The Wolf Among Us

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
The Wolf Among Us
The Wolf Among Us cover
Developers
Telltale Games
Engines
Telltale Tool
Release dates
Windows October 11, 2013
macOS (OS X) October 15, 2013
The Wolf Among Us guide at StrategyWiki
The Wolf Among Us at Wikipedia

General information

Official support FAQ
Official game site
Telltale Community
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
Icon overlay.png
Complete Season.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Complete Season.
Windows
Humble Store
Icon overlay.png
Includes a Telltale Games key.[1]
Download
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Complete Season.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Twitch Twitch Desktop App
Windows
All versions except GOG.com and Steam require a Telltale Games account.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Wolf Among Us\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWolfAmongUs/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/250320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Wolf Among Us\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Telltale Games/TheWolfAmongUs/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/250320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Use TellTale Widescreen Patcher.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Alternatively use Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA only. See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Can be forced off through video driver.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

By default the game only has FXAA option for anti-aliasing.
MSAA[citation needed]
This method only works on Nvidia graphics cards and on requires a 16:9 resolution.
  1. Open The Wolf Among Us driver profile via NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Change Antialiasing compatibility to 0x204002C1[2]
  3. Change Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  4. Change Antialiasing - Setting to 4x [4x Multisampling] or 8xQ [8x Multisampling]
  5. Apply changes.

Notes

Shadows will not be sharpened.
SGSSAA[citation needed]
This method only works on Nvidia graphics cards and on requires a 16:9 resolution.
  1. Open The Wolf Among Us driver profile via NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Change Antialiasing compatibility to 0x204002C1[2]
  3. Change Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  4. Change Antialiasing - Setting to 4x [4x Multisampling] or 8xQ [8x Multisampling]
  5. Change Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling or 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling
  6. Apply changes.

Notes

Keep in mind that both Antialiasing - Setting and Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling should always use the same number.
SGSSAA might blur the entire screen (lowering texture quality). If you don't like the effect only use MSAA, which offers considerable object edge sharpening without any blurring.

Ambient Occlusion[edit]

HBAO+[3][4]
This method only works on Nvidia graphics cards.
  1. Open the The Wolf Among Us Nvidia profile with NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Change Ambient Occlusion compatibility value to 0x00000010.
  3. Change Ambient Occlusion setting to Quality.
  4. Change Ambient Occlusion usage to Enabled.
  5. Press "Apply Changes" in the top-right corner.

Notes

A new profile referencing fables.exe may need to be created if that is the filename used in the owned release. The stock Nvidia profile references thewolfamongus.exe. The GOG release is one which uses fables.exe.
Bleeding can occur in the main menu but no other place.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input 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
Invert Y-axis option inverts all camera mouse movement, might not be intuitive for all inverted users.[5]
Controller
Controller support
Wireless controllers are not officially supported.[6]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail version, download.
German
Retail version, download.
Italian
Fan translation, see Italian.
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Fan translation, download.
Spanish
Retail version, download.
Turkish
Fan translation, download.

Italian[edit]

An Italian fan patch is available for the following content:

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: The Wolf Among Us.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes on launch (OS X)[edit]

The game crashes immediately on startup.[6]
Ensure game path does not contain special characters[6]
  • Make sure that The Wolf Among Us.app path does not contain the characters / " ! [ or \.

Game does not launch[edit]

Telltale Tool games have a problem with Windows 8, which makes the game unable to launch when a controller is plugged in. Although this issue has been fixed in Windows 8.1, a temporary solution is available for Windows 8 users.
Place a .dll file to the installation folder[7]
  1. Download dinput8.dll file from here.
  2. Place dinput8.dll in the installation folder.

Notes

Do not forget to delete dinput8.dll from the installation folder, after upgrading to Windows 8.1 to avoid future possible problems.

Game does not save[edit]

Problem is caused by non-English characters in save game path.[8]
Rename save game path to English characters only[8]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or equivalent Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI
Nvidia
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
1 GB of VRAM
Intel integrated cards are generally not recommended.[9]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) 2.3 GHz Intel Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI
Nvidia
512 MB of VRAM
1 GB of VRAM
Intel integrated cards are generally not recommended.[9]

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>/250320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (250320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References