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==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
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{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
 
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==Video==
 
==Video==
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==Issues fixed==
 
==Issues fixed==
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===Game asks for CD when trying to start despite the CD being present===
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{{Fixbox|description=Make sure the CD is inserted or mounted in letter D|ref=<ref name="alphayellow">{{Refcheck|user=AlphaYellow|date=2024-06-15}}</ref>}}
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===Poor framerate on Windows 8 and later===
 
===Poor framerate on Windows 8 and later===
 
{{Fixbox|description=Use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit|ref=<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20170418171908/http://www.blitzbasic.com/Community/posts.php?topic=99477#1281001 Windows 8 strange things and 3d faster in window] (retrieved)</ref>|fix=
 
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Latest revision as of 02:21, 15 June 2024

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life cover
Developers
Traveller's Tales
Publishers
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows November 18, 1998
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Art styles Stylized
Genres Platform
Series Pixar
A Bug's Life on HowLongToBeat
A Bug's Life on IGDB
A Bug's Life guide on StrategyWiki
A Bug's Life on MobyGames
A Bug's Life on Wikipedia
Subseries of Disney
Toy Story (series)
A Bug's Life 1998
Monsters, Inc. (series)
Finding Nemo 2003
The Incredibles (series)
Cars (series)
Ratatouille 2007
WALL-E 2008
Up 2009
Brave (series)
Nemo's Reef 2013
Coco VR 2017
Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure 2018

A Bug's Life is a singleplayer third-person platform game in the Pixar series.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\[Note 1]

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
60 FPS in menus, 30 FPS in-game.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed

Game asks for CD when trying to start despite the CD being present

Make sure the CD is inserted or mounted in letter D[1]

Poor framerate on Windows 8 and later

Use the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit[2]
  1. Install Microsoft ACT.
  2. Run the Compatibility Administrator (32-bit).
  3. Select New Database (1) and press Fix.
  4. Fill in the program name, as well as the location of the program. Press next.
  5. Press Next again.
  6. Check NoGDIHWAcceleration.
  7. Press Next.
  8. Press Select All.
  9. Press Finish.
  10. Press Save, select the database name and save location.
  11. Press File - Install.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
Other Quad-speed (4x) CD-ROM drive


Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References