No Time to Explain

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This page is for the original release. For the updated version, see No Time to Explain Remastered.

No Time to Explain
No Time to Explain cover
Adobe AIR
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2011
macOS (OS X) August 15, 2011
Linux August 15, 2011
Series No Time to Explain
No Time to Explain on MobyGames
No Time to Explain on Wikipedia
No Time to Explain
No Time to Explain 2011
No Time to Explain Remastered 2015

No Time to Explain is a game in the No Time to Explain series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
In most places replaced with No Time to Explain Remastered.[1]
Linux version is not currently sold.
Purchase includes No Time to Explain Remastered.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/227280/remote/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/227280/pfx/[Note 1]
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
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/227280/remote/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/227280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.

Does not lock cursor to game. Clicking outside of the game will cause it to minimise.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Changing resolution while using windowed mode also changes screen resolution and may end up in situation where you have to restart whole machine.
Game allows changing resolution. However it's done via - and + icons and game applies resolution automatically and doesn't tell what resolution is used.
Change resolution manually via config[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open notimereso with preferred text editor. If file isn't present start the game once or create it.
  3. Edit file with your resolution. It's formatted W,X,Y where W is windowed (0) or fullscreen (1) e.g. 1920x1080 fullscreen resolution input 1,1920,1080. Don't put anything else in the file.
  4. Save the file.


If using fullscreen, game doesn't pause and keystrokes are still recognized even if focus is lost

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Severe frame rate and mouse lag[edit]

Game suffers from severe lagging even with high end machines. This is mostly because of engine used. There are several ways to minimize it but no complete fix
Change graphical options[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 126 MB of VRAM


  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>/227280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (227280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.