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Giants: Citizen Kabuto

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Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Giants: Citizen Kabuto cover
Developers
Planet Moon Studios
macOS (OS X) The Omni Group
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
Amityville
Release dates
Windows December 7, 2000
macOS (OS X) 2001
Giants: Citizen Kabuto guide at StrategyWiki
Giants: Citizen Kabuto at Wikipedia

Key points

Manual saving feature is only available in the console version.[1]

General information

GiantsWD site - Active community, mods, patches, level editors, etc.
GiantsWD forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD check just on 1.4 patch (Windows)[citation needed]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
1.4 (without CD check)
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Functions similarly to GOG.com version.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.4 is the last official patch.
Patch 1.5 is an unofficial patch that adds several graphics settings, additional effects and DirectX 8 renderer. It is highly recommended to install this patch. The latest version (Patch 1.497 Beta) can be found here.

Graphical Revision Mod 1.01[edit]

Mouse Speed Fix[edit]

Use -framelimit 120 to fix mouse speed issues (requires patch 1.5).

GiantsHook Graphical Overhaul Mod[edit]

Adds GeForce 3 exclusive effects and DirectX 8 renderer.
Single-player only.
Not compatible with patch 1.5.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PlanetMoon\Giants\IDs\<user-id>
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/557750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/557750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Resolution and renderer settings.
Resolution and renderer settings.
Default graphics settings.
Default graphics settings.
Patched graphics settings.
Patched graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Install Patch 1.497 BETA if some resolutions do not work.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Even with the unofficial patch, support for resolutions above 1920x1080 appears inconsistent.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use the -window command line argument.
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 and 120+ FPS
A 120 FPS cap is recommended. Set with -framelimit 120 parameter (requires patch).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and music sliders
Surround sound
Subtitles
Enabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

The language for the GOG.com version can be changed with Language Selector.exe in the installation folder or Start menu.[2]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
20
Online play
20

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 19712
UDP 19712
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

Remove censorship[edit]

Delphi was originally going to be topless, as evidenced by early trailers and the boxart, however she wears a bikini in the final game.
Create empty file[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bin
  2. Delete or rename arpfix.gzp.
  3. Start the game.

Notes

Delphi will still wear a bikini during the loading screen.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8 1.497 Beta patch adds D3D8.
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
AMD K62 350 MHz
Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
AMD K62 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 875 MB 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  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>/557750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (557750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References