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Downwell

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Downwell
Downwell cover
Developers
Moppin
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
GameMaker[1]
Release dates
Windows October 15, 2015
Downwell at Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Downwell_v1_0_5\save.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/360740/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Downwell_v1_0_5\save.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/360740/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Main game is 380x284, 4:3 aspect ratio, which is scaled with nearest neighbor filtering and added black bars. Tate Mode sets a 9:16 (160x284) portrait orientation output.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Scale option from 1x to 3.5x
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Input method told every time game is started.
Input method told every time game is started.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Preset keys which include at least either A+S and + to move, Esc and Enter to pause/menu and space and RShift for action/confirm.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput only. DirectInput possibly updated.[2]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
No prompts used at all.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
No prompts used at all.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Overall volume. Music toggling on or off.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language options.
Language options.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Turkish

Issues fixed[edit]

Vertex Shader Error[edit]

Complete error says FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation, ShaderName: shaderTemplate, D3DXCompile failed - result, at gml_Object_objControlerN_Draw_64.
This is caused by game missing certain DirectX component and it's not included as redistributable, so user has to manually download and install it.
Install DirectX Jun2010 offline redistributable[3]
  1. Download DirectX June 2010 offline redistributable from Microsoft.
  2. Install the downloaded file and reboot the machine.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 10 compatible
Controller Controller recommended

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>/360740/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (360740) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References