Brütal Legend

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Brütal Legend
Brütal Legend cover
Double Fine Productions
Linux Edward Rudd
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 Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Brütal Legend Wiki


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 and save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

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
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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
Enable Hi-Fi Sim option.[3]
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

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]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.
You can choose to keep the original audio in the main menu settings.


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.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Input SDL2 Linux only.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 7
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz dual core 2.5 GHz dual core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
AMD Radeon 3850
Intel HD 2000
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 660
AMD Radeon 7000
512 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
ATI HD 2600
Intel HD 3000
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 285
ATI HD 4670
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz dual core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 220
AMD Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD 4000
256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible


  1. How Is BL PC More \m/ Than BL PS360? :: Steam Community Discussions
  2. Cross-platform multiplayer restriction question - Double Fine Action Forums
  3. 30 FPS cap after yesterday patch? :: Brütal Legend General Discussions
  4. New 120Hz Games Report -
  5. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  6. Black Screen Fix::Brütal Legend Steam Community Discussion