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South Park: The Fractured but Whole

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South Park: The Fractured but Whole
South Park: The Fractured but Whole cover
Developers
Ubisoft San Francisco
Ubisoft Osaka
Ubisoft Massive
Ubisoft Düsseldorf
Ubisoft Reflections
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Ubisoft Snowdrop[1]
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Subscription gaming service
Modes Singleplayer
Genres RPG
Series South Park
South Park: The Fractured but Whole on HowLongToBeat
South Park: The Fractured but Whole on IGDB
South Park: The Fractured but Whole on MobyGames
South Park: The Fractured but Whole on Wikipedia
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South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a singleplayer RPG game in the South Park series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Epic Games Store
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Gold Edition also available, included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
Origin (unavailable)
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Monetization

Type Notes
DLC The DLCs include new singleplayer content.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Ubisoft+.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
From Dusk Till Casa Bonita
Windows
Bring the Crunch
Windows
Danger Deck
Windows
Relics of Zaron
Windows
Towelie: Your Gaming Bud
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\SouthPark - The Fractured but Whole\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/488790/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\3088\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/488790/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 letterboxing.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Can be adjusted in the in-game settings menu or by using Alt+ Enter to switch between windowed and fullscreen modes.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
All pre-rendered cutscenes run at 30 FPS, with in-engine cutscenes having different framerates per object. The game cannot run faster than 216 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Ultra-widescreen

Remove gray bars with hex editor[2]
  1. Open SouthPark_TFBW.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Search for 39 8E E3 3F.
  3. Replace with:
    • 26 B4 17 40 = 2560x1080
    • 8E E3 18 40 = 3440x1440
    • 26 B4 17 40 = 5120x2160
    • 8E E3 18 40 = 6880x2880
    • 39 8E 63 40 = 3840x1080
    • 39 8E 63 40 = 5120x1440
Remove gray bars with patcher[citation needed]

See the WSGF topic.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Fan - #1 AI
French
German
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Not shown on Steam.

Mute on focus lost

Enable mute on focus lost[citation needed]
  1. Open state.cfg
  2. Search for muteonunfocus = and set it to true
  3. Save the changes

Issues unresolved

Black screen after hitting Enter in the main screen

Run in Windows 7 compatibility and as administrator[citation needed]

Players reported that running the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode and as administrator sometimes help.

Conflicts with DisplayFusion

Close program prior to launch

Issues fixed

Game crashes when starting a new game

Game may hang when selecting "New game" in main menu; workaround available is to load a save file starting from the first autosave in the game.
Use different save file[3]
  1. Remove any existing save files you may have in the save game data location.
  2. Download save file.
  3. Copy 0x57d43868.sav and paste it in the save game data location.
  4. Start the game, choose "Load game" and select slot 10, or hit "Continue."

Unable to use abilities during combat with an Xbox Controller

Game may recognize the A button as the X button, making A button act as both "confirm" and "attack" outside of combat, and during combat the game doesn't allow selecting abilities properly.[4]
Enable Steam Controller support[5]
  1. If playing from Ubisoft Connect and not Steam, follow these steps.
    1. Open Steam and log in to your account.
    2. Click on Library from the Steam home screen.
    3. Click Add a Game.
    4. Hit Add a Non-Steam Game.
    5. Navigate to the .exe of the game, either in the list or by hitting Browse…
    6. Tick the box next to your game and click Add Selected Programs.
  2. To enable Steam Controller support, click on the Steam menu tab.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Controller in the pop-up box.
  5. Click on the General Controller Settings box.
  6. Place a checkmark in the box for "Xbox Configuration Support".
  7. Run the game from the Steam client.

Black screen upon loading game

This problem occurs because the game could not catch your PC resolution automatically, the solution is to exit fullscreen upon starting and play in windowed mode.
Workaround[6]
  1. Start the game.
  2. Press Alt+ Enter at the black screen.
  3. Game should be windowed with display.
Alternative fix[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open state.cfg with Notepad++.
  3. Edit the height = and width = parameters to LOWER values than your current desktop settings.
  4. Save file; right-click on the file > Properties > Check "Read Only" and apply.
  5. Start the game.

Other information

API

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-4320
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon HD 7850
AMD Radeon R9 270
AMD Radeon R9 370
AMD Radeon RX 460
A 64-bit system is required.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References