The Club

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The Club
The Club cover
Bizarre Creations
Release dates
Windows February 7, 2008
The Club on Wikipedia


For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Key points

Most of the audio is delayed by 0.5 seconds.
The mouse sensitivity does not have separate settings for hip fire, and aiming down sights (see workaround for Logitech gaming mice).

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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SecuROM DRM disc check.[1]
Humble Store
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Steam overlay doesn't work
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements[edit]


A Title Update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run clubupdate.exe).
If patch installation fails copy the contents of Data to the installation folder, replacing the existing files when prompted.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\The Club Game Save Data\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10460/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PUBLIC%\Documents\The Club Game Save Data\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/10460/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Motion blur, and depth of field are only enabled when 'Post Processing Effects' is set to High or Ultra.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
One global setting, meaning the hip fire, and aiming down sights sensitivity is the same.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Choice of two presets
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox prompts even when using the keyboard.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1; Adjustable in audio settings
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Gunplay (Hotseat) is still included, but split screen was removed.
LAN play
8 Called 'System Link'
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuttering & Low Framerate[edit]

Install DirectPlay

Windows 8/8.1/10 removes important DirectX components. These components can be brought back by installing DirectPlay. More about DirectPlay here.

  1. Go to Control Panel, and select 'Programs'.
  2. Select 'Turn Windows features on and off'
  3. Click on 'Legacy Components' and check the box 'DirectPlay'.
  4. Select OK, once the installation is done, restart your computer.


It is recommended to reinstall the game after installing DirectPlay.
Resetting CPU Afinity
  1. While the game is running, Alt+Tab , and open Task Manager. Make sure you click the 'More details' arrow to show the full Task Manager.
  2. Go to the 'Details' tab, and find the process 'TheClub.exe'
  3. Right click the process, and select 'Set affinity'.
  4. Uncheck the box for '<All Processors>', recheck 'CPU 0', and click OK.
  5. Right click the 'TheClub.exe' process again, and recheck the box for '<All Processors>', and click OK.
This has to be done every time the game is launched.

Mouse sensitivity workaround[edit]

Logitech DPI Script[4]
Only works with Logitech gaming mouses, and if your aim key for the game is assigned on a mouse button.
Default script is set to trigger when pressing the right mouse button. This can be changed by looking up the commands in the 'Scripting API' in the 'Help' tab of the scripting window.
  1. Download the Logitech Gaming Software.
  2. Make sure to use the 'Automatic Game Detecion' mode in the 'Home' menu.
  3. Add a new profile in the 'Custom buttons' menu by either scanning for new games, and selecting 'The Club', or adding the 'TheClub.exe' file manually.
  4. In commands menu, add the 'DPI Up' and 'DPI Down' commands from the 'Mouse Function' tab. They will now show up in the commands list, but do not add them to any buttons.
  5. In the 'Customize pointer settings' menu, enable per profile pointer settings. Make sure to set two DPI settings of your choice. Make sure to set a default sensitivity, preferably the highest DPI setting.
  6. Click on the down arrow for the profile, and click on 'Scripting'. Paste this command, and save the script:
function OnEvent(event, gkey, family)
    if event == "MOUSE_BUTTON_PRESSED" and gkey == 2 then
        PlayMacro("DPI Down")
    elseif event == "MOUSE_BUTTON_RELEASED" and gkey == 2 then
        PlayMacro("DPI Up")

Increased Game Speed[edit]

Cheat Engine Speedhack
Some hardware configurations experience an issue where the game runs at 125% normal speed, speeding up running and reloading
  1. Download the latest version of Cheat Engine
  2. When in-game attach Cheat Engine to TheClub.exe
  3. Tick the "Enable Speedhack" Option
  4. Set the Speedhack multiplier to 0.75
  5. Click Apply
Unknown if this causes any side effects but does set the game to run at normal speeds.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 or XP
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, local profile support unknown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/10460/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (10460) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.