The Messenger

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The Messenger
The Messenger cover
Developers
Sabotage
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
Unity 2017[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 30, 2018
The Messenger on Wikipedia

General information

Official Discord server
Community wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[2]
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Picnic Panic Free expansion with 3 new levels and bosses.
Windows
Soundtrack - Disc I: The Past [8-Bit] 29 tracks by Rainbowdragoneyes.
Windows
Soundtrack - Disc II: The Future [16-Bit] 30 tracks by Rainbowdragoneyes.
Windows
EP by Keiji Yamagishi 2 tracks by Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi.
Windows
Soundtrack - Disc III: Picnic Panic 18 tracks by Rainbowdragoneyes.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sabotage Studio\The Messenger\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/764790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Sabotage Studio\The Messenger\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/764790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
Québécois French is also available.
German
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Controller not recognized[edit]

The game does not recognize some controllers, even though they support XInput mode

Use Xbox 360 Controller Emulator[3]
  1. Download the 64-bit version of the Xbox 360 Controller Emulator from http://www.x360ce.com
  2. Extract x360ce_x64.exe to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run x360ce_x64.exe. It will ask to extract xinput1_3.dll. Let it.
  4. Configure the application for the controller (i.e. make sure that the buttons are all correct).
  5. Press the Save button and close the application.
  6. Rename xinput1_3.dll to xinput1_4.dll.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4210 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1200 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4400
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.12f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/764790/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (764790) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-06-13
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-11-14
  3. FIX: Controller not recognized