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The Path

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The Path
The Path cover
Developers
Tale of Tales
macOS (OS X) TransGaming[1]
Engines
Quest3D
Release dates
Windows March 18, 2009
macOS (OS X) (Cider) March 18, 2009
Reception
Metacritic 79
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy, Horror
The Path on HowLongToBeat
The Path on IGDB
The Path guide on StrategyWiki
The Path on MobyGames
The Path on Wikipedia

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

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Purchase via itch.io widget.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
itch.io
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
See the developer's site for more stores.

Demo

A demo called The Path - Prologue is available here or here.

Essential improvements

Patches

A patch that updates the game from version 1.01 to version 1.1 is available on the old developer's forum.
A Translations Patch is available on the developer's site.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Path\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/27000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Path\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/27000/pfx/[Note 1]
ThePath_SavedGame.cgr contains both user settings and saved game.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Options menu.
Options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Hor+.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Run the game in window mode and use a borderless tool.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

In-game input control scheme.
In-game input control scheme.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
2.0 Stereo[2]
Subtitles
No dialogue in game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Issues fixed

Player character not visible

Launching the game without the Q3DStart.q3d argument will make the player character not load properly.
Follow the instructions and create a shortcut with the Q3DStart.q3d argument[3]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL
OS X only.
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.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
256 MB of VRAM


Notes

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

References

  1. The Path - GamesIndustry.biz - last accessed on 2017-12-31
  2. Verified by User:Mastan on 2020-06-20
    Tested using Orban Loudness Meter.
  3. Tale Of Tales forum - Can´t see the characters