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Back to the Future: The Game

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Back to the Future: The Game
Back to the Future: The Game cover
Developers
Telltale Games
Engines
Telltale Tool
Release dates
Windows December 22, 2010
macOS (OS X) December 22, 2010
Reception
IGDB 68
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control, Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Cartoon
Themes North America
Back to the Future: The Game on HowLongToBeat
Back to the Future: The Game on IGDB
Back to the Future: The Game guide on StrategyWiki
Back to the Future: The Game on MobyGames
Back to the Future: The Game 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.

Back to the Future: The Game is a singleplayer cinematic camera adventure game.

General information

Telltale Community for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 1
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 2
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 3
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 4
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 5

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Includes all five episodes plus extra content.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com (unavailable)
DRM-free
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
This game is no longer available digitally.

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions The game has no microtransactions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\<episode name>\prefs.prop
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/<episode name>/prefs.prop
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/31290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\<episode name>\*.sav
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/<episode name>/*save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/31290/pfx/[Note 1]
Windows episode folders are as follows: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Back to the Future 104, Episode 5
macOS episode folders are as follows: BacktotheFuture, BacktotheFuture102, BacktotheFuture103, BacktotheFuture104, BacktotheFuture105

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Input

Audio

Sound settings.
Sound settings.
Subtitles settings.
Subtitles settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Voice, SFX
Surround sound
Stereo output only.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Fan translation, download.
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Fan translation by «Tolma4 Team».
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed

Game won't launch

Unplug gamepads[citation needed]
  1. Unplug any gamepads before launching the game.

Game crashes on graphics settings changes

Disable MSI Afterburner[citation needed]
  1. Quit MSI afterburner before launching the game.

Game shows a blank screen when running in Fullscreen mode on Mac

Switch to Windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Press Command+F (or Esc) to toggle Windowed mode.
  2. Change back to Fullscreen mode from the Graphics settings menu.
This must be done every time the game is launched.

VR support

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

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
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.

Mods

30th Anniversary Edition Voice Acting Mod

Replaces all the voice lines for Biff Tannen with the ones from the 30th Anniversary Edition of the game, which features voice acting by the original actor from the movie, Tom Wilson. The 30th Anniversary Edition was released in 2015 and is exclusive to consoles.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

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>/31290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (31290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References