Song of Horror

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Song of Horror
Song of Horror cover
Developers
Protocol Games
Publishers
Raiser Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[1]
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 71
OpenCritic 72
IGDB 70
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Horror
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Key points

Headphones and a controller are recommended for a more immersive experience.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Complete Edition.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Episode 2 Eerily Quiet
Windows
Episode 3 A Twisted Trail
Windows
Episode 4 The Last Concert
Windows
Episode 5 The Horror and The Song
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Complete Edition includes all five episodes.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace LogosInicio.mp4 with dummy mp4 file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\SongOfHorror\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename the existing file LogosInicio.mp4.
  3. Download the dummy file LogosInicio.mp4 from here.
  4. Place the downloaded file in <path-to-game>\SongOfHorror\Content\Movies\.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SongOfHorror\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1096570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SongOfHorror\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1096570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 anamorphic.[3]
Multi-monitor
16:9 anamorphic.[4]
Ultra-widescreen
16:9 anamorphic.[5][6]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with Effects quality.[7]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for more options.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS when Vsync is disabled.[8] See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Change AA type through the config file[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=1
The above sets the AA type to FXAA. Change the 1 to 0 to disable AA.
Enable TAA sharpening through the config file[9]
This makes the game appear less blurry when anti-aliasing is on.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.TemporalAACurrentFrameWeight=0.2
r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=1

High frame rate[edit]

Modify user settings file[10]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini in a text editor.
  3. Locate FrameRateLimit=0.000000 and set the value to the desired FPS cap.

Vignette[edit]

Disable vignette through the config file[11]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:
[SystemSettings]
r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0
r.Tonemapper.Quality=0

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Game settings.
Game settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
General, Voice, Music
Surround sound
5.1[12]
Subtitles
Text size is adjustable.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

SteamVR launches when starting game[edit]

Starting the game while a VR headset is connected can cause SteamVR to unintentionally launch.[13]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup (AMD GPUs)[edit]

Update AMD graphics drivers[14]

Selected resolution does not persist[edit]

Enable the following compatibility setting for the SongOfHorror.exe file:[15]
  • Disable display scaling on high DPI settings

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7950
DirectX 11 compatible
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>/1096570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1096570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Song of Horror Windows, XONE, PS4 game - Indie DB - last accessed on 2020-05-07
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-07
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
    Tested at 2560x1600 resolution.
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
    Tested at 2560x480 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  6. Song of Horror does not support Ultrawide Resolutions - last accessed on 2020-06-02
  7. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-09
    r.maxanisotropy gets set from 0 to 8 depending on the setting, as seen in the console.
  8. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
  9. 9.0 9.1 Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
    The changes resulted in a visibly sharper image in the game and screenshots comparisons.
  10. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
    Set to 120.000000 and saw it reflected in-game.
  11. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
    Compared screenshots. Many textures appear brighter with the vignette disabled.
  12. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-08
    Tested with Special K.
  13. Minor bug: Launching the game launches Steam VR :: SONG OF HORROR General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-05-08
  14. If your game crashed at launch and you use an AMD card, please read this  :: SONG OF HORROR General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-05-09
    "AMD has already released compatible drivers (20.1.2), so please make sure you update them."
  15. How to fix Resolution Not Sticking  :: SONG OF HORROR General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-05-09