The Simpsons: Hit & Run

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The Simpsons: Hit & Run
The Simpsons: Hit & Run cover
Developers
Radical Entertainment
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
North America Vivendi Universal Games
Engines
Pure3D
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2003
The Simpsons: Hit & Run guide on StrategyWiki
The Simpsons: Hit & Run on MobyGames
The Simpsons: Hit & Run on Wikipedia
The Simpsons
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991
The Simpsons Arcade Game 1991
The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness 1992
Krusty's Fun House 1992
The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio 1996
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield 1997
The Simpsons: Hit & Run 2003

Key points

It is recommended to use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher to play the game on modern systems.
Game lacks an FPS limiter and cause physics and enemy AI problems at frame rates higher and lower than 60 FPS.Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher to fix.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 4 DRM.
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher

Adds compatibility fixes for modern systems and additional customization options.

Skip mod launcher window

Launch the game directly[1]
  1. Open Lucas Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.exe shortcut properties.
  2. Add -launch as a command line argument.

Skip intro videos

No Introduction Movies Mod[citation needed]
  1. Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.
  2. Enable No Introduction Movies.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Video settings

Display settings.
Display settings.

Widescreen resolution

The game supports six hardcoded resolutions out of the box. Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher extends this support to any resolution reported by your graphics card or manually specified in the game's configuration file.
By default, the game's FOV will be adjusted in relation to your selected aspect ratio.
Aspect Ratio Mod[citation needed]
  1. Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.
  2. Enable Aspect Ratio Support.

Field of view (FOV)

FOV Mod[2]
  1. Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.
  2. Enable Aspect Ratio Support and select it.
  3. Click Mod Settings and change the FOV value.

Windowed

Resizable Window Mod[citation needed]
  1. Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.
  2. Enable Resizable Window to make the window resizable and maximizable.

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Borderless Mod[citation needed]
  1. Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.
  2. Enable Windowed and Borderless.

Frame rate (FPS)

The game was designed to run at 60 FPS[citation needed] and has problems of varying severity at framerates higher or lower than 60. Below 60 the player may clip into cars, which can pose an issue in many destruction missions.
Above 60 FPS both player car physics are negatively effected, causing cars to fly off edges at uncontrollable speeds and the player character being able to jump higher than originally intended. In some cases at excessively high frame rates, the game can blue screen playing loud static sounds.
Frame Limiter Mod[citation needed]
  1. Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.
  2. Enable Frame Limiter and select it.
  3. Click Mod Settings and change settings if needed.

Notes

Frame Limiter is set to 60 FPS by default.
The frame limiter does not fully cap the game to your selected FPS and will likely be running at a slightly higher FPS than specified in the ini.
Capping the frame rate on loading screens will negatively affect load times.

Input settings

Audio settings

Volume settings do not affect introduction movies. The "Voice" setting also affects level-end cutscenes.
Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Vehicles and Voice are supported.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output. Requires DirectSound3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.0. [3]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Versus
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Refuses to load past initial copyright screen

Mod Launcher[citation needed]

Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.

Notes

This fixes a bug in the game that causes it to take a long time to load files on Windows Vista and later.
Set compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Open game compatibility properties.
  2. Tick Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  3. Select Windows 98/ME
    1. Windows XP
      1. Also tick Disable Visual Themes, Disable Display Scaling on High DPI Settings and Disable Desktop Composition.
    2. Windows Vista/7
      1. Also tick Disable Visual Themes and Disable Desktop Composition.
    3. Windows 8/8.1/10
      1. Also tick Override High DPI Scaling Behavior, performed by Application.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 192 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Music

The soundtrack to The Simpsons: Hit & Run is a collection of compositions from Marc Baril, Allan Levy, and Jeff Tymoschuk. The soundtrack contains all mission songs and their jingles, all songs from outside the main plot (Street Races, special locations, and Bonus Game songs), and unused content.

Ripped by Cornholio309/Wheatley_Teh_Genius (Kenny Giles) using tools from Lucas Cardellini.

# Title
01-01 The Simpsons Theme - Hit & Run Mix (Title Screen/Main Menu)
01-02 News Flash! (Newspaper Loading Screen)
01-03 Homer's Tuba (Homer's Musical Cues)
01-04 Sunday Drive (Level 1 and 4's Theme/Princi-pal/Wager Race 3)
01-05 Morning Chores (This Old Shanty/S-M-R-T/Dial B for Blood/Wager Races 1 and 2)
01-06 Homer-A-D'oh-Go (Petty Theft Homer/For a Few Donuts More/Alien "Auto"topsy Part II)
01-07 Hitting the Streets (Bonestorm Storm/Weapons of Mass Delinquency/Clueless)
01-08 Another News Flash! (Newspaper Loading Screen 2)
01-09 Bart's Guitar (Bart's Musical Cues)
01-10 Bart Simpson's Theme (Level 2 and 6's Theme)
01-11 The Legitimate Businessman's Social Club
01-12 Lightning-Fast Wit (Detention Deficit Disorder/Getting Down with the Clown)
01-13 Five Life Sentences...Of Community Service (Weapons of Mass Delinquency - Avoiding Wiggum/Never Trust a Snake/Set to Kill)
01-14 The Comic Book Guy's Theme (Vox Nerduli/Nerd Race Queen)
01-15 Fresh Skid Marks (Bart 'N' Frink/From Outer Space - Last Truck Takedown/Full Metal Jackass)
01-16 Cletus' Theme (Better Than Beef/Bonfire of the Manatees/Redneck Roundup)
01-17 Heavy Drinker (Monkey See, Monkey D'oh/The Cola Wars)
01-18 Lisa's Sax (Lisa's Musical Cues)
01-19 Lisa Simpson's Theme (Level 3's Theme)
01-20 Duff Brewery
01-21 Hit & Run!
01-22 Sexy When Paranoid (Flowers By Irene/Slithery Sleuthing)
01-23 Plowing Through (Office Spaced/The Old Pirate and the Sea/Flaming Tires/Wager Race 7)
01-24 Marge's Lounge (Marge's Musical Cues)
01-25 Kwik-E-Mart Muzak (Level's 1 and 4)
01-26 Apu's Garden
01-27 Stone Cutter Hall Muzak (Level's 1 and 4)
01-28 It's Not Easy Being Husky (Blind Big Brother/Beached Love/Wager Race 4)
01-29 Phonebooth
01-30 The Busy-Body Housewife (Ketchup Logic/From Outer Space)
01-31 Wolves Stole My Pills!
01-32 Apu's Sitar - Outside Car
01-33 Apu's Sitar - Inside Car
01-34 Large American Gas-Guzzling Vehicle (Kinky Frinky/8 Is Too Much/Wager Race 5)
01-35 The Hindu That I Do (Incriminating Caffeine/Kwik Cash)
01-36 Please Stop What You Are Doing! (Better Than Beef - Avoiding Apu/This Little Piggy/Curious Curator)
01-37 Burning Rubber (Time Trial and Checkpoint Races)
01-38 Street Racer Anthem (Circuit Races)
01-39 Street Race Winner!
01-40 Halls Balls (Milking the Pigs/There's Something About Monty Part 1/Wager Race 6)
01-41 Otto's Theme (Operation Hellfish/Going to the 'Lu)
01-42 Kang and Kodos Strike Back
01-43 Halloween Musical Cues
01-44 The Ghost Playground
01-45 Spook-E-Mart (Kwik-E-Mart Muzak - Level 7)
01-46 Evergreen Terror (Level 7's Theme)
01-47 Notice!
01-48 Not Leaf Blower Aliens, Tentacle Aliens! (Long Black Probes/Alien "Auto"topsy Part I)
01-49 Professor Frink's Theme (Cell Outs/Lab Coat Caper/Pocket Protector)
01-50 Saving Springfield (The Fat and Furious/Return of the Nearly Dead/...And Baby Makes 8/Duff For Me, Duff For You/Alien "Auto"topsy Part III)
01-51 Homer: The Town Hero (There's Something About Monty Part 2/End Credits)
01-52 Bonus Game Tune 1
01-53 Bonus Game Tune 2
01-54 Bonus Game Tune 3
01-55 Bonus Game Tune 4
01-56 Bonus Game Tune 5
01-57 Generic Musical Cues
01-58 Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie - The Promotional Truck
01-59 VOTE QUIMBY! (Quimby Election Truck)
02-01 Exiting Vehicle (Sunday Drive - Jingle 1)
02-02 Exiting Vehicle (Sunday Drive - Jingle 2)
02-03 Mission Complete! (Sunday Drive)
02-04 Exiting Vehicle (Morning Chores)
02-05 Mission Failed! (Morning Chores)
02-06 Mission Complete! (Morning Chores)
02-07 Exiting Vehicle (Homer-A-D'oh-Go)
02-08 Mission Failed! (Homer-A-D'oh-Go)
02-09 Mission Complete! (Homer-A-D'oh-Go)
02-10 Exiting Vehicle (Hitting the Streets)
02-11 Mission Failed! (Hitting the Streets)
02-12 Mission Complete! (Hitting the Streets)
02-13 Exiting Vehicle (Bart Simpson's Theme - Jingle 1)
02-14 Exiting Vehicle (Bart Simpson's Theme - Jingle 2)
02-15 Exiting Vehicle (Bart Simpson's Theme - Jingle 3)
02-16 Exiting Vehicle (Lightning-Fast Wit)
02-17 Mission Failed! (Lightning-Fast Wit - Jingle 1)
02-18 Mssion Failed! (Lightning-Fast Wit - Jingle 2)
02-19 Mission Complete! (Lightning-Fast Wit)
02-20 Exiting Vehicle (Five Life Sentences...Of Community Service)
02-21 Mission Failed! (Five Life Sentences...Of Community Service)
02-22 Mission Complete! (Five Life Sentences...Of Community Service)
02-23 Exiting Vehicle (The Comic Book Guy's Theme)
02-24 Mission Failed! (The Comic Book Guy's Theme)
02-25 Mission Complete! (The Comic Book Guy's Theme)
02-26 Exiting Vehicle (Fresh Skid Marks - Jingle 1)
02-27 Exiting Vehicle (Fresh Skid Marks - Jingle 2)
02-28 Mission Failed! (Fresh Skid Marks)
02-29 Mission Complete! (Fresh Skid Marks)
02-30 Exiting Vehicle (Cletus' Theme)
02-31 Mission Failed! (Cletus' Theme)
02-32 Mission Complete! (Cletus' Theme)
02-33 Exiting Vehicle (Heavy Drinker)
02-34 Mission Failed! (Heavy Drinker)
02-35 Mission Complete! (Heavy Drinker)
02-36 Exiting Vehicle (Lisa Simpson's Theme)
02-37 Mission Failed! (Lisa Simpson's Theme)
02-38 Mission Complete! (Lisa Simpson's Theme)
02-39 Exiting Vehicle (Sexy When Paranoid)
02-40 Mission Failed! (Sexy When Paranoid)
02-41 Mission Complete! (Sexy When Paranoid)
02-42 Exiting Vehicle (Plowing Through)
02-43 Mission Failed! (Plowing Through)
02-44 Mission Complete! (Plowing Through)
02-45 Mission Failed! (It's Not Easy Being Husky)
02-46 Mission Complete! (It's Not Easy Being Husky)
02-47 Exiting Vehicle (The Busy-Body Housewife - Jingle 1)
02-48 Exiting Vehicle (The Busy-Body Housewife - Jingle 2)
02-49 Mission Failed! (The Busy-Body Housewife)
02-50 Mission Complete! (The Busy-Body Housewife)
02-51 Exiting Vehicle (Wolves Stole My Pills!)
02-52 Mission Failed! (Wolves Stole My Pills!)
02-53 Mission Complete! (Wolves Stole My Pills!)
02-54 Exiting Vehicle (Large American Gas-Guzzling Vehicle)
02-55 Mission Failed! (Large American Gas-Guzzling Vehicle)
02-56 Mission Complete! (Large American Gas-Guzzling Vehicle)
02-57 Exiting Vehicle (The Hindu That I Do)
02-58 Mission Failed! (The Hindu That I Do)
02-59 Mission Complete! (The Hindu That I Do)
02-60 Exiting Vehicle (Please Stop What You Are Doing!)
02-61 Mission Failed! (Please Stop What You Are Doing!)
02-62 Mission Complete! (Please Stop What You Are Doing!)
02-63 Exiting Vehicle (Burning Rubber - Jingle 1)
02-64 Exiting Vehicle (Burning Rubber - Jingle 2)
02-65 Mission Failed! (Burning Rubber - Jingle 1)
02-66 Mission Failed! (Burning Rubber - Jingle 2)
02-67 Mission Complete! (Burning Rubber - Jingle 1)
02-68 Mission Complete! (Burning Rubber - Jingle 2)
02-69 Exiting Vehicle (Street Race Anthem)
02-70 Mission Failed! (Street Racer Anthem - Jingle 1)
02-71 Mission Failed! (Street Racer Anthem - Jingle 2)
02-72 Mission Complete! (Street Racer Anthem)
02-73 Exiting Vehicle (Halls Balls)
02-74 Mission Failed! (Halls Balls)
02-75 Mission Complete! (Halls Balls)
02-76 Exiting Vehicle (Otto's Theme)
02-77 Mission Failed! (Otto's Theme)
02-78 Mission Complete! (Otto's Theme)
02-79 Exiting Vehicle (Kang and Kodos Strike Back)
02-80 Mission Failed! (Kang and Kodos Strike Back - Jingle 1)
02-81 Mission Failed! (Kang and Kodos Strike Back - Jingle 2)
02-82 Mission Complete! (Kang and Kodos Strike Back)
02-83 Exiting Vehicle (Evergreen Terror)
02-84 Mission Failed! (Evergreen Terror)
02-85 Mission Complete! (Evergreen Terror)
02-86 Exiting Vehicle (Not Leaf Blower Aliens, Tentacle Aliens!)
02-87 Mission Failed! (Not Leaf Blower Aliens, Tentacle Aliens!)
02-88 Mission Complete! (Not Leaf Blower Aliens, Tentacle Aliens!)
02-89 Exiting Vehicle (Professor Frink's Theme)
02-90 Mission Failed! (Professor Frink's Theme)
02-91 Mission Complete! (Professor Frink's Theme)
02-92 Exiting Vehicle (Saving Springfield)
02-93 Mission Failed! (Saving Springfield)
02-94 Mission Complete! (Saving Springfield)
02-95 Mission Failed! (Homer: The Town Hero) (Unused)
02-96 Mission Complete! (Homer: The Town Hero)
02-97 Hit & Run - Busted!
02-98 Bonus Game - You Lose...
02-99 Bonus Game - You Win!
03-01 Unknown Track(s) - Heroic Trumpet
03-02 Unused(?) - Homer's Spooky Tuba
03-03 Unused - Phineas Q. Butterfat's 5,600 Flavors Ice Cream Truck
03-04 Unused - Apu's Garden (Level 7)
03-05 Unused - Stone Cutter Hall Muzak (Level 7)
03-06 Unused - Stone Cutter Spoof
03-07 Unused - It's Not Easy Being Husky - 10 Seconds Remaining!
03-08 Bonus Track - Apu Goes Bollywood
03-09 Bonus Track - Bart Simpson's Theme (Extended)
03-10 Bonus Track - Hello, Springfield!
03-11 Bonus Track - Lisa Simpson's Theme (Extended)
03-12 Bonus Track - Spook-E-Mart (Extended)
03-13 Bonus Track - Homer-A-D'oh-Go - Full Drama Variation
03-14 Bonus Track - Hitting the Streets - Full Drama Variation
03-15 Bonus Track - Saving Springfield - Main Track Only
03-16 Bonus Track - Saving Springfield - Demo Arrangement

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