The Next Big Thing

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The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing cover
Developers
Péndulo Studios
Publishers
Focus Home Interactive
Release dates
Windows April 21, 2011
macOS (OS X) April 21, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 75
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Series Hollywood Monsters
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Hollywood Monsters
Hollywood Monsters 1997
The Next Big Thing (Hollywood Monsters 2) 2011

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
English version. SecuROM 8 and SecuROM PA DRM.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
German version. SecuROM 8 DRM.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Russian version. StarForce 5 DRM.
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
Polish version.
Windows
Amazon.com
Requires online activation
SecuROM PA DRM.
Windows
GamersGate
Requires online activation
SecuROM PA DRM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\58570\remote\
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/58570/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\58570\remote\
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/58570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
In-game general settings integrated into menu. Available are master volume and subtitles on/off.
In-game general settings integrated into menu. Available are master volume and subtitles on/off.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Anamorphic 16:9
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Internal render resolution is locked at 1920x1080, which is then scaled to the selected output resolution using nearest neighbor.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Limited to 60 fps.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only master volume.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian
Spanish
Retail version, download.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista SP1 or 7
Processor (CPU) Intel/AMD 2.0 GHz equivalent
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista/7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X800
Intel GMA 3000
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU) Intel/AMD, 2 GHz or better
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X800
Intel GMA 3000
256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/58570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (58570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References