Mini Ninjas

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Mini Ninjas
Mini Ninjas cover
Developers
IO Interactive
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Publishers
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows September 15, 2009
macOS (OS X) July 8, 2010
Mini Ninjas at Wikipedia

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v07.40.0006 DRM.
Windows
Publisher website
CD key
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
Five machines limit.
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip Intro[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Scenes
  2. Delete or rename legalscreen_eu.zip and legalscreen_us.zip.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Eidos\Mini Ninjas\main.ini
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/35000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Eidos\Mini Ninjas\playerprofiles.bin
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/35000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Windowed[edit]

Edit main.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Eidos\Mini Ninjas
  2. Open main.ini.
  3. Add Window at the end of the file.
  4. Save the file and launch the game.

Notes

The game's resolution may need to be lowered to prevent the game from crashing.
The anti-aliasing setting will be grayed out, but it still continues being applied.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, dialogue, music.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[1]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
French
German
Spanish
Dutch
Russian
Fan translation. Available here.

Changing the language[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open main.ini.
  3. Add the following line and replace english with the desired language.
locale=english

Notes

The possible values are english,italian,german,french,spanish and dutch

Issues unresolved[edit]

Micro stuttering[edit]

It seems certain motherboards/chipsets combinations can cause the game to stutter every second or two, depending also on the connected HID Devices (keyboards, mouse etc.). There is no known fix other than changing motherboard and chipset or trying to unplug or disable the affected hardware.[2]

Issues fixed[edit]

No sound during gameplay[edit]

This is caused by a missing or outdated OpenAL installation.
Instructions[citation needed]

Install OpenAL and restart the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 3.2 GHz
Intel or AMD Athlon Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB 6 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce 6600
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.4 GHz Intel 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series
128 MB of VRAM
512 MB of VRAM

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>/35000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (35000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References