Tech Support – Super Meat Boy

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This guide is dedicated to those who just bought the game, got back into it or just casually progressing through the game and now you’re having issues/problems to the point the game isn’t working anymore. Aswell as extra features such as helping with keybindings and how to delete your save file properly.
 
 
This is only for PC/Windows Users, not Linux or Mac but you’re still free to try anything that’s listed in their version as it’s possible it might work.
 
 

I bought Super Meat Boy but when i click “play” nothing happens.

Right click on Super Meat Boy in your library go to properties, betas then change it to the ogversion. Launch the game and your problem should be solved.
 
 
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If you click “play” and get an error called “The code execution cannot proceed because d3dx9_43.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem”
 
 
Firstly, try reinstalling like it says as it might fix the problem, if you continue getting the error then you need to download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer to play.
 
 
1.Go to https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/directx-end-user-runtimes-(june-2010).html – [guru3d.com] 
 
2. Follow the steps on how to install Direct-X End User Runtimes (June 2010)
 
3. Once installed, restart your computer and attempt to start the game up
 
4. If that didn’t work, then simply download/update to the latest Direct-X version by downloading the latest version here: http://www.directxupdate.com/ – [directxupdate.com] 
 
5. Restart your computer and once again attempt to start the game up
 
 
 

Super Meat Boy doesn’t launch at all!

open up the Super Meat Boy properties in your Steam Library and click “set launch options”
 
put this in: -windowed -1024×768 -highdetail ” and if it works, you should be able to change your resolution ingame or through launch options aswell as fullscreen.
 
 
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When i start up the game, i get a black screen!

1. Try updating your graphics card
 
 
2. Run Steam Verify Cache by right clicking Super Meat Boy, Properties, Local files then Verify Integrity of Game Files.
 
 
3.Right-click on Super Meat Boy under the Library in Steam and select Properties.Under the General tab click on “Set launch options…”.
 
 
Write: -screen-width 1920 -screen-height 1080. where 1920 and 1080 can be changed as you wish but keep it under 1920 and 1080 because the game is unable to support it higher than that which is why you’ve probably got a black screen. Launch the game when you’re done.
 
 
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4.Go in the SMB folder through right clicking Super Meat Boy in your Library, then click on Local Files then “Browse Local Files” look for SuperMeatBoy.exe right click, properties, and then check the compatibility.
 
 
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Try to change the “Compatibility Mode” to a newer version or a slightly older one and use the Settings below to also test if it’ll load or not then click “Apply” then “Ok” so it saves then launch the game.
 
 
 

Super Meat Boy keeps crashing!

Run Steam Verify Cache by right clicking Super Meat Boy, Properties, Local files then Verify Integrity of Game Files.
 
 
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If that doesn’t work then try the methods above such as changing resolution, windowed mode etc due to the engine being 10-11 years old by now anything small can fix it.
 
 
 

I am having issues related to my controller aswell as it sometimes working on the menu but not ingame

1. Try plug your controller in, before you start the game. If you’re still having problems go to big picture mode and open controller configuration, and select the controller that you’re using.
 
 
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2. If above doesn’t work, try right click Super Meat Boy, click Properties click Local Files tab then Steam will open the game’s directory, and in there, you have to find SuperMeatBoy.exe. Click on it to launch the game. And in future you might need to keep launching the game from the file instead.
 
 
 

Could not create XAudio2 Device appears when i launch the game

Steps you can try, can be done in any order but try do one first, launch the game if it still doesn’t work move to the next idea and so on –
 
 
1. Verify Integrity of Game Files
 
2. Re-install Super Meat Boy
 
3. Update DirectX
 
4. Download and install DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) from Microsoft –
 
 
1. Go to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109 – [microsoft.com] 
 
2. Follow the steps on how to install Direct-X End User Runtimes (June 2010)
 
3. Once installed, restart your computer and attempt to start the game up
 
4. If that didn’t work, then simply download/update to the latest Direct-X version by downloading the latest version here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=35 – [microsoft.com]  5. Restart your computer and once again attempt to start the game up
 
 
XAUDIO2 DOWNLOAD
 
1. Go to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6871 – [microsoft.com] 
 
2. Follow the steps on how to install XAudio2
 
3. Once installed, restart your computer and attempt to start the game up
 
 
 

My game is all Pixelated all of a sudden

Try Right click on Super Meat Boy in your library go to properties, betas then select ogversion –
 
 
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I am having troubles with the ogversion of Super Meat Boy!

This is for anyone running the ogversion of Super Meat Boy.
 
 
The game currently freezes/crashes when trying to connect to a SQL server that no longer exists, and this file should skip that altogether and give you the SQL error message, allowing you to continue into the game instantly. Running this .bat file (and saying ‘Y’ to the prompt) should immediately add all .exe files in the Super Meat Boy default directory to your blocked list in your firewall. If you have the game saved elsewhere, right-click the .bat file and open in Notepad. Changing the file path in line 12 should yield the same results. To undo the changes made by this file: • Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Advanced Settings. • Delete all rules for anything related to Super Meat Boy under the Inbound and Outbound rules.
 
 
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ik31ugmdof2f7nn/AACoa0D1-Rg9N4PL3nGWnXisa?dl=0 – [dropbox.com] 
 
 
 

I want to change the language but there is no language setting ingame!

Right click Super Meat Boy in your Steam Library, go to properties then “Language” tab and select the language you want and the next time you launch the game it’ll set it to that language.
 
 
The language you select will not carry over to the Super Meat Boy:Editor which is stuck on English as default and can’t be changed.
 
 
 

My Save File is bugged/glitched out

Race Mode is a DLC for Super Meat Boy, currently the DLC causes alot of bugs to the base game i recommend uninstalling it if you’re not going to use it. If you still have problems such as the bandages past the limit, switch to “ogversion” in the Super Meat Boy properties.
 
 
 

Super Meat Worlds menu glitches out, why is it doing that?

Super Meat World requires internet connection for it to work properly, this may have to do with your internet connection, try turn off your internet, turn it back on then launch Super Meat Boy and go into Super Meat World to see if the menu is still glitching out. If the problem is still ongoing then Run Steam Verify Cache by right clicking Super Meat Boy, Properties, Local files then Verify Integrity of Game Files. Lastly, if it’s still a problem try uninstall then reinstall the game.
 
 
 

Meat Boy moves overly fast, jumps weird aswell as having FPS problems

If you’re having FPS problems (Frames Per Second)
 
 
Try doing some of the methods above, such as changing version to “ogversion”, verifying your game, reinstalling, changing resolution, playing it in windowed mode etc.
 
1.Put -lowdetail or -ultralowdetail into launch options.
 
2.Enabling V Sync through your video card options.
 
3.Updating your graphics card to the latest version in your video card options.
 
4.Using software such as MSI Afterburner or Rivatuner to lock the game at 60 FPS can work. Be sure to have it running in the background before you launch Super Meat Boy.
 
 
 

I don’t like the current keybindings, how do i change it?

Go in the SMB folder through right clicking Super Meat Boy in your Library, then click on Local Files then “Browse Local Files” look for buttonmap.cfg and open it.
 
 
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If it doesn’t appear as a notepad, right click buttonmap then “open with…” select “notepad” or “notepad++”
 
 
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change any of the keys that are in quotation marks, example being changing jump to q it should look like this jump=”q”;
 
Keep in mind it wont change any of the menu buttons ingame.
 
 
 

Could not create mastering voice

This message appears when you don’t have any speakers plugged in, be sure to plug in your speakers which should fix the problem.
 
 
 

Achievements not working even if i completed it, eg finishing all Warp Zones then Retro Rampage doesn’t unlock.

You’ll need to either replay the achievement that’s not working or start a new save file all together and just play through it again.
 
 
 

How do i delete my save file?

Launch Super Meat Boy, go to Help and Options, Settings, “Go to Video Settings”, “Go to Game Settings”, Delete Save file.
 
 
 

My game seems to be having weird screen tearing, how do i fix it?

Right click Super Meat Boy on your Steam Library and go to Properties then Launch Options, type
 
“-safe” and try run the game.
 
 
If the problem still occurs, try changing your ingame screen resolution to a lower resolution.
 
 
 

The Kids Xmas Achievement is not unlocking even though i’ve finished it?

When you complete a level in Super Meat World a rating system will show up at the end, all you need to do is rate the level right after you complete it and you should be able to get the achievement once you rate it, you can rate it any stars you want just so long as you rate it.
 
 
 

Conclusion

This started out as a document which i felt would be more useful turned into a Steam Guide, i always look out for the Steam Discussions and notice alot of people having problems with the game so instead of posting there i’m hoping this guide is able to help anyone out to make sure they get their money’s worth and enjoy one of the most iconic and classic brutal 2D Platformer.
 
 
If i missed anything or something is incorrect, feel free to contact me about it and i’ll be sure to fix it aswell as credit you for helping out.
 
 
Credits –
 
 
Team Meat – For creating Super Meat Boy.
 
 
Marty FlyMac – For providing the “i am having trouble with the ogversion of Super Meat Boy” file aswell as writing the solution.
 
 
Cimbone – For providing the links to “Could not create XAudio2 Device appears when i launch the game” aswell as writing the solution.
 
 
D-Ray – For providing the fix to “My game seems to be having a weird screen tearing, how do i fix?” aswell as helping users in the Steam Discussions.
 
 
Crucrux – For providing the fix to “I don’t like the current keybindings, how do i change it?” aswell as helping users in the Steam Discussions.
 
 

Written by Combine™

 
 
Here we come to an end for the Tech Support – Super Meat Boy guide. I hope this guide has helped you with your gameplay. If you have something to add to this guide or believe we forgot some information to add, please let us know via comment! We check each comment manually by approving them!
 


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