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Mini Ninjas

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Mini Ninjas
Mini Ninjas cover
Developers
IO Interactive
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Publishers
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows September 15, 2009
macOS (OS X) July 8, 2010
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Brawler
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Japan
Mini Ninjas on MobyGames
Mini Ninjas 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.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

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

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

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

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings.
General settings.

Windowed

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.

Notes

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

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Space bar cannot be rebound.
Mouse acceleration
Suffers from negative mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Only when controller input is disabled.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Shows Xbox prompts if "Use Controller" is on
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Which input is received is toggled by the "Use Controller" option

Audio

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]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Use OpenAL Soft for binaural HRTF mixing.[2]
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
French
German
Spanish
Dutch
Polish
Retail only. For digital releases use this.
Russian
Fan translation. Available here.

Changing the language

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.
locale=english

Notes

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

Issues fixed

No sound during gameplay

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

Install OpenAL and restart the game.

Micro stuttering

Use DirectInput FPS Fix.
  1. Download DirectInput FPS Fix.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.
Use DInput8Wrapper
  1. Download DInput8Wrapper.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.
Use Windows Device Manager.
  1. Push Win+R, type devmgmt.msc, then click OK.
  2. Find Human Interface Devices in the list and double click on it.
  3. Right-click and disable the ones on the list with HID-compliant device in their name.
  4. (Optional) Try disabling HID-compliant consumer control device as well, if this doesn't work.
  5. Run the game.

This solution is more time consuming but for some people it works when the first two fixes do not work

Notes

Reverse the changes, when done playing.
Features such as side buttons or special keys, might not work during the game.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[3]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL

Enabling SSAO for Nvidia graphics cards

Change Ambient Occlusion flag in Nvidia Profile Inspector[4]
  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

Windows
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

Notes

  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.

References