Observer: Fix Bug Issues, System Specs and Tweaks

Observer is a horror video game that will lead you through a gloomy future in Krakow. In this guide, we will show you not only how to fix problems, but also to optimize them.

System Requirements for Observer

Before you begin make sure that your PC meets the following system requirements:

Operating system:

Windows OS: At least Windows 7 and DirectX 11
Mac OS: 10.12
Linux OS: 16.04 (recommended: 17.04 or SteamOS 2.0)


Windows: Intel Core i3 (3.4 GHz), AMD A8-6700 (3.1 GHz) or better
Mac: Intel Core i5 (3.2 GHz) with four cores or better
Linux: Intel Core i3 (3.4 GHz), AMD A8-6700 (3.1 GHz) or better


Graphic Card: Nvidia GeForce 660, AMD R9 270 or better (with 2 GB VRAM)

Keep in mind that Intel graphics cards are not supported. The following controllers are supported:

- Cable users Xbox-360-Controller For Windows from Microsoft

- Cable users Xbox-One-Controller from Microsoft

- Cable-bound and cable-free PS4-Controller von Sony
- Cordless PS3-Controller from Sony

- RumblePad 2 from Logitech

- Dual-Action-Controller from Logitech

Observer Does Not Starts in the Steam-VR-Modus

Observer does not have many problems at all. However, some PC players complain about the start in VR mode. The developers are still working on this problem. However, we have already found a workaround that should work for each player. Start Steam Observer in VR mode, crash or the performance is bad. A patch is to direct the whole thing. Now you can disconnect your connected VR device. Then restart Observer.

If Observer does not start at all via Steam, you can go into the game folder and open theObserverSub.exe file there. But then the steam overlay does not work anymore. If there are problems with the keyboard and the assignments, you can connect a gamepad or reboot the game.

Skip Intro

- Go to the folder where the game was installed and then continue \steamapps\common\Observer\TheObserver\Content\Movies\.

- Delete, move, or rename the following files: LoadingScreen.mp4, LoadingScreen.ogv, LoadingLoop.mp4 and LoadingLoop.ogv.

Enlarge Field of View (FOV)

- Go to the configuration file that you want \TheObserver\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\ finds.

- Open the engine.ini file and type the following line. Close the file and then save.

[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer] AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

FPS-Cap Open / Increase

- Open Engine.ini under\TheObserver\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.

- Look for FrameRateLimit and type the number to represent the maximum FPS number, e.g. 120.000000.

Disable Chromatic Aberration

This effect plunges the edges of the objects into a comic light and causes color traces on them. For example: If the game becomes bad, this effect should be turned off.

- Open the following file: Scalability.ini.
- Insert the following text, save, and close the file.
- Start the game and set the graphic quality to High or Custom.