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In some cases it might be necessary to reset the game to the default settings (for instance if the game fails to start at all or if you simply want to reset the game to a clean configuration undoing all the settings you did before).

Resetting the configuration in game

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

  1. Start4.
  2. In the start menu go to Settings -> Restore Defaults.
  3. 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.

  1. Make sure X4 is NOT running.

  2. Open the Windows Explorer and enter "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4" (without the quotes).

  3. 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]).

  4. 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.

  5. 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:

  1. Make sure X4 is NOT running.

  2. Open the Windows Explorer and enter "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Egosoft\X4" (without the quotes).

  3. 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]).

  4. 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.

  5. Start X4.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    "Keine Übersetzung für Deutsch vorhanden." Aber ein Link zum englischen Original würde mir auch schon helfen.

    1. Anonymous

      OK, Gefunden, mein Fehler.

  2. Anonymous

    Is there a way to reset controller configuration? I accidentally bound a mouse axis to the joystick and resetting my controls does not fix it. Even the reset all settings does not do it. Can you attach a file with that?

    1. Take a look at that section of the manual: Joystick and Controller Configuration and Options

      If this doesn't answer your question, best send a mail to support@egosoft.com .

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