The Medium

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The Medium
The Medium cover
Developers
Bloober Team
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[1]
Release dates
Windows January 28, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 75
IGDB 74
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Puzzle
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Eastern Europe, Horror, Supernatural
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Deluxe Edition includes a digital artbook and soundtrack.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Medium\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\3951BlooberTeamS.A.TheMedium_myqva651hxz16\LocalCache\Local\Medium\Saved\Config\WinGDK\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1293160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Medium\Saved\SaveGames\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\3951BlooberTeamS.A.TheMedium_myqva651hxz16\SystemAppData\wgs
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1293160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Transfer Microsoft Store saves to other platforms[edit]

Microsoft Store saves can be transferred over to other PC platforms by renaming the files accordingly. The opposite is currently not possible.[citation needed]
Rename save game files[2]
  1. Browse to the save folder of the Microsoft Store version
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\3951BlooberTeamS.A.TheMedium_myqva651hxz16\SystemAppData\wgs
  2. Perform a search for * in the folder so that all files in all subfolders are visible in one view.
  3. Select all files 2 KB or larger and copy these.
    • All files including container in their name can be ignored.
  4. Paste the files in the target save folder
  5. Now go through the files one by one and do the following:
    1. Open the file in Notepad.
    2. On the 12th (or slightly below) line of the file, locate the /Script/ part and rename the file based on the specified type:
      • /Script/Medium.MediumSaveObject files should be renamed to SaveGameData_#.sav where # is a digit starting from 0.
      • /Script/Medium.MediumPlayerProfile should be renamed to PlayerProfile.sav
      • /Script/InputRebinding.InputRebindingSaveData should be renamed to InputRebinding.sav
      • /Script/Achievements.AchievementsSaveObject should be renamed to Achievements.sav
  6. Launch the game on the other platform and the transferred saves should not be recognized.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use the related PCGW community tool.
Ultra-widescreen
Supported as of update 1.2.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Drivers can be used to force different options.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options are FXAA, TXAA and DLSS.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Does not have a framerate limit higher than 60 FPS, but unlocked framerate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing
Performance mode, which has ray traced reflections and ambient occlusion, and Quality mode, which adds ray traced shadows.[4]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Affects keyboard and controller. Invert X-axis also available.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Affects keyboard and controller.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Affects keyboard and controller. Invert X-axis also available.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, V2
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can toggle between off, low and high.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Voice Over and SFX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Can change text size, color, background and bold toggle.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
French
Italian
German
Japanese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Polish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Selectable by using command line arguments -dx11 or -dx12.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 390X
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Game runs on Windows 8.1 despite what the system requirements say.

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>/1293160/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1293160) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References