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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Windows 10 FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Windows 10.

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I was prompted to upgrade my operating system to play Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. Which version of Windows do I need?

You need Windows 10 running 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 check if you're running an appropriate version of Windows on your device, see How to find out if a game will work on your Windows device.

Do I need additional software to play the game?

Yes, you need to have DirectX 9.0c or later installed to play Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. However, for the best experience, we recommend that you have DirectX 11 or later. To check which version of DirectX is installed on your device, see How to find out if a game will work on your Windows device.

What are the hardware requirements?

The following table lists the minimum, recommended, and ideal configurations for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on Windows 10.

Minimum Recommended Ideal
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
or
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 2.8GHz
Intel Core i5 2300
or
AMD FX 6120
Intel Core i7 4790 4 GHz
or
AMD FX 8-core
GPU (graphics card) NVIDIA GeForce 240 GT
or
AMD Radeon HD 6570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
or
AMD Radeon HD 6770
NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti
or
AMD Radeon R9 390X
HD space 11 GB 11 GB 11 GB SSD
RAM (memory) 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
VRAM (video memory) 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+
Monitor 1080p 1080p 1080p

To check if your Windows 10 device has enough available disk space, find out which graphics card is installed, and view other important details about your device, see How to find out if a game will work on your Windows 10 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.

What happens if I download the game on a device that doesn't meet the hardware requirements?

We recommend that you check the device specifications first to make sure your device meets the minimum requirements. For more info, see How to find out if a game will work on your Windows 10 device.

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 5 days of purchase. For more information, see the Microsoft Store - Returns page.

How big is the game?

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition requires a minimum of 11 GB of free hard drive space to download. To check if your device has enough available disk space, see How to find out if a game will work on your Windows 10 device.

How long will it take to download the game?

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 is complete.

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:

  1. Make sure that you're not downloading more than one game, app, or update at a time.
  2. If you have any other devices on your network that might be using bandwidth (for example, streaming a movie), you should pause them until your download has completed.
  3. Check for any Windows 10 updates available for your device. Go to Settings and then select Update & security to see if there are any updates available.
  4. Troubleshoot potential connectivity issues by visiting the Windows Fix Network Connection issues page.

What kind of accessory device do I need to control the game?

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 Adapter for Windows.

Do I need to have a Microsoft account to play the game?

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.

Do I need to be online or connected to the Internet to play?

If you’re planning to be in an area with no online coverage, such as a long-distance flight or a sailing excursion, you can prepare your Windows 10 device to allow you to play Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition offline.

For details on how to configure your Windows 10 device for offline play, visit Play games offline on Windows 10 using Offline mode.

If you play offline, some features, such as the ability to purchase additional items from Microsoft Store, will not be available. Additionally, any leaderboards will be unavailable while you're offline.

If you earn any achievements while playing offline, they will sync to your account the next time you sign in to Xbox Live on your device. Your game save progress will also sync when you sign in to Xbox Live.

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.

I already have the Xbox One version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. Are the two versions of the game linked?

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 synchronizes. For more information and troubleshooting steps, see Cross play on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

How many times can I download and install the game?

You can download and install Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on up to 10 different Windows 10 devices using the same Microsoft account.

Why should I sign in to Xbox Live with a 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.

  • Stay connected to the Xbox Live community, view achievements, watch game clips, and more.
  • Store your saved games in the cloud and continue playing on a different Windows 10 device right from where you left off.
  • Play with your Xbox Wireless Controller on Windows 10 using the Xbox Wireless Adapter.
  • Easily record, narrate, and share your most epic gaming moments with built-in Game DVR.
    • To launch Game DVR while playing, press Windows logo key + G.
    • To manage your Game DVR settings, launch the Xbox app, go to Settings and select Game DVR.
    • Any game clips that you capture while playing Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition can be accessed via the Xbox app. See Benefits of running the Xbox app while playing a game on Windows 10 for more information.

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