Ultimate Spider-Man

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Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Treyarch NGL
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2005
Metacritic 75
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world, Quick time events
Art styles Cel-shaded, Comic book
Themes Contemporary, North America, Sci-fi
Series Spider-Man
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
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 Experience 2019
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered 2022
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales 2022


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential Improvements[edit]

Skip Intro Videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[3]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\data\movies\pc\.
  3. Delete or rename ATVI spin logo 640 none.dat to skip the Activision logo intro.
  4. Repeat for beenox_short.dat to skip the Beenox logo intro.
  5. Repeat for mlogonosound.dat to skip the Marvel logo intro.
  6. Repeat for Treyarch_USM_logo.dat to skip the Treyarch logo intro.

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\
3 save slots available


Video Settings
Video Settings


Force windowed[4]
  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.

{{Fixbox|description=Force SMAA with ReShade and Special K|ref=[citation needed]|fix=

  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.

[[Glossary:SMAA Anti-Aliasing

Injected edge smoothing via ReShade, custom config used in previous games. Edge smoothing set to max, plus color fringe shader[citation needed]
  1. Download mod
  2. Extract archive contents to executable location
  3. "Home" displays menu, options can be toggled
  4. Game only utilizes up to 4x MSAA, which leaves jaggies behind. Mod will smooth most, if not all edges better.


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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Done in the same menu as controller remapping, with 3 input slots per action.
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
All non menu actions aside from character movement are unbound by default
Controller remapping
Done in the same menu as key remapping, with 3 input slots per action.
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
Allows you to turn mouselook on or off without interfering with other inputs


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Comic style occasional onomatopoeias are part of the cutscene presentation
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.
Tested and found not to be an issue with Xbox 360 Controllers.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run on Windows 10[edit]

Install Widescreen Fix[citation needed]
  • To run the game on Windows 10, you must download a cracked executable which can't be officially provided by the wiki and 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].

Mouse cursor does not remain inside the 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.


New Game Plus Save File[edit]

Allows for playing the story with costumes, when they normally don't unlock until after you've beaten it.
All races, combat tours, and random crimes can still be done, and all tokens can still be collected.
All story missions will be unlocked to be played in order with no stopping points after completing one of each side objective.
Starts after the tutorial (at the earliest save point).
Does not start Spider-Man with any of the upgrades achieved through races, combat tours, or the campaign.

Ultimate Spider-Man Debug menu for PC[edit]

A recreation of the PS2 version's debug menu for the PC version.
Provides options for teleporting to any region, swapping between versions of regions, character switching, setting your progress, editing scripts and flags, etc.

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] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]