Winds of Change

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Winds of Change
Winds of Change cover
Developers
Tall Tail Studios
Engines
Ren'Py 7[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 21, 2019[2]
macOS (OS X) August 21, 2019[2]
Linux August 21, 2019[2]

General information

Official Telegram group
Publisher Discord server
Visual Novel Database article
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions (Opening Act)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Can be played without Steam running.[3]
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The first act of the game is available for free from Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Original Soundtrack 320 kbps MP3.[4]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the Original Soundtrack.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\RenPy\WindsofChange-1508869298\persistent[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\game\saves\persistent
<path-to-game>\gamecontrollerdb.txt
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/RenPy/WindsofChange-1508869298/persistent
Linux $HOME/.renpy/WindsofChange-1508869298/persistent
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\RenPy\WindsofChange-1508869298\*.save[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\game\saves\*.save
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/RenPy/WindsofChange-1508869298/*.save
Linux $HOME/.renpy/WindsofChange-1508869298/*.save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Synchronization is cross-platform.[citation needed]

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game advanced settings.Access by pressing ⇧ Shift+G in-game.
In-game advanced settings.
Access by pressing Shift+G in-game.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 anamorphic.[5]
Multi-monitor
16:9 anamorphic.
Ultra-widescreen
16:9 anamorphic.[6]
4K Ultra HD
UI and text render at 4K, but artwork has a native resolution of 1280x720.[7]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, Voice
Surround sound
[citation needed]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start on OS X 10.9 with a multi-monitor setup[edit]

Run the game from the primary display[11]

Game crashes on startup with "I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred."[edit]

Stop the global injection of Special K, if it is installed[12]

Display problems[edit]

Update the video card drivers[13]
Switch to a different video renderer[13]
  1. Hold down Shift while launching the game, or press Shift+G in-game to open the advanced settings menu.
  2. Under Renderer, choose an option.
    • It is recommended to try OpenGL, Angle/DirectX, and Software, in that order.
  3. Choose Quit, then restart the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 [14]
OpenGL 1, 2.0 [14]
Software renderer
[14]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 1 compatible
DirectX 9 compatible
Other 1280x720 display
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 1 compatible
Other 1280x720 display
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 1 compatible
Other 1280x720 display

Notes

  1. Ren'Py engine build: 7.1.1.929[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-21
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Winds of Change :: Release Date Announcement - last accessed on 2019-08-20
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-21
    Tested on Windows 10.
  4. Winds of Change - Original Soundtrack on Steam - last accessed on 2019-08-21
    "All files are downloaded in MP3 Format @ 320kbps."
  5. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-21
    Tested at 2560x1600 resolution.
  6. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-21
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  7. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-22
    Examined game files in <path-to-game>\game\images\.
  8. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-22
  9. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
  10. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-23
  11. Dealing with Problems — Ren'Py Documentation - last accessed on 2019-08-21
    "A bug in OS X 10.9 Mavericks prevents Ren'Py from starting when launched on a non-primary display. Until Apple fixes this bug, please launch Ren'Py from the the primary display."
  12. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-08-21
  13. 13.0 13.1 Dealing with Problems — Ren'Py Documentation - last accessed on 2019-08-21
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Dealing With Display Problems — Ren'Py Documentation - last accessed on 2019-08-21