The Watchmaker

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The Watchmaker
The Watchmaker cover
Developers
Trecision
Publishers
Got Game Entertainment
DreamCatcher Interactive
Digital THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows October 23, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 59
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Detective/mystery, Europe, Supernatural
The Watchmaker on IGDB

General information

Official developer site (archived)
Official publisher site (archived)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\Options.dat[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\Wm##.sav[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Saves\WmSav##.tga
.sav files store the saved game state.
.tga files store thumbnails visible in the loading menu.

Video[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use dgVoodoo 2
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, music and dialogues.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
[1]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Polish

Issues fixed[edit]

Victoria refuses to throw a padlock at the window around 8:55pm[edit]

Insert a CD from a game to your disk drive. If the issue still persist, try other disk drives[2][3]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Can't find a watchman after 4:00pm[edit]

  • It may be impossible to find watchman if too many actions from later part of the game were performed. Loading a previous save file may be required.[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD 3.33

System requirements[edit]

Windows[4]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MMX
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. EAX Games List - last accessed on 2008-02-07
  2. Watchmaker - problem z klodka i Mysliwym | Forum Archiwum - Gry Online
  3. 3.0 3.1 Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-08-15
  4. THE WATCHMAKER: FAQ - last accessed on 2007-02-03