The Emperor's New Groove

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The Emperor's New Groove
The Emperor's New Groove cover
Argonaut Games
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows November 21, 2000
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Disney's Tarzan (series)
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The Emperor's New Groove 2000
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Disney's Phonics Quest 2001
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
See Run without CD

Essential improvements[edit]

Run without CD[edit]

Copy files from disc[1]
  1. Go to Setup\ENG on the game disc.
  2. Copy the Cd folder to <path-to-game>.
  3. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  4. Change the CDPath value to <path-to-game>\Cd.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Disney Interactive\Emperor's New Groove\1.0\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Color settings
Color settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Run the game through DxWnd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Locked to 30 fps

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Hex edit exe files[citation needed]
  1. Download Brandondorf9999's fixed exe from the WSGF attachment for this game.
  2. Open groove.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Go to offset 0x16D736.
  4. Replace bytes 00 00 80 3F with bytes representing your float value multiplier (default multiplier is 1). Remember to invert the byte order to Little Endian.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings
Keyboard settings
Joystick settings
Joystick settings
Miscellaneous options
Miscellaneous options

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output. Requires DirectSound3D restoration software.
Most dialog is accompanied by subtitles. Movie clips and random voice clips do not have them.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.0. [2]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit compatible
Other 4X speed CD-ROM drive


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).