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Revision as of 23:30, 20 February 2017

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Alan Wake
Alan Wake cover
Developers
Remedy Entertainment
Publishers
Nordic Games
Engines
MAX-FX
Release dates
Windows February 16, 2012
Alan Wake on Wikipedia
Alan Wake
Alan Wake 2012
Alan Wake's American Nightmare 2012
Alan Wake Remastered 2021

Key points

PC version features high resolution textures, texture filtering, high quality shadows and more PC-specific features.

General information

Official forums
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Incorrect store name. See here for available options.
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Includes Alan Wake's American Nightmare.
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Windows
Origin
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Collector's Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
The only places where the soundtrack can be bought are Amazon.com, Origin and Steam.
The bonus content of the Collector's Edition can be found in the installation folder of the game.

DLC and expansion packs

Base game includes all DLC released for the Xbox 360 version.
Name Notes
Alan Wake Collector's Edition Extras
Windows
Alan Wake Bonus Materials Free
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Instructions

Game data

Configuration file(s) and save game data location

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System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/108710/pfx/[Note 1]
resolution.xml controls screen resolution as well as debugging information.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced options for graphics.
Advanced options for graphics.

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Field of view (FOV)

Suggested values by aspect ratio:
Aspect Ratio FOV
16:9, 16:10, 15:9 FOV 11
21:9 (2560x1080) FOV 13
15:4 (3840x1024) FOV 15
48:10 (5040x1050) FOV 19
48:9 (5760x1080) FOV 20

Input settings

Controls settings.
Controls settings.

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Binding Enter or Backspace to actions

Instructions

Audio settings

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Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Includes localization for Spain and Latin American[1] countries.
Turkish

Latin American Spanish localization

Features its own dubbing.
Instructions

VR support

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Alan Wake for better 3D support.
TriDef 3D

Issues unresolved

Commentary audio volume too high

The volume for audio commentary cannot be changed and may be too high for some users. It was lowered slightly in 1.02 to be "more sensible".

Issues fixed

Low frame rate and stuttering

Instructions

"No World Loaded" error

This is caused by a corrupted download.
Instructions

Everything is black and white on Intel graphics

This glitch causes all the graphics in the game to appear white, black and dark grey, while all the lighting and shadows seem to work.
This occurs on (even slightly) older Intel graphics drivers (confirmed with the one that ships with Apple's Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8).
Instructions

Nvidia Control Panel forced anisotropic filtering disables "darkness effect"

On Nvidia cards, if anisotropic filtering is forced through Nvidia Control Panel, "darkness effect" post processing (swirls, blur) is missing. Issue is solved by changing AF in Nvidia Control Panel to application controlled and enabling 16x anisotropic filtering in the game options.

Other information

Disabling blur effects

Instructions
Instructions

Command line parameters

Set these parameters to change certain hidden settings or force different options at start-up.[2]

Command Notes
-hX Screen height (e.g. -h720).
-wX Screen width (e.g. -w1280).
-window Force windowed.
-novsync Disables Vsync.
-showfps Shows frame rate counter.
-forcesurround Forces 5.1 speaker mode.
-forcestereo Forces stereo speak mode.
-nosound Disables sound.
-cleancloud Deletes save games and settings for Alan Wake from the Steam Cloud.
-noblur Disables the in-game vector blur.
-locale=xx Forces a selected locale.
-rigidcamera Modifies mouse aim behavior.
-directaiming Removes all mouse acceleration, also enables -rigidcamera.
-sensscale mouse sensitivity multiplier (e.g. -sensscale=0.123)
-nativekeys Fixes Windows language bar or input language disappearance.
-developermenu Unlocks all episodes and allows you to play at Nightmare difficulty without completing the game first on lower difficulties.
-freecamera Pressing the right thumb stick enables/disables freecamera mode. There is no keyboard switch.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Dual core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/108710/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (108710) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References