Virtua Tennis 4

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Virtua Tennis 4
Virtua Tennis 4 cover
Developers
Sega
Windows Devil's Details
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows June 24, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 66
IGDB 69
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
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 4 on HowLongToBeat
Virtua Tennis 4 on IGDB
Virtua Tennis 4 on MobyGames
Virtua Tennis 4 on Wikipedia
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Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
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Windows
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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[1]
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Requires online activation
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Windows
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]
This game is no longer available digitally.[2]

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
No microtransactions The game does not feature microtransactions.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

A title update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run setup.exe).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Virtua Tennis 4\Saved Games\Config.txt
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Virtua Tennis 4\Saved Games\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71390/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
FMVs and 2D elements stretch from 16:9.
Ultra-widescreen
FMVs and 2D elements stretch from 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
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)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No true Vsync option.
When enabled, locks to 60 Hz.
60 FPS
FMVs are locked at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
Selecting any supported resolution results in the game locking to 60 FPS.
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate[edit]

Edit the config file[3]
After making the change, the game needs to be launched from the VT4.exe executable directly (used by default in the Steam version), as using the Launcher.exe executable will revert the changes.
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Config.txt.
  3. Change the 8th line's value from 60 to your desired value.
  4. Save the file.
Values over 120 are ignored.[4]

Input[edit]

Keyboard bindings
Keyboard bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No mouse support.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Requires launching the game through VT4.exe executable (used by default for the Steam version).
Controller remapping
4 presets available.
Complete remapping is only possible for DirectInput devices.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Keyboard prompts for DirectInput devices.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game. Game is listed in local profile list yet.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game doesn't start or shows an error on launch[edit]

Update client[citation needed]
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows – LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace.
  3. Install the Games for Windows Marketplace Client.

Alternatively you can use Xliveless to disable Games For Windows Live: Virtua Tennis 4 Xliveless

Copy Xlive.dll to your Virtua Tennis 4 install folder and start the game

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) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS
ATI Radeon X1800 series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/71390/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (71390) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. virtua-tennis-4 - Games for Windows - last accessed on 19 August 2022
  2. Virtua Tennis 4's Final Sale - 80% Off! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Virtua Tennis 4
  3. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-07-09
    Tested with the GFWL retail version on a 144Hz display.
  4. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-07-09
    Tested with 144 and 360 values. Both resulted in the game running at 120 FPS flat.