Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

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Only released in European territories.
Inferior to the original GameCube version in several ways - including poor optimization, improper sound mixing, severe screen tearing, and poor controller support.
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg cover
Sonic Team
Release dates
Windows May 31, 2006
macOS (OS X) May 31, 2006
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg guide at StrategyWiki
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg at Wikipedia


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
macOS (OS X)
This game is no longer available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched image, can't use "correct aspect ratio" (forcing 4:3)
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can change between windowed/fullscreen, no aspect ratio option is present. (fullscreen)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Can change between 30 FPS and 60 FPS.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Includes XInput and DirectInput controller support - albeit very limited.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
XInput controllers cannot remap the triggers (blocked, used for the camera) or analogue sticks (left one for movement, right one is unused).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 SP4 XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 640x480 resolution and 16-bit color support
32 MB of VRAM
32-bit color support
64 MB of VRAM
In-game movies require a CPU with SSE support.


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]