Please attach savegames for almost any issue, it'll help a lot. In case you can't or don't want to include it in the forum post, my email address is: tim13on ( on ) egosoft.com, of course remove the 13 and ( on ) is @ (hope not too many spam bots figure that out);p
If you purchased the game through GOG, you must make sure that you have installed the Vulkan runtime on your system. If the runtime is missing, the game won't start. For further details, take a look at this troubleshooting page.
Cloud-sync between Windows and Linux is not supported.
Savegames are by default stored in a hidden folder ".config/EgoSoft/X4/<number>/save/" in your home directory, where <number> is your steam user id, the files are save_001.xml.gz, save_002.xml.gz etc.
Windows savegames should be two-way compatible however you'll need to copy them manually, if there are any issues please report a bug.
System and driver compatibility:
There is and will only be a 64bit version.
Steam is required to run the game.
Currently we only support SteamOS and Ubuntu 18.04.
At the moment only the proprietary driver from nvidia and the open-source mesa/radv amd drivers are supported.
If you have a relatively common xbox-like controller it should work fine out-of-the-box. Please report a bug if that's not the case.
First go to Settings, Controls, Load Profile and select "Default - Joystick".
After that you will need to setup button mappings (mainly in Controls, Space), as the default will most likely not fit your joystick.
If the default axis configuration is incorrect you can remap them the same way as buttons.
To invert an axis search for "Invert Axes" in the Controls menu in the "Controller / Joystick" sub-section.
Known issues and missing features:
- Long game launch time (window/screen may be black during this so please give it a few minutes)
- Joystick/controller hot-plug issues
- Graphical glitches on lockboxes and jumpgates on radv
Please attach screenshots & savegames for almost any issue, it'll help a lot. In case you can't or don't want to include it in the forum post, my email address is: tim13on ( on ) egosoft.com, of course remove the 13 and ( on ) is @ (hope not too many spam bots figure that out);p
If you notice anything "pink/blue/green" the best thing to do is give us a screenshot & savegame.
If you notice something looking ugly it would help a lot if you can verify it's linux specific first, then give us a screenshot & savegame.
To get a debug game log (in desktop mode) please:
- Completely close steam
- Open a terminal/console
- Type in: steam -console
- Steam should now run and redirect all of its output to that terminal/console window.
- Launch X4 from steam, you should get output from the game to that terminal window.
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