Brütal Legend

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Brütal Legend
Brütal Legend - cover.jpg
Developers
Engines
 
Release dates
Windows
February 26, 2013
OS X
May 7, 2013
Linux
May 7, 2013
Brütal Legend at Steam Charts
Brütal Legend at SteamDB
 Brütal Legend at Wikipedia

Key points

Advantage Well made PC port with improvements over PS3/Xbox 360 versions.[1]
Disadvantage The game does not support cross-platform (between any systems) multi-player[2].

General information

More information Double Fine Action Forums - Brütal Legend
More information Brütal Legend Support FAQ on DF Action Forums
More information Brütal Legend Wiki
More information GOG.com Community Discussions
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
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Desura DRM-free
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GOG.com DRM-free
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Information The DRM-free version does not support multiplayer.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Delete or rename DF_Logo.bikLink

  1. Navigate to the folder <path-to-game>/Cutscenes/.
  2. Delete or rename the file DF_Logo.bik.

Switch controller icons to PS3[edit]

Fix Switch controller icons to PS3Link

  1. Navigate to the folder <path-to-game>/Data/Config/.
  2. Open the file Buddha.cfg.
  3. Add the line sDefaultControllerIcons = "PS3" at the end of the file.

Game data[edit]

General settings.

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %APPDATA%\Doublefine\BrutalLegend\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/doublefine/brutallegend/
Linux ~/.local/share/doublefine/brutallegend/
Information screen.dat stores all the settings.
Information *.sav files store the save data.
Information In the Steam version, the Steam <user-id> is added to the path.
Advantage This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Highest v. lowest FOV.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Native
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native Turn off fullscreen and choose desktop resolution in-game.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA or SSAA. Changing the Anti-aliasing level will affect the overall graphics quality of the game (4xSSAA yields highest texture quality and most decorative objects)
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native [3]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Remapping.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Voice, music and effects.
Surround sound Native Auto configures up to 7.1[4]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Unknown Unknown
German Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Unknown Unknown

Network[edit]

Information DRM-free versions do not support multiplayer.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Impossible
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native 8

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Impossible
Direct IP Impossible

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen on startup (Windows)[edit]

Information For some reason, the default refresh rate of the game is 150Hz which won't load properly on most monitors.[5]

Fix Modify screen.datLink

  1. Edit screen.dat in the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Change refreshrate to your refresh rate.
  3. Change width and height to match your resolution.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz dual core 2.5 GHz dual core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
9 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 8800
Radeon 3850
Intel HD 2000
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
GeForce 660
Radeon 7000
512 MB of VRAM
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
9 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 8800GT
ATi HD 2600
Intel HD 3000
512 MB of VRAM
GeForce 285
ATi HD 4670
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz dual core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 220
Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD 4000
256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References

  1. How Is BL PC More \m/ Than BL PS360? :: Steam Community Discussions
  2. Cross-platform multiplayer restriction question - Double Fine Action Forums
  3. New 120Hz Games Report - 120Hz.net
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  5. Black Screen Fix::Brütal Legend Steam Community Discussion