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Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.0.5)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 8th 2021 in North America and Europe)!

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Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space – Ver. 1.0.5

  • Release date: July 12th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
All Episodes
  • Fixed Rat on Street floating, jump animations not playing correctly.
  • Updated driving music with the version from Save the World, which has some mix cleanups that didn’t make the jump to Beyond Time and Space initially.
Episode 201
  • Fixed Jimmy and boxing glove shadow staying on screen when Max kicks him into the air.
  • Added missing longer version of the “look at” line that plays when looking at the plane in Santa’s Workshop.
Episode 204
  • The ambient Cow Bosco and Sam dialog wasn’t playing on the UFO. Now it is!
Episode 205
  • Fixed Hugh Bliss’ collar missing in the Cooking Show.
  • Fixed Soda Poppers floating in Hell Office cutscene when they change outfits.
  • Fixed Peepers referring to Sam as Max in French subtitles in Office (a common and forgivable mistake in any language.)

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: March 22nd 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed pause menu button text not being perfectly centered.
Episode 2:
  • Improved shadow quality on Sam & Max when talking to Moai and Lincoln on Easter Island.
  • Fixed Sam’s head disappearing for one frame when using the Easter Island fountain the first time.
  • Fixed Sam visible at bottom of screen in shot of pressure gauge after completing prophecies in Chimp Colony (SM2-1833).
Episode 3:
  • Improved shadow quality in Street (Switch only).
  • Improved lighting during shootout in Stinky’s.
  • Improved Sam’s lighting during Sitcom filming.
  • Improved Max’s lighting when talking to Director in Sitcom.
  • Improved Max’s lighting during rap battle in Zombie Factory.
  • Fixed Spanish subtitle when using the “Letters” (“Cartas”) button in Zombie Factory.
Episode 4:
  • Adjusted Flint’s lighting when talking to him in Store.
  • Added Max lighting influence from tractor beam floor when talking to mariachis in UFO Entrance.
  • Fixed table bases being too bright in Stinky’s Past.
  • Fixed trim board around jukebox being too dark in Stinky’s Past.
  • Fixed wall shadow not connecting to light fall off in Far Future Office.
Episode 5:
  • Restored interaction with one-armed bandit (now one-armed doll) in Factory. We thought that line was an old re-used line from Save the World and was here by mistake, and removed it along with the casino-relevant art. But now it’s back and better than ever. Thanks everyone who pointed it out!
  • Fixed lighting around right pillar in Train Station so Sam doesn’t look like he’s floating on darkness. (Only Herr Featherly understands the darkness.)
  • Fixed flickering shadows near crack in Street.
  • Fixed DeSoto highlights being light too bright in Street.
  • Fixed bright edge around Stinky’s door sign in Street .
  • Fixed bright outline on plaque in Office.
  • Balanced lighting on Sam & Max to better match environment when entering Stinky’s.
  • Fixed rim light issue on Stinky when talking to her.
  • Toned down red carpet bounce light on characters during White House exterior credits.
  • Improved lighting & shadow quality during White House credits.
  • Fixed Spanish translation of “That’s what she said!” in Office.
  • Fixed Italian translation of “GOOOAAALLL!” in Driving Rats.
  • Fixed demon baby idle animation glitch in Workshop.

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: January 4th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed situations where selecting a character to start an interactive dialog would seem to cancel out, with Sam walking away instead of talking to them. (This was related to issues with joysticks not being fully centered, and Sam imperceptibly walking away from the character you selected, rudely choosing to bail out on the dialog.)
  • Fixed dialog selection UI disappearing in the driving mini-games when time runs out while choices are active.
  • Up-resed texture for shark, Hawaiian t-shirt and tiki head in Stinky’s Diner.
  • Italian & Spanish translation fixes in subtitles and game textures.
  • Fixed spelling of “Pharaoh” on Street billboard.
  • Fixed unreadably low res text in bottom corner of episode title cards (Switch only).
Episode 1:
  • Fixed snowball sometimes not melting.
  • Fixed DeSoto slowly backing up out of the driving scene after colliding with cross traffic. This bug is memorialized here if you’re curious.
  • Fixed spelling of “outcropping” when talking to Santa in Christmas Future. Sorry “outcrapping” appreciators.
  • Slight touch-ups to the gift computer in Santa’s Workshop, and changed the light it spills on Sam’s face to green to match the art on the computer screen.
  • Made ghost Sam’s gun ghostly instead of solid in Christmas Past/Present/Future.
  • Removed bright gunshot flashes in Workshop & Santa’s Room when flashing FX are disabled.
  • Fixed music not ducking when talking to Jimmy about the robot.
  • Fixed camera sometimes clipping into Sam’s head when looking at master plan in Bosco’s.
  • Fixed Stinky popping into position after looking at pie.
  • Fixed lighting pop in Stinky’s when losing trivia contest.
  • Fixed lighting on the airplane prop when using record player in Santa’s Workshop.
  • Fixed Sam’s hand clipping into table when using package in Store.
  • Fixed bright lamp in Office when removing Maimtron key with lights off (Switch only).
  • Fixed swipe to dodge in Boxing (Switch only).
Episode 2:
  • Fixed Jimmy Hoffa sometimes not being visible on Easter Island.
  • Fixed Hoffa sometimes not giving Sam the waitress tray when offering him a drink.
  • Fixed unprocessed answering machine recording in Office.
  • Fixed slow Max Kid walk animation when talking to Jimmy in Street.
  • Fixed Max teleporting when using Bomb B Gone for the first time in Store.
  • Fixed Mariachi floating when dancing on Moai on Easter Island.
Episode 3:
  • Fixed interacting with Max in Sam’s body during finale in Jurgen’s Lair after loading a save.
  • Changed Max’s line from “Ja whol” to “Jawhol” when exiting to Stuttgart from Street.
  • Removed bright camera flashes in epilogue cutscene when flashing FX are disabled.
  • Fixed instances where the Jesse James’ hand cutscene would not play when winning driving after becoming zombies, but before returning to Street.
  • Fixed zombie hands sometimes clipping into camera when talking to Superball in Stuttgart.
  • Fixed castle texture seam in Stuttgart.
  • Fixed surprise Flint cutscene not always playing when entering bookshelf in Zombie Factory.
  • Fixed “touch to continue”/”click to continue” text being reversed on You Are Dead screen.
Episode 4:
  • Fixed Max’s ear clipping into stall door when looking at scrawled message in Bunker.
  • Fixed using tar cake sample on Superball not working in Oval Office.
  • Fixed Flint clipping through door in opening cutscene.
  • Fixed music display case transparency glitch in Stinky’s.
  • Fixed music not restarting in Office Near Future after Superball does mind wipe.
  • Fixed Sam sliding across room if gun is drawn when mariachi finishes singing in Oval Office.
  • Fixed background music and Mariachi music playing at the same time when you save & load while he’s singing.
  • Fixed a pop in Sam’s position after the intro cutscene in the Oval Office.
  • Hid the password on the x-ray when it’s still an inventory item and hasn’t been used yet.
Episode 5:
  • Fixed incorrect music in Street — on some platforms, a shortened version of the Street theme was playing, due to a build script getting confused. The funky electrified violin solo has returned. (PC & Switch)
  • Removed bright flashes when Cooking Show is cancelled if flashing FX are disabled.
  • Fixed dark lighting when entering and exiting Hell Reception.
  • Fixed hallway being too bright when exiting Hell Office to Hell Wing.
  • Fixed flickering lighting on sleigh in Hell Pit.
  • Fixed the Hell TV overlay not covering the edge of screen in Cooking Show.
  • Fixed unprocessed answering machine recording in Sam & Max’s office.
  • Fixed texture seams on Mr. Spatula’s pebbles in Hell Office.
  • Fixed seam in fire pee texture animation in Hell Office. You’re welcome.
  • Fixed squished aspect ratio on the images displayed on the board room projector in Hell Office.
  • Fixed instances where Max could be seen on screen behind Sam before he’s hopped out of the manhole when entering Street.
  • Fixed void visible when waking the Maimtron around in the Street.
  • Fixed Whizzer animation pop when entering Stinky’s.
  • Fixed Mimesweeper music playing in Hell Office during cutscene when Satan sends Sam to Hell.
  • Fixed Satan & Max animation pops in Hell Office when returning from Office diorama.
  • Fixed void visible when using remote on the Maimtron.
  • Fixed small animation glitches when Momma Bosco leaves.

How to download updates for Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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