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Sanitarium

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Sanitarium
Sanitarium cover
Developers
DreamForge Intertainment
Publishers
XS Games
ASC Games
Engines
Asylum[1][2]
Release dates
Windows April 30, 1998
Sanitarium at Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Twitch
DRM-free after installation through Twitch Desktop App (see notes)
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Peixoto's patch[edit]

Fixes multiple issues:
  • Unfiltered scaling: the game will look less blurry
  • Deinterlaced FMVs
  • Fixes jerky mouse movement in the menu
  • Fixes crashes on multicore processors
  • Fixes flicker on the mouse cursor when you move it around

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\DreamForge\Sanitarium\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/284050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/284050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Windowed[edit]

Create a shortcut[3]
  1. Create a shortcut for <path-to-game>\sntrm.exe
  2. Add the following command line to the target: -window or -w
  3. Launch the game from the shortcut.

Notes

If the game becomes too slow after activating windowed mode add the following command line to the target: -e, which activates DirectDraw's emulation mode.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Limited.
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 settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, ambient, SFX, voice and cinematic.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian
Retail Russian version only:
1) Official localization by "Новый диск" (ND).
2) Official localization by "Логрус" (Logrus)
Russian
Unofficial translation by Fargus
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes[edit]

Use CPUGrab[citation needed]
  1. Run CPUGrab.
  2. Run the game.
Set the OS to use only 1 CPU[citation needed]
  1. Press Windows Key+R, then type msconfig. Click on boot tab, then on advanced options.
  2. Checkmark number of processors and put it to 1. Press ok. Restart computer. Play Game.
  3. You will have to run msconfig and uncheck number of processors and restart to change back to using all CPUs.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5.0 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>/284050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (284050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References