South Park

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South Park
South Park cover
Acclaim Studios Austin
Acclaim Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 9, 1999
South Park guide on StrategyWiki
South Park on MobyGames
South Park on Wikipedia
South Park
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South Park: Chef's Luv Shack 1999
South Park Rally 1999
South Park: The Stick of Truth 2014
South Park: The Fractured But Whole 2017

Key points

Released only in North America.


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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

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.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Adjust Field of View.
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.Set monitor on 60hz to fix

Increase Rendering Resolution[edit]

Use nGlide
  1. Download the South Park Glide patch from here.
  2. Extract the contents of (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.


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
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 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
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 CD Music volume, from 0 to 10. CD Music can be toggled on or off.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Sound effects stop but music continues playing; game continues playing.
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

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]


Video driver selection.
Video driver selection.
Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
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

System requirements[edit]

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).


  1. 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).