Giants: Citizen Kabuto

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Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Giants: Citizen Kabuto cover
Planet Moon Studios
macOS (OS X) The Omni Group
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
Windows December 7, 2000
macOS (OS X) October 31, 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 Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD check just on 1.4 patch (Windows)[citation needed]
macOS (OS X)
1.4 (without CD check)
Icon overlay.png
Functions similarly to version.
A faithful higher resolution icon for Windows can be downloaded from the Files section.

Essential improvements[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 unofficial patches.

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[Note 2]
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.
4K Ultra HD
Even with the unofficial patch, support for resolutions above 1920x1080 appears inconsistent.
Field of view (FOV)
Use the -window command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Forcing anisotropic filtering has a noticeable impact on visuals, disabling a pseudo "depth fog" on distant textures, not just ones at steep angles.
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
Mouse acceleration
Negative acceleration is present.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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
Enabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


The language for the version can be changed with Language Selector.exe in the installation folder or Start menu.[2]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


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.


Delphi will still wear a bikini during the loading screen.


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

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
AMD K62 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 875 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  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.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).