Super Meat Boy

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Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy cover
Team Meat
macOS (OS X) Ryan C. Gordon
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Team Meat
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2010
OS X November 18, 2011
Linux December 13, 2011
Meat Boy
Meat Boy 2008
Super Meat Boy 2010
Super Meat Boy Forever TBA

General information

Official website
Unofficial wiki
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums


Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Super Meat Boy
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/SuperMeatBoy/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled. If disabled externally, requires frame rate capping to keep frame rate at 60 FPS.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game speed is bound to frame rate. Exclusive fullscreen forces 60Hz refresh rate. If forcing higher refresh rate or playing in windowed, cap the frame rate to 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Edit buttonmap.cfg in the install path.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Edit buttonmap.cfg in the install path.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
XInput only.
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX and Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on launch[edit]

Add parameters[citation needed]
  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Add -windowed -lowdetail -1280x720 parameters (modify as needed).
Enable compatibility options[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on SuperMeatBoy.exe and choose Properties.
  3. In the Compatibility tab check Run this program in compatibility mode for: and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the list.
  4. Check Run this program as an administrator and click OK.

Game is running too fast[edit]

Games speed is tied to frame rate. Game forces Vsync and 60 Hz refresh rate as capping method instead of proper FPS cap, which will cause issues if user disables either one or plays in windowed mode.
Disable external vsync and refresh rate modifications[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X and Linux only.
64-bit executable
Linux only.

Command line arguments[edit]

See command line arguments on how to use the following options.
Parameter Description
-fullscreen Runs the game in full screen mode.
-windowed Runs the game in windowed mode.
-ultralowdetail Runs the game at the lowest detail, parallax is taken out, particle effects are ignored, animals are missing, set pieces are gone, lighting is ignored, images are lowest possible resolution (made for integrated graphics though not officially supported).
-lowdetail Runs the game with lowest resolution images, lighting is ignored, particle effects are ignored (use this if you are having lag on CHAD, Dr. Fetus, or levels where you die from moving platforms).
-meddetail Runs the game with medium resolution images (mid-range setting, run this if you are having slight lag).
-highdetail Runs the game with highest resolution images.
-640x480 Runs the game at 640x480 resolution.
-800x600 Runs the game at 800x600 resolution.
-1024x768 Runs the game at 1024x768 resolution.
-1280x720 Runs the game at 1280x720 resolution.
-1920x1080 Runs the game at 1920x1080 resolution.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz 1.4 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Shader model 2.0 support
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Intel
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Only compatible up to 10.9
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz or faster 1.4 GHz or faster
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 300 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB