Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse

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Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse
Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse cover
Developers
Revolution Software
Engines
Virtual Theatre
Release dates
Windows December 4, 2013
macOS (OS X) December 4, 2013
Linux December 4, 2013
Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse 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

General information

Official Website
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
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Does not include the manual, which can be downloaded from the official website
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
Deluxe Edition. Includes an art book, 3 comics and the soundtrack.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Broken Sword 5\vt7.ini
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Broken Sword 5/
Linux ~/.bs5/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Broken Sword 5\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Broken Sword 5/
Linux ~/.bs5/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings explained[edit]

Game does not allow to set custom resolution, only one of the following presets:
  1. Windowed Non-resizeable window. 1280x720 or 1920x1080 depending on desktop resolution.
  2. Full Screen 1 1280x720 or 1920x1080 depending on desktop resolution.
  3. Full Screen 2 Uses desktop resolution, 16:9 stretched.
  4. Full Screen 3 Uses desktop resolution, 16:9 Vert- for ultra-widescreen, Hor- for narrower aspect ratios.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Vert- or stretched, see explanation. Vert- is unplayable due to certain areas being inaccessible.
4K Ultra HD
Use either Full Screen 2 or Full Screen 3, see explanation.
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)
On by default.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects and Speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
American and British subtitles available.
German
French
Italian
Polish
Spanish
Russian

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

References