Brütal Legend

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Brütal Legend
Brütal Legend - cover.jpg
Release dates
February 26, 2013
May 7, 2013
May 7, 2013
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 Community Discussions
More information Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Brütal Legend Wiki


Source DRM Notes Keys Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Desura DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GameStop Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg DRM-free
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Humble Store DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information The DRM-free version does not support multiplayer.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix 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.

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

Windows %APPDATA%\Doublefine\BrutalLegend\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/doublefine/brutallegend/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/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 support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Highest vs. lowest FOV.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Silver.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native support WSGF UW Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Native support
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native support Turn off fullscreen and choose desktop resolution in-game.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support 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 support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support [3]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping Native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Switch controller icons to PS3[edit]

Fix 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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Voice, music and effects.
Surround sound Native support Auto configures up to 7.1[4]
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost No native support


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


Information DRM-free versions do not support multiplayer.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play No native support
LAN play No native support
Online play Native support 8

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native support
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated No native support
Self-hosting No native support
Direct IP No native support

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D Unknown
Nvidia 3D Vision Hackable Use Helix Mod: Brütal Legend - 3D Vision fix.
TriDef 3D Unknown
iZ3D Unknown

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]

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

Black screen on startup (Windows)[edit]

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

Fix 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)
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