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Sword of the Stars: The Pit

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Sword of the Stars: The Pit
Sword of the Stars: The Pit cover
Developers
Kerberos Productions
Engines
Windows XNA
Release dates
Windows March 8, 2013
macOS (OS X) July 16, 2014
Linux August 30, 2014
Taxonomy
Series Sword of the Stars
Sword of the Stars: The Pit on MobyGames
Sword of the Stars: The Pit on Wikipedia
Sword of the Stars
Sword of the Stars 2006
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter 2012
Sword of the Stars: The Pit 2013
Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders 2014
The Pit: Infinity 2019

General information

Official forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
OS X and Linux versions are only available with the Gold Edition.[1]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Healer
Windows
The Pilgrim
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Juggernaut
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Necromancer
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mind Games
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gold Edition DLC
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sword of the Stars - The Pit\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/ThePit/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sword of the Stars - The Pit\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/ThePit/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/233700/remote/
Only one save per class, fixable using Multiple save games fix.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Input

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Gemepad settings.
Gemepad settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only saves when "save" is pressed.
Mouse acceleration
Uses windows cursor so follows windows setting
Mouse sensitivity
Uses windows cursor so follows windows setting
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Digital controls only
Controller Y-axis inversion
Available by remapping the axis.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, speech, effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Fan translation. Download here.
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team»

Issues unresolved

Charge hub not deactivating, infinite XP

If escape is pressed before a charging station is fully depleted it can be used until you fail to use it.

Level up sounds play on first experience gain

During your first experience gain the level up sound will play.

Issues fixed

Issue installing dependencies

When the game is installed without .NET 4.0 already installed on the system the second dependency, the XNA Framework, may fail to install.
Launch and restart[citation needed]
  1. Launch game.
  2. Restart computer.
  3. Launch game again.
Run .NET 4.0 installers[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DotNet\4.0\.
  2. Run dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\XNA\4.0\.
  5. Run xnafx40_redist.msi.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. Launch game.

Multiple save games

Only one save game is able to played at any one time.
Manually move files in your save game data location[citation needed]
  1. Disable Steam Cloud synchronization.
  2. Make a backup of all the .sav files located in %APPDATA%\Sword of the Stars - The Pit.
  3. Move the save game of the character you want a second save for to another folder (e.g.: for Marine move AutoSaveMarine.sav out).
  4. Start a new game as the character.
  5. Swap the save files whenever you want to switch saves.

Sword of the Stars has stopped responding

Repair xnafx40_redist.msi[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\XNA\4.0\.
  2. Run xnafx40_redist.msi.
  3. Choose "Repair".
  4. Launch game.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM

References