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X Rebirth

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This page is for the original release. For the VR Edition, see X Rebirth VR Edition.

X Rebirth
X Rebirth cover
Developers
Egosoft
Publishers
Deep Silver
Tri Synergy
Release dates
Windows November 15, 2013
macOS (OS X) Early access[1]
Linux Early access[2]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Vehicle simulator, Business
Vehicles Space flight
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series X
X Rebirth on HowLongToBeat
X Rebirth on MobyGames
X Rebirth on Wikipedia
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

Key points

Several known bugs; technical and gameplay issues.[3][4]
Poor SLI/Crossfire support, recommended to disable to increase performance.[5]
Incompatible with Windows' built-in color calibration feature. Calibrated screens will have ill in-game colors.[citation needed]

General information

Official Forums
Official Linux Alpha support thread
Official Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Standard or Home of Light Complete Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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Home of Light Complete Edition.
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Teladi Outpost
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Home of Light
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the -skipintro command line argument

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X Rebirth\<user-id>\config.xml
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X Rebirth\<user-id>\save\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/.config/EgoSoft/X Rebirth/<user-id>/save/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input

In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Russian
Official UI/subtitles localization by Buka Entertainment. Fan voice-over by Elite-Games.ru

VR support

Issues fixed

Crashing on launch

Set sound quality to 24 bit, 48000 Hz[7]

See Sound problems (cracking, delays, missing music/effects, etc.)

Run in compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click on XRebirth.exe and select Properties.
  3. Click the Compatibility tab and tick Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  4. Select Windows 7 from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Apply and OK.

Notes

This only applies to Windows 8+.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL 4.2 Linux only.
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
The last 32-bit build (2.51) is available on Steam in a separate branch.
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Bullet
Audio OpenAL Linux only.[citation needed]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel i-Series 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 400
ATI Radeon HD 4870
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
64-bit only.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) Intel i-Series 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 500
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 4.2 compatible
64-bit only.

References