Super Meat Boy

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Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy cover
Developers
Team Meat
macOS (OS X) Ryan C. Gordon
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Team Meat
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2010
macOS (OS X) November 18, 2011
Linux December 13, 2011
Super Meat Boy guide at StrategyWiki
Super Meat Boy at Wikipedia
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General information

Official website
Unofficial wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher client (see notes)
Can be run DRM-free when launched directly from the executable.[1]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) 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 data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\UserData\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Super Meat Boy
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/SuperMeatBoy/

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
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Labeled as Full Screen in the latest version of the game. The original version of the game does not support borderless window.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS
Latest version has the frame rate capped at 60 FPS.[2]
120+ FPS
Steam owners can unlock the frame rate by downgrading to the original version.

High frame rate[edit]

Steam owners unlock the frame rate of the game by downgrading to the original ("speed runner") version of the game.
Unlock the frame rate (Steam only)[3]
  1. Open the Steam Library and select the game.
  2. Right click and select Properties.
  3. Open the Betas tab and opt into the ogversion - Original version for Speed Runners beta.
  4. The frame rate of the game is capped using vertical sync to the refresh rate of the monitor, which by default is set to 60 Hz in fullscreen mode. Use any of the following options to override this:
    • Play the game in window mode while the desktop refresh rate is configured to a value higher than 60 Hz.
    • Force vertical sync off through the display driver control panel to force an uncapped frame rate for fullscreen mode.
    • Use Special K to force a custom refresh rate higher than 60 Hz for fullscreen mode.
  5. It is recommended to cap the frame rate to a specific value as too high of a frame rate can cause issues with animation and input not being recognized.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Edit buttonmap.cfg in the install path.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
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
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian

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. Open SuperMeatBoy.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Enable "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" compatibility and "Run this program as an administrator".

Crash on launch (Humble Bundle DRM-free version)[edit]

Exit Steam and close all Steam proesses[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[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]

Windows
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
macOS (OS X)
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
Linux
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

References

  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-01-31
  2. Verified by User:Keith on 2019-01-05
    Tested with Epic Games Store version (1.2.5)
  3. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-01-05
    Verified myself.