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Revision as of 21:28, 17 September 2021

The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable cover
Developers
Galactic Cafe
Engines
Source
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2013
macOS (OS X) December 19, 2013
Linux September 10, 2015[1]
Reception
Metacritic 88
IGDB 89
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Comedy, Contemporary
The Stanley Parable on HowLongToBeat
The Stanley Parable on IGDB
The Stanley Parable on MobyGames
The Stanley Parable 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.

General information

Common issues
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Collector's Edition.[2]
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Retail
DRM-free
Standard Edition.[3]
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Windows
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[4]
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The original mod release can be downloaded from here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\thestanleyparable\cfg\[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game>/thestanleyparable/cfg/
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/thestanleyparable/cfg/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\thestanleyparable\save\[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game>/thestanleyparable/save/
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game>/thestanleyparable/save/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
In windowed mode.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Incorrectly labeled on Steam as Portuguese.
Russian
Fan (audio) localization by "Strategic Music", download
Spanish
Turkish
Fan (audio) localization by "Bir Level Atladı", Download
Ukrainian

VR support

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
TriDef 3D
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

The developer maintains a list of Common issues

Only get a screen with a monitor, no menu options

Restart Steam, and if that doesn't work then verify the game cache[5]

Flickering white and grey

+mat_hdr_level 0[5]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input +mat_hdr_level 0
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Screen goes black when game is launched

-windowed[5]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -windowed
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Game asks to press a controller button when no controller is plugged in

-console and tsp_inhibitcontroller 1[5]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -console
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game
  8. In the in-game console input tsp_inhibitcontroller 1

Models appear as white lines

Verify Your Game Cache[5]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Go to the Local Files tab
  5. Select Verify Integrity of Game Cache...
  6. This may take a while, just wait for it to finish
  7. Once it's done press OK
  8. Launch the game

Game crashes at "blue door two times" section

Disable subtitles[5]

Game appears in red-and-blue 3D

Press Ctrl+T to disable Nvidia 3D Vision[5]

Black screen

-console and mat_postprocess_enable 0[5]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -console
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game
  8. In the in-game console input mat_postprocess_enable 0

Camera turns around the X-Axis without any user input

Remove any USB controller from your computer[citation needed]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.1 OS X only.
Shader Model support 2, 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok Heavily modified variant.
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video, libvpx[citation needed]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X800
Nvidia GeForce 7600
Intel HD Graphics 2000
128 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2400
Nvidia GeForce 8600M

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References