Ultimate Spider-Man

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Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2005
Metacritic 75
Ultimate Spider-Man on HowLongToBeat
Ultimate Spider-Man on IGDB
Ultimate Spider-Man guide on StrategyWiki
Ultimate Spider-Man on MobyGames
Ultimate Spider-Man on Wikipedia


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
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) 2001
Spider-Man (2002) 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.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 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
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
Video Settings


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.


Controls Settings
Controls Settings
Remap Settings
Remap Settings
Remap Settings 2
Remap Settings 2

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse acceleration is always enabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
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 the first set of controls.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail release only.
US versions only contain an English language option.

Issues unresolved[edit]

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

Tested with Xbox One Controller.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run on Windows 10[edit]

Install Widescreen Fix[citation needed]
  • To run the game on Windows 10, you must download the Ultimate Spider-Man Widescreen Fix and extract all files to the main game folder.
  • The map texture during the player’s game-play outside map menu won’t appear, safe for the dots such as the player, destinations and alerts still exist and active. A workaround for this is to open the UltimateSpiderMan.WidescreenFix.ini file and change FixHUD = 1 to FixHUD = 0, this will however stretch the HUD in widescreen resolutions.

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.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes

Other information[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video Only for logos, and some cutscenes.

System requirements[edit]

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


  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]