The Lab

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The Lab
The Lab cover
Developers
Valve Corporation
Engines
The Lab / Secret Shop Unity 5[Note 1]
Robot Repair Source 2
Release dates
Windows April 5, 2016
Taxonomy
Monetization Freeware
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control, Gestures
Genres Mini-games
Art styles Realistic, Stylized
Themes Fantasy, Sci-fi
Series Portal, Dota
The Lab on MobyGames
The Lab on Wikipedia
Portal
Subseries of Half-Life
Portal 2007
Portal 2 2011
Portal 2 Sixense Perceptual Pack 2013
Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative (unofficial mod) 2014
Portal Stories (series)
The Lab 2016
Bridge Constructor Portal 2017
Moondust 2018
Aperture Hand Lab 2019

Warnings

This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).
Dota
Dota 2 2013
The Lab: Secret Shop 2016
Artifact 2018
Dota Underlords 2020

Key points

Contains 8 VR mini-games, including:
  • Robot Repair, set in the Portal universe.
  • Slingshot, set in the Portal universe.
  • Secret Shop, set in the Dota universe.
  • Longbow
  • Xortex
  • Postcards
  • Human Medical Scan
  • Solar System

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Valve\TheLab\PlayerData.txt
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/450390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Valve\TheLab\PlayerData.txt
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/450390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

This game requires a virtual reality headset (see VR support for details).
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 180° per eye
Windowed
True for mirrored view
Borderless fullscreen windowed
True for mirrored view
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller types
Tracked motion controllers
Button/gesture prompts
Additional information
Haptic feedback

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian

VR support[edit]

This game requires a virtual reality headset.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4590
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.4.0f3[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/450390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (450390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2018-03-19