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Revision as of 08:16, 29 September 2017

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent cover
Developers
Frictional Games
Engines
HPL Engine 2|HPL Engine|HPL Engine 2
Release dates
Windows September 8, 2010
macOS (OS X) September 8, 2010
Linux September 8, 2010
Amnesia: The Dark Descent guide on StrategyWiki
Amnesia: The Dark Descent on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
Amnesia
Amnesia: The Dark Descent 2010
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs 2013
Amnesia: Rebirth 2020

Key points

Steam achievements were added in 2016.[1]
Various custom campaigns and mods are available.
Will not run on various Intel and AMD integrated cards.[citation needed]

General information

Official Forums
Official Changelog
Unofficial Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
How to have better texture rendering in Amnesia
AMD+Intel HD Laptop OpenGL Troubleshooting Guide

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Can be played without Steam running.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements

Patches

Patches are available here.

Skip intro videos

Instructions

Enable quick save

Instructions

POM and Shadow Distorting

May result in FPS drops and crashes on some systems.
Instructions

Game data

Launcher general settings.
Launcher general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Launcher general video settings.
Launcher general video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

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Field of view (FOV)

Instructions

High frame rate

The game limits frame rate to 60 FPS by default.
Instructions

Input settings

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

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Audio settings

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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Restore hardware devices

Instructions

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Only available in Polish retail release and at local digital distributors. A fan dubbing is being developed by BDIP.
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use 3D Surround Gaming.

Issues fixed

Frictional Games has put together a troubleshooting guide for Amnesia: The Dark Descent

"Failed to load menu config file" error

Instructions
Instructions

Adjusting in-game gamma does nothing

Instructions

Gamma changes persist after exiting the game

If the in-game gamma setting is increased, it can sometimes alter the desktop's gamma even after the game is closed.
Instructions
Instructions

Walking on the ceiling

Instructions
Instructions

Lamp lights through walls

Instructions
Instructions

Mouse cursor stuck in corner after Alt+Tab

Instructions
Instructions

Camera/Mouse keeps resetting to screen center on Linux

Instructions

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.1 [3]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Newton Dynamics
Audio OpenAL

System requirements

Drivers should be from NVIDIA/ATI to ensure proper functionality.
Graphic cards that do not support OpenGL 3.0 will not be able to run the game at all. Laptops that contain integrated graphics cards generally do not support OpenGL 3.0.
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1000
Nvidia GeForce 6 series
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1000
Nvidia GeForce 6 series
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Mint 13 LTS, Fedora 16
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1000
Nvidia GeForce 6 series

References