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Fable: The Lost Chapters

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

Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fable: The Lost Chapters cover
Lionhead Studios
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies[1]
Microsoft Game Studios
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 20, 2005
macOS (OS X) May 30, 2008
Metacritic 83
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Open world
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Fable
Fable: The Lost Chapters on HowLongToBeat
Fable: The Lost Chapters on IGDB
Fable: The Lost Chapters guide on StrategyWiki
Fable: The Lost Chapters on MobyGames
Fable: The Lost Chapters on Wikipedia
Fable: The Lost Chapters 2005
Fable III 2011
Fable Anniversary 2014
Fable Fortune 2018
Fable TBA

Fable: The Lost Chapters is a singleplayer third-person ARPG and open world game in the Fable series.

General information

Fable Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running.[2]
Windows (unavailable)
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Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use replacement videos

Apply the Fable: The Lost Chapters intro skip.


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

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

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


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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Main menu is always 1024x768.
See Field of view (FOV).
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
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
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Set FOV with Fable Explorer[4]
  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.


In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Negative Mouse Acceleration. Cannot be disabled
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Retail only, available to download. Also a Fan translation available.
Retail version only, download
Brazilian Portuguese
Only in retail version. download

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Fable: The Lost Chapters - 3D Vision Fix.
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Refresh rates only up to 100 Hz are available.
Override refresh rate set by game[4]
  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

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

Set compatibility options[5]
  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.


This fix has only been tested under Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1[6]

FableHook returns SetupPath Entry Missing (Steam version) error

Add entry manually[7]
  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


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 1.1
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Windows Media Video 8

System requirements

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)
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Intel GMA series are not supported.
Known compatibility issues on OS X 10.7 (Lion)


  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.