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Bejeweled Twist

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Bejeweled Twist
Bejeweled Twist cover
PopCap Games
PopCap Games Framework
Release dates
Windows November 18, 2008
Metacritic 78
Genres Tile matching
Series Bejeweled
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Key points

Video card detection error or might immediately crash on modern hardware configurations. See "Issues fixed"

General information

Answers HQ
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Uses in-house DRM by PopCap.[1]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\PopCap\BejeweledTwist\
Steam HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Steam\BejeweledTwist\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\PopCap Games\BejeweledTwist\users\[Note 2]
Steam %PROGRAMDATA%\Steam\BejeweledTwist\users\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.

Widescreen resolution

Ultra requires a patch on modern versions of windows, see "3D Acceleration Not Supported error"
Some elements are cut-off, such as the main menu graphics and bomb spinner graphics, etc
Patch 16:9 resolutions[2]
Requires the 3D Acceleration patch
  1. Download pre-patched 16:9 .exe's here
  2. Replace the original .exe in <path-to-game> with either the Steam or PopCap (retail) .exe
  3. Launch the game with the -widescreen parameter
Manually patch 16:9 resolutions[2]
  1. Use a hex editor and open the game's executable (.exe)
  2. Press Ctrl+F and search for the hex value, (not text): 68 A3 02
  3. Change the value A3 to 60
  4. Save the file
  5. Launch the new .exe with the -widescreen parameter
Force desktop resolution/aspect[2]

In order to not have a stretched image, change the desktop resolution to 1728x1080.
If 1080p (1920x1080) display (or resolution) is used, the image will stretch horizontally from 1728x1080 to 1920x1080
Alternatively the NVIDIA/AMD/Intel graphics control panel can be used to force the aspect ratio.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Hardware cursor option in-game.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sounds.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

3D Acceleration Not Supported error or crashes on startup on modern versions of Windows

Fixes 3D acceleration, improves performance and allows support for higher resolutions.
Install the Bejeweled Twist patch[3]
  1. Download the Bejeweled Twist patch here
  2. Open the .zip file and open the bejeweled-twist folder.
  3. Extract the relevant folder of the edition (Steam, Origin, PopCap) of the game to <path-to-game>.
  4. Copy the BejeweledTwist-nosig+vmem+vcard.exe and compat.cfg to <path-to-game>.
  5. Rename the .exe file to BejeweledTwist.exe.
  6. Run the game and enable 3D acceleration. Change the resolution as desired.


If 3D acceleration still refuses to be enabled, run the included Test3D-clean.reg file.
The original .exe for Bejeweled Twist is included as a backup if something breaks.

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio BASS 2.2

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Verified by User:Clya9001 on 2022-01-25
    Game can be launched directly as long as Steam is running in the background. If the user does not own the game, the game will offer a 1 hour trial version.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Verified by User:mrpenguinb on 2022-03-15
  3. Bejeweled Patches - Steam Community: