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The Stanley Parable

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The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable cover
Developers
Galactic Cafe
Engines
Source
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2013
macOS (OS X) December 19, 2013
Linux September 10, 2015[1]
The Stanley Parable at Wikipedia

General information

Common issues
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The original mod release can be downloaded from here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/221910/remote/cfg/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux
macOS (OS X)
Steam <path-to-game>\thestanleyparable\save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
in windowed mode.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Spanish
Danish
Dutch
Russian
French
German
Turkish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
TriDef 3D

Issues fixed[edit]

The developer maintains a list of Common issues

Only get a screen with a monitor, no menu options[edit]

Restart Steam, and if that doesn't work then verify the game cache[2]

Flickering white and grey[edit]

+mat_hdr_level 0[2]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input +mat_hdr_level 0
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Screen goes black when game is launched[edit]

-windowed[2]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -windowed
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Game asks to press a controller button when no controller is plugged in[edit]

-console and tsp_inhibitcontroller 1[2]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -console
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game
  8. In the in-game console input tsp_inhibitcontroller 1

Models appear as white lines[edit]

Verify Your Game Cache[2]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Go to the Local Files tab
  5. Select Verify Integrity of Game Cache...
  6. This may take a while, just wait for it to finish
  7. Once it's done press OK
  8. Launch the game

Game crashes at "blue door two times" section[edit]

Disable subtitles[2]

Game appears in red-and-blue 3D[edit]

Press Ctrl+T to disable Nvidia 3D Vision[2]

Black screen[edit]

-console and mat_postprocess_enable 0[2]
  1. Find The Stanley Parable in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -console
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game
  8. In the in-game console input mat_postprocess_enable 0

Camera turns around the X-Axis without any user input[edit]

Remove any USB controller from your computer[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.1 OS X only.
Shader Model support 2, 3
64-bit executable
OS X only.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok Heavily modified variant.
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video, libvpx[citation needed]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X800
Nvidia GeForce 7600
Intel HD Graphics 2000
128 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2400
Nvidia GeForce 8600M

References