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BROKEN SWORD 2

THE SMOKING MIRROR: REMASTERED

While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact..

Version details

Game Release: 1997
Remastered: 2010

System Requirements

Windows 10 & older

Processor: Pentium
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
DirectX: DirectX 5
Storage: 1.2 GB

Linux Ubuntu 14.04 & Mint 17

Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: any 3D capable graphics card with 128 MB VRAM
Storage: 1.2 GB

Additional Notes:
Linux version of this game only available via GOG.COM
Requires

  • libc6:i386
  • libasound2:i386
  • libasound2-data:i386
  • libasound2-plugins:i386
  • libstdc++6:i386libx11-6:i386
  • libxcb1:i386 libxcursor1:i386
  • libxrandr2:i386
  • Libglu1:i386

macOS

Availability:

  • Steam: Currently 32-bit only
  • App Store: check availability

iOS

Check availability on App Store

Additional Notes:
Currently the game isn’t available for the latest iOS, we’re hoping to tackle this in the future.

Android

Check availability on Google Play Store

Additional Notes:
We’re in the middle of a tech review, if the game isn’t working on your device despite being listen for your device, please message us via the Support Form or [email protected]

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– Charles Cecil | CEO & Director

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    ABOUT THE GAME

    While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact. Little can she know that the ornately carved obsidian stone will lead her, and her adventuring companion George Stobbart, into a mysterious escapade of intrigue and deceit, in which they must overcome powerful forces and antagonists who will stop at nothing to fulfil their evil ambitions.

    Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals, and bloody massacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Mayan mystery. Kidnap, stolen treasure, astronomy, and deadly drug baron are the least of the duo’s worries, as divine forces threaten to annihilate mankind! Nerve, cunning and guile are essential in order to conquer in this compelling adventure, guaranteed to leave you with an aching brain and a beating heart. Are you up to the challenge?

    Along with an exclusive new interactive digital comic, from ‘Watchmen’ co-creator Dave Gibbons, the game boasts fully animated facial expressions, enhanced graphics throughout, high quality music as well as a context-sensitive hint system, and diary.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Beautiful classically animated sequences
    • Over 60 characters with which to interact
    • More locations than Broken Sword 1
    • Stunning music from world-famous composer, Barrington Pheloung
    • See George Stobbart in shorts!!!

     

    VIRTUAL THEATRE

    Designed by Charles Cecil and Tony Warriner The first ever engine that allowed NPCs to wander around independently, and letting them have a life on their own.
    NPCs wouldn’t wait around for the protagonist in a static space, they had things to do! This was ground-breaking at the time, and we’re still quite proud of it. More about Virtual Theatre..
    Games we developed on Virtual Theatre:

    • Lure Of The Temptress  (1992)
    • Beneath A Steel Sky  (1994)
    • Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (1996)
    • Broken Sword II: The smoking Mirror (1997)

     

    FOR ALL YOUR TROUBLESHOOTING NEEDS…


    UNABLE TO LAUNCH

    No matter how many times you try, it just won’t launch!
    Hopefully an easy fix!

    • On Steam:
      • Open your Steam Library
      • Right-click “Broken Sword 2 – the Smoking Mirror: Remastered”
      • Open “Properties”
      • Select “Local Files”
      • Select “Browse Local Files”
      • In the Windows window click on the file named “oalinst”
      • Follow the installation instructions
      • Reboot your PC for good luck!
    • On GOG.COM:
      Same steps as on Steam, but you need to find your install folder on your own! If you forgotten where you installed your game, simply redownload it and choose to install it somewhere you know you’ll find easily!
    • On Mobile:
      Broken Sword 2 – the Smoking Mirror: Remastered has been on the App Store & Google Play Store since 2009. While we were focusing on our latest games and projects we haven’t kept up to date with the latest OS versions, and phone aspect ratios. So if the app doesn’t launch on your device anymore, and doesn’t show up for you as a purchase option it’s because we unlisted it on the devices we knew it wouldn’t work properly on. While we can’t promise you an exact date, we want you to know that we’re already looking into allocating the time and finding out what resources it would take to update our mobile games. Thank you for your patience!

     

    “CONTINUE” LOADS WRONG SAVE
    Pressing “Continue” to start the game, and realising this isn’t where you left off at all!
    If this is happening to you the quickest way to get around is to hit “Load game save” and handpick your most recent one.

     

    ADDING LANGUAGES
    Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror Remastered can be played with English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian voice overs.

    • On PC:
      • Download your preferred speech files: EN | FR | DE | SP |IT
      • Download the matching intro: EN | FR | DE | SP |IT
      • Open the install folder of Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror Remastered
      • Copy your preferred speech files & matching intro into the folder
      • Restart your game
    • On Android:
      • Download your preferred speech files: EN | FR | DE | SP |IT
      • Download the matching intro: EN | FR | DE | SP |IT
      • Open /sdcard/Android/data/uk.co.revolution.BSII/files
      • Copy your preferred speech files & matching intro into the folder
      • Your game should now display a speech menu with corresponding flags to choose from
    • On iOS:
      • PLACEHOLDER

     

    SCREEN RESOLUTION

    • On PC:
      When trying to change the resolution, the “apply” button is nowhere to be found, or the game seems squished into a wrong aspect ratio
      Thankfully this one is super easy to sidestep:

      • Open your Steam Library
      • Right-click “Broken Sword: Director’s Cut”
      • Open “Properties”
      • Select “Local Files”
      • Select “Browse Local Files”
      • In the Windows window right-click on “BrokenSword2.exe”
      • Select “Properties”
      • Select “Compatibility”
      • Select “Change high DPI settings”
      • Select “Override high DPI scaling behaviour (Application)”
      • “Apply” and reboot your PC for good luck!
    • Split image centred across dual monitors:
      All you wanted was to fullscreen the game, but not like this..

      • Unplug one of your monitors
      • Boot the game
      • Plug your second monitor back in
    • On Mobile:
      If you’re seeing the game zoomed in or cut off in any way please let us know your exact device via the support form on the website!

     

    WAIT, HOW DO I PLAY THE ORIGINAL GAME?
    You know how to boot the Director’s Cut but that’s not what you here for. You want the Original Version, just like you used to play in the good old days when Freddos was still 10p!

    • On Steam:
      Broken Sword 2: Original Version comes as a DLC when you buy Broken Sword 2- The Smoking Mirror: Remastered, and can be downloaded for free directly from the DLC Store page.
      Alternatively you could also activate it in your Steam Properties:

      • Open your Steam Library
      • Right-click “Broken Sword 2- The Smoking Mirror: Remastered”
      • Open “Properties”
      • Select “DLC”
      • Tick “Original Version”
      • This will prompt a tiny update, and you’re all ready to go!
      • To change back to the Remastered version, simply remove the tick
    • On GOG:
      • Go to your GOG Galaxy
      • Select “Game Library”
      • Select “Extras”
      • Choose “Broken Sword 2: Original Version”
      • Select the “Downloads” tab
      • Select the folder icon
      • Select “setup.exe”
      • Follow the installation instructions
      • GG! Have fun!

     

    UNDERSTANDING SCUMMVM

    The original version of Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars is possible to run on contemporary setups with the help of ScummVM.
    ScummVM is a software that allows you to boot older classic graphic point-and-click adventure games, text adventure games, and RPGs by replacing the executable files shipped with the games. This of course works for a lot of older games, not just Lure of The Temptress.ScummVM stands for Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine, and one of their founders is Joost Peters who now works as our Tech-lead at Revolution Software.
    If you’ve never used before, don’t worry! It’s very self-explanatory but we’ll still link to some more info:

    MORE QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH VIA THE SUPPORT FORM ON THE WEBSITE!

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