Space Pirates and Zombies

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Space Pirates and Zombies
SPAZ Logo.jpg
Release dates
August 15, 2011
July 12, 2012
September 18, 2012
Space Pirates and Zombies at Steam Charts
Space Pirates and Zombies at SteamDB
Space Pirates and Zombies
Space Pirates and Zombies 2011
Space Pirates and Zombies 2 TBA

General information

More information Space Pirates and Zombies Official Website
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Developer website DRM-free
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Mac Game Store

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

Windows %APPDATA%\MinMaxGames\SpacePiratesAndZombies
Linux ~/.local/share/Space Pirates and Zombies/
Advantage This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native Syncs save games.
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Start-up Configuration
General Settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Limited.png
Multi-monitor Hackable WSGF MM Limited.png See Multi-monitor.
Field of view (FOV) Unknown
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate Unknown


Fix Set multi-monitor resolution[1]Link

  1. Go to %APPDATA%\MinMaxGames\SpacePiratesAndZombies\b_settings
  2. Edit spz_settings.cs and set your resolution.
  3. Save the file and set it to read-only.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Unknown
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown

Issues fixed[edit]

Black Screen of Death for multi-monitor users[edit]

Users with multiple independent monitors (not combined using Surround/Eyefinity) may encounter a black screen of death upon starting the game, where the system can be heard running in the background but video rendering is stuck on the black screen until the user resets the machine.

Developer Blorfy created a fix that starts the game in DirectX compatibility mode immediately, bypassing this problem. Place canvas.cs.dso into common/gameScripts inside the SPAZ folder, replacing the file inside.

Lag and Stuttering with Catalyst 12.3[edit]

Stuttering is caused by game defaulting to one processor core. Change this by opening task manager, right-click "spazgame.exe" under "processes", set affinity and select at least 2 cores Alternatively, check the "Direct X Compatibility Mode" in the startup options

Steam startup failure[edit]

Some users report putting Steam into to offline mode and launching the game will allow normal use.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
DirectX 9 compatible
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB


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