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The Long Dark

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The Long Dark
The Long Dark cover
Developers
Hinterland
Engines
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Former Unity 2018[Note 2]
Former Unity 2019[Note 3]
Unity 2021[Note 4]
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2017[5]
macOS (OS X) August 1, 2017[5]
Linux August 1, 2017[5]
Reception
Metacritic 77
OpenCritic 78
IGDB 81
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Open world, Sandbox, Survival
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
The Long Dark on HowLongToBeat
The Long Dark on IGDB
The Long Dark on MobyGames
The Long Dark on Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability

All Linux versions require Steam DRM.
Latest Steam version no longer launches without Steam DRM.

Version Differences

The Long Dark: Survival Edition features only the Survival Mode of the game, at a lower introductory price. WINTERMUTE Story Mode may be purchased as a separate DLC.
The Long Dark includes both Survival Mode and the WINTERMUTE Story Mode.

Monetization

Type Notes
Expansion pack Game offers a paid Expansion Pass for Survival Mode.
One-time game purchase Game is a one-time purchase on all platforms. Some platforms have more than one Edition of the game available.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Tales from the Far Territory Paid expansion pass for Survival Mode.
Windows
Linux
WINTERMUTE Standalone DLC that adds Story Mode to The Long Dark: Survival Edition.
Windows
Linux

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions There are no microtransactions in this game.[6]



Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Remove video files[citation needed]

Navigate to <path-to-game>\tld_Data\StreamingAssets\Video\Windows\ and delete the files "intro_cards.mp4 and "intro_cards.webm".

Game data

Accessibility settings.
Accessibility settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Hinterland\TheLongDark\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\27620HinterlandStudio.30233944AADE4_y1bt56c4151zw\SystemAppData\wgs
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Hinterland/TheLongDark/
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

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
508 mb available
Xbox Cloud

Video

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.[7]
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.[8]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
No dedicated option. High and Ultra presets force AA.[9]
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.

Input

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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Several keybinds are locked and cannot be changed, but most can be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
On by default but can be turned off in the options menu under "controls" then "mouse smoothing".
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
One preset available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, music, and voice sliders.
Surround sound
Outputs 7.1 surround[10]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pauses and mutes on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Basque
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Unfinished
Breton
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
Czech
Fan translation. Steam Workshop page
Work in progress
Danish
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
Esperanto
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Unfinished
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
Finnish
French
Greek
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page, raw file
Not up-to-date
Indonesian
Fan translation. Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
Italian
Japanese
Latvian
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
Lithuanian
Fan translation. Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
Norwegian
Non-descript (i.e. Bokmål)
Norwegian
Nynorsk fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Slovak
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Fan translation, Steam Workshop page
Not up-to-date

Issues fixed

Black screen on launch in Linux version

Error occurs after launching the Linux version of the game from Steam.
Add the following to the game's launch options[11]

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

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

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL
In additional launch parameters write "-force-glcore"
Metal support
OS X only.Default since patch 2.06
Vulkan
Default only for linux
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Added in patch 2.06
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Input Rewired

Mods

Mods working with the latest version can be found and installed here.

System requirements

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
A 64-bit operating system is required.
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) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 5000
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) SteamOS or Ubuntu 16.04
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
A 64-bit operating system is required.


Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.3p3[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.4.4f1[2]
  3. Unity engine build: 2019.4.19f1[3]
  4. Unity engine build: 2021.3.6f1[4]

References

  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2018-03-19
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-10-22
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-12-07
  4. Verified by User:Litbeep on 2022-12-28
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Long Dark - News - Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Verified by User:Jra on 2022-03-25
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2018-10-30
    https://imgur.com/a/9fM8Q1l
  8. https://steamcommunity.com/app/305620/discussions/0/617320628105862503/#c619574421418924130
  9. :: Disable anti aliasing -- Steam General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  10. :: Stereophonic (3D) Sound -- Hinterland Forums - last accessed on May 2023
  11. Verified by User:FantaBuoy on 2019-01-21
    Tested on Arch Linux - kernel 4.20.3