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The Club

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The Club
The Club cover
Bizarre Creations
Release dates
Windows February 7, 2008
Metacritic 67
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Arcade, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
The Club on IGDB
The Club on MobyGames
The Club on Wikipedia


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

Key points

The mouse sensitivity does not have separate settings for hip fire, and aiming down sights (see workaround for Logitech gaming mice).

General information

Steam Community Discussions


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


A Title Update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile.
Automatic Title Update tends to fail. It is strongly recommended to install the update manually.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

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

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some enemy scripting breaks over 30FPS, causes enemies to freeze, and jitter and menu navigation becomes extremely fast at very high framerates.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
One global setting; 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 controller presets.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox prompts even when using the keyboard.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Most of the audio is delayed by 0.5 seconds.

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


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

Game does not launch on Windows 8 and newer

Install Games for Windows - LIVE
Restores online multiplayer and other online features.
  1. Download the Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE installer.
  2. Extract the archive.
  3. Run the gfwlivesetup.exe and follow installation instructions.
  4. Upon installation completion, run the game, and sign in to your Games for Windows - LIVE (Xbox LIVE) profile.

Title update fails to install automatically

Automatic update will fail, and will prompt you to update every time you open the game.
Install title update manually[3]
  1. Launch the game and update install the update when prompted.
  2. When the game ask you to quit, click Yes.
  3. Download the title update.
  4. Open the archive.
  5. Copy the following files, and paste them into <path-to-game> (overwrite when prompted):
  6. Copy the following file, and paste it into <path-to-game>\image (overwrite when prompted):
  7. Copy the following file, and paste it into <path-to-game>\image\ui\data (overwrite when prompted):
  8. Launch the game.

Stuttering and low framerate

Install DirectPlay
Install dgVoodoo 2 for DirectX 9 applications
Improves performance considerably on modern systems by forcing the game to use the best DirectX API available.
Resetting CPU affinity
  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

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 Detection' 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

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


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

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.


  1. Reclaim Your Game - RYG's SecuROM 7+ DRM List - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Games You've Missed - Games for Windows - last accessed on 19 August 2022
  3. Manually installing the patch - Steam Community[1]
  4. Logitech DPI Script - last accessed on May 2023