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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars cover
Developers
Revolution Software
Publishers
Virgin Interactive
Engines
Original Virtual Theatre
Re-release ScummVM
Release dates
DOS September 30, 1996
Windows September 30, 1996
Mac OS (Classic) September 30, 1996
macOS (OS X) October 18, 2012
Linux March 20, 2015[1]
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars guide at StrategyWiki
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars 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 2010 remake, see Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut.

Key points

Released as Circle of Blood in the United States
Can be run under ScummVM

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
DRM-free
DOS
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Is bundled with Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut. Pre-configured with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Free DLC for Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut. Pre-configured with ScummVM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SWORD.INF
Windows <path-to-game>\sword1.ini
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVES\
Windows <path-to-game>\save
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, speech, FX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Pirate translation by Fargus, download

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 2 Original Windows release
64-bit executable
Requires 64-bit build of ScummVM.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0 6.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX2 66 MHz Intel Pentium 60 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 MB 150 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA-compatible
1 MB of VRAM
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX2 66 MHz Intel Pentium 60 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 MB 150 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 2 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Core Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References