Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse cover
Developers
Telltale Games
Engines
Telltale Tool
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2010
macOS (OS X) April 15, 2010
Reception
IGDB 72
Taxonomy
Series Sam & Max (The Telltale Series)
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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse on IGDB
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse guide on StrategyWiki
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse on MobyGames
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse on Wikipedia
Sam & Max (The Telltale Series)
Subseries of Sam & Max
Sam & Max Save the World 2006
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space 2007
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse 2010

Key points

Also titled "Sam & Max: Season 3"

General information

Telltale Community for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 1
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 2
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 3
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 4
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 5

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Collector's DVD. The DVD is only required for installation and access to the extra content.[1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com (unavailable)
DRM-free
Windows

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/901399/pfx/[Note 1]
The folder used matches the episode being played.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Telltale Games
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/901399/pfx/[Note 1]
The folder used matches the episode being played.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game is always letterboxed to 16:9
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio[edit]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Only stereo output
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Fan translation by Hiei
German
Russian
Fan translation by «Tolma4 Team»
Spanish
Fan translation by «jackic»

Issues fixed[edit]

Game will not launch in Steam[edit]

Download DLL file and/or unplug game controllers[citation needed]
  1. Install the latest DirectX End-User Runtimes.
  2. If problems persist, download dinput8.dll and extract into the episode installation folder. The game should now launch.

Unplugging game controllers may fix the problem as well.

Another possible solution (Windows 7): Make sure that Steam is not running in Vista Compatibility mode. First make sure Steam is not running. Right click Steam icon, select properties and the compatibility Tab. If "run this programme in compatibility mode" box is ticked untick it.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0
Shader Model support 2, 3 [citation needed]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[citation needed]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.7 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Dedicated graphics adapter

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>/901399/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (901399) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2020-09-16