Brütal Legend

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Brütal Legend
Brütal Legend cover
Double Fine Productions
Linux Edward Rudd
Release dates
Windows February 26, 2013
OS X May 7, 2013
Linux May 7, 2013

Key points

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

General information

Double Fine Action Forums - Brütal Legend
Brütal Legend Support FAQ on DF Action Forums Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Brütal Legend Wiki


The DRM-free version does not support multiplayer.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Highest vs. lowest FOV.
Highest vs. lowest FOV.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Turn off fullscreen and choose desktop resolution in-game.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
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)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Switch controller icons to PS3[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.


DRM-free versions do not support multiplayer.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Parts of the UI may disappear for a short time when you view landmarks. Doing a story mission/side quest may fix it, otherwise, restarting the game will.

Issues fixed[edit]

Common fixes and improvements for games using the Buddha engine can be found here.

Black screen on startup (Windows)[edit]

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

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
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
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


  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 -
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  5. Black Screen Fix::Brütal Legend Steam Community Discussion