Bully: Scholarship Edition

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Bully: Scholarship Edition
Bully: Scholarship Edition cover
Developers
Rockstar Vancouver
Windows Rockstar New England
Publishers
Rockstar Games
Engines
Gamebryo
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2008
Bully: Scholarship Edition guide at StrategyWiki
Bully: Scholarship Edition at Wikipedia

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. See High frame rate.
Multiplayer mini-games from console versions are not present.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the --skipMoviesASAP command line argument[2]
Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to Movies in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename RockStar.wmv.

Patches

Patch 1.2 fixes several issues related to modern operating systems.
Already included in Steam version.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Rockstar Games\Bully Scholarship Edition\A0\

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Bully Scholarship Edition\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Graphic settings.
Graphic settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Set in title screen, under Video.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced through the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; see High frame rate.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; see High frame rate.

High frame rate

Use FPS cap remover[3][citation needed]
  1. Download and install the 1.200 patch if you haven't already. The Steam version is already patched.
  2. Download the FPS cap remover.
  3. Go to the installation folder.
  4. Back up Bully.exe.
  5. Paste the downloaded Bully.exe here.

Notes

Four missions, Balls of Snow in Chapter 3, Weed Killer in Chapter 2, The Gym Is Burning in Chapter 5, and Finding Johnny Vincent in Chapter 5 may break or become glitched. For those missions alone, switch back to the old Bully.exe, complete it, save, quit, and relaunch with the patched Bully.exe. Using a frame rate limiter to limit the fps to 30 also works.
Some cutscenes might not properly play out if the FPS exceeds 60. To prevent this use a frame rate limiter or enable Vsync in-game.
When using this unlocker, if the game goes above 120 FPS it may appear to be running at double-speed. To prevent this use a frame rate limiter or enable Vsync in-game.

Input settings

Controls list.
Controls list.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Negative Mouse Acceleration. Can't be turned off
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Chemistry class buttons do not remap with config
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Invert Camera Control option
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock controllers use Playstation 2/3 Button Prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
If you experience very loud audio with no volume roll-off or no surround sound functionality when surround is selected, see the Loud Audio fix below.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
Polish
Russian
Follow this guide.

Issues fixed

Save Failed

Delete save folder[5]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\
  2. Delete the Bully Scholarship Edition folder.

Loud Audio

Bully: Scholarship Edition may not properly control audio volumes if you don't manually configure your audio device to match the game's audio configuration. If you have stereo speakers or headphones, ensure that your audio output device is configured as a stereo device via the Windows Sound properties and then set the in-game sound setting to stereo; if you wish to play the game in surround sound, set your audio device to 5.1 via Windows Sound properties and then set the in-game setting to surround.
Change Windows Speaker Configuration[citation needed]
  1. Open the Start Screen/Start Menu, type mmsys.cpl and press Enter.
  2. In the Playback tab, right-click on the Default Device (marked with a tick True icon.svg) and choose "Configure Speakers" from the menu.
  3. Select 5.1 Surround or Stereo.
  4. Click through the remaining steps and click the Finish button in the last screen.
You absolutely must select 5.1 Surround if you want surround to function properly in the game, selecting 4.0 or 7.1 will prevent surround sound from functioning properly.
This option may not be available for some USB headsets.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Soundtrack

Soundtrack is located in MP3 format in <path-to-game>\Bully Original Soundtrack.[6]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 or 7300
ATI Radeon X1300
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible

References