Config.xml

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The FreeOrion user settings directory contains config.xml, which contains user settings, as well as .log files generated when the game is run, and the directory containing saved games.

Some display options and other options may not have controls in the Options window, but may still be directly edited in config.xml. If you damage your config.xml file you can delete it and a fresh one will be built at the start of the next game (with default parameters). One possible choice of editor on Windows is Notepad++ (which may still require an xml plugin as described here: )

The user settings directory is located:

  • On Linux:
~/.freeorion/

This folder is in the user's home directory, but is hidden (due to the . at the start of its name) and may not appear on all directory listings. Make sure to list hidden folders when searching for it.

  • On Windows Vista and Windows 7:
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\FreeOrion

It may be necessary to show hidden files and folders to find this directory.

  • On Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\FreeOrion

It may be necessary to show hidden files and folders to find this directory.

  • On MacOSX:
Username/Library/Application Support/FreeOrion/