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Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

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Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition cover
The Chinese Room
Robert Briscoe
The Chinese Room
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows February 14, 2017
macOS (OS X) February 14, 2017
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition at Wikipedia
Dear Esther
Dear Esther 2012
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition 2017

Key points

A Unity remake of the original game.
Includes developer commentary.
Free for owners of Dear Esther on Steam.[2]

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\The Chinese Room & Robert Briscoe @ LittleLostPoly.co.uk\DearEsther
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/520720/pfx/[Note 2]
Only resolution and windowed mode settings are stored here. The rest of the settings are in save file.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\520720\remote\playerprefs.dat
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/520720/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.


Switching to the 21:9 aspect ratio[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\DearEsther_Data\Managed\
  2. Open Assembly-CSharp.dll with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Search for 39 8E E3 3F and replace it with 60 E5 18 40.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Edit the game launch options to include the -popupwindow parameter.
  6. Launch the game and choose the correct aspect ratio if needed.

Enable exclusive fullscreen[edit]

Use -window-mode exclusive command line argument[4]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
4 and 5.1 speakers options.
Closed captions
Closed Captions and Large Captions options are actually for subtitles.
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
OS X only.
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 4200+ 2.2 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.6 GHz
AMD A8-3850 2.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT
ATI Radeon X1600 XT
256 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7770
1 GB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5 10.12.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5-3470S 2.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9400
256 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GT 750M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
1 GB of VRAM


  1. Unity engine build: 5.3.6f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/520720/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (520720) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.