Fez

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FEZ
FEZ cover
Developers
Polytron Corporation
macOS (OS X) Ethan Lee
Linux Ethan Lee
Publishers
Trapdoor
Engines
FNA[1]
Release dates
Windows May 1, 2013
OS X September 11, 2013
Linux September 11, 2013

Key points

The game is meant to be played with a controller, including requirements in some puzzles of rumble features. Those are however mirrored with stereo sound.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
Humble Store
Steam Can be run without Steam.

Game data[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\FEZ\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/FEZ/
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/FEZ/
This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Settings file stores all settings data.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\FEZ\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/FEZ/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/FEZ/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/224760/remote/
SaveSlot* files store all the save data. The files with _backup appended to them are the previous save files for the save slot, and can help in case of data corruption.
Deleted saves can still be recovered by going to the relevant save directory and removing _LastDelete from the file name.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Invert look[edit]

Change a settings option[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file location and open Settings.
  2. Change invertLookX false to invertLookX true to invert X-axis mouse look.
  3. Change invertLookY false to invertLookY true to invert Y-axis mouse look.

Notes

Only applies to first person look.
The mouse is inverted by default.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Integrated into "Pause on lost focus" option
EAX support
Uses EFX filters for low-pass effect

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Traditional Chinese

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows[edit]

Screen tearing when VSync is on and game runs at full speed[edit]

Vsync may be forced off in your GPU control panel[3]
  1. Open AMD Catalyst Control Center or NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. Click 3D Application Settings (or similar).
  3. Edit the Global Settings or create a new profile for Fez.
  4. Set "Wait for Vertical Refresh" (AMD) or "Vertical Sync" (NVIDIA) to "Use the 3D application setting" or similar.

Game fails to start[edit]

Change your region settings[4]
  1. Open the "Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language > Formats".
  2. Set Format (the first drop-down from the top) to "English (US)".

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.3 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
64-bit executable
OS X and Linux only.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL Soft
Input SDL2

Command line parameters[edit]

See command line arguments on how to use the following options.
Parameter Description
--no-gamepad Disables gamepad support.
--no-music Disables music.
--public-demo Only New Game/Resume Game and Credits options are enabled in main menu.
--region %LANGUAGE% Possible languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
--trace Debug tracing. Useful for reporting bugs with crashes.
--msaa-option Exposes unsupported anti-aliasing option.
--gotta-gomez-fast Starts game in SpeedRun mode.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 2nd generation Intel HD (2000/3000)
OpenGL 3.0 compatible (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
nVidia GeForce GT 240
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 compatible (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) glibc 2.15
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 compatible (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)

References

  1. FEZ 1.12 – The Instruction Limit
  2. Verified by User:Flibitijibibo on 2016-08-18
  3. Verified by User:Flibitijibibo on 2016-08-18
  4. Verified by User:Flibitijibibo on 2016-08-18