The Talos Principle

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For the VR version, see The Talos Principle VR.

The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle cover
Developers
Croteam
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
Serious Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 11, 2014
macOS (OS X) December 11, 2014
Linux December 11, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 87
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Puzzle
Art styles Realistic
Series The Talos Principle
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The Talos Principle on Wikipedia

General information

Developer Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All OS X and Linux versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Road to Gehenna
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Serious DLC
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Bonus Content
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Prototype DLC
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Soundtrack Soundtrack files can be found in <path-to-game>/The Talos Principle - Soundtrack_<file-extension>/
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Epic Games Store <path-to-game>\UserData\Talos.ini
Microsoft Store
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/257510/local/Talos.ini
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

A backup of the save is stored in the same folder, called PlayerProfile.dat.bkp.
System Location
Epic Games Store <path-to-game>\UserData\<user-id>\Talos\PlayerProfile.dat
Microsoft Store
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/257510/remote/PlayerProfile.dat

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Steam Cloud
Only the player profile and progression is synced.
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced settings.
Performance settings.
Performance settings.
Custom CPU settings.
Custom CPU settings.
Custom GPU settings.
Custom GPU settings.
Custom VRAM settings.
Custom VRAM settings.

High dynamic range (HDR)[edit]

Enable HDR output[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Talos.ini.
  3. Find the line gfx_bHDROutput = 0; and modify this to gfx_bHDROutput = 1;.
  4. Save the file and start the game.
DirectX 11 needs to be used as the renderer for this to work.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, effects, music and voice.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 using the XAudio option.[3]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
In beta[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 The Direct3D 9 renderer has been phased out. Direct3D 12 support has been introduced.[4]
OpenGL 2.1 This is being phased out.[5]
Vulkan 1.0 Added in Update 258375[6] for 64-bit version and Update 260924[7] for 32-bit version
Shader Model support 3, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 480
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
Nvidia GeForce GT 320M
ATI Radeon HD 4670
512 MB of VRAM
OS X 10.5.8 and 10.6.3 can run the legacy version of the game, but it is no longer being updated.
Intel integrated GPUs are not supported.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Dual-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600/3600
512 MB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References