Scarface: The World Is Yours

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Scarface: The World Is Yours
Scarface: The World Is Yours cover
Developers
Radical Entertainment
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Pure3D
Release dates
Windows July 25, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 73
IGDB 79
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, North America, South America
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Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Scarface: The World Is Yours is a singleplayer third-person action, open world and shooter game.

The PC port is missing the effects that cause windshields on cars to look broken on the console versions; the windshield is now either fully intact or totally destroyed. Blood effects on clothing and skin from the PlayStation 2 version is also missing.[1][2]

Graphics are corrupted on modern versions of Windows. See Corrupted graphics on modern systems.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check.
Russian copies use StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1] instead.
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official patches

SilentPatch[edit]

Fixes some corrupted graphics on moderns system[7]
Improves performance significantly.[7]
Allows all resolutions to be selected.[7]
Works only with latest retail version 1.00.2.[citation needed]
It's required to delete configuration files in order for the game to launch with this fix, make sure that the game didn't created a secondary configuration files location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node.[citation needed]
Install SilentPatch[8]
  1. Download SilentPatchScarface.zip.
  2. Extract the files to <path-to-game> and replace files when prompted to.
  3. Start the game.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use Scarface intro skip[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VUGAMES\Scarface\[Note 2]
SilentPatch relocates the settings to <path-to-game>\settings.ini.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 3]

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution for unlisted resolutions.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See windowed page.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Double buffered.[9] Can be forced off through the graphics card. control panel.
60 FPS
Recommended.
120+ FPS
By default it is blocked at 60hz/60fps.120 FPS breaks the game's physics (i.e. Tony's movement speed).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use SilentPatch to introduce widescreen resolution support[10]
Edit registry keys to allow desired resolution[11]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VUGAMES\Scarface.
  2. Adjust ScreenHeight and ScreenWidth values.
If the settings is not found in the above path, check HKEY_USERS\<user-id>\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\VUGames\Scarface

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

XInput-compatible controllers[edit]

XInput triggers can't be assigned to actions by default.
Use XInput to DInput translator[12]
  1. Install SilentPatch.
  2. Download dinput8.dll from here, and copy the file to the installation folder.
  3. Once in game, turn off Vibration to avoid game crashes.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Dialogue
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Only available in Russian retail copy.
Spanish
Polish
Only available in Polish retail copy.
Czech
Only available in Czech retail copy.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Controls reset after dying[citation needed][edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Corrupted graphics on modern systems[edit]

Use SilentPatch[10]
Use dgVoodoo 2[13]

Low frame rate[edit]

Use SilentPatch[10]

Very slow in-game mouse-movement[edit]

Negative mouse acceleration is forced in-game and can't be disabled. It gets significantly worse the higher your mouse polling rate is high or DPI is low. It can cause very slow mouse-movement in-game, making it hard to accurately aim with your weapon.[14] There are no known fixes for this issue, only a few workarounds that make the game playable.
Workaround: Lower the mouse's polling rate through hardware or software options to a lower value like 125hz[15]
Workaround: Set mouse DPI very high to a value like 12000 through hardware or software options[16]
Not all mice have option for very high DPI settings. Use polling rate workaround then instead.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

The game defaults to a 60 Hz refresh rate. Enforcing a 60 FPS cap is still recommended.
Override refresh rate set by game[17]
  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Copy D3D9.dll from the MS\x86\ folder to the game folder.
  3. Run dgVoodoo, and add the game folder to the list.
  4. Enable the Enumerate refresh rates option.
  5. Go to the DirectX tab, and set the desired resolution (e.g. 1920x1080, 119Hz).
  6. (Optional) Disable the dgVoodoo Watermark option to prevent the dgVoodoo logo from showing on game launch.
  7. Click OK to apply changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Vorbis
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.8d

Remastered Project[edit]

All NPCs textures have been enhanced, with Tony face/suits/models remastered and color corrected.
All the missing effects from the PS2/Wii release have been restored, with alternative PS2/Wii gun sparks.
New background music and cut effects for some cutscenes.
Added XInput controller support.
Lots of textures ranging from adverts to billboards have been enhanced.
Includes Silentpatch
Still lacks the blood effect on Tony's face and clothes from the Xbox version.
Lacks multilingual support.
The project is still in beta.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.9 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9200
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[3][4][5][6] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  3. 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

  1. Missing Blood Effects - last accessed on 2018-05-28
  2. Comparing Every Version of Scarface: The World Is Yours - YouTube - last accessed on 2022-09-18
  3. Windows Vista support - StarForce Support
  4. Windows 7 support - StarForce Support
  5. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  6. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 SilentPatch for Scarface: The World is Yours & launching a Patreon campaign - Silent's Blog - last accessed on 2022-09-17
  8. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-09-18
  9. Verified by User:Silent on 2020-03-28
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Verified by User:Blackbird on March 29, 2019
  11. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-25
  12. Injecting scarface_dinput.dll · Issue #1 · aap/XDinput
  13. VOGONS • View topic - WIP versions
  14. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-09-17
    Very slow and inconsistent mouse-movement occurs, making it very hard to aim properly and look around with your mouse
  15. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-09-17
    Setting mouse polling rate to 125 through Logitech G Hub fixed my in-game mouse acceleration issues.
  16. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-09-18
    Had same effect as reducing the polling rate. Set through Logitech G Hub
  17. Verified by User:Keith on 2019-10-27