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A Story about My Uncle

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A Story about My Uncle
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Developers
Gone North Games
Publishers
Coffee Stain Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows May 28, 2014
macOS (OS X) May 13, 2017[1]
Linux May 13, 2017[1]
Reception
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 79
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform
Themes Fantasy
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A Story about My Uncle is a singleplayer first-person action and platform game.

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\A Story About My Uncle\ASAMU\Config\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/A Story About My Uncle/*/Config/
There are two config directories in Linux: replace * with ASAMU and Engine. The fixes here are all in ASAMU. If it is absent, look in Engine instead.
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\A Story About My Uncle\ASAMU\Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/A Story About My Uncle/ASAMU/Saves/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Only for Windows. Approx. 100 MB available.

Video

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Field of view (FOV)

An edit is necessary for FOV values higher than 120°.
Set higher FOV[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ASAMUEngine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Go to [Engine.LocalPlayer]
  4. Change AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainXFOV to AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
  5. Save the changes and close the file.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Anisotropic filtering[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ASAMUSystemSettings.ini in a text editor.
  3. Search and change MaxAnisotropy=4 to the desired value.
  4. Save the changes and close the file.

High frame rate

Change frame rate smoothing[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ASAMUEngine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save the changes.
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, sound, music and voice.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0.[5] Compatible with X3DAudio HRTF for binaural HRTF mixing.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

The developers implemented some translations from the community via Crowdin. In the game, they are labeled as "Beta".
Language settings.
Language settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Community translation.
Dutch
Community translation.
Finnish
Community translation.
French
German
Hungarian
Community translation. Fan translation is available, link #1, link #2.
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Community translation.
Brazilian Portuguese
Community translation.
Russian
Fan translations by «Prometheus Project»
Slovak
Community translation.
Spanish
Community translation.
Turkish
Community translation.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: A Story About My Uncle.
vorpX
G3D, Z3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL
macOS/Linux only.
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio XAudio2 [1]
Interface Scaleform

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP (SP3)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
Other MacBook Pro 2011, iMac 2011, MacBook Air 2012
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
Other Using proprietary Nvidia/AMD drivers is recommended


References