Purble Place

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Purble Place
Purble Place cover
Developers
Oberon Games
Publishers
Microsoft
Release dates
Windows January 30, 2007
Purble Place on Wikipedia
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Key points

Requires a workaround on Windows 8 and later (see Run on Windows 8 and later).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Bundled with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft Games\Purble Place

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Microsoft Games\Purble Place

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
For fullscreen mode launch with -mce parameter.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vector graphics; always anti-aliased.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Native Windows Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Only supports XInput controllers and Windows Media Center remotes.
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
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Windows Media Center remotes only
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

Run on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Purble Place and other bundled games are unavailable after upgrading to Windows 8.
The steps below make the Windows 7 version run on Windows 8 (there is no fix for the Vista version yet).
Fix Purble Place compatibility[citation needed]
  1. Recover the Purble Place files.
    • If you did an upgrade install: look in C:\windows.old\Program Files\Microsoft Games
    • If you did a clean install: go to sources on the Windows 7 DVD and open install.wim using 7-Zip.
  2. Copy the recovered Purble Place folder somewhere convenient.
  3. Download a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  4. Open PurblePlace.exe in the hex editor.
    • If Windows 7 was 64-bit:
      1. Search for the hex values 3B C5 0F 4C CD 41
      2. Change to 39 C0 0F 4C CD 41
    • If Windows 7 was 32-bit:
      1. Search for the hex values 7D 04 83 65 FC 00
      2. Change to EB 04 83 65 FC 00
  5. Move the Purble Place folder to its default location (it will only work with this location):
    • If Windows 7 was 64-bit: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games
    • If Windows 7 was 32-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games
  6. Purble Place will now run on Windows 8 and later.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Depends on OS version.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) Aero-capable WDDM
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support

References