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Revision as of 19:56, 1 August 2021

The Forgotten City
The Forgotten City cover
Developers
Modern Storyteller
Publishers
Dear Villagers
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows July 28, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 82
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Classical, Detective/mystery
The Forgotten City on HowLongToBeat
The Forgotten City on IGDB
The Forgotten City on MobyGames

The Forgotten City is a first-person single-player detective adventure game featuring predominantly dialogue-based gameplay. It is developed by Modern Storyteller and published by Dear Villagers. The Forgotten City is the first game by Modern Storyteller and is a spiritual successor of a mod of the same name for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.[1] The Forgotten City uses Unreal Engine 4.

The Forgotten City was released on Epic Games Store, GOG.com, and Steam on July 28, 2021. The launch was successful and was met with generally positive reception, however, the game contained several technical issues set to be addressed in future updates.[2][3][4]

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Digital Collector's Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Digital Collector's Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Collector's Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Collector's Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Collector's Edition also available.
Windows

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Soundtrack
Windows
Collector's DLC
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ModernStoryteller01\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/874260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ModernStoryteller01\Saved\SaveGames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/874260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- by default. See Ultra-widescreen for Hor+.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70 - 110°. Default is 90°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Tied to the "Textures" option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
"Epic" and "High" use TAA, "Medium" uses FXAA, and "Low" turns anti-aliasing off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See High dynamic range display (HDR).

Ultra-widescreen

Change the way FOV is calculated[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

High dynamic range display (HDR)

Modify Engine.ini[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open the Engine.ini file with a text editor.
  3. At the end of the file, paste the following code:
[SystemSettings]
r.AllowHDR=1
r.HDR.EnableHDROutput=1
r.HDR.Display.OutputDevice=5
r.HDR.Display.ColorGamut=0
r.HDR.UI.CompositeMode=1
r.HDR.UI.Level=0.3
This is not supported in Windowed or Borderless modes.

Input

Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate Horizontal and Vertical sensitivity control.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Separate Horizontal and Vertical sensitivity control.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings
Interface settings
Interface settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate Master Volume, Effects, Ambience, Voice, UI, and Music sliders.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Russian
Spanish

Issues unresolved

Dialogue audio may be changed

Dialogue audio may become muted or lowered despite the set audio volume.[7]

Quests may not be completable

The "Secret Admirer" quest may not be marked as completed in the quest log.[8]

Other information

API

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500 2.7 GHz
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
AMD Radeon HD 6950
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/874260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (874260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. The Forgotten City, Once An Award-Winning Skyrim Mod, Is Out As A Standalone Game Today - last accessed on 2021-08-01
  2. Metacritic - The Forgotten City - last accessed on 2021-07-31
  3. Steam Community - HOW TO REPORT BUGS + KNOWN BUGS & FIXES - last accessed on 2021-07-31
  4. Steam Community - Secret Admirer isn't clearing once completed - last accessed on 2021-07-31
  5. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2021-07-30
  6. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2021-07-29
  7. Please Help The Forgotten City - last accessed on 2021-07-29
  8. Secret Admirer isn't clearing once completed - last accessed on 2021-07-29