The Movies

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The Movies
The Movies cover
Lionhead Studios
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2005
macOS (OS X) December 20, 2006
Metacritic 84
The Movies on HowLongToBeat
The Movies on IGDB
The Movies guide on StrategyWiki
The Movies on MobyGames
The Movies on Wikipedia

General information

Official game site (Windows)
Official game site (OS X)
TMUnderground - A machinima site for the game
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
CD key
Russian version.
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
Steam (unavailable)
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
The Superstar Edition comes with both the base game and the Stunts & Effects expansion.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Stunts & Effects Not available in Russia.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]


Patch v1.1 is the latest patch.

4GB Patch by NTCore[edit]

The game crashes on Windows 10 upon creating a new game. In order to fix this, the main executable should be patched with the 4GB Patch by NTCore

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lionhead Studios Ltd\TheMovies\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/The Movies Superstar/Preferences Data
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7900/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\The Movies\Saved Games\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/The Movies Superstar/Saved Games/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7900/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Models and HUD are stretched to fit the screen, and some menu items have distorted text.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Play "The Movies" Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Play "The Movies" Windowed with Borderless Gaming or similar.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Menus and some UI elements are locked to 30 FPS.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.
Local retail version only.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.9 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.4
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Supported ATI chipsets: Radeon 7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9250, 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800, x300, x600, x700, x800, x850
Supported Nvidia chipsets: GeForce 3, 3 Ti, GeForce 4, MX, Ti, GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, PCX 5300, 5750, 5950, GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800 series (7300 or higher), GeForce 8 series


  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. 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>/7900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.