Scarface: The World Is Yours

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Scarface: The World Is Yours
Scarface: The World Is Yours cover
Developers
Radical Entertainment
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
Windows July 25, 2006
Scarface: The World Is Yours guide at StrategyWiki
Scarface: The World Is Yours at Wikipedia

Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Graphics are corrupted on modern versions of Windows; see Corrupted graphics to fix.
PC version is based off the Xbox version, which has some less detailed textures, plus missing blood effects on clothing, and skin.[1]

General information

MobyGames entry
Scarface Wiki - A wiki about the Scarface universe

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check.
Russian copies use StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1] instead.
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
Collector's Edition was not released for PC.
This game is no longer available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace movies file[citation needed]
  1. Download Scarface NoIntro.
  2. Extract to the installation folder and overwrite.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VUGAMES\Scarface\[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 3]

Video settings[edit]

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Video settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution for unlisted resolutions.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use 3D Ripper DX.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 16x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate cap, but animation speed is affected above 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit registry keys[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VUGAMES\Scarface.
  2. Adjust ScreenHeight and ScreenWidth values.

Input settings[edit]

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Input settings
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only one layout.
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration. Can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Keyboard and mouse button prompts only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
XInput triggers can't be assigned to actions, and controls reset after dying.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
DirectInput controllers are supported.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Dialogue
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Italian
Russian
Only available in Russian retail copy.
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Corrupted graphics[edit]

Use Scarface Generic Fix[citation needed]

Notes

If the game crashes on startup, install outside of Program Files.[7]
Some users unable to achieve a locked 30 FPS or above may need to restart Windows with one CPU core enabled on multi-core PCs despite running corrupted graphics fix.

Low frame rate[edit]

The game starts only using one CPU core.
Set the program affinity
  1. While the game is running, Alt+Tab , and open Task Manager. Make sure you click the 'More details' arrow to show the full Task Manager.
  2. Go to the 'Details' tab, and find the process 'Scarface.exe'
  3. Right click the process, and select 'Set affinity'.
  4. Check the box for '<All Processors>', and click OK.
This has to be done every time the game is launched.
Because of poor implementation, forcing vsync off can provide significant performance benefits as well.

Game won't start on Windows 7 and above[edit]

Download 3D Ripper DX[citation needed]
  1. Download 3D Ripper DX.
  2. While installing, Select 3DS MAX 9x 32-bit and press Next.
  3. Check all the checkboxes on page 2 of installation.
  4. Skip the last page and continue to install.
  5. Launch 3D Ripper DX.
  6. Where it says "Please select DirectX 6/8/9 application to analyze"(the first option at the top), press the folder to the right of it, find the Scarface folder you have installed on your drive and select Scarface.exe.
  7. Press "Launch" at the bottom right of the program.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.8d

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.9 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9200
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[2][3][4][5] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  3. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References