X4: Foundations

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X4: Foundations
X4: Foundations cover
Developers
Egosoft
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2018
Linux May 28, 2019[1]
X
X: Beyond the Frontier 1999
X-Tension 2000
X2: The Threat 2003
X3: Reunion 2005
X3: Terran Conflict 2008
X Rebirth 2013
X Rebirth VR Edition 2017
X4: Foundations 2018

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
Linux
Steam
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Collector's Edition also available.
Windows
Linux

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Collector's Edition Content Upgrades the standard copy of the game to the Collector's Edition.
Windows
Split Vendetta Included with Collector's Edition.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Collector's Edition includes the following additional content:
  • The X Universe Digital Artbook 2018.
  • The eBook X Novel: Nopileos in English and German.
  • The official digital soundtrack, which includes exclusive versions of the trailer and teaser music.
  • Access to the first two expansions for the game.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -skipintro command line argument[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4\<user-id>\config.xml
Linux $HOME/.config/EgoSoft/X4/<user-id>/config.xml
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4\<user-id>\save\
Linux $HOME/.config/EgoSoft/X4/<user-id>/save/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, MSAA 2x-16x, SSAA 2x-4x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Triple-buffered, Double-buffered, Adaptive V-sync, Off
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Total, Music, Voice, Ambient, UI, Effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Korean
Russian

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan 1.1 [3]
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4590 2.7 GHz
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780/970
AMD equivalent
Other Vulkan compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

References