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Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut

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Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut cover
Developers
Revolution Software
Publishers
Kalypso Media
Engines
Virtual Theatre
Release dates
Windows September 2, 2010
macOS (OS X) September 2, 2010
Linux June 18, 2013
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut at Wikipedia
Broken Sword
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars 1996
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror 1997
Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon 2003
Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death (Secrets of the Ark) 2006
Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars (unofficial) 2008
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror - Remastered 2009
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut 2010
Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse 2013

For the original game released in 1996, see Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars.

General information

Broken Sword Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes the original Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Includes the original as a free dlc
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename revlogo.ogv[citation needed]
  1. Go to movies in the installation folder.
  2. Delete/rename revlogo.ogv.

Replace in-game font[edit]

The default font used by in-game help and diary is difficult to read at high resolutions
Substitute with a system font[citation needed]
  1. Go to the hidden system folder Windows\Fonts\.
  2. Copy the fonts verdana.ttf and verdanab.ttf to <path-to-game>\.
  3. Rename verdana.ttf to LinLibertine_Re-4.4.1.ttf and verdanab.ttf to LinLibertine_Bd-4.4.1.ttf, overwriting the existing files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Broken Sword - Director's Cut\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Broken Sword - Director's Cut
Linux ~/.bs1dc/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Broken Sword - Director's Cut\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Broken Sword - Director's Cut
Linux ~/.bs1dc/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 4:3 resolutions are supported: 640x480 windowed ("original"), 960x720 windowed ("augmented") and 1600x1200 pillarboxed ("fullscreen").
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default
60 FPS
120+ FPS
100 fps framerate cap

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
No option. Uses operating system's cursor.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, music and speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Option exists, but not shown in FMV.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation.
Russian
1C-Softclub retail only

Issues fixed[edit]

Erratic cursor movement in full screen mode[edit]

Replace the sprite cursor with the hardware cursor

Using a hex editor, open the game's executable and replace the hex "E8 6E 79 00 00" with "90 90 90 90 90."

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Unknown version
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM

References