Resetting game configuration

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Resetting the configuration in game

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

  • Start X4.
  • In the start menu go to Settings -> Restore Defaults.
  • Select "Yes" and press ENTER

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.

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.

  • Make sure X4 is NOT running.
  • Open the 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]).
  • 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.
  • 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 the 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]).
  • 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.
  • Start X4.