The Detail

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The Detail
The Detail cover
Developers
Rival Games
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows October 28, 2014
macOS (OS X) October 28, 2014
Linux October 28, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 71
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 71
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Controls Point and select
Genres Visual novel
Art styles Stylized
Themes Contemporary, Detective/mystery, North America
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Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Episode 1 only.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Full season bundle is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Full season.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store (unavailable)
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Full season.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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Full season.
macOS (OS X)

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Episode 2 - From The Ashes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Episode 3 - Devil in The Detail
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Rival Games\The Detail
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/unity3d/Rival Games/The Detail/prefs
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\My Games\Rival Games\The Detail\Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/The Detail_Data/Saves/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Works on Windows, does not work on Linux.

Video[edit]

In-game graphics and audio settings.
In-game graphics and audio settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable Fullscreen from in-game graphics settings.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On if video quality is set to maximum. Off otherwise.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Equals refresh rate if video quality is set to maximum. Capped at 60 FPS otherwise.

Input[edit]

In-game controls and gameplay settings.
In-game controls and gameplay settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master only. Game audio consists of only music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pauses and mutes on focus lost.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Slow mouse cursor on linux[edit]

Use the -HardwareCursor command line argument[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL
OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 10.10
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.4.3f1[1]

References