Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP cover
Capybara Games
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2012
OS X May 31, 2012
Linux May 31, 2012

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam Includes Soundtrack
Humble Store Includes Soundtrack

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\capy\SwordAndSworcery\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Linux ~/.capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/204060/local/
This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Open the config.txt file. Enable Vsync be editing the line ENABLE_VSYNC

Input settings[edit]

Alternate Input Options[edit]

  • Instead of using the mousewheel to zoom in and out, you can use the + and = keys on your keyboard.
  • Instead of clicking on the shield and sword icons to use them, you can use the Z and X, or . and /, keys on your keyboard.
  • You can pan the camera around using the arrow keys.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on launch[edit]

Also using multiple monitors can cause this.

Chang mipmapping in config.txt

Open the config.txt file. Enable this change:


This has reportedly worked for some users, but not for everyone.[2]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[3]
Most speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Alt+Tab causes Twitter login fail[edit]

Using Alt+Tab appears to cause loaded tweets to fail.[4]

Non-US keyboard[edit]

Appears to be treating all international keyboards as US keyboards.[5]

Black Backgrounds & Other Missing Graphics/Videos[edit]

May or may not be related to ATI Cards but the game does not display background graphics or intro video.[6] The log lists various information, for example:

Couldn't find scenes/common/messagebox/positions.pnt
  • Verifying steam download results in it attempting to fix but does nothing.
  • Completely reinstalling after deleting local content does not fix.
  • Latest video drivers does not fix.

Some users have had success fixing this by disabling the Catalyst A.I. in the AMD Control Center.[7]

Black Screen Freeze[edit]

The game will sometimes freeze in the transition between areas and at the end of a section. ALT-tabbing out and back works between areas, but when stuck after the second level it can be stuck permanently.


The Steam version comes with the game's soundtrack in MP3 format (FLAC and others available here). This can be access by going to <path-to-game>\soundtrack.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
256 MB of VRAM
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 10.10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM


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