We Happy Few

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We Happy Few
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Compulsion Games
Gearbox Software
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows August 10, 2018
macOS (OS X) TBA[1]
Linux TBA[1]
Metacritic 62
OpenCritic 63
We Happy Few on HowLongToBeat
We Happy Few on IGDB
We Happy Few on MobyGames
We Happy Few on Wikipedia

General information

Official forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
Roger & James in They Came From Below

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\GlimpseGame\Saved\Config\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\CompulsionGamesInc.WeHappyFew_eae46zy90r9xg\Settings
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/Epic/We Happy Few/Config/LinuxNoEditor/
GOG.com %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\We Happy Few\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/320240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\Users\{{|%userprofile%}}Documents\My Games\We Happy Few\SaveGames
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\CompulsionGamesInc.WeHappyFew_eae46zy90r9xg\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/Epic/We Happy Few/SaveGames/
GOG.com %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\We Happy Few\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/320240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game is cropped 16:9.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 120°.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA. Will cause ghosting on some systems, even at 66 FPS[3]. See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Optional frame rate capping and smoothing, including unlimited. Defaults to smoothed 20-62 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

On some systems, enabling FXAA or TAA (Fast or Best) will provoke ghosting effect, even at normal frame-rate like 60 or 66 FPS[4]. Disabling in-game anti-aliasing will fix this.[5]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Only Mouse Smoothing is available.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both the Y Axis and X Axis can be inverted.
Controller support
Supports XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both the Y Axis and X Axis can be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Add quick save, load and console[edit]

Edit config file[6]

Open Input.ini and add the following:


Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, dialogue, music, broadcast and ambient.
Surround sound
Subtitles don't always appear.[7]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Language settings.
Language settings.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

General Issues[edit]

Try the following solutions in order to solve any issues.
Windowed Mode and No Hardware Detection[citation needed]
  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Use the -nohwdetect -ResX YourWidth -ResY YourHeight -Windowed arguments.


Change the bold text beginning with Your to the desired values.

Windows Updates and Redistributables[citation needed]
  1. For Windows 8.1 and earlier open this link and navigate to the Method 2: Microsoft Download Center section then choose the correct version.
  2. Download this file and install it.


The x86 stands for 32-bit Windows and x64 for 64-bit Windows.
If the above solutions don't work send a bug report.
Bug Reporting[8]
  1. Open the Start menu, enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\GlimpseGame\Saved\Logs then press Enter.
  2. Find GlimpseGame.log and send it to this email - support@compulsiongames.com

Crash on Startup[edit]

See General Issues.

Black Screen[edit]

See General Issues.

Issues unresolved[edit]

AMD Performance Issues[edit]

The following issue is being investigated, there are no known solutions currently, simply lower any graphical settings as a workaround.[9]
AMD driver (08/2020) performance issues seem to follow a pattern. FPS cap in game 30fps results in game running at around 25fps. FPS cap at 60fps results in game running around 45-50fps. Setting FPS cap to 72fps should provide constant 60fps ingame. (NEEDS CONFIRMATION)

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Triple Core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 5870
DirectX 11 compatible
Currently requires a 64-bit OS.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/320240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (320240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.