Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda cover
Developers
Luxoflux
Windows Beenox Shift
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.[1]
Publishers
Activision
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Russia 1C Company
Release dates
Windows June 3, 2008
macOS (OS X) (Cider) March 18, 2009
Kung Fu Panda on MobyGames
Kung Fu Panda on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
Kung Fu Panda
Subseries of DreamWorks
Kung Fu Panda 2008
Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends 2015

Key points

Limited resolution options and the frame-rate is capped at 30 FPS, unlike the HD console versions which run at 60 FPS. See Widescreen resolution for running at higher frame-rates and higher resolutions.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
This game is no longer sold digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Kung Fu Panda\Saved Games\GLOBAL.DAT
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Kung Fu Panda\Saved Games\SLOT0
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Max resolution is 1680x1050. For higher resolutions, see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
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)
Up to FSAA 4x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Capped at 30 FPS. See Widescreen resolution for running at higher FPS.
120+ FPS
See Widescreen resolution for running at higher FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen resolution and 60 FPS fix[2]
  1. Download Kung Fu Panda 60 FPS & Widescreen Fix by killer-m.
  2. Extract Kung Fu Panda fix.zip files to the installation folder.
  3. Follow the instructions listed in that page and edit Settings.ini to set the desired resolution, FPS limit, etc.

Notes

Disabling the game's frame limiter improves performance at higher frame-rates and can be limited by using the game's Vsync option or by using an external frame limiter.
This fix also allows you to increase the game's shadow and lighting quality to a maximum resolution value of 8192. You can also disable the game's color correction to get more natural-looking colors.
The ending and credits play faster than normal, if the frame-rate is too high.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
7.1[3]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish
Swedish
Dutch
Only the text is translated.
Polish
Polish local retail release only.
Russian
Russian local retail release only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP (SP2)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.4 MHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6.1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5600
ATI Radeon 9500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 6x DVD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.4.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300GT
Intel GMA X3100

References

  1. Kung Fu Panda game now on Mac - Macworld - last accessed on 2019-06-30
  2. Request: Kung Fu Panda 60 FPS fix - last accessed on 2019-09-26
  3. Verified by User:icup321 on November 11, 2019
    Tested using Special K on surround speakers, all of them are used and the game has FMOD audio files.