Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP cover
Developers
Capybara Games
Superbrothers
Jim Guthrie
Publishers
Capybara Games
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2012
macOS (OS X) May 31, 2012
Linux May 31, 2012
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 70
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[1]
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Includes Soundtrack
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Includes Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\capy\SwordAndSworcery\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Linux ~/.capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/204060/local/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\capy\SwordAndSworcery\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Linux ~/.capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/204060/local/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Open the config.txt file. Enable Vsync by editing the line ENABLE_VSYNC.

Input[edit]

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
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Alternate Input Options[edit]

  • Instead of using the mousewheel to zoom in and out, you can use the + and = keys on your keyboard.
  • Instead of clicking on the shield and sword icons to use them, you can use the Z and X, or . and /, keys on your keyboard.
  • You can pan the camera around using the arrow keys.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[3]
Subtitles
Most speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Fan translation, download
Japanese
Russian
Fan translation, download
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Wrong resolution/Can't change resolution[edit]

Edit config.txt
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.txt.
  3. Search for:
SCREEN_HEIGHT = 1086
SCREEN_WIDTH = 1932
  1. Replace SCREEN_HEIGHT values with the new resolution height.
  2. Replace SCREEN_WIDTH values with the new resolution width.
  3. Save and close.

Crash on launch[edit]

Disable mipmaps[4]
Create the file if it does not exist.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.txt.
  3. Disable mipmaps by changing/writing the following to the file: ENABLE_MIPMAPPING = false
Change the resolution in the config file[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.txt.
  3. Change SCREEN_HEIGHT and SCREEN_WIDTH to a resolution available on the monitor.
Reset the config file[5]
If the alternative solutions fail then a complete configuration reset might help.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Delete config.txt.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Alt+Tab causes Twitter login fail[edit]

Using Alt+Tab appears to cause loaded tweets to fail.[6]

Non-US keyboard[edit]

Appears to be treating all international keyboards as US keyboards.[6]

Black Backgrounds & Other Missing Graphics/Videos[edit]

May or may not be related to ATI Cards but the game does not display background graphics or intro video.[7] The log lists various information, for example:

Couldn't find scenes/common/messagebox/positions.pnt
  • Verifying Steam download results in it attempting to fix but does nothing.
  • Completely reinstalling after deleting local content does not fix.
  • Latest video drivers does not fix.

Some users have had success fixing this by disabling the Catalyst A.I. in the AMD Control Center.[8]

Black Screen Freeze[edit]

The game will sometimes freeze in the transition between areas and at the end of a section. ALT-tabbing out and back works between areas, but when stuck after the second level it can be stuck permanently.

Soundtrack[edit]

The Steam version comes with the game's soundtrack in MP3 format (FLAC and others available here). It can be accessed by going to <path-to-game>\soundtrack.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 10.10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

References