Beware Planet Earth

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Beware Planet Earth!
Beware Planet Earth! cover
Lightmare Studio
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release dates
Windows June 29, 2012[1]
macOS (OS X) August 29, 2013

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM details are not known
Multiple official third party sites, demo available.
DRM details are not known
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Can be played without Steam running.[2]

Version differences[edit]

Steam version includes several extra levels and enemies from Valve games.

Essential improvements[edit]


Patches and changelogs are available at official site (not needed for Steam version).

Game data[edit]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Lightmare Studio\BewarePlanetEarth\Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Save game data possibly includes configurations as well.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Steam Cloud is enabled, but it never syncs anything.[3][4]

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3. Fullscreen uses desktop's resolution and scales game to that maintaining aspect ratio and adding black bars.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
1024x768 by default. For other resolutions and forcing windowed at launch use launch parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use launch parameter.
60 FPS
Most animations are 30 FPS, gameplay is unlocked.[4]
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Completely mouse driven game.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Touchscreen optimised
Should be playable in windowed mode.[5] Use launch parameter to force larger resolution.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects.
Surround sound
All speech is text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Game by default uses OS to determine language. To change language, use launch parameter.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9
Use launch parameter.
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

Other information[edit]

Launch parameters[edit]

These can be used as regular launch parameters or by creating file <path-to-game>\arguments and putting in arguments separated by space or new line.[6]
Parameter Description
-windowed launch the game in windowed mode
-width x force window's width in windowed mode to x pixels. 'x' value must be between 1 and the max width supported by the graphic card. Value is 1024 by default.
-height y force window's height in windowed mode to x pixels. 'y' value must be between 1 and the max height supported by the graphic card. Value is 768 by default.
-unsafe deactivate integrity tests on files at loading
-renderer r force to use 'r' renderer. 'r' can be: OpenGL. Use DirectX 9.0c by default
-vsync activate render vertical synchronisation.
-forcelanguage Language Force the game to be in 'Language', can be: French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, BrazilianPortuguese.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP XP, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound Compatible


  1. Official presskit, "We are proud and happy to announce that "Beware Planet Earth!" will be available for purchase on from Friday, June 29.", file creation date is June 28, 2012 and June 29, 2012 is Friday.
  2. Verified by User:Vetle on 2016-03-20
  3. Steam Cloud :: Beware Planet Earth General Discussion
  4. 4.0 4.1 Verified by User:Marioysikax on 21 August 2015
  5. Is this game touchscreen compatible? :: Beware Planet Earth General Discussion
  6. Lightmare Studio • View topic - Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)