Ultimate Spider-Man

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Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man cover
Developers
Treyarch
Windows Beenox Shift
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2005
Ultimate Spider-Man guide on StrategyWiki
Ultimate Spider-Man on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Spider-Man
Subseries of Marvel
Spider-Man (1986) 1986
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! 1989
The Amazing Spider-Man 1990
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety 1995
Spider-Man: The Sinister Six 1996
Spider-Man 2001
Spider-Man: The Movie 2002
Spider-Man 2: The Game 2004
Ultimate Spider-Man 2005
Spider-Man 3 2007
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe 2007
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows 2008
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions 2010
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Virtual Reality Experience 2017
Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality 2019

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS. Use Ultimate Spider-Man Widescreen Fix to remove the cap.

General information

MobyGames entry

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
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
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Activision\Ultimate Spider-Man\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Activision\Ultimate Spider-Man\Save\

Video settings[edit]

Video Settings
Video Settings

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Install Ultimate Spider-Man Widescreen Fix.
  2. Create wndmode.ini in the installation folder.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Force SMAA with injectSMAA[citation needed]
  1. Download injectSMAA.
  2. Extract the contents of d3d9 to <path-to-game>.
  3. Edit injector.ini and set preset to SMAA_PRESET_ULTRA.
Force SMAA with ReShade and Special K[citation needed]
  1. Uninstall the aforementioned fix (injectSMAA) if already installed.
  2. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  3. Go to the PluginsReShade section of the guide and set up ReShade.
  4. Enable the SMAA effect via ReShade's configuration menu.

Input settings[edit]

Controls Settings
Controls Settings
Remap Settings
Remap Settings
Remap Settings 2
Remap Settings 2
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse acceleration is always enabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Need to set gamepad as first set of controls.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Polish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Unable to move diagonally when playing with XInput controller[edit]

Tested with Xbox One Controller.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\USM.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Keep mouse cursor inside window[edit]

Lock mouse cursor[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Expand "Window Management" and "Input/Output Behavior".
  4. Set "Cursor Boundaries" to "Keep Inside Window" and close the Control Panel.
  5. Press Ctrl+ Shift+O to toggle Special K's On-Screen Display.

Run in Windows 10[edit]

To be able to run in Windows 10, you must download the Widescreen Fix above and extract all files to the main game folder. However, the map texture during the player’s gameplay outside map menu won’t appear, safe for the dots such as the player, destinations and alerts still exist and active.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 1500
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible

Notes

  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]

References