Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse

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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse cover
Developers
Revolution Software
Engines
Virtual Theatre
Release dates
Windows December 4, 2013
macOS (OS X) December 4, 2013
Linux December 4, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 69
OpenCritic 74
IGDB 71
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Side view
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Cartoon, Cel-shaded
Themes Contemporary, Europe
Series Broken Sword
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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse on Wikipedia
Broken Sword
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars 1996
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror 1997
Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon 2003
Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death (Secrets of the Ark) 2006
Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars (unofficial) 2008
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror - Remastered 2009
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut 2010
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse 2013

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is a singleplayer side view adventure game in the Broken Sword series.

General information

Developer Discord server
Broken Sword Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
Deluxe Edition. Includes an art book, 3 comics and the soundtrack.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website (unavailable)
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Broken Sword 5\vt7.ini
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Broken Sword 5/
Linux $HOME/.bs5/vt7.ini
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Broken Sword 5\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Broken Sword 5/
Linux $HOME/.bs5/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Video settings explained[edit]

This information is only for game versions before May 2022 update. After the patch game became pillarboxed 16:9.
Game does not allow to set custom resolution, only one of the following presets:
  1. Windowed Non-resizeable window. 1280x720 or 1920x1080 depending on desktop resolution.
  2. Full Screen 1 1280x720 or 1920x1080 depending on desktop resolution.
  3. Full Screen 2 Uses desktop resolution, 16:9 stretched.
  4. Full Screen 3 Uses desktop resolution, 16:9 Vert- for ultra-widescreen, Hor- for narrower aspect ratios.
Visual settings
Visual settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed 16:9 for wider resolutions, Hor- for narrower ones.[1]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed 16:9
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Non-resizeable 1920x1080 window.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 65 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Game settings
Game settings

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects and Speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language settings
Language settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
American and British subtitles available.
Czech
Fan translation.
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Any distribution
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Verified by User:Mastan on 2022-06-17
    After the May 2022 update