Alan Wake's American Nightmare

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Alan Wake's American Nightmare cover
Developers
Remedy Entertainment
Windows Nitro Games
Publishers
Remedy Entertainment
Engines
MAX-FX
Release dates
Windows May 22, 2012
Reception
Metacritic 73
IGDB 79
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action
Themes North America, Supernatural
Series Alan Wake
Alan Wake's American Nightmare on HowLongToBeat
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Alan Wake's American Nightmare on MobyGames
Alan Wake's American Nightmare on Wikipedia
Alan Wake
Alan Wake 2012
Alan Wake's American Nightmare 2012

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[1]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
Steam
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Alan Wake Franchise also available.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename the video file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\videos\
  2. Delete or rename startup_remedy.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Remedy\AmericanNightmare
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\202750\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/202750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Remedy\AmericanNightmare_GOG_Version\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\202750\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/202750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced options for graphics.
Advanced options for graphics.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ scaling and pillarboxed FMVs.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x is the lowest anti-aliasing setting. FXAA is also available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Suggested values by aspect ratio:
Aspect Ratio FOV
16:9, 16:10, 15:9 FOV 11
21:9 (2560x1080) FOV 13
15:4 (3840x1024) FOV 15
48:10 (5040x1050) FOV 19
48:9 (5760x1080) FOV 20

Input[edit]

Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Enable "Direct aiming" in the controls to disable the acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Use -sensscale=X to adjust the strength of the sliders.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two pre-configured button layouts available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, speech, cinematics
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Official localization by «1C-Softclub»
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team». Fan audio localization by GamesVoice
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation. Details missing—please edit this page and add it.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information[edit]

Command line parameters[edit]

Set these parameters to change certain hidden settings or force different options at start-up.
Command Description
-hX Screen height (e.g. -h720).
-wX Screen width (e.g. -w1280).
-window Force windowed.
-novsync Disables Vsync.
-showfps Shows frame rate counter.
-forcesurround Forces 5.1 speaker mode.
-forcestereo Forces stereo speaker mode.
-nosound Disables sound.
-cleancloud Deletes save games and settings for Alan Wake from the Steam Cloud.
-locale=xx Forces a selected locale.
-sensscale=X Changes the mouse sensitivity scale slider in-game. Allows for a wider range on the scale.
-developermenu Lets you enable some cheats via the pause menu (debug mode).[6]
-freecamera Pressing the right thumb stick enables/disables freecamera mode. There is no keyboard switch.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD Ex 4.26.9
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.99n

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
AMD Dual Core 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible sound card

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>/202750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (202750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-10-17
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-10-03
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-10-03
    Screenshots taken at 2560x1080 and 1920x1080, then compared.
  4. New 120Hz Games Report
  5. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  6. Enable Cheat Codes For GOG Version (Works with all versions)