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Bully: Scholarship Edition

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Bully: Scholarship Edition
Bully: Scholarship Edition cover
Rockstar Vancouver
Windows Rockstar New England
Rockstar Games
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2008
Metacritic 72
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Mini-games, Open world
Vehicles Bicycle
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Bully: Scholarship Edition on HowLongToBeat
Bully: Scholarship Edition on IGDB
Bully: Scholarship Edition guide on StrategyWiki
Bully: Scholarship Edition on MobyGames
Bully: Scholarship Edition on Wikipedia

Bully: Scholarship Edition is a port of the 2006 PlayStation 2 open world action game Bully (known as Canis Canem Edit in Europe), featuring enhanced graphics and audio, as well as additional content such as additional missions and classes.[1][2] However, multiplayer mini-games from console versions are not present.[3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Not purchasable in Myanmar and Venezuela.
Windows (unavailable)
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Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the --skipMoviesASAP command line argument[5]
Use Intro Video Skip mod[citation needed]
  1. Download Intro Video Skip and extract the files.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies\ and replace AttractMode.wmv and Rockstar.wmv with the files from the mod with the same names.
Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename RockStar.wmv.


Around 500 MB of space can be saved by removing the attract videos in <path-to-game>\Movies. AttractMode.wmv is the English version, the rest are localizations.


Patch 1.2 fixes several issues related to modern operating systems. It is already included in digital versions.


Adds option to unlock the framerate in SilentPatchBully.ini. See High frame rate for potential issues.
Fixes crashes for Windows 10 users.
Improves framerate pacing issues.
In-game V-Sync must be enabled to achieve proper frame-pacing while utilizing the SilentPatch FPS cap, otherwise intermittent micro-stutter may occur every few seconds.
Extract the contents of to <path-to-game>[6]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Rockstar Games\Bully Scholarship Edition\A0\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Bully Scholarship Edition\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

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


Graphic settings.
Graphic settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.


Force windowed mode[10]
  1. Install Bully Widescreen Fix or SilentPatch.
  2. Create a blank wndmode.ini in <path-to-game>.
  3. The game will now run borderless by default.


To enable the border, close the game, open wndmode.ini, and change Border=0 to Border=1.

High frame rate

  1. Download and install SilentPatch.
  2. Open SilentPatchBully.ini and edit the FPSLimit=30 value to the desired value.


Five missions - Character Sheets in Chapter I, Weed Killer in Chapter II, Balls of Snow in Chapter III, The Gym Is Burning in Chapter V, and Finding Johnny Vincent in Chapter V - may break or become glitched. For those missions, temporarily limit the FPS to 30.
Some cutscenes might not properly play out if the FPS exceeds 60. If the game goes above 120 FPS, it may appear to be running at double-speed.


Controls list.
Controls list.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[12]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
If experiencing very loud audio with no volume roll-off or no surround sound functionality when surround is selected, see the Loud audio fix below.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by IGTC Team (Indonesia Game Translator Community), download it here.
Included in Rockstar Store version out of the box;[13] for other versions, use this.
Brazilian Portuguese
New translation (MixMods), download it here. Extract it to <path-to-game>.
Included in Rockstar Store and retail versions out of the box; for Steam version, follow this guide.
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, Steam guide available here.

Issues fixed

Save failed

Delete save folder[14]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents.
  2. Delete Bully Scholarship Edition.

Controller/controls unresponsive

Delete ControllerSettings file[15]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Bully Scholarship Edition\.
  2. Delete ControllerSettings.

Loud audio

Bully: Scholarship Edition may not properly control audio volumes if you don't manually configure your audio device to match the game's audio configuration. If you have stereo speakers or headphones, ensure that your audio output device is configured as a stereo device via the Windows Sound properties and then set the in-game sound setting to stereo; if you wish to play the game in surround sound, set your audio device to 5.1 via Windows Sound properties and then set the in-game setting to surround.
Use IndirectSound to fix incorrect surround levels[16]
Change Windows Speaker Configuration[citation needed]
  1. Open the Start Screen/Start Menu, type mmsys.cpl and press Enter.
  2. In the Playback tab, right-click on the Default Device (marked with a tick True icon.svg) and choose "Configure Speakers" from the menu.
  3. Select 5.1 Surround or Stereo.
  4. Click through the remaining steps and click the Finish button in the last screen.


You absolutely must select '5.1 Surround if you want surround to function properly in the game, selecting 4.0 or 7.1 will prevent surround sound from functioning properly.
This option may not be available for some USB headsets.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Console versions only.[3]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Unofficial Enhancements

Fixes PC specific bugs and oversights.
Look into Recommended Mods section on the mod's page for more enhancements.

"That Bitch" Loading Screen Fix

Fixes loading screen fix after "That Bitch" mission.

Better Controls

Makes controls more keyboard-friendly and fixes mouse acceleration.

Main Menu Overlay

Revitalizes the main menu with refreshed design and simplified process of accessing and loading saved game progress.

Xbox 360 Startup

Replaces startup video with higher quality variant from the Xbox 360 release.

Extended Draw Distance

Extends the draw distance in the game.

Upscaled Logo & Intro Cutscenes (4K)[17][18]

Replaces original 720p pre-rendered cutscenes with AI-upscaled counterparts.

Mobile Timecycle

Anniversary Edition timecycle of the iOS & Android versions.

Anniversary Edition HUD

Ports remastered HUD from mobile version to the PC version.

Original Jimmy Hopkins

Replaces Jimmy's face textures for the original ones from the PlayStation 2 version.

PS2 Timecycle

Original PlayStation 2 version timecycle.

Uncensored SS Uniform

Restores beta design of Gary's Halloween costume.
Alternative version with one arm armband can be downloaded from here.

Early Idles Restoration

Restores unused idle animations.


Removes the white fog visual.

Get Some Variety Please

Implements prop and outfit randomization for peds.


Soundtrack is located in MP3 format in <path-to-game>\Bully Original Soundtrack\.[19]

System requirements


Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 (3.0 GHz or more)
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4,7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 or 7300
ATI Radeon X1300
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible
Other Keyboard, mouse, Xbox 360 controller


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Wikipedia - last accessed on 2019-6-17
  2. Youtube Comparison video. - last accessed on 2019-6-17
  3. 3.0 3.1 does this version have the multiplayer mini-games? :: Bully: Scholarship Edition General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-7-29
  4. Bully Scholarship Edition - Games for Windows - last accessed on 31 March 2023
  5. Verified by User:Silent on 2018-03-02
  6. Verified by User:Silent on 2018-05-19
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bully: Scholarship Edition | WSGF
  8. WidescreenFixesPack for Bully: Scholarship Edition · Issue #469 · ThirteenAG/WidescreenFixesPack - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  9. Verified by User:Johnmooth on 2023-04-01
    Rockstar Games is always capping 30 FPS by default, otherwise may cause some bugs and glitches on higher frame rates and does not cap to 60hz.
  10. Verified by User:Keith on 2018-09-08
  11. Verified by User:Silent on 2018-07-24
  12. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on May 2023
  13. Rockstar Store page - last accessed on 2023-07-16
  14. Re-Install means can't save? :: Bully: Scholarship Edition General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  15. How to to FIX Bully Controls and Mouse - bully scholarship edition CONTROLLER NOT WORKING FIX - last accessed on May 2023
  16. IndirectSound Game Compatibility - last accessed on May 2023
  17. Steam Guide - 4K Upscaled Cutscenes - last accessed on May 2023
  18. Verified by User:No one 17 on 2021-03-03
  19. Steam Store page - last accessed on May 2023