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{{Fixbox|description=Hex edit {{file|Bionicle.exe}}|ref=<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQdXi0TKfS4|title=Bionicle: The Game - Widescreen Tutorial|date=2023-12-02}}</ref>|fix=
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{{ii}} The following fix requires a No-CD patch.
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# Open {{file|Bionicle.exe}} with a hex editor such as [https://mh-nexus.de/en/downloads.php?product=HxD HxD].
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# Press {{key|Ctrl|F}}, change the data type to hex values and search for <code>20 03 00 00</code>.
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# Replace <code>20 03</code> with the width resolution of your screen:
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#* <code>80 04</code> for 1152
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#* <code>00 05</code> for 1280
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#* <code>50 05</code> for 1360
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#* <code>56 05</code> for 1366
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#* <code>58 05</code> for 1368
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#* <code>A0 05</code> for 1440
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#* <code>40 06</code> for 1600
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#* <code>90 06</code> for 1680
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#* <code>80 07</code> for 1920
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#* <code>00 0A</code> for 2560
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#* <code>00 0F</code> for 3840
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#* More resolutions listed [https://www.wsgf.org/article/common-hex-values here]
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# Search for <code> BE 9F AA 3F</code> and replace it with your desired aspect ratio:
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#* <code>00 00 A0 3F</code> for 5:4
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#* <code>00 00 C8 3F</code> for 25:16
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#* <code>CD CC CC 3F</code> for 16:10
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#* <code>55 55 D5 3F</code> for 15:9
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#* <code>39 8E E3 3F</code> for 16:9
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#* <code>26 B4 17 40</code> for ~21:9
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#* More aspect ratios listed [https://www.wsgf.org/article/common-hex-values here]
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# Save the file.
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# Launch the game and change the resolution to 800x600 in the game's options, it should now be in your modified resolution and aspect ratio.
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{{ii}} It is recommended to force Vsync through the GPU control panel to prevent screen tearing.
 
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Revision as of 07:40, 2 December 2023

Bionicle: The Game
Bionicle: The Game cover
Developers
Argonaut Games
Particle Systems
macOS (OS X) Zonic Limited
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[Note 1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Lego Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2003
macOS (OS X) January 19, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 52
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action
Themes Fantasy, Sci-fi
Series Bionicle
Bionicle: The Game on HowLongToBeat
Bionicle: The Game on IGDB
Bionicle: The Game guide on StrategyWiki
Bionicle: The Game on MobyGames
Bionicle: The Game on Wikipedia
Bionicle
Subseries of Lego
Bionicle: The Legend of Mata Nui 2001*
Bionicle: The Game 2003
Bionicle Heroes 2006
Bionicle: Masks of Power TBA

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Bionicle: The Game is a singleplayer third-person action game in the Bionicle series.

General information

Rock Raiders United - A fan forum for all of the classic Lego games. Mods and utilities can be downloaded from here, but an account is required.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2.90.040 DRM[Note 2] 2 CDs.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Publisher website
DRM details are not known
Bundled with Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Ford Racing 2, and Chessmaster 9000. English language support is unknown.
macOS (OS X)
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\LEGO Interactive\Bionicle\Saved Games\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\LEGO Interactive\Bionicle\Configuration\
macOS (OS X)

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched from 4:3. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
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.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced through the GPU control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Hex edit Bionicle.exe[3]
The following fix requires a No-CD patch.
  1. Open Bionicle.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F, change the data type to hex values and search for 20 03 00 00.
  3. Replace 20 03 with the width resolution of your screen:
    • 80 04 for 1152
    • 00 05 for 1280
    • 50 05 for 1360
    • 56 05 for 1366
    • 58 05 for 1368
    • A0 05 for 1440
    • 40 06 for 1600
    • 90 06 for 1680
    • 80 07 for 1920
    • 00 0A for 2560
    • 00 0F for 3840
    • More resolutions listed here
  4. Search for BE 9F AA 3F and replace it with your desired aspect ratio:
    • 00 00 A0 3F for 5:4
    • 00 00 C8 3F for 25:16
    • CD CC CC 3F for 16:10
    • 55 55 D5 3F for 15:9
    • 39 8E E3 3F for 16:9
    • 26 B4 17 40 for ~21:9
    • More aspect ratios listed here
  5. Save the file.
  6. Launch the game and change the resolution to 800x600 in the game's options, it should now be in your modified resolution and aspect ratio.
It is recommended to force Vsync through the GPU control panel to prevent screen tearing.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX and Music.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output. Requires DirectSound3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
No EAX reverb; supports DirectSound3D calls for Binaural HRTF mixing.[4]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
French
German
Italian
Spanish

VR support

3D modes State Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Received a universal binary update to support Intel processors in 2008, ensuring compatibility with 10.7 "Lion" through 10.14 "Mojave".

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible


Notes

  1. Universal binary release only.
  2. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References