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PopCap Games
PopCap Games Framework
Release dates
Windows December 12, 2003
macOS (OS X) January 11, 2006
Zuma guide on StrategyWiki
Zuma on MobyGames
Zuma on Wikipedia
Zuma 2003
Zuma's Revenge! 2009

General information

Official game site
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Zuma Deluxe
macOS (OS X)
Zuma Deluxe is the full version of the game

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\Steam\Zuma\userdata\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only available resolution is 640x480.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Only available resolution is 640x480. Cannot be resized.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
FPS is maxed out at 100
120+ FPS
FPS is locked at 100, even on 144hz monitors with 144hz forced.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
All dialogues are text based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Low FPS[edit]

There are two ways of fixing the problem:

  • Disable hardware acceleration if fullscreen is on.
  • Play the game in a window. Hardware acceleration works fine while the game is windowed.

3D Acceleration Not Supported error on modern versions of Windows[edit]

The game complains about "Not enough video memory". This can be bypassed by patching the executable.

Patch the Zuma executable (Experimental)
  1. Backup Zuma.exe, and edit it with a hex editor.
  2. Navigate to offset 0x1CECE7. You should see something like ... FA FF FF 73 46 68 20 42 ....
  3. Edit 73 to EB so it looks like ... FA FF FF EB 46 68 20 42 ..., save the file.
  4. Run the game and enable 3D acceleration, ignore the warning.


This patch is experimental and may not work.
If you can't find FA FF FF 73 46 68 20 42 near 0x1CECE7, try searching for it. There should be only one occurrence.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
OS X only.
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio BASS

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 MB


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/3330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (3330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Zuma Deluxe - last accessed on 2021-01-29