Braid

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Braid
Braid cover
Developers
Number None
Maintainer Aaron Melcher
macOS (OS X) Hothead Games
macOS (OS X) Ryan C. Gordon
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Number None
Release dates
Windows April 10, 2009
macOS (OS X) May 20, 2009
Linux December 14, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 90
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform, Puzzle
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Series Braid
Braid on HowLongToBeat
Braid on IGDB
Braid guide on StrategyWiki
Braid on MobyGames
Braid on Wikipedia
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Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
DRM-free
Disc version only.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate (unavailable)
Requires online activation
macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

Currently only the Steam release contains the latest updates.[citation needed]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Braid Soundtrack Available as DLC for the Steam version.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Braid\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/Braid/
Linux $HOME/.Braid/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/26800/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Braid\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/Braid/
Linux $HOME/.Braid/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/26800/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game always is letterboxed to 16:9.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Set in launcher (Steam version) or use launch parameters -width XXXX -height XXXX. Higher resolutions than 1280x720 have a minimal effect on graphical fidelity, however.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Alt+ Enter switches to windowed mode. GOG.com launcher has windowed option.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Works using AutoHotkey. See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Available on Linux only (see Command-line parameters). GOG.com launcher has Vsync option.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate capped at 60 FPS.[1]
Game always runs in 1280x720. The resolution can, however, be changed using command-line parameters.

Input[edit]

The gamepad layout for the game.
The gamepad layout for the game.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Keyboard controls not shown if controller is plugged in.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can't disable vibration.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No audio speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Copy the file <path-to-game>\data\strings\unofficial\czech.mo into the upper directory.
French
Georgian
Copy the file <path-to-game>\data\strings\unofficial\georgian.mo into the upper directory.
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Official localization by «Russobit-M». Retail only.
Russian
Fan translation by «ENPY Studio».
Spanish
Turkish
The download for the translation file is missing.

Issues fixed[edit]

Running at 1080p plays in slow motion[edit]

Run at 30fps instead of 60fps using one of these options[citation needed]
  • Enable 30fps using the launcher when starting the game
  • Command-line: -30fps

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Interface FreeType 2
Input SDL2 Linux only.

Command-line parameters[edit]

See command line arguments on how to use the following options.
Parameter Description
-Nfps Run at N FPS, where N is one of: 60, 30, 20, 15, 12, 10.
-editor Enable the built-in editor. Press F11 to bring up the editor when in-game.
-half Render at half the current resolution.
-height Force a specific height.
-language Run the game in a specific language located at <path-to-game>\data\strings\lang.mo, where lang can be one of:
  • english
  • french
  • german
  • italian
  • japanese
  • korean
  • polish
  • portuguese
  • russian
  • spanish
  • tchinese
-no_launcher Disable launcher.
-no_music Disable music.
-no_post Disable post-processing effects.
-no_vsync Tries to disable vsync.
-universe name Run a mod. Replace name with the name of the mod. More detailed explanation of the mod system is located here
-vsync Try to force vsync.
-width Force a specific width.
-windowed Run the game in a window.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 768 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
Intel GMA 950
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 185 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
Intel GMA 950
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
Intel GMA 950

References