Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP cover
Developers
Capybara Games
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2012
macOS (OS X) May 31, 2012
Linux May 31, 2012
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP at Wikipedia

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
DRM-free
Includes Soundtrack
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Includes Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\capy\SwordAndSworcery\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Linux ~/.capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/204060/local/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\capy\SwordAndSworcery\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Linux ~/.capy/SwordAndSworcery/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/204060/local/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Open the config.txt file. Enable Vsync be editing the line ENABLE_VSYNC

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Alternate Input Options[edit]

  • Instead of using the mousewheel to zoom in and out, you can use the + and = keys on your keyboard.
  • Instead of clicking on the shield and sword icons to use them, you can use the Z and X, or . and /, keys on your keyboard.
  • You can pan the camera around using the arrow keys.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on launch[edit]

Disable mipmaps[2]
Create the file if it does not exist.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.txt.
  3. Disable mipmaps by changing/writing the following to the file: ENABLE_MIPMAPPING = false
Change the resolution in the config file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.txt.
  3. Change SCREEN_HEIGHT and SCREEN_WIDTH to a resolution available on the monitor.
Reset the config file[3]
If the alternative solutions fail then a complete configuration reset might help.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Delete config.txt.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[4]
Subtitles
Most speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Spanish
Fan translation, download

Issues unresolved[edit]

Alt+Tab causes Twitter login fail[edit]

Using Alt+Tab appears to cause loaded tweets to fail.[5]

Non-US keyboard[edit]

Appears to be treating all international keyboards as US keyboards.[5]

Black Backgrounds & Other Missing Graphics/Videos[edit]

May or may not be related to ATI Cards but the game does not display background graphics or intro video.[6] The log lists various information, for example:

Couldn't find scenes/common/messagebox/positions.pnt
  • Verifying Steam download results in it attempting to fix but does nothing.
  • Completely reinstalling after deleting local content does not fix.
  • Latest video drivers does not fix.

Some users have had success fixing this by disabling the Catalyst A.I. in the AMD Control Center.[7]

Black Screen Freeze[edit]

The game will sometimes freeze in the transition between areas and at the end of a section. ALT-tabbing out and back works between areas, but when stuck after the second level it can be stuck permanently.

Soundtrack[edit]

The Steam version comes with the game's soundtrack in MP3 format (FLAC and others available here). This can be access by going to <path-to-game>\soundtrack.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 10.10
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

References