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Latest revision as of 11:36, 23 June 2021

Wheelman cover
Tigon Studios
Midway Studios Newcastle
Midway Games
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows March 24, 2009
Wheelman on MobyGames
Wheelman on Wikipedia

Key points

Bare-bone PC port, lacking such features as video options or key rebinding.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v7.39.0005 DRM. Russian copies use StarForce 5 DRM.
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace bik files[citation needed]
  1. Download "blank" movie files and extract them.
  2. Copy them to <path-to-game>\WheelmanGame\Movies replacing already existing ones.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Wheelman
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Wheelman
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
FOV change is Vert-.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
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 and 120+ FPS

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use FOV hack[citation needed]
  1. Download [1] and extract it.
  2. Start the program.
  3. Start the game.
  4. Use hotkeys displayed in a program to increase or decrease FOV.


Use DxWnd[citation needed]
  1. Download DxWnd,extract and start it.
  2. Click Edit and Add.
  3. Type in a name, e.g. Wheelman.
  4. Right to a Path field click button with ....
  5. Go to <path-to-game>\Binaries\Wheelman.exe.
  6. Under position type in:
    • X = 0
    • Y = 0
    • W = *your desired window width* (e.g. 1920)
    • H = *your desired window hight* (e.g. 1080)
  7. Go to Input tab and under Cursor handling select.
    • Correct mouse position
    • Intercept GDI Cursor Clipping
  8. Go to DirectX tab and under DirectX version hook select DirectX9.
  9. Click OK and launch the game.


Make sure window width and height in DxWnd is the same as the one selected in game.
This method has a negative impact on frame rate.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Only available in Russian retail copy

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/21920/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21920) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.