Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers

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Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers cover
Developers
Ubisoft Casablanca
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Ubisoft OpenSpace
Release dates
Windows November 9, 2000
Taxonomy
Perspectives Third-person, Scrolling
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Donald Duck
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers on MobyGames
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers on Wikipedia
Donald Duck
Subseries of Disney
Donald Duck's Playground 1985
Donald's Alphabet Chase 1988
DuckTales (series)
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow 1996
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers 2000

Key points

Based on the Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast versions.
Released as Donald Duck: Quack Attack in Europe.
Poor compatibility with modern operating systems. See here for fixes.
Character animations are capped at 30 FPS.

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Playing on modern operating systems[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2 and Donald Duck Patcher
  1. Install the game using SETUP.exe included in the game disc.
  2. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2.
  3. Copy the DLL files into <path-to-game> for DirectX 6 API support (MS\x86\D3DImm.dll, ddraw.dll).
  4. Download Donald Duck Patcher and place the downloaded executable in <path-to-game>. Run it to patch the Donald.exe executable to allow the game to run on newer operating systems.
  5. Launch the game with the game disc inserted.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\Ubisoft\ubi.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen resolutions
  1. Download and extract the Donald Duck Goin' Quackers Widescreen and FPS Patch pack.
  2. Choose the executable that matches your desired aspect ratio.
  3. Place the file into <path-to-game>, replacing the old one.
  4. Force a resolution with dgVoodoo.

Notes

HUD scaling is fixed.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No subtitle toggle in option menu. In-engine cutscenes have subtitles, while FMVs do not. Tutorials have no voiceover at all.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Italian
Dutch
French
German
Polish
Russian
Brazilian Portuguese
"Disney Pato Donald" (Positivo)
Swedish
Norwegian
Finnish
Desired language can be chosen when booting the game, but only some will be available depending on which language was used in the installer. It is recommended to pick the same language in the installer as you wish to play the game in.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't start on Windows 10[edit]

Use Donald Duck Patcher[citation needed]
Change a hex value in the game executable
  1. Download and install a hex editor, such as HxD.
  2. Make a backup of <path-to-game>\Donald.exe.
  3. Open Donald.exe in a hex editor, and find, "esadecimal values", the value at address 00048205.
  4. Change the aforementioned hex value, which should read 00 10 00 00 50 E8 11 FF FF FF 83 C4 0C, into 6E 5F 5C 00 FF 15 C0 54 5C 00 83 C4 04, and save the file.

Blurry low-resolution textures[edit]

Use dgVoodoo2
  1. Download and extract the latest version of dgVoodoo2.
  2. Copy the contents of MS\x86 as well as dgVoodooSetup.exe into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run dgVoodooSetup.exe as an admin.
  4. Click the .\ button at the top of the window.
  5. Click the DirectX tab and select your desired resolution.
  6. Disable the dgVoodoo Watermark option, if you wish.
  7. Click Apply and close the window.
  8. Run Donald.exe as an admin.

Unstable frame rate[edit]

Use Donald Duck Patcher[citation needed]
Replace the GliDX6vf.dll file inside the "DLL" folder from the Donald Duck Goin' Quackers Widescreen and FPS Patch

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerated, 16 bit
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Other 12x CD-ROM drive

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