South Park

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South Park
South Park cover
Developers
Acclaim Studios Austin
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 9, 1999
South Park guide on StrategyWiki
South Park on Wikipedia
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South Park: The Fractured But Whole 2017

Key points

Released only in North America.

General information

MobyGames Entry

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Game music is played from CD.
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>/savegame.008[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Basic options.
Basic options.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Adjust Field of View.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default, disable with either nGlide or your graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
In-game cutscenes are capped at 38FPS.
120+ FPS
Engine supports uncapped framerate, however mouselook is severely affected.

Increase Rendering Resolution[edit]

Use nGlide
  1. Download the South Park Glide patch from here.
  2. Extract the contents of southpark_patch.zip (southpark3.sdb, PatchUninstall.bat, and PatchInstall.bat) to <path-to-game>, where SouthPark.exe resides.
  3. Rename SouthPark.exe to SouthPark3.exe.
  4. Double click PatchInstall.bat* to install the patch.
  5. Install nGlide.
  6. Run nGlide from the Start screen/Start menu and change the resolution and other settings.
  7. When starting the game up, choose 3Dfx Custom Driver (Recommended) from the Select Video Driver pop-up.
Set aspect ratio to 4:3 for a letterboxed output or to fit to screen to stretch from 4:3.
*On Windows 10, PatchInstall.bat might fail to patch SouthPark.exe properly, leaving the game unplayable. To fix this, right click PatchInstall.bat and select Edit, then change sdbinst.exe -q "%CD%\southpark3.sdb" to sdbinst.exe -p "%CD%\southpark3.sdb".

Adjust Field of View[edit]

Adjust FoV
  1. Go to <path-to-game>, where SouthPark.exe resides.
  2. Open SouthPark.exe (or SouthPark3.exe if you've used the above nGlide patch) in a hex editor, e.g. HxD.
  3. Search for AB AA AA 3F and replace 3F it with a value of your choice, up to 43.
  4. Save and close the file.

Notes

Also affects title screen and various cinematics, see below.
Values above 43 will have no effect.
Values above 7E will not render an image.
Viewmodels will appear cut off, see below.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Called "Speed". On a scale of 1 through 9, with additional 'Slowest' and 'Fastest' settings.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Cannot exit Joystick Config since pressing buttons will make the cursor go to the respective button that was pressed and change its binding.
Controller remapping
Cannot map a pause function to any button.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
By default only 10 of the 16 available buttons will be mappable.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Controller must be plugged in when starting the game.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Sound options.
Sound options.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX and Music volume, from 0 to 10. Music can be toggled on or off.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Sound effects stop but music continues playing; game continues playing.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Music Doesn't Loop[edit]

Pause the game, go to Options, Sound Config, and turn the music off then back on.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Video driver selection.
Video driver selection.
Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Glide
See Increase Rendering Resolution.
Software renderer
640x480, 640x480 w/shading, and 320x240 w/shading. Mouselook is disabled when using these options.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95/98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
Intel Pentium 200 with 3D Accelerator
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 95 MB*
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Other 4X CD-ROM Drive
*Readme specifies 120 MB for HDD space while the retail case specifies 95 MB, which is closer to the full installation size (49.5 MB).

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References