Thomas Was Alone

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Thomas Was Alone
Thomas Was Alone cover
Developers
Mike Bithell
Engines
Unity 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows November 12, 2012
macOS (OS X) November 12, 2012
Linux May 28, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 77
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform, Puzzle
Art styles Abstract
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mike Bithell\Thomas Was Alone\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/unity.Mike Bithel.Thomas Was Alone.plist
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/Mike Bithell/Thomas Was Alone/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/220780/pfx/[Note 2]
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mike Bithell\Thomas Was Alone\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/unity.Mike Bithel.Thomas Was Alone.plist
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/Mike Bithell/Thomas Was Alone/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/220780/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Enabled for graphics presets "Beautiful" and higher.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled for graphics presets "Good" and higher.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice-over, Effects, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes on Windows 7[edit]

Crash with error message "GetThreadContextFailed"
Set compatibility mode to Windows 98 / Windows ME[3]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click ThomasWasAlone.exe and choose Properties.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check option "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
  5. Select "Windows 98 / Windows ME" from the drop-down list under the check box

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X and Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 4.5.1f3[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>/220780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (220780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References