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This page is for the original version. For the enhanced version, see Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered.

Fahrenheit cover
Quantic Dream
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2005
macOS (OS X) October 2, 2005
Fahrenheit on HowLongToBeat
Fahrenheit on IGDB
Fahrenheit guide on StrategyWiki
Fahrenheit on MobyGames
Fahrenheit on Wikipedia
Fahrenheit 2005
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered 2015

Key points

Released as Indigo Prophecy in North America with some minor censorship.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
TAGES DRM (EU), StarForce 4 DRM[Note 1] (RU), SecuROM 7 DRM (US)
macOS (OS X)
Uncensored Version
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available.

Version differences[edit]

The North American retail version (Indigo Prophecy) is censored; digital distribution and European retail versions (Fahrenheit) are uncensored.

Essential improvements[edit]


Patch 1.1 (2005-09) fixes a variety of bugs. The GOG.com version is already patched.

Enable uncensored content[edit]

Not needed in EU releases. The GOG.com version have the changes by default.
Edit Fahrenheit.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Fahrenheit.ini.
  3. Change Usmode=1 to Usmode=0
  4. Save the changes.
  5. Enjoy brief nudity now shown in a few scenes.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\uk\PC
  2. Delete or rename LOGOATAR.bik, LOGOQUAN.bik and NVIDIA.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Fahrenheit.ini[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9740/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\atari\Fahrenheit Profile\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9740/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings


Edit Fahrenheit.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Fahrenheit.ini.
  3. Change Fullscreen=1 to Fullscreen=0
  4. Save the changes.


This will turn off Aero in Windows if it's enabled.
Anti-aliasing must be forced in the graphics card control panel.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
No support for thumb mouse remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
DirectInput controllers only. For XInput controllers, see Controller support.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
For XInput controllers, see Controller support.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support[edit]

A fix is required for the game to recognize XInput triggers, D-pad, and right analog stick when assigning controls.
Fix remapping issues[citation needed]
  1. Download and run XInput Plus.
  2. Set the "Target Program" to Fahrenheit.exe.
  3. Go to "DirectInput" and check "Enable DirectInput Output".
  4. Assign Right Stick to Z Axis/Z Rot.
  5. Assign LT/RT to Button 11/12.
  6. Assign DPAD to Button 13-16.
  7. Click Apply and OK.


This fix replaces the dinput8.dll included in the Widescreen Fix. To use both fixes together, rename dinput8.dll (from the Widescreen Fix) to dsound.dll.[4]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Global, Music, Voices and Effects.
Surround sound
Set via Main Menu, Options, Languages.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Not available on GOG.com version.
Retail russian version only.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Dialogue gets cut off mid-sentence[edit]

Happens occasionally throughout the game, but it's not very consistent, making it difficult to troubleshoot the issue.[citation needed]
Enabling Vsync/capping frame rate at 60 FPS may fix it.[citation needed]

Alt+Tab in fullscreen breaks the game[edit]

Run in windowed mode as a workaround.

VR support[edit]

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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, Me, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 or greater
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Intel, SiS and Nvidia GeForce MX or Go series isn't supported


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[2][3] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/9740/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (9740) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.