Banzai Bug

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Banzai Bug
Banzai Bug cover
Developers
Gravity Interactive
Publishers
Grolier Interactive
Release dates
Windows December 2, 1996

Key points

Poor compatibility with modern systems

General information

MobyGames entry

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\EXE

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\EXE\*.sav
The location can be changed by the user

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game joystick settings.
In-game joystick settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Running the game on 64-bit Windows[edit]

Although the game installer is 16-bit, the actual game is 32-bit. The only way to play it is to use an alternate installer:

Installing the game via alternate installer[edit]

Setting up the game with an alternate installer[citation needed]
  1. Somewhere on the computer (ex. the Desktop), create a new folder called "SETUP".
  2. Copy the contents of the Banzai Bug CD and paste them into the folder that was created before.
  3. When everything has finished copying, go into the SETUP folder and open the "Install" sub-folder.
  4. Delete the SETUP.exe file.
  5. Download the generic 32-bit installer and add it to the "Install" sub-folder.
  6. Rename the new installer to SETUP.exe
  7. Run the installer (through the BANZAI.EXE game launcher) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Once the installer has finished, go to <path-to-game>\EXE and run the Release.exe file to play the game.

Game crashes after loading level[edit]

Enable the "Force Rendering in System Memory" option[citation needed]

"The program can't start because d3drm.dll is missing" error[edit]

Add d3drm.dll to the installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Download Direct3D Retained Mode DLL
  2. Extract the included .dll in <path-to-game>\EXE

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 MB 33 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 3 compatible

References