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Bastion

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This page is for the 2011 action RPG. For the unrelated 1996 strategy game, see Bastion (1996).

Bastion
Bastion cover
Developers
Supergiant Games
Linux Edward Rudd
Linux Ethan Lee
Publishers
2011-2019 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
2019-current Supergiant Games
Engines
FNA[1]
Release dates
Windows August 16, 2011
macOS (OS X) April 26, 2012
Linux May 31, 2012
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 88
IGDB 90
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Scrolling
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Bastion on HowLongToBeat
Bastion on IGDB
Bastion guide on StrategyWiki
Bastion on MobyGames
Bastion on Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
itch.io
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Origin (unavailable)
Origin
Windows
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Bastion\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.wb.Bastion/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Bastion/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/107100/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Saved Games\Bastion\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.wb.Bastion/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Bastion/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/107100/
Non-Steam versions (such as from Humble) will still use the Steam save game location if Steam is running when the game is launched.[citation needed]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.
Resolution options.
Resolution options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native support until 1920x1080. See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
4K is supported as of Patch 1.50436 but resolutions above 1080p are not listed in-game. Use command line arguments -x <res> -y <res>.[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Add -windowed -noborder to the launch options.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Option up to x4 MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Removing 60 FPS cap with -nofixedstep breaks the game.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders Music, FX, and Narration.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.0 output.[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Simplified Chinese
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team».
In order to force a specific language add -lang en to Bastion's launch properties. Available language codes are: "en", "fr", "it", "de", "es" and "zh" .

Issues fixed

Various fixes can be found in the Steam Users' Forum FAQ by the developer.

DPI scaling issues and blurry, pixelated visuals

If a DPI scaling setting higher than "100%" is selected in Windows, the game can look blurry or may be too large to properly fit the screen.
Enable the "high DPI settings override" in the compatibility settings of the game executable[citation needed]

Low FPS on Windows 10

After updating to Windows 10, reaching 60 FPS is impossible even on good hardware.
Run the game with the -nofixedstep command line argument and enable V-sync in-game[citation needed]

Lost savegames

When starting the game, all or some save games are missing.[5]
Move saves to a new location[5]
  1. Search all the save game data locations and find the most recent ones.
  2. Copy these most recent Saves to all the other save game data locations. Some which are missing may need to be created manually.

Game crashes during launch

Install Microsoft XNA Framework 4.0 or 3.1[6]
Opt into Legacy Beta on Steam[7]
  1. Right click Bastion in the Steam library
  2. Select Properties...
  3. Select BETAS tab
  4. Select legacy - legacy branch
  5. Click Close button and allow the game to download the necessary files.
Close the MSI Afterburner overlay[citation needed]
  1. In the system tray, right click on MSI Afterburner and click Close.
  2. Other overlays such as Mumble or Fraps may apparently cause the same issue as well, so try disabling those as well.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 10.10
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM

References