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Alan Wake's American Nightmare

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Alan Wake's American Nightmare cover
Developers
Remedy Entertainment
Windows Nitro Games
Engines
MAX-FX
Release dates
Windows May 22, 2012
Alan Wake's American Nightmare at Wikipedia
Alan Wake
Alan Wake 2012
Alan Wake's American Nightmare 2012

General information

Official website
Official forums
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Play Compatibility

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
Steam
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Alan Wake Franchise also available.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\videos\
  2. Delete or rename startup_remedy.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Remedy\AmericanNightmare
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\202750\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/202750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Remedy\AmericanNightmare_GOG_Version\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\202750\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/202750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced options for graphics.
Advanced options for graphics.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Suggested values by aspect ratio:
Aspect Ratio FOV
16:9, 16:10, 15:9 FOV 11
21:9 (2560x1080) FOV 13
15:4 (3840x1024) FOV 15
48:10 (5040x1050) FOV 19
48:9 (5760x1080) FOV 20

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Toggle "Direct aiming" in the controls.
Mouse sensitivity
Use -sensscale=X to adjust the strength of the sliders.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two pre-configured button layouts available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, speech, cinematics
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D

Other information[edit]

Command line parameters[edit]

Set these parameters to change certain hidden settings or force different options at start-up.
Command Description
-hX Screen height (e.g. -h720).
-wX Screen width (e.g. -w1280).
-window Force windowed.
-novsync Disables Vsync.
-showfps Shows frame rate counter.
-forcesurround Forces 5.1 speaker mode.
-forcestereo Forces stereo speaker mode.
-nosound Disables sound.
-cleancloud Deletes save games and settings for Alan Wake from the Steam Cloud.
-locale=xx Forces a selected locale.
-sensscale=X Changes the mouse sensitivity scale slider in-game. Allows for a wider range on the scale.
-developermenu Lets you enable some cheats via the pause menu (debug mode).[3]
-freecamera Pressing the right thumb stick enables/disables freecamera mode. There is no keyboard switch.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Fmod Satsun.org

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz
AMD Dual Core 2.8 GHz
Intel Quad Core 2.66 GHz
AMD Quad Core 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
1 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible sound card

Notes

  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>/202750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (202750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References