Get answers to frequently asked questions about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Windows 10.
You need Windows 10 with the November update (version 1511 or later) to download and install Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.
Additionally, your device must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10. If you have a 32-bit version, you will not be able to play Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.
To see whether you're running an appropriate version of Windows on your device:
If you don't see a version listed, you need to update before you can download the game. There are a couple of ways that you can do this:
Yes, you need to have DirectX 9.0c or later installed to play Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. For the best experience, we recommend that you have DirectX 11 or later.
To see if you have DirectX 9.0c installed:
The following table lists the minimum, recommended and ideal configurations for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Windows 10.
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit (1511 update)||Windows 10 64-bit (1511 update)||Windows 10 64-bit (1511 update)|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 Ghz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 2.8GHz
|Intel Core i5 2300
AMD FX 6120
|Intel Core i7 4790 4 GHz
AMD FX 8-core
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce 240 GT
AMD Radeon HD 6570
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 6770
|NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 390X
|HD space||11 GB||11 GB||11 GB SSD|
|RAM||4 GB||8 GB||16 GB|
|VRAM||NVIDIA – 2 GB
AMD – 2 GB
|NVIDIA – 4 GB
AMD – 4 GB
|NVIDIA – 6+ GB
AMD – 6+ GB
|DirectX||DirectX 9.0c+||DirectX 11+||DirectX 11+|
To determine your GPU (graphics processor) and VRAM (video memory):
See How to find out if a game will work on your Windows 10 device for more information on how to check your device.
Some devices with dual GPUs may show a black screen after loading if you change the resolution. To resolve this, move the mouse to the top or bottom of the screen and this issue will correct itself.
We recommend that you check the device specifications first to make sure that your device meets the minimum requirements.
If you've already purchased the game, you can try adjusting the in-game graphics options. They can usually be found in the settings of the game, under graphics or video. Start with the lowest setting to see if this improves your gameplay.
If the game still doesn’t run correctly on your device, you can request a refund within five days of purchase. For more information, see the Microsoft Store – Returns page.
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition requires a minimum of 11 GB of free hard drive space to download.
To determine how much available disk space your device has:
If you have more than one drive or partition, make a note of the one with the most available space. Then, under Save locations, make sure that New apps will save to is set to that drive or partition.
Note If you have already started downloading the game, you should cancel and restart the installation to allow the game to be saved to the new location.
The download time can vary depending on the speed of your Internet connection. On average, it takes about 1.5 hours to download 11 GB over a 20-megabits per second (Mbps) connection.
While you're downloading the game, do not cancel the download or shut down your computer. The Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition tile will appear on your Home screen once the download has completed.
Note You may be subject to additional Internet fees while you download the game.
If you're experiencing a slow download of the game, try the following:
You can use a mouse and keyboard or an Xbox One controller. If you use a controller, you'll need either a USB cable to connect it to your device or an Xbox Wireless Adaptor for Windows.
You'll need a Microsoft account to play Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. If you already play games on Xbox 360 or Xbox One, you can use the same account you use for those games. For more detail, see the Microsoft account FAQ page.
You will need to sign in to the Xbox Live service in the Xbox app when you launch Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. Once successfully connected, you can continue to play offline as long as you're signed in to the Xbox app.
If you play offline, some features, such as cloud save, will not be available. Additionally, leaderboards will be unavailable while you're offline.
You also won't be able to use the benefits of Xbox Live while offline. See Why should I sign in to Xbox Live with a Microsoft account, below, for details.
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Xbox One and Windows 10 are the same version of the game. This means that you’ll earn achievements on both, and that they’ll carry over between platforms. Game saves will also work cross-platform, meaning that you can start playing on Xbox One and continue playing on Windows 10, and vice versa. You’ll need to be signed in to the same Microsoft account on both Xbox One and Windows 10 for this to work.
If you do change platforms, there may be a delay of a few minutes while the saved progress of your game synchronises. For more information and troubleshooting steps, see Cross play on Windows 10 and Xbox One.
You can download and install Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on up to ten different Windows 10 devices using the same Microsoft account.
When you connect Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to the Xbox Live service, you get the following benefits while you play on your Windows 10 device.
Note You must connect to Xbox Live through the Xbox app to launch Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. See Do I need to be online or connected to the Internet to play?, above.
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