Mini Ninjas

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Mini Ninjas
Mini Ninjas cover
IO Interactive
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 15, 2009
macOS (OS X) July 8, 2010
Mini Ninjas on Wikipedia


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.

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v07.40.0006 DRM.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip Intro[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Scenes
  2. Delete or rename and

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Eidos\Mini Ninjas\main.ini
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/35000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Eidos\Mini Ninjas\playerprofiles.bin
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/35000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.


Edit main.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Eidos\Mini Ninjas
  2. Open main.ini.
  3. Add Window at the end of the file.
  4. Save the file and launch the game.


The game's resolution may need to be lowered to prevent the game from crashing.
The anti-aliasing setting will be grayed out, but it still continues being applied.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, dialogue, music.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output through OpenAL.[1]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Use OpenAL Soft for binaural HRTF mixing.[2]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation. Available here.

Changing the language[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open main.ini.
  3. Add the following line and replace english with the desired language.


The possible values are english,italian,german,french,spanish and dutch

Issues unresolved[edit]

Micro stuttering[edit]

It seems certain motherboards/chipsets combinations can cause the game to stutter every second or two, depending also on the connected HID Devices (keyboards, mouse etc.). There is no known fix other than changing motherboard and chipset or trying to unplug or disable the affected hardware. As a workaround, a virtual machine with 3D graphics acceleration, e.g. VMware Workstation Player, can be used to run the game.[3]

Issues fixed[edit]

No sound during gameplay[edit]

This is caused by a missing or outdated OpenAL installation.
Instructions[citation needed]

Install OpenAL and restart the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[4]


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

Enabling SSAO for Nvidia graphics cards[edit]

Change Ambient Occlusion flag in Nvidia Profile Inspector[5]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Under Profiles type Mini Ninjas.
  3. Under Ambient Occlusion compatibility insert the flag 0x00000023 (Fable: The Lost Chapters).
  4. Under Ambient Occlusion usage select Enabled.
  5. Under Ambient Occlusion setting select your quality of preference.
  6. Click Apply changes.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce 6600
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series
128 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/35000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (35000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.