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Release dates
Windows February 8, 2004
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Direct control
Genres Rolling ball
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics
Themes Comedy
Series Hamsterball
Hamsterball on Wikipedia

Hamsterball is a singleplayer and multiplayer isometric rolling ball game in the Hamsterball series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
CD key

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\TOURNAMENT.SAV[Note 1]


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
The in-game camera adjusts automatically, it cannot be controlled.
The game may crash if the resolution is set to 1024x768 on Windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
It may be possible to force the game to work on Borderless Windowed through an external application.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Game most likely follows the default V-Sync settings
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game is most likely locked at 60 FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing


The remap control section for Hamsterball
The remap control section for Hamsterball

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
The game allows remapping of most probably all actions that can be done in the game, this includes going up, down, left, and right
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
The mouse can be used to control the ball, its sensitivity be set in-game and it has 3 stages, which is Low, Medium, and High.
Mouse input in menus
The game uses the default system cursor.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


The sound settings for Hamsterball, including more options
The sound settings for Hamsterball, including more options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
The game has a separate volume slider for Sound and Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Supports keyboard, mouse, or computer (automatic control) for the 3 other players.

Issues fixed[edit]

Impossible Arena has no music[1][edit]

Impossible Arena has no music when played, this is caused by a certain typographical error within the game itself which can be fixed unofficially
Manual editing of Jukebox.xml[2]
To apply the fix, open Jukebox.xml within the game folder using Notepad and insert the lines here but make sure it looks like this as the video instructed just below the Impossible Race Theme line section, save the file, then open the game and go to the arena, it should have its music restored now, take note that Impossile should not be corrected as this is the music name for Impossible Arena

Game has major graphical glitches[3][edit]

Turning on Safe mode within the in-game options may help solve this issue

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) Windows 2000/Me, XP, Vista, 7, and 8
Processor (CPU) 600Mhz or faster
System memory (RAM) 128 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB of free space.
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card


  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:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-20
    A bug that most likely has been overlooked, here is a video showing the bug
  2. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-22
    Jukebox.xml can be opened with a notepad
  3. Verified by User:Stormshadow429 on 2022-01-20
    The source can be found here