Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Amnesia-a-machine-for-pigs-logo.jpg
Developers
Engines
 
Release dates
Windows
September 10, 2013
OS X
September 10, 2013
Linux
September 10, 2013
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs at Steam Charts
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs at SteamDB
 Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs at Wikipedia
Amnesia
Amnesia: The Dark Descent 2010
Justine
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs 2013

General information

Information Port Report
More information GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Frictional Games Forum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Official website DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Desura DRM-free
GamersGate DRM-free
GOG.com DRM-free
Humble Store DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Amnesia\Pig
OS X
Linux ~/.frictionalgames/Amnesia/Pig/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/239200/
Disadvantage This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native Game saves, key binds and game settings. Graphics are saved locally.

Video settings[edit]

Launcher
Basic settings
Advanced settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native On or off but proper AA and not FXAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Hackable Capped at 60 FPS by default; see High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Edit game.cfg[1]Link

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go into the config folder.
  3. Open game.cfg in text editor
  4. Locate line FOV = "70" in section Player_General and change its value to your desired field of view value.

High frame rate[edit]

Information The game limits frame rate to 60 FPS by default.

Fix Edit main_settings.cfg[2]Link

  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Amnesia\Pig\
  2. Open main_settings.cfg in text editor.
  3. Locate entry Engine LimitFPS="true" and change it to false.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible No native option, acceleration is taken from system settings.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Game settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Impossible Only master volume slider.
Surround sound Hackable See Surround sound for a fix.
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible Enabled by default.

Surround sound[edit]

Disadvantage Game is using old implementation of a sound system which limits output only to stereo.

Fix Surround sound fix[3]Link

  1. Download OpenAL Soft (PCGamingWiki mirror).
  2. Extract archive, navigate to Win32 folder from this archive.
  3. Copy soft_oal.dll to the installation folder.
  4. Launch game launcher and navigate to the Sound options tab.
  5. There should be new Unsuported device. Select it and launch the game.

In case there is no Unsuported device:

  1. Launch game with soft_oal.dll file in the same folder as game's exe file.
  2. Quit game, navigate to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Amnesia\Pig and open launcher.log in text editor.
  3. Locate section Initializing Sound Module. There are all available sound devices.
  4. Open main_settings.cfg from the same Main folder.
  5. Locate line <Sound Device="x"... and change x to corresponding value of sound device from launcher.log file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Impossible Native
Italian Native Impossible Native
German Native Impossible Native
Spanish Native Impossible Native
Czech Native Impossible Native
Hungarian Native Impossible Native
Polish Native Impossible Native
Brazilian Portuguese Native Impossible Native
Russian Native Impossible Native
Turkish Native Impossible Native A Turkish fan patch is available here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Vertical camera movement only with mouse[edit]

Fix Disconnect controller[4]Link

  1. Unplug your controller.
  2. Start a new game.

Crash during startup[edit]

Fix Disconnect any gamepads and then start the game[5]Link

Fix Overwrite the original 'aamfp.exe' with the offical patch found here: http://thedarkswarm.com/downloads/public/aamfp.zip[6]Link

Freeze/lag every now and then[edit]

Information A possible solution can be found at the official 'Amnesia A.M.F.P Troubleshooting Guide'[7].

Fix Edit main settingsLink

  1. Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Amnesia\Pig
  2. Open 'main_settings.cfg' in a text editor.
  3. Locate entry <Sound....
  4. Change MaxChannels="64" to MaxChannels="32".
  5. Change StreamBuffers="8" to StreamBuffers="4".
  6. Start the game and check if it worked.
  7. If not, also change StreamBufferSize="262144" to StreamBufferSize="131072".

Light halos showing through walls[edit]

Fix Start in offline mode[8]Link

  1. Start steam in offline mode or disable Steam Cloud for the game.
  2. Start the game and enter Launcher Settings.
  3. Select auto-detect video device.
Information Alternatively remove all .ini files from the game data locations for the game and try fix again.

Other information[edit]

Strong blue haze[edit]

Information The game has slight blue fog effect that is very apparent in first level. This is intentional [9] but this effect can be undesirably strong on some screens.

Fix Edit save files[10]Link

  1. Launch the game and create save if you don't have one.
  2. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Amnesia\Pig\<user-id>
  3. Locate your last save and open it in text editor.
  4. Locate entry name="mbFogActive" val="true" and change true to false.

Fix Edit shader files[11]Link

An alternative to the save game method is to edit the shader files. This has the advantage of being a permanent solution (instead of per-save), and it also allows you to reduce (or increase!) the effect by an arbitrary factor.

  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>/core/shaders
  2. Open the file deferred_fog_frag.glsl in a text editor
  3. Locate entry float fAmount = max(fDepth / avFogStartAndLength.y,0.0); and change it to float fAmount = 0.0; to switch the effect off completely, or e.g. to float fAmount = max(0.25 * fDepth / avFogStartAndLength.y,0.0); to reduce the effect to 25 % of original.

System requirements[edit]

Information Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Core i5 2.0 GHz Core i7
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
5 GB
Video card (GPU) Mid-range NVIDIA GeForce 3x0
ATI Radeon HD 5x00
High-range NVIDIA GeForce 5x0
ATI Radeon HD 6x00
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 10.7.5
Processor (CPU) 1.3 GHz core i5 2.0 GHz core i7
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Mid-range NVIDIA GeForce 3x0
ATI Radeon HD 5x00
High-range NVIDIA GeForce 5x0
ATI Radeon HD 6x00
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Major Linux Distribution from 2010 Major Linux Distribution from 2012
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz core i5 2.0 GHz core i7
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
5 GB
Video card (GPU) Mid-range NVIDIA GeForce 3x0
ATI Radeon HD 5x00
High-range NVIDIA GeForce 5x0
ATI Radeon HD 6x00

References

  1. Amnesia - the dark decent mods - Se7enSins Gaming Community
  2. 120Hz support? - Frictional Games Forum
  3. Tested at September 7, 2013 by User:LDK with openal-soft-1.15.1-bin version.
  4. Problem with the mouse - Steam Community Discussions
  5. Possible fix solution for crash at startup - Frictional Games Forum
  6. New possible fix to crash at startup - Patch - Frictional Games Forum
  7. Amnesia A.M.F.P Troubleshooting Guide
  8. Light halos showing through walls - Frictional Games Forum
  9. Blue haze? - Frictional Games Forum
  10. HOW-TO: Remove the BLUE FOG - Steam Community Guides
  11. Easy and definitive fix for the blue fog of death - Steam Community Discussions