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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons cover
Developers
Starbreeze Studios
Publishers
505 Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows September 3, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 90
OpenCritic 77
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Puzzle
Themes Fantasy
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a singleplayer bird's-eye view and cinematic camera adventure and puzzle game.

Key points

Controller is listed as required (and is recommended) but keyboards with high key rollover are also supported.

General information

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Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Windows
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Origin
DRM-free after installation through Origin client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Origin by directly starting the executable.[1]
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Does not require the Steam client to run.[2]
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\UnrealEngine3\P13\Config\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Origin
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Enabled, but nothing is ever synced.[3][4]
Xbox Cloud

Video

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Field of view (FOV) should be set to 150.
Ultra-widescreen
Set Field of view (FOV) to 106.26.[5]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Toggle by pressing Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
4x by default; for higher values see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
A form of post-processing AA, it can not be disabled.[citation needed]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Set through launcher.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Modify config[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open P13Input.ini.
  3. Find [Engine.PlayerInput] and place the line Bindings=(Name="L",Command="fov 150") (adjust number for different FOV) and save.
  4. In-game, press L to adjust FOV.

High frame rate

Change frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open P13Engine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file.
This can cause issues with cranks for elevators, prolonging the time you have to use it. Temporarily set it back to 60 FPS will fix this.
Using game launcher to change options resets changes made to config.
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open P13Engine.ini.
  3. Find the line MaxAnisotropy.
  4. Change value to desired level 2, 4, 8, or 16 and save the document.
Using game launcher to change options resets changes made to config.

Increase dynamic shadow resolution

Edit config file[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open P13Engine.ini.
  3. Find the line MinShadowResolution.
  4. Change value to 512 or higher.
  5. Save file.

Input

Launcher key bindings.
Launcher key bindings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.0 output.[10]
Subtitles
Spoken language is fictional.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Polish
Fan translation, Download
Portuguese
Fan translation, Download
Russian
Spanish

VR support

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons.
TriDef 3D
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600
ATI Radeon HD 2600
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Microsoft .NET 4 Framework and Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 are required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/225080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References