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Banzai Bug

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Banzai Bug
Banzai Bug cover
Gravity Interactive
Grolier Interactive
Release dates
Windows December 2, 1996

Key points

Poor compatibility with modern systems

General information

MobyGames entry


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\EXE\*.sav[Note 1]
The location can be changed by the user


In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.


In-game joystick settings.
In-game joystick settings.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Running the game on 64-bit Windows

Although the game installer is 16-bit, the actual game is 32-bit. The only way to play it is to use an alternate installer:

Installing the game via alternate installer

Setting up the game with an alternate installer[citation needed]
  1. Somewhere on the computer (ex. the Desktop), create a new folder called "SETUP".
  2. Copy the contents of the Banzai Bug CD and paste them into the folder that was created before.
  3. When everything has finished copying, go into the SETUP folder and open the "Install" sub-folder.
  4. Delete the SETUP.exe file.
  5. Download the generic 32-bit installer and add it to the "Install" sub-folder.
  6. Rename the new installer to SETUP.exe
  7. Run the installer (through the BANZAI.EXE game launcher) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Once the installer has finished, go to <path-to-game>\EXE and run the Release.exe file to play the game.

Game crashes after loading level

Enable the "Force Rendering in System Memory" option[citation needed]

"The program can't start because d3drm.dll is missing" error

Add d3drm.dll to the installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Download Direct3D Retained Mode DLL
  2. Extract the included .dll in <path-to-game>\EXE

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 3 compatible


  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).