Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a game ported from iOS. Reports indicate controls feeling imprecise, likely to be the result of the porting process from iPad.[1][2]

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Availability

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP has been released on Windows, Mac and iOS. Some would consider the iPad version of the game to be definitive.

Windows

The config and log file are located:

Windows 7: C:\Program Files\Steam\userdata\[user_id]\204060\local

Issues And Fixes

Crash On Startup

Open the config.txt file. Enable this change:

"ENABLE_MIPMAPPING = false"

This has reportedly worked for some users, but not for everyone.[3]

Change Resolution

Open the config.txt file. Change resolution by editing these lines:

SCREEN_WIDTH
SCREEN_HEIGHT

Changing to a high resolution such as 2560x1600 or 2560x1440 is not supported, and forcing this will kick the resolution back to 800x600.[4]

Fullscreen Or Windowed Mode

Open the config.txt file. Change to windowed by editing this line:

FULLSCREEN 

Vertical Sync (Vsync)

Open the config.txt file. Enable Vsync be editing this line:

ENABLE_VSYNC

Unresolved Issues

Alt Tab Causes Twitter Login Fail

Alt tabbing appears to cause loaded tweets to fail.[5]

Non-US Keyboard

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

Black Backgrounds & Other Missing Graphics/Videos

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]

Mac

The config and log file are located:

~/Library/Application Support/Steam/userdata/[user_id]/204060/local

Soundtrack

The Steam version comes with the games soundtrack in MP3 format (FLAC and others available here). This can be access by going to:

Windows 32-bit:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\superbrothers sword & sworcery ep\soundtrack
Windows 64-bit:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\superbrothers sword & sworcery ep\soundtrack
Mac:
~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/superbrothers sword & sworcery ep\soundtrack

Notes

  1. https://twitter.com/#!/MattyFTM/status/191979762116341760
  2. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2654432
  3. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2656937&page=2
  4. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2654620
  5. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2654553
  6. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2654553
  7. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2654637
  8. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30338010&postcount=12
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