"Highly recommended" - Official Nintendo Magazine

Broken Sword 1

iOS BEST SELLER

The Shadow of the Templars

DIRECTOR'S CUT

iOS BEST SELLER


Available for: pc mac linux android ios wii ps1 gba pos win_mob

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Released: 2009

Paris in the Fall… a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy

One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated ‘Broken Sword – The Shadow of the Templars: Director’s Cut‘ pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and intrepid American George Stobbart into a mysterious journey of intrigue and jeopardy. Guide George and Nico on their globe-spanning adventure, exploring exotic locations, solving ancient mysteries, and thwarting a dark conspiracy to reveal the secret truths of the Knights Templar.

Featuring a widely-praised touch interface, Broken Sword- The Shadow of the Templars: Director’s Cut introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story that has charmed millions of players. It’s time to experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure in a whole new way, with brand new puzzles, hilarious new jokes, and the distinctive, rich story that made the series so deservedly renowned.

This is adventure gaming at its very best. An enhanced version of the iPhone classic, which itself earned an average (metacritic) review score of 91%, the game includes many unique features including a digital version of Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons’s collector’s comic.

“…this is a must-play game: a latter day blockbuster in a director’s cut form”. The Independent online (5/5)

Full English speech, with the option for subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.


Reviews

Those new to the series will fall in love with the engrossing storyline, and those who were smitten the first time around will enjoy the new scenes which add depth to the plot. Highly recommended

Official Nintendo Magazine

Between the high-end production values and the fascinating story (which quickly spins off into a ‘Da Vinci Code’-like historical conspiracy), Broken Sword: Director’s Cut is a real winner

Slide to Play.com

An extraordinary example of how to properly remake a classic, Broken Sword: Director's Cut remasters the original with wise alterations that galvanise rather than degrade.

Pocket Gamer


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Awards

Nominated

Best European Adventure

European Games Awards (20009)

Best Adventure

Generation 4 (1994)

Best Quest

Quest magazine (1997)

Nominated

Best Port/Updated Re-release

Adventure Gamers' 2009 Aggie Awards (2010)

Best Story

British Academy Video Games Awards (BAFTA) (2009)

Original Edition

The original "Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars" is available from GOG.com FREE when you purchase the Director's Cut.

News on this game

Cannot download app from Googleplay

Platform: Android

  • Ensure you have the latest version of the Marketplace/Google Play App
  • Check your available memory. We recommend at least 1.6 GB of free space to successfully install Broken Sword 1.
  • Restart your device
  • Check if it’s trying to install it to internal memory or your SD card.
  • You can do this under the equivalent of Settings > Applications > Broken Sword: Director’s Cut, depending on your device.
  • Download the game over a WiFi connection instead of connecting using your phone’s service provider.
  • Contact Google Play Support

Problems with the touch interface

Platform: Android, iOS

1) Open the inventory by tapping it once.
2) Press down your finger on the item you wish to use, and wait for it to pop above your finger.
3) Keep holding your finger down and drag it over the screen to where you wish to use the item (there will be a ‘hotspot’).
4) When your finger is over the hotspot, the item should highlight yellow while still above your finger.
5) Let go of the item by lifting your finger from the screen.

You can also use this method to combine two items in your inventory.

Before using this support area be sure to check you are running on or above the recommended system requirements located at the bottom of this page.

Android

Crashes

Black Screen on Sony Xperia

Please make sure your Sony firmware is fully up to date with the most recent version. Here is more information on how you can update: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/support/discover-more/update-your-xperia-software/

Error Messages

Humble Bundle App Not Installed

It's possible that there might be two conflicting certificates, one for external and one for internal storage. Temporarily unmount your SD card and try again. Alternatively you might be able to get it to work by using a different download manager, such as Astro.

Sound

Problems with Speech Audio

Delete the SETTINGS.ELA file in the "bs1dc_saves" directory. Be careful not to delete any other files as these contain your saved games.

Adding Languages to the game

You can add additional speech language files to your Android game by downloading extra files from here, and copying them into your install directory.

Instructions: Step 1: Download the relevant language file from the 'Download language files' section at the top of the page. Step 2: Copy the downloaded file to your SD card in the directory "/sdcard/bs1dc". You may need to create this directory. See this tutorial for more information on copying files to your SD Card: http://www.androidcentral.com/android-101-copy-files-your-storage-card-windows If you have the game installed on internal memory, locate (or create as necessary) the "bs1dc" directory there instead. Step 3: Launch the Broken Sword app. Step 4: Select 'Options' from the main menu. You should be able to select the appropriate nation's flag for dialogue audio.

Gameboy Advance

Crashes

Crashes on the Goat Screen in Ireland

We believe this bug is caused when the game is saved in the pub cellar then subsequently restored. Please DO NOT save the game on the cellar screen.

General

Cannot get to Syria

If you are stuck in the game and cannot get to the Syria section it is because you have hit a nasty bug which occurs if you play the game in a certain order. To avoid this bug you need to get the Marib clue from the Montfaucon sewers before going to Spain. To get the clue you need to use the Gem and the Tripod on the stone column in the Templar meeting room.

Save Game not working in Ireland

Avoid saving the game on the Pub Cellar screen.

Can’t interact with the Cat in Syria

Avoid saving the game on the Syria Market screen.

iOS

Sound

Problems with Speech Audio

Delete the SETTINGS.ELA file in the "bs1dc_saves" directory. Be careful not to delete any other files as these contain your saved games.

Adding Languages to the game

You can add additional speech language files to your iOS game by downloading extra files from here, and copying them into your install directory.

Instructions:
  • After installing 'Broken Sword: Director's Cut HD' on your iPad, connect the iPad to your computer and run iTunes.
  • In iTunes select your iPad where you see it listed under 'Devices', in the left column.
  • Now select the ‘Apps’ tab at the top of the screen.
  • At the bottom of the screen you will now see a section entitled 'File Sharing' and beneath this will be a list of Apps that have file sharing enabled. You should see the 'Broken Sword' icon in this list.
  • Select 'Broken Sword' and you will see a further window to the right entitled 'Documents'
  • Select the additional language that you want to download by clicking the language hyperlink below.
  • Once the language file has downloaded, simply drag it into the 'Documents' window in iTunes.
  • When the language file has copied across, boot up Broken Sword and the additional language will be available for you to select from within the game's language menu - under the 'Speech Audio Language' title.

No sound on iOS

Check the mute switch and volume on the side of your iPad/iPhone/iPod. It sometimes responds differently to different apps.

Linux

General

Full Screen Configuration Shows Black Bars at Sides of Screen

This is due to the old scaling of the game. Originally, it was configured way back in the early 1990s when widescreen was not an option. However, you can solve this issue by changing your screen resolution to 1024x728.

Mac

General

Full Screen Configuration Shows Black Bars at Sides of Screen

This is due to the old scaling of the game. Originally, it was configured way back in the early 1990s when widescreen was not an option. However, you can solve this issue by changing your screen resolution to 1024x728.

Sound

Adding Languages to the game

You can add additional speech language files to PC and OSX installs by downloading extra files from here, and copying them into your install directory.

PC

Crashes

Game won’t launch from Steam

Firstly, do the following: Right-Click on the game in Steam -> Properties -> Verify Integrity If this doesn't help, it may be an issue with OpenAL. To install, search your game download folder for 'oalinst.exe'. Double click on this to install OpenAL, and then re-launch the game. If for some reason you can't find the file 'oalinst.exe', it can be downloaded from a reputable online source such as download.com

General

Full Screen Configuration Shows Black Bars at Sides of Screen

This is due to the old scaling of the game. Originally, it was configured way back in the early 1990s when widescreen was not an option. However, you can solve this issue by changing your screen resolution to 1024x728.

Sound

Problems with Speech Audio

Delete the SETTINGS.ELA file in the "bs1dc_saves" directory. Be careful not to delete any other files as these contain your saved games.

Adding Languages to the game

You can add additional speech language files to PC and OSX installs by downloading extra files from here, and copying them into your install directory.

Audio issues (Creative Labs Soundcard)

Please ensure that you are using the latest compatible driver set for your operating system. You should enable on-board sound for the game. If you still continue to experience problems you should be able to work around the issue by following these steps. - Right click the Broken Sword game icon and select "Open folder location", this will open the folder containing the game executable 'bs1dc.exe' - Hold down the shift key and right click inside this folder. On the context menu that appears you will see the words 'Open command window here', click this. - Enter the following options in the Command Prompt to select alternative sound output devices. Please enter the commands exactly as they are appear below - You will need to press Enter after each line: bs1dc.exe --sounddevice "DirectSound Software" bs1dc.exe --sounddevice "Generic Hardware" bs1dc.exe --sounddevice "Generic Software" bs1dc.exe --sounddevice "MMSYSTEM" These will have selected alternative sound output devices which should then fix the problem.

I can’t call Nico at the Site du Baphomet!

Platform: All touchscreen devicesLinuxMacPC

From when you first enter the Baphomet area:

  • Speak to the painter and exhaust all conversation.
  • Inspect and interact with the paint can.
  • Enter into the building through the opened gate on the right.
  • Try and enter the washroom on the right.
  • Speak to the guard and exhaust all conversation.
  • The guard gives you the set of keys.
  • Use the set of keys on the washroom door and enter the room.
  • Interact with the sink to get a close-up and automatically be holding the soap.
  • Use the set of keys on the bar of soap while you are holding it.
  • Use the plaster of paris on the imprint of the key in the soap.
  • Interact with the left tap on the sink to wet the plaster of paris in the soap.
  • You will not see George wet the soap; inspect the bar of soap to be sure he states that the bar of soap is now filled with wet plaster.
  • Interact with the hand dryer to dry the plaster and get a plaster key in inventory.
  • Attempt to leave, but the guard wants his set of keys.
  • Speak to the guard and use the set of keys in inventory to give them back.
  • Head outside and attempt to use the plaster key on the bucket of paint hanging to the right of the painter.
  • Head back inside the building and call Nico on the phone next to the guard and ask her to talk to the painter.
  • Head back to the painter and inform him he has a phone call.
  • When the painter is out of sight, dip the plaster key in the bucket of paint.

You will need to have exhausted the conversation at each stage as explained above to trigger the next part of the story.

How do I fix the wire on the washer in the pub?

  1. Open the inventory by tapping it once.
  2. Press down your finger on the wire in your inventory, and wait for it to pop above your finger.
  3. Keep holding your finger down and drag it over the screen to the electrical socket above the dishwasher. (The plug is plugged into the socket, but this does not matter. There is only one hotspot.)
  4. When your finger is over the hotspot, the wire should highlight yellow.
  5. Let go of the wire by lifting your finger from the screen.

I can’t solve the sliding locks at the quayside!

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I can’t leave Hotel Ubu!

Make sure you have checked the trousers in the hotel room carefully. You will need to find another way to get the manuscript out of the hotel, as the thugs will stop you bringing it out of the front door.

What should I do with the shell case?

  1. Lift the cross (shut the door on the right)
  2. While Nico is still holding the cross up, open the inventory and drag the crushed shell case onto the cross till it highlights in gold and then release it.
  3. Activate the panel on the right (left of the closed door).
  4. Place the stone cylinder into the hole in the panel. (If you do not have it in your inventory, go back to the skiff room and take it from the panel).
  5. Remove the crushed shell case from under the cross.
  6. Inspect the stuck door on the left.
  7. Use the crushed shell case with the door on the left.
  8. Head into the secret chamber on the left.

How do I get to Spain?

There’s a slight bug with the hints in this part of the game.

You need to do the following:

In the Montfaucon Church:

  1. Walk to the tomb at the far right by the windows and tap on it.
  2. Find the 4 biblical references on the close-up of the tomb inscription.
  3. Slide your finger slowly to highlight the verses.
  4. Exit the church and go left of the officer by the café to access the map.
  5. Click on the Musee Crune location and enter the Museum.
  6. Speak to Lobineau and get a new location on the map.
  7. Leave the museum and exit to the left to get the map.
  8. Click on the Site de Baphomet location.


System Requirements

Windows

OS: XP/Vista/7/8 • Processor: Pentium • Memory: 64 Mb • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB • Video Card: Any video card with 64 Mb video RAM • Sound: Any sound card

Mac

OS: Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later

iOS

Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Size: 437 MB

Android

Minimum Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

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