Fable: The Lost Chapters

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Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fable: The Lost Chapters cover
Developers
Lionhead Studios
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Publishers
Microsoft Game Studios
OS X Feral Interactive
Engines
Gamebryo
Release dates
Windows September 20, 2005
macOS (OS X) May 30, 2008
Fable: The Lost Chapters guide on StrategyWiki
Fable: The Lost Chapters on Wikipedia
Fable
Fable: The Lost Chapters 2005
Fable III 2011
Fable Anniversary 2014
Fable Fortune 2018

This page is for the original 2005 version. For the 2014 remastered version, see Fable Anniversary.

General information

Fable Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Retail
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement videos

Apply the Fable: The Lost Chapters intro skip.

Patches[edit]

The 1.0.1 Patch updates the OS X version of the game to the latest version.
The Windows version has no patches.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fable\Saves\<user-id>\Profile.bin
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/204030/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fable\Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/204030/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Main menu is always 1024x768.
Multi-monitor
See Field of view (FOV).
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Use FableHook. If it fails to inject, see here.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use FableHook and Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set FOV with Fable Explorer[1]
  1. Download and extract Fable Explorer.
  2. Open config.xml and change InstallDirectory to the correct installation path of the game (including trailing slash).
  3. Run FableExplorer.exe and double-click on CAMERA_MODE then CAMERA_PC_NORMAL.
  4. Expand CAMERA_MODE, select FOV and change the float value to your desired FOV.
  5. Click Apply Changes, go to Actions and Save Mods and Run Fable.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Negative Mouse Acceleration. Cannot be disabled
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Retail version only
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Traditional Chinese

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Refresh rates only up to 100 Hz are available.
Override refresh rate set by game[1]
  1. Install Special K locally with the file name d3d9.dll.
  2. After you've started the game once, open d3d9.ini.
  3. Change the RefreshRate=-1.0 value to the desired hertz.

ATI/AMD crash to desktop on new game or load[edit]

There is a bug with many ATI/AMD drivers that causes the game to crash as soon as you try to launch a new game or load an old one.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Set all of the "Shadow" settings to the minimum, then start a new game.
  2. Once you are in the game, you can change the setting to as high as you want.
  3. You should be able to load into your new game with no problem. Just make sure you don't change any graphical settings in the main menu.

Crash to desktop[edit]

Set compatibility options[3]
  1. Right click on the Fable shortcut and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  3. Set the compatibility mode to Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5).
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Notes

This fix has only been tested under Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1[2]

FableHook returns SetupPath Entry Missing (Steam version) error[edit]

Add entry manually[4]
  1. Press Win+R and launch regedit.exe.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\fable\1.0.
  3. Add a new string entry (REG_SZ).
  4. As a name type in SetupPath.
  5. Double click on it and set its value to <path-to-game>\ (make sure to finish the path with \).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1.1
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Windows Media Video 8

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.1 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.4 (Tiger)
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel GMA not supported
64 MB of VRAM
Known compatibility issues on OS X 10.7 (Lion)

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>/204030/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (204030) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References