X4: Foundations

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X4: Foundations
X4: Foundations cover
Developers
Egosoft
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2018
Linux May 28, 2019[1]
X4: Foundations on MobyGames
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
Collector's Edition also available.
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

DLC and expansion packs

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

Command line arguments[edit]

Key Description
-skipintro Launches the game directly into main menu, skipping the EgoSoft intro[2]
-showfps Enables in-game FPS counter
-language n Sets the game's language (both voice and text/subtitles) to n, where n is a country telephone code: 7 for Russian, 33 for French, 44 for English etc.
-voicelanguage n Sets the game's spoken language to n, where n is a country telephone code: 7 for Russian, 33 for French, 44 for English etc. This key overrides implicit setting of the "-language" key (if present)

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.

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

Text and audio language can be set separately; see Command line arguments.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Korean
Russian

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan 1.1 [3]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Linux

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