From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Anodyne cover
Analgesic Productions
Adobe AIR
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2013
macOS (OS X) February 4, 2013
Linux February 4, 2013
Anodyne on Wikipedia
Anodyne 2013
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust 2019

Key points

Flash (.swf) version included inside installation folder (doesn't require Adobe AIR).
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

General information

Developer Discord server
Official wiki Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
Icon overlay.png
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
Includes Android version.
Icon overlay.png
macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Can be played without Steam running.[1]
macOS (OS X)
The browser-based demo is available at Newgrounds.

Game data[edit]

Anodyne screenshot.
Anodyne screenshot.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Anodyne\Local Store\#SharedObjects\Anodyne.swf
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/Anodyne/Local Store/#SharedObjects/Anodyne.swf/
Linux ~/.appdata/Anodyne/Local Store/#SharedObjects/Anodyne.swf/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/234900/pfx/[Note 1]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Settings are tied to the save game data and cannot be modified.
Game data is saved in both of these locations but the game only looks in the first location when loading data (if save data is unavailable in-game copy the files from the secondary location into the primary location).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Anodyne options.
Anodyne options.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Portrait view
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Either press Tab a couple of times or set it in the Config menu.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No voice-acting present.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues unresolved[edit]

Known Bugs:[2]

  1. A lighting glitch post-game.
  2. PS3 Controllers sometimes don't work with the OS X version; D-pads don't work sometimes
  3. Fight against "The Wall" occasionally bugs out and gets stuck in an animation
  4. Drowning in some water and getting stuck in a wall
  5. Dpad with Xbox controller (unfixable)
  6. Talking and being on ladders

Common Non-bugs:

  1. Getting stuck in a dungeon. Just use Menu -> Map -> Return to entrance
  2. Game looking "glitchy" when you end up out of bounds

Issues fixed[edit]

Save games missing[edit]

Restore saves from secondary location[citation needed]
If saves are suddenly missing (most likely due to deleting browser cookies), restore from the secondary location (see Game data).

Black screen (Windows)[edit]

Reinstall DirectX[3]

MSVCR100.dll missing (Windows)[edit]

Reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable[citation needed]
Download link

Sound delay (Linux)[edit]

Create a new[4][5]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Rename to
  3. Create a new file with the following content:

Steam achievements don't work on Linux[edit]

Make sure to install the game in the default Steam folder[citation needed]

Dpkg error in Arch Linux (Steam)[edit]

Add code to application.xml and[6]
  1. Add this to application.xml within the <application> element: <supportedProfiles>extendedDesktop</supportedProfiles>
  2. In, you can replace everything (sans the export of LD_LIBRARY_PATH) with: /opt/adobe-air-sdk/bin/adl share/META-INF/AIR/application.xml share/
  3. Save the files and run the game in Steam.


Try to run the game from .swf file if this solution doesn't work.

Adobe AIR on Linux (if flash file doesn't work)[edit]

Install .deb files[citation needed]
Adobe AIR was discontinued for Linux on June 14, 2011 with the release of v2.6.
There are unofficial .deb installers (32 and 64-bit) available if you don't want to hassle with the terminal.


This has become obsolete due to developer providing the game in an .swf file; use this solution only if the file doesn't work.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz, single core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.5 GHz, single core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Operating system (OS) Linux
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz, single core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB


  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>/234900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (234900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.