The Long Dark

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The Long Dark
The Long Dark cover
Developers
Hinterland
Engines
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Unity 2018[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2017[3]
macOS (OS X) August 1, 2017[3]
Linux August 1, 2017[3]
The Long Dark on Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

All OS X and Linux versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Accessibility settings.
Accessibility settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hinterland\TheLongDark\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Hinterland/The Long Dark/
Additional (Unity?) configuration files in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/unity3d/Hinterland/TheLongDark/
Configuration files appear to be encrypted.
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hinterland\TheLongDark\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Hinterland/The Long Dark/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.
Quality settings.
Quality settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Technically Vert- but selecting a 21:9 resolution lets the user increase the FOV beyond the 16:9 limit of 100.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-100° (horizontal). The FOV range will increase to 150 if the aspect ratio is greater than 2.5.[5]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use -window-mode exclusive parameter for exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
No dedicated option. High and Ultra presets force AA.[6]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Key bindings.
Key bindings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, music, and voice sliders.
Surround sound
Outputs 7.1 surround[9]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen on launch in Linux version[edit]

Error occurs after launching the Linux version of the game from Steam.
Add the following to the game's launch options[10]

Add the following to the game's launch options: LD_PRELOAD=~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libSDL2-2.0.so.0 -screen-fullscreen 1 -screen-width "width" -screen-height "height" -force-glcore42 -force-clamped where "width" and "height" should be replaced with your screen resolution's width and height.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Mods[edit]

The Mod-Installer offers a user-friendly GUI for installing mods.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel 4xxx Series
512 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 5000
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Intel 4xxx Series
512 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.3p3[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.4.4f1[2]

References