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===Interrogations and aiming issues===
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Revision as of 15:20, 29 July 2021

The Punisher
The Punisher cover
Geo-Mod 1.0[1]
Release dates
Windows January 16, 2005
Metacritic 67
The Punisher (2005) on HowLongToBeat
The Punisher (2005) on IGDB
The Punisher (2005) guide on StrategyWiki
The Punisher (2005) on MobyGames
The Punisher (2005) on Wikipedia
The Punisher
Subseries of Marvel
The Punisher 1990
The Punisher (2005) 2005

Key points

Superior graphics compared to console versions.
All versions of the game have the same worldwide censorship.[2]


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM disc check

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Install The Punisher Widescreen Fix.
  2. Open ThePunisher.WidescreenFix.ini.
  3. Change SkipIntro = 0 to SkipIntro = 1.

The Punisher Gore Patch

Removes censorship from the game[citation needed]
Adds gore as well as blood effect previously removed from the game during development.
Removes "black and white" filter from interrogations.
Compatible with both US and UK versions of the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

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

Video settings

Widescreen resolution

Use The Punisher Widescreen Fix[citation needed]
To change the FOV, open ThePunisher.WidescreenFix.ini and increase the FOVFactor value.
To run in windowed mode, create wndmode.ini in the installation folder.
To change the FPS limit, open d3d8.ini and modify the FPSLimit value.
Some elements like HUDs and menus could look very tiny in high resolutions.

Input settings

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

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Voice.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Interrogations and aiming issues

Use d3d8to9 Wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download d3d8to9.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL to the game install directory.
  3. Set monitor on 60hz

Incorrect black levels

Black level correction with ReShade[citation needed]
  1. Download and install dgVoodoo 2 for this game.
  2. Download the latest version of ReShade and run the ReShade Setup program.
  3. Click Select game, then select pun.exe found in <path-to-game>.
  4. Delete d3d9.dll
  5. Select Direct3D 9 as the rendering API.
  6. Allow to download shaders/effects, click "uncheck all" and select only Levels.fx.
  7. Run the game, press Home/Pos1 to enter the configuration menu and follow the tutorial to create a new config.
  8. Enable Levels.fx and change the range to 15-255.
  9. In the Settings tab, under Usage Mode select Performance Mode.
  10. Press Home/Pos1 to exit the configuration menu.

Stuttering on HDD

Disable APM[3]

Other information


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Hardware T&L compatible
64 MB of VRAM


  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).


  1. Verified by User:Solarstrike on 2018-06-30
    Some of the internal files use the .vpp file extension, and parts of the file structure of the Red Faction games are present in the game files. Additionally, some leftover elements of Red Faction II remain in the game's code.
  2. Game Censorship: The Punisher
  3. Stuttering on secondary HD - Tom's Hardware - last accessed on May 9, 2014