Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
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Developers
Wideload Games
2021 re-release Aspyr Media
Publishers
Aspyr Media
Engines
Halo Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows November 21, 2005
macOS (OS X) November 17, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 57
IGDB 63
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Vehicles Industrial, Tank, Truck
Art styles Stylized
Themes Comedy, North America, Zombies
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Key points

Digital re-release by Aspyr in 2021 contains multiple bug fixes and features such as controller support, native widescreen resolution, and an option to disable the green filter.
Retail version crashes on startup when running on modern GPUs.[2] See Crash on startup.
Retail version crashes with integrated graphics cards, even with fixes.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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GOG.com key
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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I Love Stubbs Edition also available.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches for the retail version are available.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bink\.
  2. Delete or rename attract1.bik, creative.bik, and nvidia.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stubbs the Zombie\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stubbs the Zombie\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\7800\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video & Audio settings
Video & Audio settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native support only for 2021 re-release. Pre-rendered cutscenes are 4:3 pillarboxed while in-engine cutscenes are both letterboxing and pillarboxed.
For retail version use ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix.
Multi-monitor
Use ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix.
Ultra-widescreen
Use ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Native support only for 2021 re-release.
For retail version use ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
Windowed
Native support for 2021 re-release.
For retail see Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Always on for 2021 re-release.
For retail see Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SSAA via Resolution Scale option (up to 400%, aka 16x SSAA). 2021 re-release only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Option to turn on/off only present on 2021 re-release.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some animations are locked to 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Install ThirteenAG's WS fix.
  2. Create wndmode.ini in <path-to-game>.
  3. Start the game and exit.
  4. Edit wndmode.ini.
  5. Set UseForegroundControl=1 to prevent minimizing.
  6. Set UseCursorClip=1 to lock the mouse cursor.
  7. Set Border=1 to enable the window border.

Input[edit]

Movement keybindings
Movement keybindings
Combat keybindings
Combat keybindings
Actions keybindings
Actions keybindings
Advanced control settings
Advanced control settings

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Effects, Voice, Music
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output through OpenAL.
Subtitles
Option to turn them on/off only available for 2021 re-release.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4.0.

Localizations

While Italian is listed on Steam and Epic Games Store as supported for the 2021 re-release, the game was actually never localized in Italian.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
2021 re-release only.
French
German
2021 re-release only.
Russian
2021 re-release only.
Spanish
2021 re-release only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
2021 re-release only.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Changing the screen resolution[edit]

v1.0 has no feature to change the screen resolution. Patch v1.2 adds this feature in the main menu.

Crash on startup (Original version)[edit]

Caused by too many calls by OpenGL extensions.[4]
Use ThirteenAG's WS fix[4]
Nvidia Profile Inspector[4][5]
  1. Download Nvidia Profile Inspector
  2. Locate the game's profile
  3. Under Common set Extension Limit to 0x00004844 or On
Rename the stubbs.exe to CoDSP.exe and use dgVoodoo 2 to fix the DirectDraw error that pops up.[4]
In Steam you also have to add the exe file as a non-Steam game in order to run it.

Game fails to start (Original version)[edit]

Error: "The program can't start because OpenAL32.dll is missing from your computer"
Reinstall OpenAL[3]
Error: "Your computer does not meet the minimum video card requirements".
Start the game as an administrator.

Mouse not captured[edit]

See Mouse locking[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 2021 re-release.
OpenGL
Original release.
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
The original release is 32-bit. The 2021 re-release is 64-bit.
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL, XAudio2 OpenAL in original release, XAudio2 in 2021 re-release.[6]
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) OpenAL compatible
Minimum is for original release, Recommended is for 2021 re-release.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.3.9
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Sound (audio device) OpenAL compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/7800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References