Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode 2 now available on PC, Mac and Linux.

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If launching through Steam and a pop-up for "Preparing to launch..." appears briefly but then the game will not launch.

If you are using a physical Disc version of Broken Sword 4- The Angel of Death, firstly reinstall the game using your installation discs.

  • Ensure your Graphics Drivers are up to date and any Windows updates have been installed.
  • Verify the Integrity of your Game Files first (a guide can be found here: Guide to Verify Game Files).
  • Download the DirectX End-User Runtime Installer available from Microsoft here: DirectX End-UserRuntime Installer. You will need to run this as an Administrator (right click on Installer after download and choose the option: "Run as Administrator").
  • If the game still does not launch afterwards, please contact with details on the issue and details on your Computer's hardware, and versions of Operating System.
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