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The Book of Unwritten Tales

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The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Book of Unwritten Tales cover
Developers
King Art
Publishers
Nordic Games
Engines
Ogre
Release dates
Windows April 2, 2009
macOS (OS X) November 3, 2011
Linux November 8, 2012
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General information

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

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
macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A Demo for Windows is available on Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Book of Unwritten Tales Digital Extras
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Book of Unwritten Tales\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Unwritten Tales/
Linux ~/.bout/

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Book of Unwritten Tales\savegames\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Unwritten Tales/savegames/
Linux ~/.bout/savegames/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit executable[1]
  1. Open the binary found in the installation folder with a hex editor.
  2. Search for the Hex value 38 30 30 20 78 20 36 30 30 (800 x 600).
    • As of 2014.08.29, on the 32-bit Linux version, this is found at 0x2C5F9B
  3. Replace it with your desired resolution, padding with null bytes (00) at the end if required. Spaces (20) between the numbers and "x" are not required.

Notes

Only confirmed to work on Linux.
When using Steam, the executable might be overwritten, and you may have to repeat these steps after each update.

Windowed[edit]

Edit executable[2]
  1. Open the binary found in the installation folder with a hex editor.
  2. Search for the Hex value 59 65 73 (Yes).
    • As of 2014.08.29 on the 32-bit Linux version, this is found at 0x2C5FC8
  3. Replace it with 4E 6F 00 (No ).

Notes

When using Steam, the executable might be overwritten, and you may have to repeat these steps after each update.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Edit config file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ogre.cfg.
  3. Change the line VSync=No to VSync=Yes (case sensitive).

Frame rate (FPS)[edit]

Edit config file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open config.xml with a text editor like Notepad (Windows).
  3. Change the numeric value of the line <fpscap>100</fpscap> to your desired frame rate and save the changes.

Input settings[edit]

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, sound, speech.
Surround sound
Upmixed
Subtitles
Not in cutscenes
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
French
Only available in the Steam version
Spanish
Only available in the Steam version
Korean
Only available in the Steam version

Issues fixed[edit]

Laggy mouse movement[edit]

Enable raw input mode[4]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open config.xml with a text editor like Notepad (Windows).
  3. Add the line <hwcursor>true</hwcursor> above the </config> closing tag and save the changes.

Notes

This will also reduce the size of the in-game mouse cursor.

Game does not start or crashes at loading screen[edit]

This mainly affects the Windows version and can have multiple reasons.

Common Solutions[5]
  • Make sure SLI/Crossfire is completely disabled.
  • Install DirectX, OpenAL and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages from the <path-to-game>\thirdparty\ folder.
  • Start the game directly with the bout.exe from the <path-to-game> folder.
  • Delete all files inside the configuration files location except the Savegame folder.
Disable unused playback devices (Windows)[4]
  1. Right click the Windows Volume Mixer icon in the taskbar.
  2. Select Playback devices.
  3. Right click and Disable every device that is not your main output (e.g. speakers, headset).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista SP2, 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
AMD Athlon 2.4 GHz
3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
256 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6, 10.7
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel GMA950
64 MB of VRAM

References