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The Suffering: Ties That Bind

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The Suffering: Ties That Bind
The Suffering: Ties That Bind cover
Surreal Software
Midway Games
Riot Engine
Release dates
Windows September 30, 2005
The Suffering: Ties That Bind at Wikipedia
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The Suffering: Ties That Bind 2005

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
MobyGames entry


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM[Note 1].

Essential improvements[edit]

AiO Unofficial Patch[edit]

AiO Unofficial Patch fixes numerous bugs and adds widescreen support.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Force SGSSAA[3]
  1. Download and open NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Select the game's profile or create one if it doesn't exist.
  3. Set Antialiasing compatibility to 0x00000045.
  4. Set Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting.
  5. Set Antialiasing - Setting to 8x Multisampling or desired level of MSAA.
  6. Set Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling or desired level of SGSSAA.
  7. Apply changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Some keys are reserved by the engine (-, +, F11, F12).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, dialog, music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, available here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Freeze in starting courtyard[edit]

Shortly after the player gains control in the opening prison courtyard, the game freezes.
Set Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Open SufferingTTB.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Enable Windows XP (Service Pack 3) compatibility mode.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE, ME, 2000, XP XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 7000 series
Nvidia GeForce2 series
Intel Graphics motherboards
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.