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Over the Hedge

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Over the Hedge
Over the Hedge cover
Edge of Reality
Windows Beenox Shift
Torque Game Engine
Release dates
Windows May 9, 2006
Microtransactions None
Modes Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action
Themes Contemporary
Series DreamWorks
Over the Hedge guide on StrategyWiki
Over the Hedge on MobyGames
Over the Hedge on Wikipedia
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 4 DRM[Note 1] 2 CD's.
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\english\extra\.
  2. Delete or rename lo01.dat, lo02.dat, lo03.dat, and lo04.dat.
Folder path may be different on non-english copies.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Over the Hedge\Save\savegame\settings##

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Over the Hedge\Save\savegame\slot##


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Use DxWnd.
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 4x FSAA.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game speed tied to frame-rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Jackfustes' widescreen fix[3]
  1. Download Jackfustes' widescreen fix.
  2. Choose the modified .exe file with your desired resolution from one of the folders and replace the game's .exe file.
Use the uniws.exe file in the "Custom Resolutions" folder to apply any desired resolution to the game's .exe file.


Keyboard configuration
Keyboard configuration
Controller configuration
Controller configuration
Subtitle and controller vibration settings
Subtitle and controller vibration settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
No mouse input during gameplay.
Mouse sensitivity
No mouse input during gameplay.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
No mouse input during gameplay.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Rumble will not work, and the triggers are mislabeled as the right stick.
Xbox button prompts
See Xbox button prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
The game prompts you to connect a controller on the save slot screen.
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
For multiplayer only.

Suggested controller button mapping

The following button mapping should provide a layout similar to the console versions.

Action Xbox button PlayStation button Nintendo button
Jump A Cross (X) B
Shoot B Circle (O) A
Smash X Square (□) Y
Special attack Y Triangle (Δ) X
Mission objectives Start Start Plus (+)
Switch characters Back Select Minus (-)
Sneak RB R1 R
Change weapon LB L1 L

Xbox button prompts

Xbox button prompts mod
  1. Download the Over the Hedge - Xbox Button Prompts mod.
  2. Replace the old <path-to-game>\data\keys\gamepad_and_mouse.dat with the modified one.


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
7.0 [4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
In the game’s credits, a remix of "Wild Wild Life" is included. However, on platforms like YouTube, a copyright claim appears for the use of the song’s instrumental


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed

Game is running too fast (Windows 10)

Use dgVoodoo 2
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and extract the archive.
  2. To to MS\x86 folder and copy the D3D9.dll file.
  3. Paste the file into the game installation folder where the game executable is.
  4. Also copy the dgVoodoo.conf and open it in a text editor of choice.
  5. Find FPSLimit and change it from 0 to 60.
  6. Find dgVoodooWatermark and change it from true to false.
Set refresh rate to 60hz

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
ATI Radeon 7500+
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive
Windows95/98/ME/NT not supported


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]


  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. Over the hedge widescreen - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Verified by User:Epicgames4 on 2024-04-28
    All channels except the subwoofer are utilized in the game. Verified with Orban Loudness Meter, DxWnd and a 7.1 surround receiver with HDMI on Windows 11 Insider Preview 22635.3566 (ni_release).