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  • Submitted: Feb 01 2015 03:50 PM
  • Last Updated: Sep 04 2017 04:56 AM
  • Views: 42780
  • Downloads: 2,624

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: Wineskin 2.62, Wine 1.9.9
  • ATI / AMD: GREY (not tested)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: YELLOW (playable w/ glitches)

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper Life is Strange

* * * * * 10 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




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Life Is Strange is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment, and published by Square Enix. The game's plot focuses on Maxine Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. The game will consist of five episodes. With six weeks between each episode, it released its first on 30 January 2015. Life Is Strange is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 via digital distribution.
In the game, story and character development serve as the central point rather than traditional graphic adventure tropes like point-and-click puzzles. The player's actions will be able to adjust the narrative as it unfolds, and reshape it once allowed to travel back in time. Themes of memory and identity are used to convey a sense of nostalgia in the realm of adolescence.

Source: Wikipedia


Personal Notes:

Update 2017:
I uploaded a new Wrapper with one of the newer Wine Engines. Reports state that the Unreal Engine works out of the box now, but might not for OSX. I appreciate anyone who wants to test this, since I haven't installed the game at the moment. The old version is still available to download if the new one doesn't work.

Slight Deviation from my Red Orchestra 2 Wrapper. It is the Unreal 3 Engine, so a decent performance will still require a dedicated graphic card (512MB+) or newer. Onboard graphics should have at least 1024MB VRam. I'm still testing things out, but so far the game runs on my setup, with a few fps problems.

- Still testing different configurations. Please be aware that this might not work on all System Specs. Everything pre 10.9 Mavericks or Yosemite can cause Issues.
- Unpack the downloaded archive with 7z, Keka or BetterZip

Tested on:
- OS: Mac OSX 10.9.4
- CPU: Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz
- RAM: 8GB
- Video: Intel HD3000
- Disk Space: Around 400MB for the Wrapper and 2GB for the Game

And

- OS: Mac OSX 10.9.4
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4.0Ghz
- RAM: 16GB
- Video: Nvidia GTX760 2GB

Known Issues:
- Sound issues. Some sounds may be distorted or play twice when a level is loading. Depends on your hardware.
- Texture Issues. Some textures of very few objects (cameras, TVs, Car tires, Eyelashes) may render in rainbow colors. I'm not sure whats causing this, but probably something like Depth of Field or Motion Blur. Sadly disabling it disables tooltips and overlay infos. Again, this probably depends on your hardware.
- Crash after Intro. Some Specs might have problems with this. I found that starting the game directly through the Life is Strange.exe (Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Life is Strange/Binaries/Win32) fixes some errors. Also, disable the Steam Overlay to prevent crashes.
- First time loading of the game and cutscenes might stutter. Restart the game or wait a few minutes for it to resolve itself
- Try playing with the settings to get good performance results. Yuu will always have to turn down the quality when playing games through Wine. To eliminate issues, disable or enable the MacDriver through the Wineskin.app Screen Options or changing the used Windows Version from Windows XP to 7,8 or 10 using winecfg.

If the game works, but the performance plummets, try using my config files and scale them upwards. Remember to lock all files as read only:
Download Link

You should find the Life is Strange Config folder under /Users/YOURUSERNAME/Documents/MyGames/Life is Strange/LifeIsStrangeGame/Config. This can vary if you are using Yosemite or El Capitan.

Please report any issues you encounter.

Fresh Installation through Steam:
1. Start the Wrapper
2. Let Steam download itself and login
3. Download the Game
4. Disable Friends and Steam Overlay in the Steam Settings
5. Start the Game
6. (Optional) After the first time Installation (vcredist, DirectX) navigate to Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Life is Strange (by right clicking the wrapper and opening the package contents) and delete the CommonRedist folder, so you won't get bothered by it again.

Installation with existing files:
1. Start the Wrapper
2. Let Steam download itself, login and log out
3. Open the Wrapper with right click -> show package contents
4. Place your existing Life is Strange Folder in Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common
5. Start the Wrapper, login into steam and begin to install Life is Strange. Steam should fetch all existing files and patch them if needed
6. Disable Friends and Steam Overlay in the Steam Settings
7. Start the Game through Steam
6. (Optional) After the first time Installation (vcredist, DirectX) navigate to Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Life is Strange (by right clicking the wrapper and opening the package contents) and delete the CommonRedist folder, so you won't get bothered by it again.

Cracked Version might work. Not tested yet.




I bought the game from Steam, works fine.

The first time I launched the game, I witnessed huge FPS drops during some cut scenes.
Re-launching the game seems to solve the issue.

(OSX 10.9 - MacBook Pro Late 2011 - 2GHz i7 - 4GB - AMD Radeon HD 6490M / Intel HD Graphics 3000)
Hey dude,you should put this in the WIP ports(Work in Progress ports)Unless your not that focused on this port,but do whatever you like
Thanks for the Feedback LazOSX. First time loading stutters a bit. After a few minutes this should resolve itself while playing. Maybe it has to preload some assets. If you still encounter issues with this, try to disable Direct3D Boost.

@TheClutch

Technically it works just fine without any major problems or drawbacks. So thats why this is already in the Adventure category. I already played through the whole first episode with just fps problems. But since I'm not done testing, and some graphics options are disabling certain things I want to warn people that this can still cause issues. I'll try and phrase it a bit different :)
Hi Zephon ! Thanks for the wrapper.
I tried it on my MBP Retina with OS 10.9, the FPS does feel a bit low but it's totally playable. However, I got an issue with the audio, it stutters a lot during cut scenes, the characters keep saying the same things over and over. But it seems like it's not affecting the gameplay itself. For example, when I'm in the classroom at the beginning, the teacher's voice stutters non-stop but when Max comments on the objects I'm looking at, everything's fine. Do you have any idea how I can fix this ?

Thanks !
Hm, I had that problem as well. But it went away after a few minutes. As I mentioned in a comment above: Can you try to disable D3DBoost in the Screen Options of Wineskin? Or try fiddling with the graphics options a bit and see if it changes anything. I uploaded my own config here:  http://cl.ly/code/332h373h3Y0L?_ga=1.119207881.1979359777.1385417505

Try replacing this with your own and make it read only as well as locking it. These are the lowest possible settings. From there you can scale up the config (resolution etc.) if you are familiar with Unreal Engine 3 configs. You can find the most useful Settings under the [SystemSettings] block. Especially Settings like MotionBlur and VSync can cause stutters. Just don't disable Depth of Field.

Edit: Also try to set your Video Memory Size through Winetricks to the amount you have (1024).
Thanks ! Lowering the video settings did help a lot, I also disabled D3DBoost, now it looks good :)
Hey guys, little help here if possible?

I tried playing this game on Parallels and on this Port. Playing on the port looks better.

My only issue is with the audio repeating itself, which is pretty annoying and i can't just stand it.

any advice? already  disactivated direct3dboost.
feliperubin, try playing the first 5-10 minutes of the game with all video settings to low/disabled, the audio issues should just disappear passed a certain point and you'll probably be able to raise the video settings back to medium or higher without causing any other issue. It sounds weird (no pun intended) but it worked for me ;)

makiz, on 07 February 2015 - 05:34 PM, said:

feliperubin, try playing the first 5-10 minutes of the game with all video settings to low/disabled, the audio issues should just disappear passed a certain point and you'll probably be able to raise the video settings back to medium or higher without causing any other issue. It sounds weird (no pun intended) but it worked for me ;)

Well i could try it's just that I passed the class scene and went out of it but still sound issue. But ok, I will try to play a little bit more to see if it fixes itself
Ok, tried and it didn't work. I played for like 20 ~ 25 minutes, when she talks alone theres no glitch, but when others talk thats the issue.
hey, i can't even open the wineskin app in the wrapper, i went to see if its the wineskin winery app problem but it isn't, can you someone please tell me how to open the wine app or at least replicate it, thank you
Hi felipe,

Try restarting the game multiple times or/and disable graphic options like VSync. If there are audio options, you could try and lower them as well.

I just saw you have an Intel HD3000. As I mentioned in my description above, a dedicated card or an Intel HD4000 or higher is recommended and probably needed. Since you also only have 384 MB Vram on your device, I guess you do not have more than 4GB RAM/Memory?

That definitely is the bottleneck and you may have no luck in improving your performance. Please download my config file and replace it with your own: http://cl.ly/code/33...9777.1385417505 under "Documents/LIfeisStrangeGame/Config" (On your mac, not inside the wrapper!) Then make it read-only and lock it.

And have a look at the minimum System Specs from the Steam Store page:

Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

@pj_was_here

Did you unpack the Wrapper with the appropriate software, like Keka or BetterZip? I archived the wrapper in .7z format, so that might be your problem. If you did, then open the wrapper (Life is Strange.app) with right click -> open package contents. Not much to instruct in that regard. Edit: Just redownloaded and unpacked my wrapper and everything seems to be working.

Zephon, on 08 February 2015 - 06:51 AM, said:

Hi felipe,

Try restarting the game multiple times or/and disable graphic options like VSync. If there are audio options, you could try and lower them as well.

I just saw you have an Intel HD3000. As I mentioned in my description above, a dedicated card or an Intel HD4000 or higher is recommended and probably needed. Since you also only have 384 MB Vram on your device, I guess you do not have more than 4GB RAM/Memory?

That definitely is the bottleneck and you may have no luck in improving your performance. Please download my config file and replace it with your own: http://cl.ly/code/33...9777.1385417505 under "Documents/LIfeisStrangeGame/Config" (On your mac, not inside the wrapper!) Then make it read-only and lock it.

And have a look at the minimum System Specs from the Steam Store page:

Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

@pj_was_here

Did you unpack the Wrapper with the appropriate software, like Keka or BetterZip? I archived the wrapper in .7z format, so that might be your problem. If you did, then open the wrapper (Life is Strange.app) with right click -> open package contents. Not much to instruct in that regard. Edit: Just redownloaded and unpacked my wrapper and everything seems to be working.

@Zephon i'll try.

As for you said that i did not have more than 4GB of RAM, I actually have 16GB :)  did an update a while ago.
@Zephon

As someone said in Steam forum's what helps also is  to leave the TEXTURE QUALITY in HIGH.

With your configs and texure set to high i can play now, even with a few sound issues but nothing to worry because 75% of time sound is normal and when it isn't it is still enjoyable.
Ah, I didn't ry that. Thanks for the tip!



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