Alan Wake Remastered

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This page is for the 2021 remaster. For the original 2012 version, see Alan Wake.

Alan Wake Remastered
Alan Wake Remastered cover
Developers
Remedy Entertainment
D3T[1]
Publishers
Epic Games Publishing
Engines
MAX-FX
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 84
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Genres Adventure
Series Alan Wake
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Alan Wake
Alan Wake 2012
Alan Wake's American Nightmare 2012
Alan Wake Remastered 2021
Alan Wake II 2023

Alan Wake Remastered is a remastered version of Alan Wake, including the The Signal and The Writer DLC. Alan Wake's American Nightmare is not included and there are no plans for it.[2]
Enhancements include: improved textures, visual effects, foliage movement, re-done pre-rendered cutscenes (including all improvements from this remaster in addition to new motion capture, improved facial animations and lip sync), added a new volumetric lighting system, additional environmental geometry, enhanced character models (updated hair and skin shaders), proper scalable UI, 64-bit support, DirectX 12 support, DLSS support and engine optimizations (like multithreading to reduce CPU bottlenecks).[1][3][4]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Remedy\AlanWakeRemastered\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The highest available resolution in game is the one currently set on desktop.[5]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes still render in 16:9 aspect ratio [1]
4K Ultra HD
[1]
Field of view (FOV)
[1]
Windowed
[1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Only the current desktop-resolution is selectable.[1]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off (trilinear), 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA (required for resolution-scaling due to reconstruction), MSAA (4x only, required for correct vegetation-rendering) , FXAA, DLSS (version 2.2.18.0, option will not be visible on unsupported hardware).[6]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double-buffered.[7]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Only splash-screens are entirely unlocked. Game is capped at 200 FPS. See Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[1]
Ray tracing
[1]

Unofficial DLSS replacement with AMD's FSR 2.0[edit]

Replaces in-game DLSS option with AMD's FSR 2.0, enabling upscaling on non-RTX graphics cards.
This unofficial fan-made method can possibly contain severe bugs and has not been tested on all releases of the game (only Epic) and only tested on AMD-hardware.
Requires the user to run a file that edits the Windows Registry, which if done incorrectly, can potentially harm your Windows installation.
  1. Download the latest version of DLSS2FSR release from Nexusmods.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive next to the nvngx_dlss.dll file in your Alan Wake Remastered installation folder.
  3. Run EnableSignatureOverride.reg and confirm merge.
  4. Enable DLSS (should appear now, even on unsupported hardware) through the in-game settings.
  5. Now instead of DLSS, FSR 2.0 should be used by the game for upscaling.

Frame rate (FPS)[edit]

By default, as the frame rate increases, mouse sensitivity and acceleration is slightly reduced. Enable Direct Aiming (which disables mouse smoothing and acceleration) to circumvent this.[8]
Remove 200 FPS cap with hex editor[9]
  1. Install a hex editor such as HxD and select the main executable.
  2. Change 00 00 00 40 E1 7A 74 3F (200 FPS) to the following,
    • 37 11 11 11 11 11 71 3F for 240 FPS.
    • 17 6C C1 16 6C C1 66 3F for 360 FPS.
    • C4 10 11 11 11 11 61 3F for 480 FPS.
    • FC A9 F1 D2 4D 62 60 3F for 500 FPS.
    • AB 11 11 11 11 11 51 3F for 960 FPS.
    • FC A9 F1 D2 4D 62 50 3F for 1000 FPS.
    • E4 57 F9 BB 8E 37 1A 3F for 9999 FPS.
Remove 200 FPS cap with Cheat Engine[9]
  1. Download and run Cheat Engine
  2. Launch the game then minimize it. Open the 'Alan Wake Remastered' process in Cheat Engine.
  3. Change Memory Scan Options to Game_f_x64_EOS.exe.
  4. Search for the value 0.005000000 as a double in rounded (extreme) mode, while Executable, Writable and CopyOnWrite is set to Don't Care and the Fast Scan option disabled.
  5. Select the single value that appears and replace it with (1/Desired FPS).

Notes

This process will have to be repeated with each launch.

Input[edit]

Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Speech, and Cinematic volume options
Surround sound
[citation needed]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
[1]
Traditional Chinese
[1]
French
[1]
German
[1]
Italian
[1]
Japanese
[1]
Korean
[1]
Polish
[1]
Brazilian Portuguese
[1]
Russian
Fan voice-over by Mechanics VoiceOver[1]
Spanish
[1]
Latin American Spanish
[1]
Turkish
[1]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 [1]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
[1]

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3340 or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD equivalent
2 GB VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 FAQ - Alan Wake - last accessed on 2021-09-10
  2. INTERVIEW: REMEDY DISCUSSES ALAN WAKE REMASTERED AND WHAT’S NEXT - last accessed on 2022-07-11
  3. Alan Wake Remastered: A technical vantage point - last accessed on 2022-07-11
  4. How Alan Wake Remastered strikes a balance between new and old - last accessed on 2022-07-11
  5. Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2021-10-22
    2560x1440 was not available when the game was launched on a 1920x1080 desktop despite being the native resolution. This option only became selectable when desktop resolution was set to 1440p.
  6. Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2021-10-22
    Resolution-scaling became disabled when TAA was disabled. The engine uses MSAA for vegetation-rendering, which is forced on in all versions of the game (even on the original PC-release); disabling it leads to transparent and heavily aliased grass. DLSS-version specified in the nvngx_dlss.dll properties menu.
  7. Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2021-10-22
    At 144Hz, framerate-drops cause a consistent 144FPS to drop to a consistent 72FPS.
  8. Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2021-10-08
    Similar behavior to the original version. The official FAQ falsely claims both versions as uncapped. If direct aiming is disabled, mouse sensitivity and acceleration will still be reduced at very high frame rates; however, unlike the original, the difference is rather small and the game remains very playable at all times.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2021-10-08
    Both methods have been tested. Although it is possible to completely remove the FPS cap, doing so may cause soft locks and missing checkpoints.