The Council

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The Council
The Council cover
Big Bad Wolf
Focus Home Interactive
Release dates
Windows March 13, 2018
The Council on MobyGames
The Council on Wikipedia

General information

Official Website
Official Forum Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Only the "Complete Season" is available, episodes can no longer be bought individually.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The Council\*.conf
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/287630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\The Council\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/287630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
On 16:10 resolutions, cut-scenes are letterboxed to 16:9.
Bug where horizontal mouse sensitivity is greatly reduced. Menus and cutscenes are 16:9 pillarboxed. Gameplay is 21:9.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Texture quality[edit]

The "Maximum" texture quality setting is only applied on resolutions higher than 1080p.[2]
Adjust texture quality in config file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open The Council.conf with an editor like Notepad.
  3. Change the numeric value of textureQuality to 2.


Do not enter the settings menu afterwards or it will reset this change.

Input settings[edit]

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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, voices, SFX and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: The Council (DX11).

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2125 (3.3 GHz)
AMD FX-4100 (3.6 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
AMD Radeon R7 360
1 GB of VRAM


  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>/287630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (287630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. The Council - THE CONCLAVE (21:9 Ultrawide 4K) - last accessed on 2019-10-20
  2. The Council - Technical FAQ :: The Council Technical Support - last accessed on 2019-04-17
  3. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2019-04-17