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Brütal Legend

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Brütal Legend
Brütal Legend cover
Developers
Double Fine Productions
Linux Edward Rudd
Engines
Buddha
Release dates
Windows February 26, 2013
macOS (OS X) May 7, 2013
Linux May 7, 2013
Brütal Legend guide at StrategyWiki
Brütal Legend at Wikipedia

Key points

Well made PC port with improvements over PS3/Xbox 360 versions.[1]
The game does not support cross-platform (between any systems) multi-player.[2]

General information

Double Fine Action Forums - Brütal Legend
Brütal Legend Support FAQ on DF Action Forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Brütal Legend Wiki

Availability[edit]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Version differences[edit]

The DRM-free version does not support multiplayer.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename DF_Logo.bik[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/Data/Cutscenes/
  2. Delete or rename the file DF_Logo.bik.

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Doublefine\BrutalLegend\screen.dat
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/doublefine/brutallegend/screen.dat
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/doublefine/brutallegend/screen.dat
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
screen.dat stores all the settings.
In the Steam version, the Steam <user-id> is added to the path.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Doublefine\BrutalLegend\*.sav
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/doublefine/brutallegend/*.sav
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/doublefine/brutallegend/*.sav
*.sav files store the save data.
In the Steam version, the Steam <user-id> is added to the path.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Approx. 3 MB available.
Settings will sync too, except graphics settings.

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Highest vs. lowest FOV.
Highest vs. lowest FOV.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Turn off fullscreen and choose desktop resolution in-game.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or SSAA. Changing the Anti-aliasing level will affect the overall graphics quality of the game (4xSSAA yields highest texture quality and most decorative objects)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Enable Hi-Fi Sim option.[3]
[4]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Remapping.
Remapping.

Switch controller icons to PS3[edit]

Switch controller icons to PS3[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/Data/Config/
  2. Open Buddha.cfg.
  3. Add the line sDefaultControllerIcons = "PS3" at the end of the file.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, music and effects.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.
German
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Spanish
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.
Russian
Fan translation, download

Network[edit]

DRM-free versions do not support multiplayer.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 Not available in the DRM-free version.

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Disappearing UI[edit]

Parts of the UI may disappear for a short time when you view landmarks. Doing a story mission/side quest may fix it, otherwise, restarting the game will.[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen on startup (Windows)[edit]

For some reason, the default refresh rate of the game is 150 Hz which won't load properly on most monitors.[6]
Modify screen.dat[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit screen.dat.
  3. Change refreshrate to your refresh rate.
  4. Change width and height to match your resolution.

Crash on startup (Windows; Steam)[edit]

On some systems, game crashes on startup using Xbox Controller.
Modify Steam Controller Settings[citation needed]
  1. Go to the Steam - Settings - Controller.
  2. Click General Controller Settings.
  3. Check Xbox Configuration Support.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD
Input SDL2 Linux only.
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 2.2 GHz
Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
AMD FX 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 220
ATI Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 3000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon HD 7000
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible sound card
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 3000
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 285
ATI Radeon HD 4670
Leopard is not supported
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 220
ATI Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 4000
256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References