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
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All OS X and Linux versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

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
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
Microsoft Store
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/257510/remote/PlayerProfile.dat

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video settings[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 through in-game console[1]
  1. Start the game.
  2. Open game console using ~.
  3. Type gfx_bHDROutput=true and press Enter.
  4. Type gfxRestart() and press Enter to apply changes.
DirectX 11 needs to be used as the renderer for this to work.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[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
64-bit executable
Separate executable. Launching the game through Steam lets you choose between 32-bit or 64-bit executables, but will soon default to 64-bit.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 series
ATI Radeon HD 3600 series
Intel HD 4000 series
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Support for Windows versions prior to 7 SP1 will be dropped when the DirectX 9 renderer is phased out.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT/GT 320M
ATI Radeon HD 4670
512 MB of VRAM
Intel integrated GPUs are not supported.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Dual-Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600/3600
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) OpenAL compatible

References