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Barnyard cover
Blue Tongue Entertainment
Russia Noviy Disk
Release dates
Windows August 1, 2006
Metacritic 67
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Mini-games, Open world, Party game
Sports Golf, Pool or snooker
Vehicles Automobile, Bicycle
Art styles Stylized
Series Nickelodeon
Barnyard on HowLongToBeat
Barnyard on IGDB
Barnyard on MobyGames
Barnyard on Wikipedia
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
CD-ROM used only for installation.
This game is not available digitally.


A demo is available here.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\THQ\Barnyard\

Save game data location

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


Video Options
Video Options

Widescreen resolution

Widescreen resolution[1][2]
Reference this page if values for your aspect ratio or screen resolution are not listed here.
  1. Make backup copies of <path-to-game>/Barnyard/Barnyard.exe and <path-to-game>/Barnyard/Setup/Setup.exe.
  2. Right-click on Barnyard.exe, select Properties, and uncheck the Read-only box. Repeat for Setup.exe.
  3. Open Barnyard.exe in a hex editor such as HxD.
  4. Search for the hex-value 44 68 00 00 48 44. (It should be at offset 0x235638.)
  5. Replace the 00 00 48 44 value with:
    • 00 40 85 44 for 16:9.
    • 00 00 70 44 for 16:10.
    • 00 80 3B 44 for 5:4.
    • 00 80 6A 44 for 25:16.
    • 00 00 7A 44 for 15:9.
  6. Search for the hex-value 28 20 03. (It should be at offset 0x262DFC.)
  7. Replace the 20 03 value with your desired width:
    • 00 05 for 1280.
    • 56 05 for 1366.
    • 80 07 for 1920.
    • 00 0A for 2560.
    • 00 0F for 3840.
  8. Find the nearby hex-value 58 02. (It should be at offset 0x262E05.)
  9. Replace the 58 02 value with your desired height:
    • D0 02 for 720.
    • 00 03 for 768.
    • 38 04 for 1080.
    • A0 05 for 1440.
    • 70 08 for 2160.
  10. Search for the hex-value 92 0A 86 3F C3. (It should be at offset 0x3081D6.)
  11. Replace the 92 0A 86 value with:
    • 62 10 A8 for 16:9.
    • 1D B9 9C for 16:10.
    • D6 83 7E for 5:4.
    • 91 95 97 for 25:16.
    • EE 8E 9F for 15:9.
  12. Save Barnyard.exe.
  13. Open Setup.exe in your hex editor.
  14. Search for the hex-value 20 03 00 00 58 02. (It should be at offset 0xB06C.)
  15. Replace the 20 03 value with your desired width and 58 02 with your desired height. (See above.)
  16. Save Setup.exe and close your hex editor.
  17. Run Setup.exe and your new resolution should now appear in the Screen Size drop-down list. Select it and click Apply.


Create a new registry entry
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\THQ\Barnyard\
  2. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named RealForcedWindowed.
  3. Change the newly created value to 1, and set it to Decimal.


Control Options
Control Options

Controller support

Barnyard has native controller support despite the game's system requirements stating otherwise, but is disabled/unused by default as the configuration tool lacks several options, so it needs to be manually enabled through the system registry.
Create a new registry entry
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\THQ\Barnyard\
  2. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named ControllerEnabled.
  3. Change the newly created value to 1, and set it to Decimal.
  4. If using an XInput controller, several button inputs will be mapped incorrectly by default, download this XInput Plus patch to enhance Xbox controller support.


Audio Options
Audio Options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music and Speech.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail release only.
US and UK versions only contain an English language option, while other European versions support 5 languages, but do not include English language options.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8 Despite the game's system requirements stating it requires DirectX 9, it uses Direct3D 8 for rendering instead.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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. Barnyard - Widescreen Tutorial
  2. Barnyard - Widescreen Patches
  3. Verified by User:icup321 on May 31, 2022
    Tested using Special K on surround speakers, all of them are used and the game has FMOD audio files.