR enhancements

Enables correct animations, audio and UI when playing in VR.[6]
  1. Download and install QModManager.
  2. Download VR Enhancements and extract VREnhancements folder into <path-to-game>\Subnautica\Qmods\.
  3. Launch game and enter Settings > General and enable VR animations.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 4.4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4600
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4600
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.2p4UnknownWorlds[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.2.16f1UnknownWorlds[2]
  3. 3.0 3.1 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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>/264710/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (264710) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2018-05-17
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-11-12
  3. Verified by User:Gherkin555 on 2019-01-03
  4. Verified by User:nccvoyager on 2019-01-03
  5. Verified by User:ChaosBahamut on 2021-05-31
    Verified using Special K
  6. VR Enhancements