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Not to be confused with Cyberia.

Syberia cover
The Adventure Company
Anuman Interactive
Russia 1C Company
Digital Microids
Release dates
Windows January 9, 2002
macOS (OS X) February 27, 2014
Metacritic 82
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics, Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Europe, Eastern Europe
Series Syberia
Syberia on HowLongToBeat
Syberia on IGDB
Syberia on MobyGames
Syberia on Wikipedia
Syberia 2002
Syberia II 2004
Syberia 3 2017
Syberia: The World Before 2022

Syberia is a singleplayer cinematic camera adventure game in the Syberia series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Replace intro_microids.syb with the blank video file[3]
Requires the showing of file extensions to be enabled.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Video\.
  2. Delete or rename the intro_microids.syb file.
  3. Download the blank video file.
  4. Move the downloaded file to <path-to-game>\Video\.
  5. Rename the blank.bik file to intro_microids.syb.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Syberia Saves\Config.dat
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Syberia/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46500/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Syberia Saves\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.microids.syberia.univ/Data/Library/Application Support/Syberia/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46500/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

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


Options menu
Options menu

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
See 4K Ultra HD. Work in Windows 10. Also 1080p and 1440p.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced with dgVoodoo2. If forced, texture filtering may cause visual artifacts in the form of black lines around 2D elements.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Does not have any effect.[citation needed] Can be forced with dgVoodoo2 or through the video driver.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See Irregular game speed and desynchronized sound.


Create a .ini file[4]
  1. Create a file named player.ini in the installation folder with the following content:
    800 600 16 0 BaseCMO.cmo
  2. Save the file.
  3. Start the game.


The only value you should ever edit in the ini is the 4th integer (0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode). The first three values (Horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, bit depth) are hardcoded so they will be ignored anyway, the last one (name of the main game file) should be left alone.

4K Ultra HD

Possible with dgVoodoo2.
  1. First (game support only 4:3 resolution) create a custom 2160p 4:3 resolution (2880x2160) in nVidia/AMD/Intel panel. Optional change aspect ratio 1:1 scaling in nVidia/AMD/Intel panel.
  2. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and extract the archive.
  3. Copy dgVoodooCpl.exe to game folder.
  4. Open the MS\x86 folder and copy all files to game folder.
  5. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe in game folder and set DirectX resolution (2880x2160).
  6. Unmark DirectX dgVoodoo Watermark
  7. Run game


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Irregular game speed and desynchronized sound

Certain animations, such as mouth movement, are tied to frame rate. Consequently, at high frame rates, animations appear erratic and sound may become desynchronized.
Limit frame rate to 60 FPS[citation needed]

Select a 60 Hz screen mode or use a frame-rate-capping method.

Problems launching game on Windows 10

Enable the following compatibility settings for the Game.exe file: Compatibility mode (Windows XP (Service Pack 3)), Reduced color mode (8-bit (256) color), Run in 640x480 screen resolution, and Run this program as an administrator[5][6]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.4
10.6 (Steam)
Processor (CPU) 600 MHz (Intel only)
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/46500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.