Scarface: The World Is Yours

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Scarface: The World Is Yours
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Developers
Radical Entertainment
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
Windows July 25, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 73
IGDB 79
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Warnings

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

Key points

Graphics are corrupted on modern versions of Windows. See Corrupted graphics.
PC version is based off the Xbox version, which has less detailed textures and missing blood effects on clothing and skin.[1]

General information

Scarface Wiki - A wiki about the Scarface universe

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 some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
Collector's Edition was not released for PC.
This game is no longer available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official patches
To install patches it is required to have the game installed in the default path (C:\Program Files (x86)\Radical Games\Scarface).

SilentPatch[edit]

Fixes some corrupted graphics.
Improves performance.
Allows all resolutions to be selected.
Works only with latest retail version 1.00.2.
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.
If the game displays a black screen after changing resolution, simply hit "enter" as soon as the black screen shows up, you'll hear a sound, then press alt-f4 in order to close, and restart the application with your selected resolution.

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
Use 3D Ripper DX.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 16x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Double buffered.[6] Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
Recommended.
120+ FPS
120 FPS breaks the game's physics (i.e. Tony's movement speed).

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit registry keys[8]
  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[9]
  1. Download Ultimate ASI Loader.
  2. Copy dinput8.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename dinput8.dll to vorbisFile.dll (if the file already exists, rename the original to something else).
  4. Download scarface_dinput.dll and dinput8.dll from here, and copy both files to the installation folder.
  5. Rename scarface_dinput.dll to scarface_dinput.asi.
  6. 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.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Controls reset after dying[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Corrupted graphics[edit]

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[11]
  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.

Low frame rate[edit]

Game won't start on Windows 7 and above[edit]

Download 3D Ripper DX[citation needed]
  1. Download 3D Ripper DX.
  2. While installing, select 3DS MAX 9x 32-bit and press Next.
  3. Check all the checkboxes on page 2 of installation.
  4. Skip the last page and continue to install.
  5. Launch 3D Ripper DX.
  6. Click on the folder icon to the right of "Please select DirectX 6/8/9 application to analyze" (the first option at the top), navigate to the game folder and select Scarface.exe.
  7. Press Launch at the bottom right of the program.

Can't load saved games, red square without prompts when trying to load saved profiles[edit]

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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

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.[2][3][4][5] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (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