Placid Plastic Duck Simulator – Basic Gameplay Guide

Help for basic game controls, basic settings setup and how to play. No achievement details, spoiler free.

Guide to Basics

Basic Gameplay Tips (No Spoilers)

This is a relaxing game, the best tip I can give you is to just enjoy your time with the ducks. Everything will unlock with time, if not then there are achievement guides on here. I will not be posting one of those.

Basic Controls

Correct at time of this guides creation.

  • In-game Screenshot – P (Saves to the game folder, not steams function).
  • Toggle Music On/Off – M (cursor must be locked to work).
  • Switch to a hotspot – E (Based on DLC, this can be multiple place).
  • Switch duck – TAB key (Switches between ducks).

Left mouse click

  • Select a duck manually (with cursor unlocked).
  • Makes the selected duck “Quack” or its unique audio.

Right Mouse click

  • Unlock the cursor (Can not swap duck or hotspot).
  • Lock the cursor.

Screenshots Save Location (Windows)

  • \Users\your username here\Pictures\Placid Plastic Duck Simulator

Got issues with the game settings?

High Performance

  • Fullscreen, knock your socks off without V-Sync too. FPS will be lots and lots.

Med Performance

  • Fullscreen, V-Sync enabled to “Every V Blank”. FPS will be capped.

Low Performance

  • WIndowed Mode – Set this to something smaller than your screen resolution.

Example: Your screen resolution is 1920×1080 so use 1600×900 as the window size.

V-Sync enable to “Every Second V Blank”, This should set to half of your screens refresh rate.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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