Virtua Tennis

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Virtua Tennis
Virtua Tennis cover
Europe Empire Interactive
US Activision
Release dates
Windows March 15, 2002
Metacritic 67
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Sports
Sports Tennis
Art styles Realistic
Series Virtua Tennis
Virtua Tennis on IGDB
Virtua Tennis guide on StrategyWiki
Virtua Tennis on MobyGames
Virtua Tennis on Wikipedia
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Key points

Released in Japan as Power Smash.

Virtua Tennis is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person and bird's-eye view arcade and sports game in the Virtua Tennis series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
This game is not available digitally.


A demo is available here.

Essential improvements[edit]


Patch 1.1 is the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location


Video setup found in <path-to-game>/VTCONFIG.exe
Video setup found in <path-to-game>/VTCONFIG.exe

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed by default, See Widescreen resolution or download this patcher.
Pillarboxed by default, See Widescreen resolution or download this patcher.
4K Ultra HD
Pillarboxed by default, See Widescreen resolution or download this patcher.
Field of view (FOV)
Can change the camera from far to close view.
Use dgVoodoo2.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Linear filtering only, use dgVoodoo2 for anisotropic.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use dgVoodoo2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default, use dgVoodoo2.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game is capped at 50 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[1]
  1. Open VIRTUA_TENNIS_PC.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Search for AB AA AA 3F and replace it with your aspect ratio six times, see the common values here.
  3. Save the file.
  4. Download dgVoodoo2 v2.63 or newer from here.
  5. Extract the content of the zip file.
  6. Go to MS/x86 folder and copy D3D8.dll, DDraw.dll and D3Dlmm.dll.
  7. Paste the files in the game directory.
  8. Start dgVoodoo2 by running it as administrator.
  9. In the Generals tab, make sure Keep window aspect ratio is unchecked, and Appearance is set to fullscreen with Scaling mode set to unspecified.
  10. Click on the DirectX tab and choose your monitor resolution.
  11. Click on Apply and exit.


Controller setup found in <path-to-game>/VTCONFIG.exe
Controller setup found in <path-to-game>/VTCONFIG.exe

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
A controller or keyboard is required to play the game.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Cannot assign buttons.[2]
DualShock 4 controllers
D-pad/analogue stick keeps scrolling in the menus.[3]
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
A controller must be assigned to each player through the configuration file which cannot be changed only when exiting the game.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Works in local multiplayer only when keyboard and controller are assigned to player 1 and player 2 respectively.


In-game sounds option
In-game sounds option

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SE (Sound effects).
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Localized audio is only present in FX Interactive release


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
LAN play
4 Versus, Co-op
Online play
4 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, 98 SE, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerator
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible


  1. widescreen fix by Ultrawide Classics
  2. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-06-22
    Tested the game with Microsoft's Xbox One controller connected through a USB cable
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-06-22
    Tested the game with Sony's PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 controller connected through a USB cable
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-06-22
    Tested the game with Microsoft's SideWinder Game Pad Pro controller connected through a USB cable