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Braid

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Braid
Braid cover
Developers
Number None
Maintainer Aaron Melcher
macOS (OS X) Hothead Games
macOS (OS X) Ryan C. Gordon
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Number None
Release dates
Windows April 10, 2009
macOS (OS X) May 20, 2009
Linux December 14, 2010
Braid guide at StrategyWiki
Braid at Wikipedia

General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Version differences[edit]

Currently only the Steam release contains the latest updates.[citation needed]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Braid Soundtrack Available as DLC for the Steam version.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Braid\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/Braid/
Linux $HOME/.Braid/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/26800/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Braid\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/Braid/
Linux $HOME/.Braid/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/26800/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game always is letterboxed to 16:9.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Set in launcher (Steam version) or use launch parameters -width XXXX -height XXXX. Higher resolutions than 1280x720 have a minimal effect on graphical fidelity, however.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Alt+ Enter switches to windowed mode. GOG.com launcher has windowed option.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Works using AutoHotkey. See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Available on Linux only (see Command-line parameters). GOG.com launcher has Vsync option.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate capped at 60 FPS.[1]
Game always runs in 1280x720. The resolution can, however, be changed using command-line parameters.

Input settings[edit]

The gamepad layout for the game.
The gamepad layout for the game.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Keyboard controls not shown if controller is plugged in.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can't disable vibration.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No audio speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation.
Russian
Retail by Russobit-M and Fan translation by ENPY Studio Download.


Issues fixed[edit]

Running at 1080p plays in slow motion[edit]

Run at 30fps instead of 60fps using one of these options[citation needed]
  • Enable 30fps using the launcher when starting the game
  • Command-line: -30fps

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 2
64-bit executable
OS X and Linux only.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Interface FreeType 2
Input SDL2 Linux only.

Command-line parameters[edit]

Parameter Description
-windowed Runs the game in a window.
-vsync
-no_vsync
Tries to force or disable vsync.
-width X
-height Y
Specify size of window.
-no_music Disables music.
-half Reduces rendering to half.
-60fps / -30fps
-20fps / -15fps
-12fps / -10fps
Runs at X fps.
-language X Chooses game language, where X is one of the following: english, german, french, italian, spanish, portuguese, japanese, korean, tchinese.
-no_launcher Disables launcher.
-no_post Disables post-processing effects.
-universe X Run a mod. Replace X with the name of the mod. More detailed explanation of the mod system is located here.
-editor Enable the built-in editor. Press F11 to bring up the editor when in-game.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP 7
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 768 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
Intel GMA 950
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 185 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
Intel GMA 950
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9500
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
Intel GMA 950

References