Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent

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Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent
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Telltale Games
Telltale Tool
Release dates
Windows June 30, 2010
macOS (OS X) June 30, 2010
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent guide on StrategyWiki
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent on Wikipedia


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
Puzzle Agent
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General information

Official game site
Telltale Community for game series Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Mystery of Scoggins\prefs.prop
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/31270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Mystery of Scoggins\*.save
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/31270/pfx/[Note 1]
3 profiles are available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keyboard is not used during gameplay.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, Music, Sound
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation by ZoG Forum Team

Issues unresolved[edit]

Puzzle not rendered correctly[edit]

There is a known issue with some Nvidia cards which causes some of the puzzles to not be rendered correctly making them impossible to complete.[1]

Issues fixed[edit]

Grickle101.exe has crashed[edit]

Set compatibility mode for Grickle101.exe[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click on Grickle101.exe and click Properties
  3. Click the compatibility tab
  4. Check "Run this program in compatiblity mode for:" and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  5. Check "Run this program as an administrator"
  6. Press OK and launch the game
Unplug gamepad[citation needed]

Sometimes a gamepad could cause this problem. Try to unplug it before launching game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OS X only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 220 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 220 MB
Not recommended for: Macs with integrated graphics


  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>/31270/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (31270) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.