Return to Monkey Island

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Return to Monkey Island
Return to Monkey Island cover
Developers
Terrible Toybox
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
Dinky
Release dates
Windows September 19, 2022
macOS (OS X) September 19, 2022
Linux TBA[1]
Reception
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 87
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Stylized
Themes Comedy, Piracy
Series Monkey Island
Return to Monkey Island on HowLongToBeat
Return to Monkey Island on IGDB
Return to Monkey Island guide on StrategyWiki
Return to Monkey Island on MobyGames
Return to Monkey Island on Wikipedia
Monkey Island
The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
The Curse of Monkey Island 1997
Escape from Monkey Island 2000
Tales of Monkey Island 2009
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 2009
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge 2010
Return to Monkey Island 2022

Return to Monkey Island is a singleplayer adventure game in the Monkey Island series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
All versions require Steam DRM.
Players who pre-ordered the game received the horse armor item in the in-game inventory. It has no function, as it is a joke item referencing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Terrible Toybox\Return to Monkey Island\Prefs.json
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Terrible Toybox/Return to Monkey Island/Prefs.json
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2060130/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
Windows %APPDATA%\Terrible Toybox\Return to Monkey Island\
macOS (OS X) Library/Application Support/Terrible Toybox/Return to Monkey Island/
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2060130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse controls
Keyboard and mouse controls
Gamepad controls
Gamepad controls

Remapping keys[edit]

Change keymapping by Prefs.json[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Prefs.json.
  3. Add or modify keybindings the following parameters to
keybindings: {
skipDialog: "period"
skipDialog2: "mousemiddle"
pauseGame: "space"
overrideCutscene: "esc"
quit: "control+q"
fastQuit: "alt+q"
showOptions: "o"
showHelp: "h"
takeScreenshotUI: "shift+control+s"
esc: "esc"
inventory: "i"
inventoryAlt: "v"
map: "m"
todo: "t"
showLastSayline: "comma"
showNextSayline: "m"
saveGame: "command+s"
loadGame: "command+l"
showHotspots: "tab"
}

Notes

The following special key names can be used: esc, period, tab, space, return, backtick, backslash, num1, num2, num3, num4, num5, num6, num7, num8, num9, home, pageup, pagedown, delete, backspace, end, right, left, down, up
To invoke a key event when the middle mouse button is pressed, use mousemiddle. By default, it skips dialog.
Almost any key can be remapped. However, it is not possible to remap the mouse or controller buttons.

Enable higher framerates[edit]

Change targetFrameRate in Prefs.json[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Prefs.json.
  3. Add or modify targetFrameRate:
targetFrameRate: 144

Notes

The maximum supported framerate seems to be 240 FPS.[3]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Text and language settings
Text and language settings
Interface settings
Interface settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Ambient, Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Enabling the SFX Subtitles setting will turn on closed captions for sound effects, regardless of the Text / Speech setting.
Mute on focus lost
Always pauses and mutes when focus is lost during gameplay and cutscenes.
Does not mute when focus is lost in the main menu or settings menu.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3240 3.4 GHz
AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640
AMD Radeon HD 7750
2 GB (Nvidia), 1 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3240 3.4 GHz
AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640
AMD Radeon HD 7750
2 GB (Nvidia), 1 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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>/2060130/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2060130) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Ron Gilbert on Twitter - last accessed on 19 September 2022
  2. Steam Community - Return to Monkey Island General Discussions - FAQ - last accessed on 2022-09-21
  3. 3.0 3.1 Steam Community - last accessed on 2022-09-22