Stories: The Path of Destinies

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Stories: The Path of Destinies
Stories: The Path of Destinies cover
Developers
Spearhead Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows April 12, 2016
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Art styles Stylized
Themes Comedy, Fantasy
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Stories: The Path of Destinies on Wikipedia

Stories: The Path of Destinies is a narrated multi-branching action adventure singleplayer game developed by Spearhead Games and released on GOG.com and Steam on April 12, 2016.

The original version did not support many resolutions and the first couple of updates released in April 2016 added additional resolution options for the game.[2][3] In June 2016 a third update was released that brought with it advanced graphics settings as well as improved graphics and various other fixes and options.[4]

In May 2018 the game had a free-to-keep weekend on Steam as a promotion for the upcoming and spiritual sequel title Omensight that saw the all-time peak player number on Steam increase by almost 30,000%[5] for a new all-time peak of 78,966 players.[6]

Following the release and subsequent support of Omensight, Spearhead Games eventually brought their attention back to Stories: The Path of Destinies in 2018 with a fourth update labeled Stories: The Path of Destinies Remastered that saw the game engine be updated to Unreal Engine 4.18 and fixes to multiple issues.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Can be played without Steam running.[7]
Collector's Edition also available.
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Artbook A 70-page digital artbook in .PDF format containing concept art, artworks, and behind the scenes extras.
Part of the Collector's Edition
Windows
Original Soundtrack Contains 30 pieces of music from the game in .MP3 format.
Part of the Collector's Edition
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Stories\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/439190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Stories\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/439190/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 4 MB available.

Video settings

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions are not supported. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Crucial menus are too big (e.g. sword crafting).[8]
Ultra-widescreen
Crucial menus are too big (e.g. sword crafting).[8]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Framerate is limited to 30 FPS when enabled
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, resolution scale only goes up to 100%.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS. See Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution

Set resolution manually[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Add the following and adjust the values.
[/Script/Engine.GameUserSettings]
ResolutionSizeX=1920
ResolutionSizeY=1080

Field of view (FOV)

Change FOV scaling[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
Use Cheat Engine fix[citation needed]

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Improve anisotropic filtering[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Scalability.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[TextureQuality@0]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

[TextureQuality@1]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

[TextureQuality@2]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

[TextureQuality@3]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Disable Vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[SystemSettings]
r.VSync=0

Frame rate (FPS)

Disable frame rate limit[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save.
[/Script/Engine.Engine]
bSmoothFrameRate=false

Input settings

General settings.
General settings.

Audio settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, dialogue and effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2500K 2.0 GHz
AMD Phenom II 570
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
Nvidia GeForce GT 640
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
ATI Radeon HD 5850
Intel HD Graphics 530
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) Stereo
64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.18[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/439190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (439190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Steam - Stories: The Path of Destinies Events - Stories Patch Notes - 2018-10-05 - last accessed on 2020-08-06
    "The game engine has been updated to Unreal Engine 4.18, improving performances and visuals and that's why we're calling this version Stories: The Path of Destinies Remastered."
  2. Steam - Stories Patch #1 Notes - 2016-04-19 - last accessed on 2020-08-09
  3. Steam - Stories Patch #2 Notes - 2016-06-02 - last accessed on 2020-08-09
  4. [{{{url}}} Steam - Stories Patch #3 Notes - 2016-06-02] - last accessed on 2020-08-09
  5. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-08-09
    264 was the previous all-time peak before the free-to-keep weekend and unless my math fails me the new all-time peak of 78,966 comes at out as a 29,911% increase (78,966 / 264 * 100 = 29,911%).
  6. Steam Charts - Stories: The Path of Destinies - last accessed on 2020-08-09
  7. Verified by User:AmethystViper on May 15, 2018
  8. 8.0 8.1 Stories: The Path of Destinies | WSGF