Super Meat Boy

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Super Meat Boy
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Developers
Release dates
Windows
November 30, 2010
OS X
November 18, 2011
Linux
December 13, 2011
Super Meat Boy at Steam Charts
Super Meat Boy at SteamDB
 Super Meat Boy at Wikipedia

Key points

Information Based on the free Flash game Meat Boy, available on Kongregate.

General information

More information Official Super Meat Boy Website
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums
More information Unofficial Wiki

Contents

[edit] Availability

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Retail Steamicon.png The retail-only Ultra Edition activates on Steam
GamersGate Steamicon.png
Humble Store DRM-freeSteamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png

[edit] Game data

[edit] Configuration file and save game data location

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\
OS X
Linux ~/.local/share/SuperMeatBoy/
Advantage This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

[edit] Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

[edit] Video settings

In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.png
Multi-monitor Impossible Cross.png
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Hackable Force in the graphics card control panel.
High frame rate Impossible Physics problems if framerate is above or below 60. Use 60Hz.[1]

[edit] Input settings

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Hackable Navigate to Steam\steamapps\common\Super Meat Boy\ and edit buttonmap.cfg
Mouse input in menus Impossible
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible

[edit] Audio settings

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native SFX and Music
Surround sound Impossible
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

[edit] Issues fixed

[edit] Crashing Steam version

If the game crashes on launch, right-click the game in your Steam Library, click on properties and then 'Set Launch options...', and type the following:

-windowed -<YOUR RESOLUTION> -lowdetail

or:

  • Navigate (on Windows) to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\super meat boy.
  • Right click the game file and go to the compatibility tab.
  • Check "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select from the drop box "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  • Check "Run this program as an administrator"
  • Click OK.

[edit] Command Line Options

Tommy Refines stated that the following command line parameters work.

  • The command line allows you to change detail, resolution, and windowed/fullscreen status. When setting multiple options they must be separated with a space.
  • In order to modify your command line parameters, go into your Steam library, right click "Super Meat Boy", click Properties, and then click "Set Launch Options". Please note that all parameters must be defined with a "-" in order to operate properly.

[edit] Fullscreen / Windowed

  • -fullscreen Sets the game to run in full screen mode
  • -windowed Sets the game to run in windowed mode

[edit] Resolutions

Information These are the only supported resolutions from the command line:
  • -640x480
  • -800x600
  • -1024x768
  • -1280x720
  • -1920x1080

[edit] Detail Settings

This will help address lag issues if you are experiencing them.

  • -ultralowdetail - Runs the game at the lowest detail, parallax is taken out, particle effects are ignored, animals are missing, set pieces are gone, lighting is ignored, images are lowest possible resolution (made for integrated graphics though not officially supported)
  • -lowdetail - Runs the game with lowest resolution images, lighting is ignored, particle effects are ignored (use this if you are having lag on CHAD, Dr. Fetus, or levels where you die from moving platforms)
  • -meddetail - Runs the game with medium resolution images (mid range setting, run this if you are having slight lag)
  • -highdetail - Runs the game with highest resolution images (run this if you meet my minimum requirements listed above)

If you wanted to run in fullscreen at the highest resolution at the highest detail, your command line parameters should be:

  • -fullscreen -highdetail -1920x1080

If you have framerate issues, your command line parameters should be:

  • -windowed -lowdetail -640x480

[edit] Installation Guide (Linux)

Information Humble Bundle only

1. The installer need to be marked as executable

Fix Mark the program as executableLink

  1. Right click on supermeatboy-linux...-bin.
  2. Click on "Permissions"
  3. Mark "Allow executing file as program"

2. If the installer doesn't open after the steps above try setting it to open with terminal. 3. If that doesn't work you will have to open up terminal and start the installer yourself.

Fix How to get to the installer though terminalLink

  1. Use the command cd to cycle though dictionaries; you should find the installer in /home/Username/Downloads.
  2. Type in part of the name of the installer supermeatboy and press tab to auto-complete
  3. press Enter

[edit] Command Line Options

  • -fullscreen Sets the game to run in full screen mode
  • -windowed Sets the game to run in windowed mode
  • -640x480 Sets the game to run at 640x480
  • -800x600 Sets the game to run at 800x600
  • -1024x768 Sets the game to run at 1024x768
  • -1280x720 Sets the game to run at 1280x720
  • -1920x1080 Sets the game to run at 1920x1080
Information These are the only supported resolutions from the command line, more are available in game.
  • -ultralowdetail - Runs the game at the lowest detail, parallax is taken out, particle effects are ignored, animals are missing, set pieces are gone, lighting is ignored, images are lowest possible resolution (made for integrated graphics though not officially supported)
  • -lowdetail - Runs the game with lowest resolution images, lighting is ignored, particle effects are ignored (use this if you are having lag on CHAD, Dr. Fetus, or levels where you die from moving platforms)
  • -meddetail - Runs the game with medium resolution images (mid range setting, run this if you are having slight lag)
  • -highdetail - Runs the game with highest resolution images

[edit] System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz 1.4 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
300 MB
Video card (GPU)
Shader model 2.0 support
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
10.7.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Intel
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
300 MB
Information Only compatible up to 10.9
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHZ or faster 1.4 GHZ or faster
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 300 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
300 MB

References

  1. Bugs and problems - SuperMeatBoy Debug Wiki
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