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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command cover
Traveller's Tales
Release dates
Windows October 19, 2000
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Toy Story
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command on MobyGames
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command on Wikipedia
Toy Story
Subseries of Pixar
Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story 1996
Toy Story 1996
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue 1999
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000
Toy Story Mania! 2010
Toy Story 3: The Video Game 2010
Toy Story: Smash It! 2013
Toy Story Drop! 2019

Key points

Has problems running on modern machines without patches. See Issues fixed and Issues unresolved.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check. See Bypass disc check.

Essential improvements

Toy Story 2 Fix for Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Modified version of Toy Story 2 Fix which fixes many compatibility issues with the game and adds widescreen support.
Install the Toy Story 2 Fix
  1. Download Toy Story 2 Fix for Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
  2. Extract all files to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.

Bypass disc check

Edit registry entries
  1. Copy the contents of the the <disc-root-directory>\Setup\buzzly\CD directory from the disc to <path-to-game>.[Note 1]
  2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\travellerstalesbuzz2k\ in the registry editor.
  3. Change the value of cdpath to <path-to-game>\.[Note 1]
  4. Change the value of path to <path-to-game>\data\, if it isn't already.[Note 1]

Higher quality music

The PC version uses much lower quality music files compared to the console versions.
Replace music tracks with higher quality DC music tracks[1]
  1. Download and unzip the replacement archive.
  2. Copy the audio folder to <path-to-game>, overwriting any existing files.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\BuzzXX.sav[Note 2]




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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
"Buzz Lightyear da Comando Stellare".
Brazilian Portuguese
"Buzz Lightyear do Comando Estelar" (Positivo Informática).

Issues unresolved

Background music distortion

After an unspecified amount of time, the background music will become distorted. Pausing and un-pausing the game will fix it, but restarts the music.

Issues fixed

"Unable to enumerate a suitable device" error

Install the Toy Story 2 Fix
  1. Download Toy Story 2 Fix for Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
  2. Extract all files to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.
Use dgVoodoo
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract the contents of dgVoodoo folder to <path-to-game>.
  3. Move contents of the x86 folder contained in the MS folder, to <path-to-game>.
  4. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  5. Click the [.\] button below the banner.
  6. Change General settings according to your hardware.
  7. Under the DirectX tab, choose a Videocard (works with ATI Radeon 8500, maybe others). Various performance and video settings can be changed if desired.
  8. Tick "Fast Video Memory Access".
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Run the game.
Patch game executable[2]
  1. Open buzz.exe with a hex editor such as HxD
  2. Go to offset B35DB
  3. Make sure the values at the cursor are 75 10 F6 C5 01
  4. Replace them with E9 18 01 00 00
  5. Run the game.

Slowdown on modern machines

Install the Toy Story 2 Fix
  1. Download Toy Story 2 Fix for Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
  2. Extract all files to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.

"Buzz Lightyear is not correctly installed, please re-install" error

Run buzz.exe as an admin.

Game asks for the CD even when it is inserted

The game fails to detect the CD when it is inserted on drives other than D: and E:
Insert the CD only to D: or E: drives

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Command line arguments

See command line arguments on how to use the following options.
Parameter Description
-high Forces FMV scenes to be played in 16bpp ("high color"). If not specified and the game detects a sufficiently fast CPU, the FMV scenes will be played in 32bpp instead.
-log Creates a log file at <path-to-game>\toy2.log
-mpeg Disables FMV scenes.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 160 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 replace <path-to-game> with the full path of your installation folder.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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:icup321 on 2022-03-13
    Converted and tested DC tracks to be working with the PC version, all of them are higher quality than the stock PC Music files, and a few were missing from the original release. It does not contain voice files.
  2. (March 2022)