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Settings are a set of options accessible from the main menu and the in-game Esc menu.

Options[]

There are six category tabs underneath the options tab in the main menu of the game. When logged into a game session, this is reduced to five categories, removing the online tab, however, Session Settings can be accessed to change session and multiplayer settings.

Gameplay[]

Setting Options Default Effects
Send Gameplay Data On/Off On Enables whether in-game diagnosis data will be sent to Coffee Stain Studios
Language 26 languages English (United States) Changes the game language. ADA narrative is not translated, but subtitles are. Translations are community-made
Arachnophobia Mode On/Off Off Turns Stingers (spider-like creatures) to 2D cat sprites to make the game more palatable to those with arachnophobia
Head Bobbing 1-10 10 Sets how much the screen shakes when walking
Network Quality Low, Medium, High, Ultra Medium Determines the maximum bandwidth the game can use. See Multiplayer § Temporary lag solution for more details
Autosave Interval (minutes) 0-120 5 Sets the autosave interval, 0 disables autosaves entirely. The amount of autosaves cannot be changed and is always 3
Break Notifications On/Off On Unavailable as of a certain Update 3 patch, possibly 0.3.2.0 or 0.3.3.0. If enabled, a break notification would appear every 2 hours in a similar manner to autosave notifications.
Execute Build Step on Release On/Off Off When enabled, buildings built with multiple clicks (such as Conveyor Poles) are now built with one click. Instead, holding down Leftacts like the first click and letting go as the second
Automatic Clearance Separation On/Off Off When enabled, buildings will be moved if they are built within the clearance of another building
Camera Movement Feedback Strength. (%) 0-150 100 Determines the strength of camera effects in Hyper Tubes
Explicit Pole Tilt by X-Axis On/Off Off If enabled, Ctrl will set the vertical rotation instead of horizontal while constructing structures that can be rotated in multiple axes
Auto Save Notifications On/Off On A notification is shown 10 seconds before each autosave and after the autosave is finished
Disable Seasonal Events On/Off Off Title screen only. Removes seasonal events, such as FICSMAS, from the game

Audio[]

Setting Options Default Effects
Master Volume 0-100 100 Sets the volume of the listed audio sources
Ambient Volume
Factory Volume
Music Volume
Effects Volume
Dialogue Volume
Reset Reverb Click to activate Resets stuck reverb
[Experimental] Enable Directional Subtitles On/Off Off Enables directional subtitles for hostile creatures that show their movement, action, and attack sounds (e.g. Flying Crab Hatcher hatching or Hog footsteps)

Video[]

Setting Options Default Effects
Resolution Varies on monitor resolution Maximum resolution of the primary monitor Sets the window or fullscreen resolution
Full Screen On/Off Off Sets the game to fullscreen
Vsync On/Off ??? Enables vertical synchronization
Texture Quality Low, Medium, High, Ultra Ultra Sets the quality of textures of objects, as well as antisotropic filtering
Shadow Quality Sets the quality of shadows
Post Processing Affects the five options below at once, changing any of them changes the setting to "Custom"
Motion Blur On/Off Off Enables motion blur
Anti Aliasing Low, Medium, High, Ultra Ultra Sets the strength of anti-aliasing. Confusingly, setting it to "Low" disables it entirely
VFX Quality Sets the quality of visual effects, such as machine smoke not going through Foundations on High and Ultra
Foliage Quality Sets the quality of foliage
View Distance Sets how far away from the player will LOD models start appearing
Field of View 60-120 90 Sets the field of view
Hierarchical Z-Buffer Occlusion On/Off Can have a performance impact on some systems (more details required)
Gamma 0-3 (increments of 0.05) 2 Sets the gamma (~brightness) of the game
FPS Cap Unlimited, Capped 30, Capped 60, Capped 120 ??? Sets the maximum frames per second
Enable LOD Dithering On/Off ??? Enables dithering (smoother transitioning) on lower-detail models
Enable Contact Shadows On/Off ??? Enables higher quality shadows
Maintain Y-Axis FOV Aspect Ratio On/Off Off Options relevant to ultrawide resolutions related to the field of view
First Person FOV Modifier 0.5-1.5 1
Enable DirectX 12 [Experimental] On/Off Off Enables DirectX 12 over DirectX 11

Controls[]

Main article: Controls
Setting Options Default Effects
Invert Look On/Off Off Inverts both the X and Y axis of how the player looks around with the mouse
Mouse Sensitivity 1-10 ??? Sets the mouse sensitivity
Hold to sprint On/Off ??? If enabled, ⇧ Shift has to be held to sprint instead of acting like a toggle
Reset Keybindings Click to activate Resets keybindings to default

User Interface[]

Setting Options Default Effects
[Experimental] HUD Scaling 0.2-2 1 Sets the size of HUD elements, does not affect the title screen
Enable Large Inventory Slots On/Off Off Makes inventory slots larger
Compass and Hotbar Background Opacity Off-1 Off Sets the opacity of the Compass and Hotbar, making them easier to read on lighter backgrounds
Item Abbreviation On/Off Off Unknown, claims to distinguish ores and ingots but no change can be seen

Online (main menu only)[]

Setting Options Default Effects
Log in Epic Account Click to activate Allows the user to log in into an Epic Games Account, should that have not happened upon game startup
Logout Epic Account Click to activate Allows the user to log out of the current Epic Games Account (mutually exclusive with the option above)

Options not available in-game[]

It's possible to achieve higher visual fidelity than "Ultra quality" by modifying the game settings file directly. The following changes will have a drastic negative impact on your framerate, but will eliminate rocks and foliage magically appearing a few meters away from you. For a more detailed explanation of these settings and pictures, see this old but still relevant post: Force good LOD, Draw distance

Two steps to apply these changes (close the game first):

  1. Open Notepad, then open this file: %LOCALAPPDATA%\FactoryGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\Engine.ini
  2. Add (or replace if you've already done this) the following to the bottom of the file then save it:
[SystemSettings]
r.TemporalAACurrentFrameWeight=0
r.TemporalAASamples=32
r.PostProcessAAQuality=5
r.ToneMapper.Sharpen=1
r.ViewDistanceScale=5
r.Shadow.MinResolution=256
r.Shadow.DistanceScale=5
foliage.LODDistanceScale=2
foliage.DitheredLOD=5
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

You've done the change right if your file looks similar to this when you're done: picture of modified Engine.ini

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