Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse cover
Developers
Telltale Games
Engines
Telltale Tool
Release dates
Windows April 15, 2010
macOS (OS X) April 15, 2010
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse guide at StrategyWiki
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse at Wikipedia
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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse 2010

Key points

Also titled "Sam & Max: Season 3"

General information

Official game site
Telltale Community for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 1
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 2
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 3
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 4
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 5

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/901399/pfx/[Note 1]
The folder used matches the episode being played.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Telltale Games
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/901399/pfx/[Note 1]
The folder used matches the episode being played.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game is always letter-boxed to 16:9
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
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 fix if game does not launch with controller plugged in
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Game will not launch in Steam[edit]

Download DLL file and/or unplug game controllers[citation needed]
  1. Install the latest DirectX End-User Runtimes.
  2. If problems persist, download dinput8.dll and extract into the episode installation folder. The game should now launch.

Unplugging game controllers may fix the problem as well.

Another possible solution (Windows 7): Make sure that Steam is not running in Vista Compatibility mode. First make sure Steam is not running. Right click Steam icon, select properties and the compatibility Tab. If "run this programme in compatibility mode" box is ticked untick it.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0
Shader Model support 2, 3 [citation needed]
64-bit executable
OS X only.[citation needed]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.7 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Dedicated graphics adapter

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) used for Windows game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). The app ID (901399) may differ in some cases.

References