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Lego Batman: The Videogame

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Lego Batman: The Videogame
Lego Batman: The Videogame cover
Traveller's Tales
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies[1]
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
OS X Feral Interactive
Retail (Russia) Noviy Disk[2]
Release dates
Windows September 23, 2008
macOS (OS X) April 9, 2009
Metacritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Vehicles Automobile, Naval/watercraft, Flight
Themes Contemporary, Sci-fi
Series Lego Batman
Lego Batman: The Videogame on HowLongToBeat
Lego Batman: The Videogame on IGDB
Lego Batman: The Videogame guide on StrategyWiki
Lego Batman: The Videogame on MobyGames
Lego Batman: The Videogame on Wikipedia
Lego Batman
Subseries of Batman
Subseries of Lego
Lego Batman: The Videogame 2008
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2012
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014
Lego DC Super-Villains 2018


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.

Lego Batman: The Videogame (sometimes abbreviated as "Lego Batman 1" or "LB1") is a Lego-styled action-adventure game loosely inspired by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher's Batman movies and the 1992 animated TV series, with music from the 1989 Batman. The game is split into three independent stories, or chapters, with each chapter having 5 levels told from Batman and Robin's perspective and 5 levels from the villain's perspective.

The game was originally under development simultaneously with Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, but development was postponed to work on a Lego Indiana Jones game to tie into the then upcoming movie Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Lego Batman would ultimately be released under four months later on 23 September 2008, running under the same version of TT Games's "nu2" engine as the original Lego Indiana Jones.

On PC, there is an active small but growing modding community for all of Traveler's Tales' Lego video games, based primarily around a Discord server. While The Complete Saga is the most popular Lego video game to mod, the original Lego Batman is considered to be a part of the unofficial "Holy Trinity of Lego Games" by modders (alongside The Complete Saga and the original Lego Indiana Jones), due to sharing similar versions of an engine that are easy to mod. As such, there are a small number of mods that add characters or fix developer oversights, most being published to the aforementioned server.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v7.37.0014 DRM or SecuROM v7.38.0006 DRM
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
macOS (OS X)
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.
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macOS (OS X)
Origin (unavailable)
The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain microtransactions.

Essential improvements

Render new game cutscene in real time

By default, the cutscene that plays upon starting a new game uses a pre-rendered FMV. It is possible to render the cutscene in realtime instead by deleting the FMV video file.
Delete or rename <path-to-game>\MOVIES\MAININTRO.BIK[4]


May result in audio desynchronization on slow or fragmented drives.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGO Batman
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Preferences/Feral Interactive/Lego Batman/
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21000/pfx/[Note 1]
Mappings.dat stores Keyboard and Controller mappings.
pcconfig.txt stores all general settings.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGO Batman\Saved Games
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Preferences/Feral Interactive/Lego Batman/Saved Games/
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Video settings
Video settings
Effects settings when Enhanced Graphics is disabled
Effects settings when Enhanced Graphics is disabled
Effects settings when Enhanced Graphics is enabled
Effects settings when Enhanced Graphics is enabled

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Set aspect ratio to From screen res. Pre-rendered cutscenes are stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Uses fixed perspectives.
Use the -windowed parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Unknown fixed amount.[5]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Selective blurring "Edge AA" with Enhanced Graphics enabled.
Up to 16x FSAA with Enhanced Graphics disabled.
For MSAA or SGSSAA with Enhanced Graphics enabled, see Anti-aliasing.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate.
Note that running the game above 60 FPS can make certain sections impossible.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Color blind mode
Certain puzzles require distinction between Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue.[6]

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Force MSAA or SGSSAA (Nvidia only)[7][8]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Open the LEGO: Batman game profile.
  3. Set Antialiasing Compatibility to 0x004010C1.[Note 2]
  4. Set Antialiasing - Behavior Flags to None
  5. Set Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting.
  6. Set Antialiasing - Setting to 2x, 4x, or 8xQ.
  7. If SGSSAA is desired instead of MSAA, set Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to the same level of Sparse Grid Supersampling as the Antialiasing Setting.
  8. Apply changes.


Depth of Field does not work properly when the compatibility bit is set.
LOD adjustment is not necessary for this game.[7]


Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
No mouse support
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Scroll wheel and LMB/RMB can be used to browse menu.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Game is designed for a controller.[citation needed] A player using the keyboard cannot tilt the camera, nor walk slower than full run speed.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
See Additional Information below.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
Generic/other controllers
DirectInput and XInput devices supported
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
XInput only.
For DualShock prompts use the PlayStation Button Prompts mod.
For Nintendo button prompts use the Wii U Button Prompts mod.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Must go to control configuration to switch input methods in-game.
Haptic feedback
Console versions only.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
For separate players


Audio settings
Audio settings

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Both British and American.
Follow this guide for the Steam version.
Retail only.
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
The Epic Games version sets the language depending on the OS language. To set it to Spanish, in the device language, you have to set it to Spanish for Spain.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, alpha version.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Vehicles not working

Vehicles (including Robin's RC toys) become unresponsive and won't move or work correctly. This is most noticeable in an early RC car section, where the RC car needs to climb on top of special buttons.[9]
Enable Vsync[9]

Enable Vertical Sync in-game while set to a 60 Hz output.

Cap frame rate at 60 FPS or lower[10]

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz for some resolutions, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation is recommended.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\LEGOBatman.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].
  5. Change TargetFPS=0.0 to TargetFPS=60.0 to enable 60 FPS cap (This fixes issues with vehicles).

Various shadows exhibit prominent color banding

Disable ambient occlusion[11]

Unable to destroy last two electrical pylons/coils with robot in "An Enterprising Theft"

A gray, rectangular bar blocks the robot from reaching the innermost two pylons.
Exit and re-enter the room[12][13]

Game Randomly Crashes

Some Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Users had this game randomly crashes at moment.
Change Compability Mode[14]

Changing Compability mode to Windows Vista or Windows 7 will resolve this issue.

Custom characters are all black in "Experiment Room" (Epic Games Store version)

The build of the game on the Epic Games Store has a bugged texture archive that causes the custom characters' textures to appear all black inside the customizer, even if the Silhouettes extra is disabled.[15]
Remove bugged file[16]
  1. Make the game installation mod ready by following this guide.
  2. Delete or rename <path-to-game>\CHARS\WEIRDO\ALL_TEXTURES.FPK. This will force the game to load from the standalone files instead.


This requires extracting the .DAT files, which nearly doubles disk space requirements.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 2, 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[17]


See the beginners setup guide for instructions on how to configure the game for mod support.
Setting up mods requires extracting the game's .DAT files, which noticeably increases file size.


Restored/Expanded content

  • The Extended Bat-roster by JustNathan - Adds several characters and vehicles that were either unplayable or missing in the game as well as some fixes. To play this mod without Reloaded-II, extract the files from The_Extended_Bat-roster.rar\legobatman.mod.extendedbatroster\Redirector onto <path-to-game>.
  • Beta Batgirl Restoration - Restores the cut feature of changing the color of Batgirl's cape depending on the selected costume.

Audio enhancements

Lego Batman: Rescored by SirYodaJedi - Replaces a majority of the soundtrack with fitting music from other Batman media such as Batman Returns and Batman Forever. If you want to play this mod without Reloaded-II, extract the files from lb1_rescored_0_1_1.7z\legobatman.mod.rescored\Redirector onto <path-to-game>.


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1500+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB (XP)
512 MB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  2. This step can be skipped if Enhanced Graphics is disabled.


  1. Feral Support - LEGO Batman - last accessed on 2016-7-23
  2. [1] - last accessed on 2023-02-18
  3. Lego Batman for GFWL - last accessed on 31 March 2023
  4. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2021-02-09
  5. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-02-21
    Judged by eye, based upon the grates on the floor of the opening area of the Batcave.
  6. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-01-21
  7. 7.0 7.1 Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-04-04
  8. List of anti-aliasing compatibility flags for Nvidia
  9. 9.0 9.1 Stuck robot bug and the solution - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  10. Don't play it without VSync / Fix for stage 2 RC car bug. - GOG Community Forums (retrieved)
  11. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-01-24
  12. Help on "An Enterprising Theft" - LEGO Batman: The Videogame Message Board for Wii - GameFAQs - last accessed on May 2023
  13. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-02-17
    Same issue and fix occurs and works on Windows.
  14. Game keeps crashing during first level - Steam Community (retrieved)
  15. Lego Batman Custom Characters Issue (Explanation in comments) : EpicGamesPC - last accessed on May 2023
  16. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2020-11-06
  17. Last chance to buy these Mac classics! | Feral News