Dreamfall Chapters

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Dreamfall Chapters
Dreamfall Chapters cover
Developers
Red Thread Games
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2014
macOS (OS X) October 21, 2014
Linux October 21, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 71
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Third-person
Controls Direct control, Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Steampunk
Series The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters on HowLongToBeat
Dreamfall Chapters on IGDB
Dreamfall Chapters on MobyGames
Dreamfall Chapters on Wikipedia
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey 1999
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey 2006
Dreamfall Chapters 2014

General information

FAQ and Known Issues
Official forums
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
An optional Red Thread Games account can be created through the game which allows cloud saves, cross-platform saves, as well as achievements and additional content in games developed by Red Thread Games.[3][4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Red Thread Games\Dreamfall Chapters\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/unity.Red Thread Games.Dreamfall Chapters.plist
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/Red Thread Games/Dreamfall Chapters/
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Red Thread Games\Dreamfall Chapters\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/unity.Red Thread Games.Dreamfall Chapters/
~/.config/RedThreadGames/DreamfallChapters/
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/Red Thread Games/Dreamfall Chapters/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry. HUD bug - unable to examine inventory items as button is off-screen. This blocks progress at the start of Book 5/Chapter 12.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is always borderless.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Controlled by Visual Quality setting.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game XInput button mapping.
In-game XInput button mapping.
In-game DS4 button mapping.
In-game DS4 button mapping.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game language and subtitle settings.
In-game language and subtitle settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, SFX and dialogue.
Surround sound
Stereo only.[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Fan translation, download.
French
German
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Russian
In-game official localization (Ex-Fan translation by Well-DING! Team),
Download and info.
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Dreamfall Chapters.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Mods[edit]

Removing Chromatic Aberration and Vignetting[edit]

Use modified DLL[6]
  1. Download modified DLL from Archive.org.
  2. Backup the original dll file and move the downloaded file to the game's Dreamfall Chapters_Data/Managed folder.

Notes:

The mod was made using the 64-bit version of the game.
A guide to manually modify your DLL file, with comparison screenshots is hosted on GitLab.

Issues fixed[edit]

Graphics quality setting[edit]

Issue with game not remembering setting on restart.
Edit config file by hand[citation needed]
  1. Open config file.
  2. Add <pref name="UnityGraphicsQuality" type="int">0</pref> line if it's not there
  3. Change 0 to quality setting you want (0 - 3, 0 = low, 3 = awesome).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Kernel 3.0 or above
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.4.5p4[1][2]

References

  1. Unity 5 version exits beta, available to all - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Dreamfall Chapters
  2. Verified by User:Faalagorn on 2017-12-10
  3. Red Thread Games - Verified email - last accessed on 2019-06-03
    "Your Red Thread Games account is used for storing your progress in the cloud, to enable achievements and additional content in our games, and to give you access to special features and offers exclusive to Red Thread Games members. We will never share any information, including email addresses, with any third parties. To permanently delete your Red Thread Games account, please contact us at support@redthreadgames.com"
  4. Steam Community - Dreamfall Chapters - Not receiving a Red Thread account sign-up verification email? - last accessed on 2019-06-03
  5. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  6. Verified by User:Kevincs1 on 2021-05-09