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No Time to Explain

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No Time to Explain
No Time to Explain cover
Developers
tinyBuildGames
Engines
Adobe AIR
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2011
macOS (OS X) August 15, 2011
Linux August 15, 2011
No Time to Explain at Wikipedia
No Time to Explain
No Time to Explain 2011
No Time to Explain Remastered 2015

This page is for the original release. For the updated version, see No Time to Explain Remastered.

Key points

Free level editor with Steam Workshop support
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS
Few settings included

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Windows
In most places replaced with No Time to Explain Remastered.[1]
Linux version is not currently sold.
Purchase includes No Time to Explain Remastered.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/227280/remote/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/227280/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/227280/remote/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/227280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Does not lock cursor to game. Clicking outside of the game will cause it to minimise.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Changing resolution while using windowed mode also changes screen resolution and may end up in situation where you have to restart whole machine.
Game allows changing resolution. However it's done via - and + icons and game applies resolution automatically and doesn't tell what resolution is used.
Change resolution manually via config[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open notimereso with preferred text editor. If file isn't present start the game once or create it.
  3. Edit file with your resolution. It's formatted W,X,Y where W is windowed (0) or fullscreen (1) e.g. 1920x1080 fullscreen resolution input 1,1920,1080. Don't put anything else in the file.
  4. Save the file.

Input settings[edit]

If using fullscreen, game doesn't pause and keystrokes are still recognized even if focus is lost
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues unresolved[edit]

Severe frame rate and mouse lag[edit]

Game suffers from severe lagging even with high end machines. This is mostly because of engine used. There are several ways to minimize it but no complete fix
Change graphical options[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 126 MB of VRAM 512 MB of VRAM

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>/227280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (227280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References