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{{ii}} While this does remove the CD-Check it's still unstable on modern systems. You might need to open the patched file multiple times until the game launches.
 
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Latest revision as of 11:51, 25 April 2021

This page is for the minigame collection. For the remaster of the console game, see SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom cover
Developers
AWE Games
Publishers
THQ
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2003
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom guide on StrategyWiki
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom on MobyGames
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom on Wikipedia
Subseries of Nickelodeon
SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty 2001
SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month 2002
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom 2003
SpongeBob SquarePants Collapse 2003
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004
SpongeBob SquarePants: Typing 2004
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! 2005
SpongeBob SquarePants: Diner Dash 2006
SpongeBob SquarePants: Nighty Nightmare 2006
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From the Krusty Krab 2006
SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit 2020
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated 2020

Key points

Despite being called "SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom", this game is not a port nor has anything to do with the PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube game of the same name.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
800x600 only. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
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)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 15 FPS. See Widescreen resolution.
120+ FPS
See Widescreen resolution.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Game only runs at 15 FPS by default and is locked to 800x600 fullscreen.[citation needed]
Use dgVoodoo2[1]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll to the installation folder, where sb3.exe is located.
  3. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe and go to DirectX and configure your settings.

Notes

This removes the frame rate cap and allows the game to be played at modern resolutions. The only downside is that the game is stretched at non-4:3 resolutions and there's currently no way to fix this.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Only available in the german release

Improvements and Fixes[edit]

No-CD Fix[edit]

To launch the game, the CD must be inserted. This causes problems on modern devices that do not have a CD drive. [citation needed]
Remove CD-Check[2]
  1. Open sb3.exe in HxD.
  2. Press CTRL+R and go to the Hex-Value tab
  3. Search for 84 C0 75 07 6A 04 E9 55 01 00 00 and replace it with 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
  4. Set Search Direction to All and press Replace All
  5. Save the result as a new file called sb3p.exe (or anything other than sb3.exe)

Notes

While this does remove the CD-Check it's still unstable on modern systems. You might need to open the patched file multiple times until the game launches.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) 333 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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

  1. Verified by User:Hhtv on 2016-05-16
  2. Verified by User:Hhtv on 2016-05-16