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American McGee's Alice (2011)

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American McGee's Alice
American McGee's Alice cover
Developers
Original game Rogue Entertainment
Remastered Spicy Horse
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
id Tech 3
Release dates
Windows June 14, 2011
American McGee's Alice (2011) guide at StrategyWiki
American McGee's Alice (2011) at Wikipedia
American McGee's Alice
American McGee's Alice 2000
American McGee's Alice (2011) 2011
Alice: Madness Returns 2011

This page is for the 2011 remastered version. For the original release, see American McGee's Alice.

Key points

An updated version that adds native widescreen resolutions, controller support, updated characters textures, and compatibility fixes for modern systems. The visuals can be improved further with the Alice HD Texture Pack.
This version only made available through pre-order of Alice: Madness Returns or purchasing The Complete Collection on Origin, both of which are no longer available.

General information

Alice Wiki - A wiki for the series

Availability[edit]

This game was bundled with Alice: Madness Returns as a pre-order bonus and as part of The Complete Collection, which are no longer available for purchase.

Essential improvements[edit]

Alice HD Texture Pack[edit]

Features an expanded tweaks/cheats menu and optional Overkill mod that adds more lighting effects and enemies.
Further improves the overall the look of the game than the remaster's vanilla assets. It is also compatible with the original 2000 release of the game.
Install the Alice HD Texture Pack[1]
  1. Download the texture pack here, then extract its content somewhere conveniently accessible on your computer.
  2. Copy the INT folder, as well as the autoexec.cfg, config.cfg, and zzpak*_mod.pk3 files into <path-to-game>\bin\base.
  3. Now run the game. The game's visuals should be changed with those from the HD texture pack.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\American McGee's Alice\config.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\American McGee's Alice\save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Called Camera Distance in the Game Options settings.
Windowed
Can also be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Run the game in your display's native resolution and Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anisotropic filtering can be hacked through through video card settings.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Anti-aliasing can be hacked through through video card settings.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS by default. See High frame-rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Enable Vsync[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.cfg with a text editor.
  3. In the Cvars section, add seta r_swapinterval "1" as a new line, then save the changes.

High frame-rate[edit]

Remove frame-rate cap[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.cfg with a text editor.
  3. In the Cvars section, add seta com_maxfps "0" as a new line, then save the changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
At the Save/Load screen, the A button is to load a file, X button is to save a file, and Y is to delete a save file.
Controller remapping
Uses a pre-defined controller configuration.
Controller sensitivity
Handled through the game's Sensitivity setting.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Handled through the game's Invert Mouse setting.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0 and 2.0, EAX and EAX 2.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
Use the Alice Dutch Patch.
French
German
Italian
Fan translation, download. Compatible with both versions.
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs at a low frame-rate[edit]

The game may run poorly even on modern hardware.
Edit config.cfg[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.cfg with a text editor.
  3. In the Cvars section, add seta r_primitives "2" as a new line, then save the changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System

Launch without Alice: Madness Returns[edit]

This game is normally launched through Alice: Madness Returns from its main menu for those that received this game through pre-ordering the latter or purchasing The Complete Collection.
Launch the game using the -RunningFromAlice2 command line argument[5]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista SP2, 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 1.6 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1650
Nvidia GeForce 7600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

References

  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on October 23, 2018
  2. RAGE Vsync issues - Page 3
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on October 25, 2018
    Steam's FPS counter measured the game's frame-rate was running at 200+ FPS with the frame-rate uncapped and V-sync disabled via these config edits.
  4. RTCW Crash hard with HD3850 - Rage3D Discussion Area - last accessed on October 25, 2018
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on October 23, 2018
    Was able to launch the 2011 remaster in a separate folder after uninstalling Alice: Madness Returns.