Beware Planet Earth

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Beware Planet Earth!
Beware Planet Earth! cover
Lightmare Studio
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release dates
Windows June 29, 2012[1]
macOS (OS X) August 29, 2013
Beware Planet Earth on MobyGames

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM details are not known
Multiple official third party sites, demo available.
DRM details are not known
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running.[2]

Version differences[edit]

Steam version includes several extra levels and enemies from Valve games.

Essential improvements[edit]


Patches and changelogs are available at official site (not needed for Steam version).

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Lightmare Studio\BewarePlanetEarth\Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/267340/pfx/[Note 1]
Save game data possibly includes configurations as well.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Steam Cloud is enabled, but it never syncs anything.[3][4]

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3. Fullscreen uses desktop's resolution and uses anamorphic scaling.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
1024x768 by default. For other resolutions and forcing windowed at launch use launch parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use launch parameter.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Most animations are 30 FPS, gameplay is unlocked.[4]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Completely mouse driven game.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Should be playable in windowed mode.[5] Use launch parameter to force larger resolution.
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects.
Surround sound
All speech is text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Game by default uses OS to determine language. To change language, use launch parameter.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9
Use launch parameter.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

Other information[edit]

Launch parameters[edit]

These can be used as regular launch parameters or by creating file <path-to-game>\arguments and putting in arguments separated by space or new line.[6]
Parameter Description
-windowed launch the game in windowed mode
-width x force window's width in windowed mode to x pixels. 'x' value must be between 1 and the max width supported by the graphics card. Value is 1024 by default.
-height y force window's height in windowed mode to x pixels. 'y' value must be between 1 and the max height supported by the graphics card. Value is 768 by default.
-unsafe deactivate integrity tests on files at loading
-renderer r force to use 'r' renderer. 'r' can be: OpenGL. Use DirectX 9.0c by default
-vsync activate render vertical synchronisation.
-forcelanguage Language Force the game to be in 'Language', can be: French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, BrazilianPortuguese.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound Compatible


  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/267340/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (267340) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Official presskit, "We are proud and happy to announce that "Beware Planet Earth!" will be available for purchase on from Friday, June 29.", file creation date is June 28, 2012 and June 29, 2012 is Friday.
  2. Verified by User:Vetle on 2016-03-20
  3. Steam Cloud :: Beware Planet Earth General Discussion
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:Marioysikax on 21 August 2015
  5. Is this game touchscreen compatible? :: Beware Planet Earth General Discussion
  6. Lightmare Studio • View topic - Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)