The Whispered World Special Edition

The Whispered World Special Edition

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Difference?
What's the difference between this version and the standard version. If I already cleared the standard version, what is the point of playing this version aside from achievements?
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Delu May 7, 2014 @ 12:29am 
For one the file size, whatever they did, the package is now shrinked to a more mobile fit of 1.6GB compared to around 5 GB of the original. Trade-off? Update, see below.

Additionally they stated they had updated the engine, this might resolve some bugs/ issues (like performance wise) or introduce new issues.

Also it should be noted, for all the ppl thanking them now for their "good and honest deed",... they at first intended and tried to sell the "upgrade" to ppl who already owned the original and only after an uproar changed their mind under pressure.

The price before was 5$ or 5€ for the upgrade which added insult to injury as that makes it even more expensive in Europe (and they are a German/ European company).

Update on the file size: http://steamcommunity.com/app/268540/discussions/0/558754900044618016/#c558755529465223108

Originally posted by mowren:
There is no trade-off and a mobile version would use another build target with different compression settings. It's just optimization and more efficient file types.
Engine development and the feature to freely combine speech and subtitles allowed us to remove redundent speechfiles. The different language versions of the videos have been replaced with MKV containers containing softtitles. The rest is file types with more efficient compression while keeping the same level of quality. 6 years ago Webp, Opus and VP8 didn't exist or weren't in a usable form.
Last edited by Delu; May 7, 2014 @ 3:44am
Alex [GER] May 7, 2014 @ 12:56am 
The Difference are:
- A new Tutorial
- Comments from the writer Jan Müller-Michaelis and Marco Hüllen
- Soundtrack offline on Board
- And many technically revised (ment probably Steam archivments, more graphic Options as high resolution videos)

Negativ:
The Fullscreen has black bars on the left or right side, is also an 4:3 Modus
In Window i see 1920x 1080 in a choicebox but the black boxes are again availible...a joke.

Summary:
A old game with an new big price.
the only nice thing about it is that owners of the old version get a free upgrade.

But:
Who the hell needs a developer comment or game soundtrack? The only good soundtrack has ever seen the Devinity series of specially Devine Devinity and even I would listen to me now.
Last edited by Alex [GER]; May 7, 2014 @ 5:16am
yomisma May 7, 2014 @ 3:10am 
I have the old version installed and it's 2.28GB, not 5GB.
Jack Nash May 7, 2014 @ 4:08am 
It runs on Mac now. didn't before!
I see, thank you all for the information. Guess there is no point to play after all :squirtyay:
Chaoseer May 7, 2014 @ 10:32am 
I look at the achievements and one said something about alternate ending.

There's no alternate ending in the original, maybe this version add one, or just developer trolling. :ftired:
Radical Zeal May 7, 2014 @ 10:58am 
This looks broken for me on Mac. The main screen in just black, and I can heard the music. Nothings else. Even pressing keys does not make anything change.
kalirion May 7, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
Originally posted by Alex GER:
Negativ:
The Fullscreen has black bars on the left or right side, is also an 4:3 Modus
In Window i see 1920x 1080 in a choicebox but the black boxes are again availible...a joke.

Fullscreen always had black bars for this game on widescreen monitors - unless you're one of the strange people who prefer 4:3 images stretched to widescreen :)

It would be a huge effort to redraw every single location & video in the game - which is what they'd have to do to properly support widescreen resolutions. All the 1920x1080 choicebox does in games like this is give your monitor a 1920x1080 signal with black bars around a 1440x1080 image - this is for people whose systems stretch a 4:3 image by default.

My question is though, did they upscale images to higher resolution? Old version was 1024x768, so a proper native 1440x1080 image would look tons better. However the screenshots I see look like 1024x768 upscaled through software, so the image quality is really pretty much the same.
Last edited by kalirion; May 7, 2014 @ 1:10pm
Alex [GER] May 7, 2014 @ 8:33pm 
@kalirion: Certainly they are right, that 4:3 "natural" acts.
Nevertheless, I prefer rather then an optional selection for minimal stretching, because the beam scharz irritate me.
kalirion May 7, 2014 @ 8:43pm 
Originally posted by Alex GER:
@kalirion: Certainly they are right, that 4:3 "natural" acts.
Nevertheless, I prefer rather then an optional selection for minimal stretching, because the beam scharz irritate me.

You can't "minimally" stretch 4:3 into 16:9. If you really want stretching, run the game in 1024x768 and set your GPU drivers to "scale image to full panel size" or whatever your GPU equivalent says.
Last edited by kalirion; May 7, 2014 @ 8:46pm
goodbyebird Mar 27, 2015 @ 3:14am 
Originally posted by Radical Zeal:
This looks broken for me on Mac. The main screen in just black, and I can heard the music. Nothings else. Even pressing keys does not make anything change.
I'm having the exact same issue. Looking through the forum/googling hasn't helped :/
Radical Zeal Mar 27, 2015 @ 6:16am 
Originally posted by goodbyebird:
Originally posted by Radical Zeal:
This looks broken for me on Mac. The main screen in just black, and I can heard the music. Nothings else. Even pressing keys does not make anything change.
I'm having the exact same issue. Looking through the forum/googling hasn't helped :/

It was solved some time ago.

You need to:
- Right Click over the game on your Library.
- Select Properties.
- In the General tab, uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
- Close the Properties window.
- Launch the game.
Last edited by Radical Zeal; Mar 27, 2015 @ 6:18am
goodbyebird Mar 27, 2015 @ 7:03am 
You're amazing, thanks <3
Ale |M'88 Ita Feb 5, 2018 @ 3:58am 
Originally posted by kalirion:

You can't "minimally" stretch 4:3 into 16:9. If you really want stretching, run the game in 1024x768 and set your GPU drivers to "scale image to full panel size" or whatever your GPU equivalent says.

hi! I'd like to see how the stretched resolution is but I can't find the "scale image to full panel size" option in my nvidia control panel. I know that a lot of time is passed and maybe the voice changed.
Any suggestion please?
Thank for reading
kalirion Feb 5, 2018 @ 11:07am 
Originally posted by Ale ♂'88 Ita:
Originally posted by kalirion:

You can't "minimally" stretch 4:3 into 16:9. If you really want stretching, run the game in 1024x768 and set your GPU drivers to "scale image to full panel size" or whatever your GPU equivalent says.

hi! I'd like to see how the stretched resolution is but I can't find the "scale image to full panel size" option in my nvidia control panel. I know that a lot of time is passed and maybe the voice changed.
Any suggestion please?
Thank for reading
I have an ATI card now so going off from memory, but you may need to first set your desktop to a below-native resolution (perhaps something like 1280x1024) in order to see scaling options. It would be under a tab/group like Flat Panel Options or something.
Many monitors also have options to stretch to full screen, but that won't help if the monitor thinks it's getting a widescreen image from the GPU and the GPU is the one adding the black bars through aspect correction.
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