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Revision as of 00:59, 27 September 2021

Peter Jackson's King Kong
Peter Jackson's King Kong cover
Ubisoft Montpellier
Poland Cenega
Russia Buka Entertainment
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2005
Metacritic 77
Peter Jackson's King Kong on HowLongToBeat
Peter Jackson's King Kong on IGDB
Peter Jackson's King Kong guide on StrategyWiki
Peter Jackson's King Kong on MobyGames
Peter Jackson's King Kong on Wikipedia


StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
King Kong
King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu 1986
Peter Jackson's King Kong 2005
Peter Jackson's King Kong Gamer's Edition 2005


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM[Note 1] (removed with WIFI_Darth_Maul's Fix)
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Version differences

This standard version is a PlayStation 2 port with low quality 16-bit textures and 16-bit color rendering. It uses StarForce DRM and is only playable on Windows 8 and later, with WIFI_Darth_Maul's Fix[3] of the game made this year, which removed StarForce DRM, and certain registry dependencies.
Gamer's Edition is an enhanced PC port featuring all the visual features from the Xbox 360 version like high resolution textures and higher quality 3D models. It was released DRM free, so it is playable on newer versions of Windows, but has many bugs.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename files[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\.
  2. Delete or rename mov1.BIK, mov2.BIK, mov3.BIK and mov4.BIK.

WIFIDarthMaul's fix

Removes the DRM making it possible to play the game on modern systems.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\KingKong\

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\KingKong.sav[Note 2]

Video settings

Settings application - graphics settings.
Settings application - graphics settings.
Settings application - advanced settings.
Settings application - advanced settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game supports 16:9 resolutions (16:9 aspect ratio must be selected in in-game options menu to prevent stretching), but the FOV is Vert- and additionally the image is letterboxed.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No option to disable.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High FPS cause NPC script bugs and other problems. Cap the frame rate to 60 FPS to fix.

Input settings

Settings application - Jack controls.
Settings application - Jack controls.
Settings application - King Kong controls.
Settings application - King Kong controls.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping is only available outside the game.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
DirectInput controllers only.
Button prompts
Keyboard and mouse button prompts only.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings

Settings application - Sound settings.
Settings application - Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Polish retail version only.
Russian retail version only.

Issues fixed

King Kong not properly installed

  1. Install WIFI_Darth_Maul's fix (this removes InstallPath registry dependency).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1, 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but are not supported.
Nvidia GeForce 4 MX series are not supported.


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 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).