The Italian Job

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The Italian Job
The Italian Job cover
SCi Games
Global Star Software
Release dates
Windows April 12, 2002
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Each mission is accessed through a differently named .exe file, making it difficult the modify the game externally.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced, but must be applied to all \code\exes\*.exe files.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced, but must be applied to all \code\exes\*.exe files.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Gameplay is capped 60fps.Menu is uncapped
120+ FPS
Menu runs too fast above a certain threshold.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[3]
  1. Download this archive.
  2. Extract the exe pertaining to your screen aspect ratio in the game installation folder.
  3. Open TIJ.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  4. Press Ctrl+F and find the hex values 80 02 00 00 75 2C 81 7D D0 E0 01.
    • Download a cracked .exe if the original one doesn't contain these hex values.
  5. Replace the 80 02 and E0 01 values with:
    • 8004 and 6003 for 1152x864
    • 0005 and D002 for 1280x720
    • 0005 and 0003 for 1280x768
    • 0005 and 2003 for 1280x800
    • 0005 and C003 for 1280x960
    • 0005 and 0004 for 1280x1024
    • 5005 and 0003 for 1360x768
    • 5605 and 0003 for 1366x768
    • 5805 and 0003 for 1368x768
    • A005 and 8403 for 1440x900
    • 4006 and 8403 for 1600x900
    • 4006 and 0004 for 1600x1024
    • 4006 and B004 for 1600x1200
    • 9006 and 1A04 for 1680x1050
    • 8007 and 3804 for 1920x1080
    • 8007 and B004 for 1920x1200
    • 000A and A005 for 2560x1440
    • More values available here
  6. Save the changes.
  7. It's recommended to set scaling mode to fullscreen in your GPU control panel to avoid issues with the UI and menus when playing in widescreen.
  8. Run the game and set 640x480 resolution.

Alternative Method

  1. If you do not wish to modify the main game executable directly, it is possible to change the screen resolution from within Windows while the game is running. This will cause the game to use this resolution for the duration of the session.


If the game modification is done incorrectly, this may corrupt your game files.


Force windowed[4]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set Path to any .exe file in <path-to-game>\code\exes\.
  4. Set the window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click on Video tab, set Initial resolution.
  7. Type in the desktop's resolution beside it.
  8. Click on Input tab, set No mouse events generation.
  9. Click OK, then File and Save.


Each .exe file must be added to DxWnd individually.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D acceleration
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).