Syberia

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games

Not to be confused with Cyberia.

Syberia
Syberia cover
Developers
Microïds
Publishers
The Adventure Company
Anuman Interactive
Steam Meridian4
Engines
Virtools
Release dates
Windows January 9, 2002
macOS (OS X) February 27, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 82
IGDB 77
Taxonomy
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
Syberia 2002
Syberia II 2004
Syberia 3 2016
Syberia: The World Before 2021

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro logos[citation needed]
  1. Make a backup of the file <path-to-game>\Video\intro_microids.syb
  2. Delete the file and replace it with an empty file of the same name. The game will now go directly to the main menu. Tested with GOG version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See 4K Ultra HD. Work in Windows 10. Also 1080p and 1440p.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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)
Always on
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Create a .ini file[3]
  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.

Notes

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[edit]

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

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.

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Problems launching game on Windows 10[edit]

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[4][5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
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

Notes

  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.

References