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Super Crate Box

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Super Crate Box
Super Crate Box cover
Developers
Vlambeer
Engines
GameMaker
Release dates
Windows October 22, 2010
macOS (OS X) October 22, 2010
Linux August 25, 2016
Super Crate Box at Wikipedia

Key points

Available for free

General information

Super Crate Box Website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Super Crate Mod[edit]

Windows version only
Not compatible with old game saves

Super Crate Mod is a fanmade patch that started out as a crash fix for Windows 8, but was later expanded.

List of features:

  • Windows 8 crash fix
  • 2 Player Local Co-op and Battle multiplayer modes
  • 16:9 Widescreen resolution
  • Restored beta challenge mode
  • Rebindable controls (through an .ini file)
  • Volume levels (through an .ini file)
  • Improved gamepad support
Using Super Crate Mod[citation needed]
  1. Download Super Crate Mod.
  2. Extract the Super Crate Mod files to your supercratebox folder, replacing the existing supercratebox.exe when prompted.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.ini
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
Windows <path-to-game>\crates*.sav
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Super Crate Mod
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is tied to screen's refresh rate; game speed is tied to frame rate

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Use Super Crate Mod
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes on Windows 8[edit]

The game will crash on Windows 8 machines when trying to play too many sounds at once.
Use Super Crate Mod[citation needed]
Use an unofficial patch[citation needed]
This is a crash fix without added features
  1. Download the Windows 8 Crash Fix.
  2. Extract the downloaded files to your supercratebox folder, replacing the existing supercratebox.exe when prompted.
How to fix Failed to load the game data. File seems corrupted issue[citation needed]
This is a weird issue not sure what causes it but it's easy to fix.
  1. Go to the Startmenu and type services.
  2. Find Printer Spooler in the services and stop it, and the game should run with no issues now.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8 compatible

References