The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man cover
Developers
Beenox
Publishers
Activision
Engines
Goliath Engine
Release dates
Windows August 10, 2012
Reception
IGDB 65
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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) on Wikipedia
Subseries of Marvel
Spider-Man (1986) 1986
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! 1989
The Amazing Spider-Man 1990
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety 1995
Spider-Man: The Sinister Six 1996
Spider-Man 2001
Spider-Man: The Movie 2002
Spider-Man 2: The Game 2004
Ultimate Spider-Man 2005
Spider-Man 3 2007
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe 2007
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows 2008
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions 2010
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Virtual Reality Experience 2017
Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality 2019

Key points

Poor optimization for AMD-based systems. See ATI/AMD FIX.
GPU's with more than 2GB VRAM, can't launch the game, since the launcher only detects up to 2GB of VRAM. See Launch game button greyed out in the game Launcher for a solution.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
This game is no longer available digitally.
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Rhino Challenge
Windows
Oscorp Search and Destroy Pack
Windows
Stan Lee Adventure Pack
Windows
Lizard Rampage Pack
Windows
While the base game is no longer sold, the DLCs are still available for purchase on Amazon.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Video\LogosIntros
  2. Delete/Rename ActivisionIntro.usm, BeenoxIntro.usm, ColumbiaIntro.usm, Intro.usm and MarvelIntro.usm

Skip launcher[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Delete or rename ASMLauncher.exe.
  3. Rename Game.exe to ASMLauncher.exe.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\ASM
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/212580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\212580\remote
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/212580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game launcher interface
Game launcher interface

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
The launcher displays a VRAM bar that can only detect a maximum of 2GB. Exceeding this limit by selecting a resolution ang graphics settings high enough will grey out the launch option; making it so that the desired values can never be selected. If so, enter the desired values in the registry editor. Type "regedit" (without quotation marks) then go to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\ASM\Settings\Display and set resolution, refresh rate, etc... there.
Multi-monitor
Use Cheat Engine at main menu.[1][2]
Ultra-widescreen
Use Cheat Engine at main menu.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x, selectable in the launcher.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Locked at 60 FPS. Use cheat engine and search for 0.016666666666 as a float in rounded (extreme) mode while game.exe is selected in the memory search range and "Writable", "Executable" and "CopyOnWrite is set to "Don't Care"". Two of the values shown will be FPS related. Change both to 0.00277777 for 360 FPS. The game may stutter initially but will get stable after a few seconds. Using v-sync here is recommended. Forcing a refresh rate may be needed as well, see Widescreen notes. Hex editing these values may be possible on some executables; removing the need of following the above process each time the game is launched. Replace all instances of 89 88 88 3C with 3F 0B 36 3B (360 FPS).

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on launch on Windows 10[edit]

Set Compatibility Mode on Game.exe to "Windows 7"

Launch game button greyed out in the game Launcher[edit]

If your GPU has more than 2GB of Video memory, and the bar in the launcher is red, the 'Launch Game' option will be greyed out.
Delete VideoDetection.dll
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Delete VideoDetection.dll or move it to another location.

ATI/AMD FIX[edit]

Download this tool to improve framerate on AMD/ATI cards[citation needed]
Originally created for Fallout: New Vegas but should work here.
Causes the game launcher to crash, so it needs to be applied after the launcher is open and removed afterwards. Could be automated with a batch file.
Doesn't work on Windows 10 with newest AMD drivers.

Fix Street Level Audio cutting out and crashes[edit]

In the Launcher set "City Life Density" to low[citation needed]

Games keeps defaulting to 800x600 resolution on laptops[edit]

Set shadows to "medium"[citation needed]


Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7500 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600GT
AMD Radeon X1800 GTO
DirectX 9.0c 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>/212580/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (212580) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References