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  • Submitted: Feb 01 2015 03:50 PM
  • Last Updated: Sep 04 2017 04:56 AM
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  • Downloads: 2690

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

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!

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


- 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.

Hi Zephon,

thanks for the wrapper, its the first time i’m using wineskin. I tried it on my MBA with OS 10.10, but there are some trouble while starting the game. So first i see the promotion of Unreal Engine, then the screen turns black, i hear the sound and get the error message „Ran out of video memory! Exiting..“, while the sound is still playing. Then all i could do is to press enter and exit...

Do i have to lower the video options (how can i do that?) or is there anything else i could do?
Try and use the configuration file I linked a few comments back and replace it with yours. Strangely it works on my Intel HD3000, so it should definitely work on yours. But Yosemite can cause problems with Intel HD cards. Couldn't narrow it down yet, but if there are updates available for your OS, you probably should download them (may update the graphic drivers).
Perfect, thanks a lot. Now it works very well.
Good to know! You can probably upscale your settings (or so I hope). Playing on 800x600 resolution might not be the best looking option.
Hey, thanks so much for this wrapper. I'm also having the "Ran out of video memory" error pop up every time I try to launch the game on my MBP. Tried replacing the config file and updated my OS to 10.10.2, no luck. Any ideas?

I have very minimal knowledge of this technical side of things, so my apologies if I'm missing something obvious. I appreciate the help a ton.
If you made the config file read only and locked it, then I have no clue yet why this error happens. Couldn't reprouce it on my hardware even on highest settings. Can you try and disable Direct3D Boost in the Wineskin Screen Options (Right click on the wrapper -> open package contents -> open wineskin.app -> Advanced -> Screen Options)?

I'll try to compile a newer Engine with the Unreal Engine 3 fix in the next two days for you to use, maybe it helps.
Okay. compiled the engine.

Download this and place it under /Users/YourUsername/Library/Application Support/Wineskin/Engines. Dont unpack it! Then it should appear on the list of Engines you can choose from when starting Wineskin.app. (You can find it under Advanced -> Tools -> Change Engine used).

Tested it on my machine and it works so far. If it works for you, I can't guarantee anything for the performance, since this can't use Direct3DBoost (which normally gives a slightly better framerate).
Followed up until placing the engine, but I don't seem to have a Wineskin folder under Application Support. Any work around there?

Thanks so much for all your help.
Ah, sorry. I forgot about the Wineskin Winery. To create those folders you probably have to use it first. Download it here: http://wineskin.urge...?page=Downloads
Then open it and add a random engine to the list so the folder structure gets created. After that, proceed with adding my download to the directory.
Hm. The random engines I downloaded are showing up, but the folder still isn't in application support, which makes me think it must be storing them somewhere else on my computer.... I know it's kind of an unrelated issue, but do you have any idea how I might find that path? I'll get back on testing that engine after I figure out how to resolve this. Thanks again.
There are two Library paths on your Mac. I mostly open the other one by cmd + shift + g and typing in /Library. Then do a normal spotlight search for "Ws9Wine" or "Wineskin" . Do that in your User Library as well, just to be sure. Yosemite could handle things differently. I can just relate to Mavericks, so you might have to make a quick google search and see if others have a problem with this.
I've pretty much combed through both library files and all possibly related folders and haven't turned up anything. Spotlight isn't giving me any results either... I think you're right about Yosemite handling things different. I'll keep researching and hopefully I'll find some sort of resolution. Worst comes to worst I'll probably try starting over and redownloading everything to see if that makes a different. Thanks for all your help.
Did you unpack the archive (the Wrapper, not the Engine) with something like Keka? The 7z. compression might mess things up. Don't worry about it though, I'll just upload the whole wrapper with the new Engine this weekend.  Somewhere on your mac the engine you downloaded through the Winery has to be. Have you tried changing the Engine of the Life is Strange Wrapper to the random one you downloaded? Maybe that will do the trick. I'm really not that knowledgeable about how these directories get created, so I might be missing something.
Yeah, I used Keka to unpack it. Thanks a bunch, hopefully that'll work out. I'll try that and keep messing around with it until to see if I can find where it's storing those files... it's frustrating that it's not somewhere intuitive, but I guess that happens. It's gotta be somewhere, though, so I'll find it eventually. Thanks again!
Here's the new wrapper. You have to redownload Steam again (when starting the Life is Strange.app). Can't guarantee anything though.

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