The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct cover
Terminal Reality
Infernal Engine
Release dates
Windows March 19, 2013
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct guide at StrategyWiki
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct at Wikipedia
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Key points

Overall poor performance, a fairly buggy and incomplete release.[1]

General information

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Website
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\editdata\system[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/220050/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SavedData[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/220050/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are pillarboxed 16:9. Subtitles may be cut off.
4K Ultra HD
Resolutions above 1080p result in a glitched 1920x1080 partial render in the corner of the screen in fullscreen mode. This can be solved by setting both [MainWindow] and [Graphics] to your desired resolution in settings.ini.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Launch the game in windowed mode and use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Choice of Off, 30 FPS, or 60 FPS V-Sync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
When changing various video settings the game will crash upon saving.[2] Upon relaunching the game the settings will be changed. There is currently no known fix for this problem.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

No voice audio[edit]

Change language to fix audio[3]
  1. From the Steam Library, select The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.
  2. Right Click it and choose Properties, and then go to the language tab, and change the language.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ @ 2.0 GHz or better
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 4670
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
512 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/220050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (220050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.