Fantastic 4

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Fantastic 4
Fantastic 4 cover
Developers
7 Studios
Windows Beenox Shift
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows June 27, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 63
IGDB 64
Taxonomy
Series The Fantastic Four
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The Fantastic Four
Subseries of Marvel
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Fantastic 4 2005

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

General information

Game lacks an FPS limiter and has physics and enemy AI problems at framerates higher than 60 FPS.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Fantastic Four\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\F4\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Fantastic Four\

Video[edit]

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
FMVs are stretched, Some menus are deprecated
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is uncapped.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

High Frame Rates Breaking Physics[edit]

  • High frame rates can cause the games physics to no work correctly making levels impossible to complete. This can be seen from the Intro 2 level and on with the security bots being unable to mount into their armor suits. A simple fix is to lock your frame rates to 60FPS or less, through some testing 144hz seems to work, but the game was really built around 60FPS or less.
AMD RADEON CHILL
  1. Open Radeon Software and go to the Gaming tab.
  2. Select the Fantastic Four game, if not shown you will need to add the Game.EXE file under the games install folder.
  3. Enable Radeon Chill and change the Min FPS slider to 30, 60 or whatever FPS settings you wish.
  • If you want to lock the FPS set the Min and Max to the same to lock at the frame rate desired.
FRAPS
  1. Open up FRAPS and setup your recording session to the Frames that you want.
  2. Start recording to lock frame rates to your recording settings.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
ATI Radeon 7200
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References