Space Invaders Anniversary

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Space Invaders Anniversary
Space Invaders Anniversary cover
Standalone, Europe Xplosiv
Weekend Play Pack, USA Empire Interactive
Release dates
Windows April 30, 2004
Space Invaders Anniversary on MobyGames
Space Invaders
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Key points

Standalone release appears to be Europe-only.
Later re-released in the United States alongside Drive to Survive and The Golf Pro 2 as "Weekend Play Pack".
Resolution is locked at 640x480; absolutely no video options. See Increase Rendering Resolution.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
CD-ROM used only for installation.
This game is not available digitally.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location

Video settings

Options screen.
Options screen.
Language selection.
Language selection.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretches from 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Can choose from several viewing angles.
Use DxWnd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Framerate capped at 62FPS.

Increase Rendering Resolution

Play at 1080p or higher
  1. Download dgVoodoo.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to <path-to-game>, where invaders_ani.exe resides.
  3. Open the MS folder in the dgVoodoo zip and extract DDraw.dll, D3DImm.dll, and D3D8.dll to <path-to-game>, again where invaders_ani.exe resides.
  4. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  5. Make sure the Config folder / Running instance is set to <path-to-game>, it may already be there by default.
  6. In the General tab, set Adapter(s) to use / enable to your current graphics card, Appearance to Full Screen, and Scaling mode to either Stretched, keep Aspect Ratio or Stretched, 4:3 Aspect Ratio.
  7. In the DirectX tab, make sure Disable and passthru to real DirectX is unchecked, and set Resolution to Max. You can uncheck dgVoodoo Watermark if you wish.
  8. Optional: under Texturing, set Filtering to Force anisotropic 16x and set Antialiasing (MSAA) to 8x to enable anisotropic filtering and antialiasing respectively.
  9. Click Apply and exit the program.

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse isn't used at all.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Need to use keyboard for many menu items.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Only if the controller was already plugged in while the game is started.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only controls background music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


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

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 98, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) 800 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX Compatible Sound Card