Lego Batman: The Videogame

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Lego Batman: The Videogame
Lego Batman: The Videogame cover
Traveller's Tales
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies[1]
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 23, 2008
macOS (OS X) April 9, 2009
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Vehicles Automobile, Naval/watercraft, Flight
Themes Contemporary, Sci-fi
Series Lego Batman
Lego Batman: The Videogame guide on StrategyWiki
Lego Batman: The Videogame on MobyGames
Lego Batman: The Videogame on Wikipedia

Lego Batman
Subseries of Batman
Subseries of Lego
Lego Batman: The Videogame 2008
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2012
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014
Lego DC Super-Villains 2018


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.

Lego Batman: The Videogame is a singleplayer and multiplayer cinematic camera action and adventure game in the Lego Batman series.

General information

Official Website
Brickipedia - Game page on LEGO Wiki Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGO Batman
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGO Batman\Saved Games
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video settings

General settings.
General settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Video Effects settings.
Video Effects settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Perfectly working in 21:9 setups, however pre-rendered cutscenes are stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Uses fixed perspectives.
Use the -windowed parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming while in windowed mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Unknown fixed amount.[2]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Edge AA with Enhanced Graphics enabled.
Up to 8x FSAA with Enhanced Graphics disabled.
Nvidia users can force MSAA or SGSSAA regardless of Enhanced Graphics setting in Nvidia Profile Inspector with the 0x004010C1 anti-aliasing flag; no LOD adjustment is necessary[3][Note 2].
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
60FPS capped. See Run the game at screen refresh rate.
Note that running the game above 60 FPS can make certain sections impossible.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Certain puzzles require distinction between Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue.[4]

Input settings

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Vehicles not working

Vehicles (including Robin's RC toys) become unresponsive and won't move or work correctly. This is most noticeable in an early RC car section, where the RC car needs to climb on top of special buttons.
Enable Vsync[5]

Enable Vertical Sync in-game.

Cap framerate at 60 FPS or lower[6]

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz for some resolutions, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation is recommended.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\LEGOBatman.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].
This may cause issues with vehicles.

Various shadows exhibit prominent color banding

Disable ambient occlusion[7]

Unable to destroy last two electrical pylons/coils with robot in "An Enterprising Theft"

A gray, rectangular bar blocks the robot from reaching the innermost two pylons.
Exit and re-enter the room[8][9]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[10]


See the beginners setup guide for instructions on how to configure the game for mod support.
Setting up mods requires extracting the game's .DAT files, which noticeably increases file size.

HD GUI for Lego Batman 1

Cleans and upscales various low-resolution and/or visibly compressed HUD and UI elements.

Bug fixes and restored content

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1500+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB (XP)
512 MB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/21000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. Depth of Field does not work properly with SGSSAA


  1. Feral Support - LEGO Batman - last accessed on 2016-7-23
  2. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-02-21
    Judged by eye, based upon the grates on the floor of the opening area of the Batcave.
  3. NVidia Profile Inspector - AA Flags
  4. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-01-21
  5. Stuck robot bug and the solution - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  6. Don't play it without VSync / Fix for stage 2 RC car bug. - GOG Community Forums (retrieved)
  7. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-01-24
  8. Help on "An Enterprising Theft" - LEGO Batman: The Videogame Message Board for Wii - GameFAQs
  9. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-02-17
    Same issue and fix occurs and works on Windows.
  10. Last chance to buy these Mac classics! | Feral News