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Revision as of 20:26, 22 February 2024

Still Life
Still Life cover
Developers
Microids
Publishers
Anuman Interactive
Russia 1C Company
Digital Microids
Engines
Virtools
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2005
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[1]
Reception
Metacritic 75
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives First-person, Cinematic camera
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics
Themes Detective/mystery
Series Still Life
Still Life on HowLongToBeat
Still Life on IGDB
Still Life on MobyGames
Still Life on Wikipedia
Still Life
Post Mortem 2002
Still Life 2005
Still Life 2 2009

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.

Still Life is a singleplayer first-person and cinematic camera adventure game in the Still Life series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.4.65.11 DRM[Note 1] (Russian version is DRM-free).
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46480/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46480/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
800x600 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Can run with DXWnd. May not work with some versions of the program.[4][5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller types

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, dialog and FX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Retail only. For digital releases use this (dub and subtitles or subs only).
Russian
Retail only
Spanish

Issues fixed

Vsync (Always on) not working on Windows 10

Use d3d8to9
  1. Download d3d8to9.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the folder to the game install directory.

Black screen on startup or the game hangs when starting a dialog

Create registry entry[6]
  1. Press Win+R and launch regedit.exe.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers.
  3. Add a new string entry (REG_SZ).
  4. As a name type in <path-to-game>\StillLife.exe.
  5. Double click on it and set its value to NT4SP5.

Notes

This fix has only been tested under Windows 10

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[7]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Steam

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support

Disc Version

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Other 16X CD-ROM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.6 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM


Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[2][3] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/46480/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46480) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Mac Game Update: 34 New Additions ● GOG.com - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  2. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  3. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  4. Verified by User:Suicide machine on August 13, 2016
    works fine with Dxwnd v2_02_60_build, crashes with v2_02_90_build, v2_03_13_build and crashes after an error with v2_03_14_build
  5. Works fine with v2_05_78_fx2_build
  6. Verified by User:Ancientgameenjoyer on 2023-10-14
  7. GOG.com - Still Life - last accessed on 2022-04-06
    "Mac notice: The game is 32-bit only and will not work on macOS 10.15 and up."