Peter Jackson's King Kong

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Peter Jackson's King Kong
Peter Jackson's King Kong cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Publishers
Ubisoft
Poland Cenega
Russia Buka Entertainment
Engines
Jade
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2005
Peter Jackson's King Kong on MobyGames
Peter Jackson's King Kong on Wikipedia

Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
King Kong
King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu 1986
Peter Jackson's King Kong 2005
Peter Jackson's King Kong Gamer's Edition 2005

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.6.10.06 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Version differences[edit]

This standard version is a PlayStation 2 port with low quality 16-bit textures and 16-bit color rendering. It uses StarForce DRM and is not playable on Windows 8 and later.
Gamer's Edition is an enhanced PC port featuring all the visual features from the Xbox 360 version like high resolution textures and higher quality 3D models. It was released DRM free, so it is playable on newer versions of Windows, but has many bugs.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\.
  2. Delete or rename mov1.BIK, mov2.BIK, mov3.BIK and mov4.BIK.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\KingKong\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\KingKong.sav[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Settings application - graphics settings.
Settings application - graphics settings.
Settings application - advanced settings.
Settings application - advanced settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game supports 16:9 resolutions (16:9 aspect ratio must be selected in in-game options menu to prevent stretching), but the FOV is Vert- and additionally the image is letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Vert-.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default, no option to disable.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Settings application - Jack controls.
Settings application - Jack controls.
Settings application - King Kong controls.
Settings application - King Kong controls.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Remapping is only available outside the game.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
DirectInput controllers only.
Button prompts
Keyboard and mouse button prompts only.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Settings application - Sound settings.
Settings application - Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Polish retail version only.
Russian
Russian retail version only.
Spanish
Swedish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1, 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows[4]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
Intel Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References