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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Resetting game configuration}}
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=== Resetting the configuration in game ===
=== Resetting the configuration in-game ===
To reset the configuration from within the game, follow these steps:
To reset the configuration from within the game, follow these steps:
# Start X4.
# Start X4.
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# Select "Yes" and press ENTER
# Select "Yes" and press ENTER
#: TODO Image goes here!
#: TODO Image goes here!
Note: This resets all settings (incl. the graphic settings) except a few specific options (like the game resolution or whether the game runs in windowed or fullscreen mode). To perform a complete reset, follow the steps described in the next section.
Note: This resets all settings (including the graphics settings) apart from a few specific options (like the game resolution or whether the game runs in windowed or full-screen mode). To perform a complete reset, follow the steps described in the next section.


=== Resetting the configuration manually ===
=== Resetting the configuration manually ===
In cases where you cannot start the game at all anymore or you want to reset all settings (including the ones not being reset as part of the in-game restore), you can manually trigger the reset as follows.
In cases where you cannot start the game at all, or you want to reset all settings (including the ones not being reset as part of the in-game restore), you can manually trigger the reset as follows.


* Make sure X4 is NOT running.
* Make sure X4 is NOT running.
* Open the Windows Explorer and enter ''%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4''
* Open Windows Explorer and enter ''%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4''
* You should end up in the X4 user folder here. If you are running the game via Steam, you'd see a subfolder consisting of only numbers (which is your SteamID). In this case, switch into this folder (for example this might result in: C:\Users\[WindowsUserName]\Documents\Egosoft\X4\[SteamID]).
* You should end up in the X4 user folder. If you are running the game via Steam, you should see a subfolder consisting of only numbers (which is your SteamID). In this case, switch into this folder (for example, this might result in: C:\Users\[WindowsUserName]\Documents\Egosoft\X4\[SteamID]).
* Inside the folder you'd find a config.xml file. Make a backup of the file (in case you need to restore it at some later pointer) and then remove the file.
* Inside the folder you will find a config.xml file. Make a backup of the file (in case you need to restore it at some later point) and then remove the file.
* Start X4.
* Start X4.
The game will then recreate the config file using the current defaults.
The game will then recreate the config file using the current defaults.


=== Using the "safe" configuration ===
=== Using the "safe" configuration ===
In exceptional cases the default configuration might not work for your setup and starting the game even with the default configuration in place might fail (this can happen for some older graphics cards or certain uncommon laptop configurations). For these cases we provide an alternative default configuration (i.e. the safe configuration). To use it, follow the steps described below:
In exceptional cases the default configuration might not work for your setup, and starting the game even with the default configuration in place might fail (this can happen for some older graphics cards or certain uncommon laptop configurations). For these cases we provide an alternative default configuration (i.e. the safe configuration). To use it, follow the steps described below:
* Make sure X4 is NOT running.
* Make sure X4 is NOT running.
* Open the Windows Explorer and enter ''%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4''
* Open Windows Explorer and enter ''%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4''
* You should end up in the X4 user folder here. If you are running the game via Steam, you'd see a subfolder consisting of only numbers (which is your SteamID). In this case, switch into this folder (for example this might result in: C:\Users\[WindowsUserName]\Documents\Egosoft\X4\[SteamID]).
* You should end up in the X4 user folder. If you are running the game via Steam, you will see a subfolder consisting of only numbers (which is your SteamID). In this case, switch into this folder (for example, this might result in: C:\Users\[WindowsUserName]\Documents\Egosoft\X4\[SteamID]).
* Inside the folder you'd find a config.xml file. Make a backup of the file (in case you need to restore it at some later pointer) and replace the file with this config.xml.
* Inside the folder you will find a config.xml file. Make a backup of the file (in case you need to restore it at some later point) and replace the file with this config.xml.
* Start X4.
* Start X4.

Revision as of 09:41, 28 September 2022


Resetting the configuration in-game

To reset the configuration from within the game, follow these steps:

  1. Start X4.
  2. In the start menu go to Settings -> Restore Defaults.
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  3. Select "Yes" and press ENTER
    TODO Image goes here!

Note: This resets all settings (including the graphics settings) apart from a few specific options (like the game resolution or whether the game runs in windowed or full-screen mode). To perform a complete reset, follow the steps described in the next section.

Resetting the configuration manually

In cases where you cannot start the game at all, or you want to reset all settings (including the ones not being reset as part of the in-game restore), you can manually trigger the reset as follows.

  • Make sure X4 is NOT running.
  • Open Windows Explorer and enter %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4
  • You should end up in the X4 user folder. If you are running the game via Steam, you should see a subfolder consisting of only numbers (which is your SteamID). In this case, switch into this folder (for example, this might result in: C:\Users\[WindowsUserName]\Documents\Egosoft\X4\[SteamID]).
  • Inside the folder you will find a config.xml file. Make a backup of the file (in case you need to restore it at some later point) and then remove the file.
  • Start X4.

The game will then recreate the config file using the current defaults.

Using the "safe" configuration

In exceptional cases the default configuration might not work for your setup, and starting the game even with the default configuration in place might fail (this can happen for some older graphics cards or certain uncommon laptop configurations). For these cases we provide an alternative default configuration (i.e. the safe configuration). To use it, follow the steps described below:

  • Make sure X4 is NOT running.
  • Open Windows Explorer and enter %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4
  • You should end up in the X4 user folder. If you are running the game via Steam, you will see a subfolder consisting of only numbers (which is your SteamID). In this case, switch into this folder (for example, this might result in: C:\Users\[WindowsUserName]\Documents\Egosoft\X4\[SteamID]).
  • Inside the folder you will find a config.xml file. Make a backup of the file (in case you need to restore it at some later point) and replace the file with this config.xml.
  • Start X4.