Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
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Wideload Games
2021 version Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media
Halo Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows November 21, 2005
macOS (OS X) November 17, 2005
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 60
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Key points

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

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check
macOS (OS X)
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Gamesplanet key
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Essential improvements[edit]


Patches 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
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video & Audio settings
Video & Audio settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native support only for digital re-release. For retail, use ThirteenAG's WS fix
Use ThirteenAG's WS fix
Use ThirteenAG's WS fix
4K Ultra HD
Use ThirteenAG's WS fix
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
Native support for digital re-release. For retail, see Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Always on for digital 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 16xSSAA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Option to turn on/off only present on digital re-release.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some animations are locked to 30 FPS.


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.


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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
2021 re-release only.
Xbox button prompts
2021 re-release only.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
2021 re-release only.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Game uses Steam input which disables vibration by default, change option within controller settings on Steam to turn on.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Only available for 2021 re-release.
Only available for 2021 re-release.
Only available for 2021 re-release.
Only available for 2021 re-release.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Not available in original release.
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]


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


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

System requirements[edit]

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)
Operating system (OS) 10.3.9
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Sound (audio device) OpenAL compatible


  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.