Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams cover
Developers
Black Forest Games
Engines
Vision
Release dates
Windows October 23, 2012
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams guide at StrategyWiki
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams at Wikipedia
Giana Sisters
The Great Giana Sisters 1987
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Giana Sisters 2D 2015

General information

Official game site
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Comes with a code to activate the game on Steam.
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Windows
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Also sold together with Rise of the Owlverlord.
Windows
Humble Store
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Also sold together with Rise of the Owlverlord.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement BFG Logo 1080p.wmv

Apply the Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams intro skip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Giana Sisters - Twisted Dreams\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/223220/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Giana Sisters - Twisted Dreams\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/223220/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer with this plugin.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Widescreen Fixer with this plugin.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Can also toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate. Frame rate is capped at 124 FPS. Some gameplay elements are bugged at frame rates above 60 FPS.[1]

Input settings[edit]

Launcher control settings.
Launcher control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Launcher audio settings.
Launcher audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[2]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\dxgi.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\GSGameExe.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
    • DirectX 9 version uses <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or \GSGameExe_DX9.exe\SpecialK.ini.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 3, 5
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 2.8 GHz
Intel Core i5 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1800 XT
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 280
ATI Radeon HD 4800
DirectX 11 compatible

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>/223220/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (223220) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References