The Da Vinci Code

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The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code cover
Developers
The Collective, Inc.
Publishers
2K Games
Engines
Slayer
Release dates
Windows May 19, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 53
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Genres Adventure, Puzzle
Themes Europe, Renaissance
The Da Vinci Code on HowLongToBeat
The Da Vinci Code on IGDB
The Da Vinci Code guide on StrategyWiki
The Da Vinci Code on MobyGames
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Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

The game may crash when using Alt+Tab in fullscreen. See Issues fixed.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open default_pc.cfg.
  3. Change playlicensemovie:1 to playlicensemovie:0.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\engine\[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\the da vinci code\

Video[edit]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses horizontal FOV (Hor+).
Change Field of View
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open vars_pc.cfg.
  3. Change defaultfov=65 to the desired value.

Windowed[edit]

Enable windowed mode
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open default_pc.cfg.
  3. Change fullscreen:1 to fullscreen:0.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Force MSAA using dgVoodoo 2
  1. Install dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe and click on the DirectX tab.
  3. Set Antialiasing (MSAA) to 2x, 4x or 8x.

High frame rate[edit]

Remove FPS cap
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open vars_pc.cfg.
  3. Change fpsLimit=60 and maxFPSLimit=60 to the desired value.

Input[edit]

Controls
Controls

Remapping[edit]

Change keybinds[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open binds_pc.cfg.
  3. Keyboard controls are the top of the file. Controller controls are the lower two sections of the file.

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Mouse sensitivity
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\engine\
  2. Open vars_pc.cfg.
  3. Change mousespeed=0.50000 (found roughly half way down) to a desired value.
  4. Save the file.

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Dialogue, Music and Effects
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses, but audio continues.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on Alt+Tab[edit]

Run the game in windowed mode.
Install dgVoodoo 2.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Shader Model support 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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