“Young of heart… a vessel of life… emptied and paled.
Eyes gouged… of essence drained... forever veiled.”


Cornelius Campbell, publicly known by his stage name "The Amazing Alduin", is a world famous magician whose career is heading towards a halt. The theaters that will hire him grow ever smaller in size and although the crowd still claps it's but a painful reminder of his former greatness. The crowd has seen it all and Cornelius is prepared to do whatever it takes to make the crowd cheer in awe again. Cornelius sees an opportunity to restore his former success when an item of peculiar origins appears at an auction held in his home town of Colorado Springs.

Download Amadeus v1.0 - Mod DB


Playtime: 4-6 hours depending on your playstyle

Inspiration: The Prestige, Insidious, Hollow Knight, Derren Brown


Amnesia 1.3 update

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Installation guide

News 2 comments

Changes in version 1.3.1

  • Added another letter from Mr Cameron.
  • Balanced some enemy encounters.
  • An event involving boxes was not replayable after death. That is fixed.
  • Another event in the same level was a bit confusing. I hope that is fixed now.
  • Gave the later levels a bit more love. They have gotten a little bit more polish in every update I've made since release. The reason being is that I always felt they were a bit rushed. It's simply minor visual and balancing changes tho. It's still the same levels.
  • Fixed every god damn texture clipping I could find.


Installation guide

Requires Amnesia 1.3 update

First off, you need the Amnesia 1.3 update to play this mod. Steam users have this update automatically but non-steam users need to manually download this update. Download the Amnesia 1.3 update here.

Step 1) Download the mod

Amadeus v1.0

Step 2) For Steam Version

Extract the "Amadeus"-folder inside your root "Amnesia the dark descent"-folder

The path is usually like this:

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\amnesia the dark descent

Inside the "Amadeus"-folder you will find "Amadeus.bat". Double click it.

If this doesn't work try this:

  • Go to your gaming library on steam and right click "Amnesia: The Dark Descent".
  • Choose "Properties" and click "Set launch options"
  • Type this in in the text field: Amadeus/config/Amadeus_main_init.cfg

Now start amnesia through the steam library and you should be able to play the mod.

Step 2) For Non-Steam Version

Extract the "Amadeus"-folder inside the "redist"-folder located in your root "Amnesia the dark descent"-folder

The path is usually like this:

C:\Program Files\Amnesia - The Dark Descent\redist

Inside the "Amadeus"-folder you will find "Amadeus.bat". Double click it.

Amadeus full release!

Amadeus full release!

News 3 comments

After three years of development, I can finally release this mod.

Amadeus - Status update

Amadeus - Status update

News 1 comment

I'm not much for writing articles as you might have noticed xD But I felt the need to let you all know that Amadeus is currently being playtested. Even...

RSS Files
Amadeus v1.3

Amadeus v1.3

Full Version 12 comments

This is the full release version of my mod "Amadeus".

Comments  (0 - 10 of 310)


The mod starts fine using the bat file. But beginning the game starts with a fatal error:

FATAL ERROR: Could not load scrift file
main (4, 1): ERR : No matching signatures to... etc

any idea what the problem is?
I'm a non-steam user

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

I can't believe it! This is the best mod that eh proven amnesia! The atmosphere and the sounds of the environment, frightened me! I'm just starting to play, but I'm very thankful for the great interest they gave him and they continued to make mods for this game.

I hope to see a new delivery one day from you? And make it a story as good as this.! I want amnesia never to end or end, because if the fear is over we will not have stage fright, which keeps me alive and captive in the reality of the shadows of horror.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

when launching through steam with the launch options it says FATAL ERROR: Could not init steam!

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes

How exactly did you go about your installation? The mod should be launched from a .bat file in the mod folder.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

I have never been so afraid of my life. It's the best custom story I've never done

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Hey , is there any chance of getting an ost?

Really interested in making a variation of the round song that plays in the children's ward for piano or music box

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Reminiscity Creator


You can find all the music in the "music"-folder inside the "amadeus"-folder. All the songs are not made by me tho. Most of them are made by kevin macleod.

Reply Good karma+1 vote

I am having trouble with this :( I copy everything in my Amnesia The Dark Descent folder (I use Steam version) and when I double-click Amadeus.bat, it doesn't open: plus, when I play the normal game, the main menu appears bugged, and I can't start playing, not even the base game. I had to uninstall the full game, then download it again from Steam. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Did you drop all the loose files and stuff into the main Amnesia folder? They need to have their own folder in the game's folder.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Ok, that's what I was doing wrong. It actually looked so weird to me, replacing all the main files with the Amadeus ones. Thank you!!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Community Rating



76 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (10 agree) 10/10

well.. where do i start. i've been watching this mod since the earliest screens, but visually, it exceeded all my expectations still. the long years of development can really be seen in the details :) the gameplay started out with pretty basic puzzles but as more and more of the custom assets and awesome ideas showed up i was pretty confident i'll enjoy this mod until the last second. the atmosphere was so damn amazing! and i was actually right.. though the last chapter was the least favourite of…

Dec 5 2017 by KiraImmortal

Single Player
Embed Buttons
Link to Amadeus by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Last Update
91 members