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This article appeared in The Stanley Parable: HD Remix

Stanley, this is me being serious. In fact, this is my Serious Room.

–Narrator

The Serious Ending is the ending that occurs when you attempt to enable server cheats in the game in order to mess with the game.

This ending is exclusive to the HD remake.

Obtaining The Ending

Enable the console for the game by any means that make it possible. Launch the game, then type sv_cheats 1 to be teleported to the Serious Room.

The Ending

The Narrator discusses the seriousness of the situation for a long time, remarking his serious table and the Serious Room.

If you attempt to enable cheats again, then the Narrator will remark about how Stanley has not learned his lesson, talking about how his table may not be serious enough.

If cheats are attempted to be enabled once again, the Narrator will say he needs to look at some notes and tables.

If cheats are attempted to be enabled for the fourth time or later, the Narrator won't say anything at all anymore, however you will still be taken to the serious room. Trying to open the only present door is useless, since the door only has a solid wall behind it.

Trivia

  • It is actually possible to enable server cheats instead of being sent to the Serious Room. Even though in both cases, it requires editing the server.dll file. This can be obtained in 2 different ways:
  1. Common Solution: Replace the Full game's server.dll with the server.dll from The Stanley Parable Demonstration.
  2. Hex-Editing Solution: Open up server.dll in a hex-editor of your choice and follow the instructions of the comment by the user "pointless" on this page.
  • The Serious Ending is the only ending not accessible in Ultra Deluxe, possibly due to its console release and ironically the games lack of a console to allow the player to enter "sv_cheats 1" in the PC version. The fact that the game isn't running in source means the command wouldn't exist anyway.
    • However, The Serious Room itself is present in the Memory Zone as a separate, inaccessible room.
    • It is also shown in a picture during the bucket version of Confusion Ending.
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The Stanley Parable - The Serious Room

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Endings

Left door

Freedom EndingCountdown EndingMuseum EndingMariella EndingEscape Pod EndingHeaven EndingBroom Closet EndingElevator EndingBottom of the Mind Control Room Ending

Right door

Confusion EndingPowerful EndingCold Feet EndingApartment EndingNot Stanley EndingZendingGames EndingArt EndingVent EndingNo Buckets Ending

Does not require the Two Doors Room

Coward EndingOut of Map EndingSerious EndingWhiteboard Ending

Progression Endings

New Content EndingSkip Button EndingMostly Infinite HoleSequel EndingFigurines EndingEpilogue

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