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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace cover
Developers
Big Ape Productions
Publishers
LucasArts
Release dates
Windows May 19, 1999
Taxonomy
Series Star Wars
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Key points

64-bit systems need a workaround for the 16-bit launcher; see Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
Demo available (mirror1/mirror2)

Essential improvements

Patches

1.1 (mirror)

Sagaras 2016 Patch (For English/French/German Release)

This patch lets you install the game on Windows 10 (including 64-bit versions). It also includes custom resolution and widescreen hacks, as well as official 1.1 patch.
It requires the original CD or DVD (English, French and German version supported).
Start the game by launching TPM_FIX.exe after the installation.

Peixoto's patch

Fixes glitches on the menus and load screens
Fixes low frame rate on windows 10
Forces the game to run - pillarboxed - at your desktop resolution. Ultra-wide and 4K supported
Forces the game to run in 32 bit color depth
Better compatibility with Xinput gamepads
Gets the installer working on 64 bit windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Game is locked at 30 FPS. Use 60 FPS Cheat (press the Backspace key and type 60fps)
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution

Set in obi.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open obi.ini
  3. Change screen_width= and screen_height= to the resolution you want.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Dolby Surround. Up to 7.0 output is possible with DirectSound3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0,[1] EAX 1.0.[2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Issues fixed

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows

The 16-bit installer can't be used on 64-bit versions of Windows so the game must be installed using a fan made installer or installing the game manually.
Alternative installer for x86/x64[3]

German website with the installers: website An alternative Inno Setup installer can be downloaded from mediafire for CD-Version and DVD-Collection Version. The alternative installer includes dgvoodoo 2.5, widescreen resoluten fix, new launcher with extended game hardware configuration, batch startfix to play the game with single core on multi core systems, patch v1.1 integrated, AND FFmpeg with Batchfile to extracting video and Scumm Revisited v2.0.12.46 for convert iMUSE audio files of the game. It's the ultimative installer for english, german und french version for this game.

Custom Installer[citation needed]

These instructions are for 64-bit Windows only. The game may be installed using a fan produced installer, which can be downloaded here (used to be hosted on play-old-pc-games.com).

To get the game running, do the following:

  1. Place the cd in the optical driver, but do not launch the installer, instead launch the custom installer
  2. Follow all prompts for the installer
    • Be sure to install the game to a custom folder, such as "C:\\Games" in order to prevent a bug involving saved games. The installer should do this be default
    • NOTE: There is no need to patch the game after this, as the custom installer handles that as well
  3. Launch the game, if you get nothing but a spinning cursor, read on

These instructions are for if the game does not launch correctly after installation:

  1. Try to set your resolution to something higher than the default by editing the obi.ini file as specified in the widescreen section
    • NOTE: If for some reason you can not see an obi.ini file after launching the game once, you can download one here. Place it in the top level of the installation folder
  2. If you still see nothing, download this zip file (also from play-old-pc-games.com) and unzip its contents into the top level of wherever you installed the game. It is wise to make a backup of the files it is going to replace before doing this.
  3. Launch the game. It will probably take a solid amount of time before anything happens. This is normal, just wait, as long as the cursor wheel is still spinning the game should load.
Manual Installation[citation needed]

These instructions are for 64-Bit Windows only. The locations and registry keys are different in 32-Bit Windows.

In order to perform a manual installation, you must:

  1. Install the game on a version of Windows that can run 16 bit applications.
    • You could probably use a virtualised copy of XP. If you have Windows 7 Professional or better, try using Windows Virtual PC.
  2. Copy C:\Program Files\LucasArts\The Phantom Menace on the old machine to C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\The Phantom Menace on the new.
  3. Insert the following key/value pairs and folders into your registry:
    REGEDIT4
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\The Phantom Menace\v1.0]
    "Source Path"="E:\\"
    "CD Path"="E:\\"
    "Source Dir"="E:\\"
    "InstallType"=dword:00000001
    "JoystickID"="1"
    "SoundCard"="TRUE"
    "Executable"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\The Phantom Menace\\WMAIN.EXE"
    "Install Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\The Phantom Menace"
    "Analyze Path"="E:\\INSTALL\\SysCheck.exe"
    • Note: If your CD/DVD drive is not E, replace E: with your actual drive letter.
  4. Start the game from C:\Program Files\LucasArts\The Phantom Menace\

Could not initialize graphics hardware

Use DgVoodoo 2 wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download and extract DgVoodoo 2 wrapper (version 2.42 or higher).
  2. From MS folder copy files D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll and place them in a folder with a game (where TMP.exe file is).
  3. Start dgVoodooSetup.exe and configure General Settings.
  4. Go to DirectX tab and make sure Disable and passthru to real DirectX is unchecked.
  5. Choose dgVoodoo Virtual 3D Accelerated Card in Videocard field.
  6. Click Apply and OK.
  7. Start a game.
Download older atiumdag.dll[citation needed]
This fix is for ATI / AMD graphics cards only.
  1. Download and extract older atiumdag.dll.
  2. Place it in the installation folder.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
DirectDraw 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System, iMUSE 5.0m (MSS)
Cutscenes Bink Video 0.8a

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 125 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit 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