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Viewfinder

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Viewfinder
Viewfinder cover
Developers
Sad Owl Studios
Publishers
Thunderful Publishing
Engines
Unity 2021[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows July 18, 2023
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives First-person
Genres Puzzle
Viewfinder on HowLongToBeat
Viewfinder on IGDB

Viewfinder is a singleplayer first-person puzzle game.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
[1]
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sad Owl Studios\Viewfinder\[2]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1382070/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Sad Owl Studios\Viewfinder\*.sav
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Sad Owl Studios\Viewfinder\*.bak[3]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1382070/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Resolution can be manually set by adjusting the following values in the configuration registry key:[4]

Screenmanager Resolution Height_h2627697771
Screenmanager Resolution Width_h182942802

Ensure that the following key is set to a value of 0, otherwise the game will reset to the primary monitor's native resolution:
Screenmanager Resolution Use Native_h1405027254

However, this does not hide the title bar, and the taskbar will have to be manually hidden.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-110
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA + option to use post-process anti-aliasing(FXAA,SMAA) or super-sampling with resolution scale slider
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 1.0
resolution scale slider acts as an upscaler.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Supports Microsoft Spatial Sound.[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Arabic

Other information

API

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

Middleware

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Windows 10 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel i5-9600K
AMD Ryzen 5
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce GTX 970
DirectX 11 compatible


Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2021.3.18f1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. Verified by User:Taylor.mabby654 on 2024-03-24
    Game won't start without Steam client running.
  2. Verified by User:grandta13 on 2023-09-08
  3. Verified by User:Taylor.mabby654 on 2024-07-01
    backup files
  4. Verified by User:grandta13 on 2023-09-08
  5. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on 2024-06-10