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Revision as of 18:41, 30 November 2021

Peter Jackson's King Kong
Peter Jackson's King Kong cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Publishers
Ubisoft
Poland Cenega
Russia Buka Entertainment
Engines
Jade
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 77
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Series King Kong
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
King Kong
King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu 1986
Peter Jackson's King Kong 2005
Peter Jackson's King Kong Gamer's Edition 2005

Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.6.10.06 DRM[Note 1] (removed with WIFI_Darth_Maul's Fix)
Windows
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 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.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Vert-.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
no support
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
no support
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to x8 antialiasing supported
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No option to disable.
60 FPS
Game Plays smooth at 60 fps tested on Latest Build of Windows 10 and Windows 11
120+ FPS
High FPS cause NPC script bugs and other problems like Kong wont be able to move the boulder on the doors to pass the level. Cap the frame rate to 60 FPS to fix.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Game Supports Hdr but not native will have to use pc/laptop built in display hdr to activate

Input

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

Audio

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

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Polish retail version only.
Russian
Russian retail version only.
Spanish
Swedish

Issues fixed

King Kong Starforce DRM error now fixed for Windows 8, 10, 11

Instructions[5]
  1. Install WIFI_Darth_Maul's fix (this removes InstallPath registry dependency).

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1, 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
The game now works on Windows 8,10,11 with WIFI_Darth_Maul fix: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xuJywgsl1vXIwU26VVwt7EKHUObZPptQ/view
macOS (OS X)
game is supported with bootcamp support or parallels 17, for m1 macs game tested with parallels 17 with windows 11 insider edition (NO native Mac support)

System requirements

Windows
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.

Notes

  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).

References