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Makes the game visible even when it's not focused (Mod is obsolete, Definitive Edition has this feature. Use it only for vanilla Outward!)

Last updated a week ago
Total downloads 643
Total rating 1 
Categories Misc
Dependency string Faeryn-VisibleInBackground-1.1.2
Dependants 0 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

BepInEx-BepInExPack_Outward-5.4.8 icon

BepInEx pack for Outward.

Preferred version: 5.4.8


Visible In Background

WARNING: This mod is obsolete now, the functionality it provides is part of the Definitive Edition (You can still use it for vanilla Outward)

A small mod that makes the game visible even when it's not focused (for multi-monitor setups). It requires Borderless window mode (does not work in Fullscreen). Special thanks to Sinai for showing me the asset patcher solution.

How to uninstall the mod:

Change the config entry Visible in Background to disabled, then exit the game. Now you can safely uninstall the mod.
It's strongly recommended to use Outward Config Manager.
If you changed the config file while the game wasn't running, you have to start it at least once for the setting to take effect.

The mod patches one of the game's asset files (globalgamemanagers in OutwardGame_Data folder) and creates a backup (globalgamemanagers.bak). If anything goes wrong, you can manually restore it.

WARNING: Use the mod at your own risk!
There is a slight chance that the mod may break (and break your game) in various exciting ways, because of the aforementioned asset patching.

Planned Features

  • Possibly a less invasive solution

Used 3rd party libraries and tools

  • AssetTools.NET
  • Parts of the code is based on Raicuparta's unity-vr-patcher



  • Definitive Edition notice (mod is obsolete now)


  • Minor backup restore fix


  • Added enable/disable setting


  • Initial release

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2022-5-19 1.1.2 77 Version 1.1.2 Install
2022-1-23 1.1.1 478 Version 1.1.1 Install
2022-1-17 1.1.0 56 Version 1.1.0 Install
2022-1-16 1.0.0 32 Version 1.0.0 Install