Super Meat Boy

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Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy - Cover.png
Release dates
November 30, 2010
November 18, 2011
December 13, 2011
Super Meat Boy at Steam Charts
Super Meat Boy at SteamDB
 Super Meat Boy at Wikipedia
Meat Boy
Meat Boy 2008
Super Meat Boy 2010
Super Meat Boy Forever TBA

Key points

Information Using a controller is recommended.

General information

More information Official website
More information Unofficial wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
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Humble Store DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\
Linux ~/.local/share/SuperMeatBoy/
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]

In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Impossible False icon.svg
Ultra-widescreen Impossible False icon.svg
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Not applicable
Anti-aliasing (AA) Not applicable
Vertical sync (Vsync) Hackable Force in the graphics card control panel.
High frame rate Impossible Physics problems if frame rate is above or below 60. Use 60 Hz.[1]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Hackable Edit buttonmap.cfg in the install path.
Mouse acceleration Not applicable
Mouse input in menus Impossible
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Hackable Edit buttonmap.cfg in the install path.
Controller Y-axis inversion Not applicable

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
Russian Native Unknown Unknown

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on launch[edit]

Fix Add parameters

  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Add -windowed -lowdetail -1280x720 parameters (modify as needed).

Fix Enable compatibility options

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on SuperMeatBoy.exe and choose Properties.
  3. In the Compatibility tab check Run this program in compatibility mode for: and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the list.
  4. Check Run this program as an administrator and click OK.

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

Fix Instructions

  1. Right-click the game in the Steam client and choose Properties.
  2. Click Set Launch Options and add any parameter(s) listed below.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.
Parameter Definition
-fullscreen Runs the game in full screen mode.
-windowed Runs the game in windowed mode.
-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.
-640x480 Runs the game at 640x480 resolution.
-800x600 Runs the game at 800x600 resolution.
-1024x768 Runs the game at 1024x768 resolution.
-1280x720 Runs the game at 1280x720 resolution.
-1920x1080 Runs the game at 1920x1080 resolution.
Information You can use multiple parameters by separating them with a space (for example: -fullscreen -highdetail -1920x1080).

System requirements[edit]

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
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Intel
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
300 MB
Information Only compatible up to 10.9
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


  1. Bugs and problems - SuperMeatBoy Debug Wiki