Bully: Scholarship Edition

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Bully: Scholarship Edition
Bully: Scholarship Edition cover
Developers
Rockstar Vancouver
Windows Rockstar New England
Publishers
Rockstar Games
Engines
Gamebryo
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2008
Bully: Scholarship Edition guide at StrategyWiki
Bully: Scholarship Edition at Wikipedia

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. See High frame rate.
Multiplayer mini-games from console versions are not present.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the --skipMoviesASAP command line argument[2]
Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to Movies in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename RockStar.wmv.

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.2 fixes several issues related to modern operating systems.
Already included in Steam version.

SilentPatch[edit]

Adds option to unlock the framerate within an .ini file.
Fixes crashes for Windows 10 users.
Improves framerate pacing issues.
How to install[3]

Extract the contents of SilentPatchBully.zip to <path-to-game>.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Rockstar Games\Bully Scholarship Edition\A0\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Bully Scholarship Edition\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphic settings.
Graphic settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-.[4] Use Bully Widescreen Fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Stretched.[5] Use Bully Widescreen Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Vert-.[4] Use Bully Widescreen Fix.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Bully Widescreen Fix.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; see High frame rate.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; see High frame rate.

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed mode[6]
  1. Install Bully Widescreen Fix.
  2. Create a blank wndmode.ini file in the installation folder.
  3. The game will now run borderless by default.

Notes

To enable the border, close the game, open wndmode.ini, and change Border=0 to Border=1.

High frame rate[edit]

SilentPatch[7]
  1. Download and install SilentPatch
  2. Open SilentPatchBully.ini and edit the FPSLimit=30 value to your desired one

Notes

Four missions, Balls of Snow in Chapter 3, Weed Killer in Chapter 2, The Gym Is Burning in Chapter 5, and Finding Johnny Vincent in Chapter 5 may break or become glitched. For those missions limit the FPS to 30.
Some cutscenes might not properly play out if the FPS exceeds 60.
If the game goes above 120 FPS it may appear to be running at double-speed.

Input settings[edit]

Controls list.
Controls list.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[8]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
If you experience very loud audio with no volume roll-off or no surround sound functionality when surround is selected, see the Loud Audio fix below.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
Polish
Russian
Follow this guide.

Issues fixed[edit]

Save Failed[edit]

Delete save folder[9]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\
  2. Delete the Bully Scholarship Edition folder.

Loud Audio[edit]

Bully: Scholarship Edition may not properly control audio volumes if you don't manually configure your audio device to match the game's audio configuration. If you have stereo speakers or headphones, ensure that your audio output device is configured as a stereo device via the Windows Sound properties and then set the in-game sound setting to stereo; if you wish to play the game in surround sound, set your audio device to 5.1 via Windows Sound properties and then set the in-game setting to surround.
Change Windows Speaker Configuration[citation needed]
  1. Open the Start Screen/Start Menu, type mmsys.cpl and press Enter.
  2. In the Playback tab, right-click on the Default Device (marked with a tick True icon.svg) and choose "Configure Speakers" from the menu.
  3. Select 5.1 Surround or Stereo.
  4. Click through the remaining steps and click the Finish button in the last screen.
You absolutely must select 5.1 Surround if you want surround to function properly in the game, selecting 4.0 or 7.1 will prevent surround sound from functioning properly.
This option may not be available for some USB headsets.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Soundtrack[edit]

Soundtrack is located in MP3 format in <path-to-game>\Bully Original Soundtrack.[10]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 or 7300
ATI Radeon X1300
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/12200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References