Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace cover
Developers
Big Ape Productions
Publishers
LucasArts
Release dates
Windows April 30, 1999
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace at Wikipedia
Star Wars
Star Wars 1989
Series: Star Wars: X-Wing 1993
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Series: Star Wars: Jedi Knight 1995
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997
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Star Wars: Rebellion 1998
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D 1998
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999
Star Wars: Episode I – Racer 1999
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Star Wars: Episode I – Battle for Naboo 2001
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds 2001
Star Wars: Starfighter 2001
Star Wars Galaxies 2003
Series: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003
Series: Star Wars: Battlefront 2004
Series: Lego Star Wars 2005
Star Wars: Republic Commando 2005
Star Wars: Empire at War 2006
Series: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2007
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes 2009

Key points

64-bit systems need a workaround for the 16-bit launcher; see Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows.

General information

Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe
The Phantom Menace at LucasForums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Demo available (mirror1/mirror2)

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

1.1 (mirror)

Sagaras 2016 Patch (For English/French/German Release)[edit]

This patch lets you install the game up to Windows 10 (64bits support), includes custom resolution, widescreen hack and official 1.1 patch. It require the original CD-ROM to your computer (English, French and German version supported), you can found it here Start the game by using : TPM_FIX.exe after the installation

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set in obi.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open obi.ini
  3. Change screen_width= and screen_height= to the resolution you want.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0[1] & EAX 2[2]

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on 64-bit versions of Windows[edit]

The 16-bit installer can't be used on 64-bit versions of Windows so the game must be installed using a fan made installer or installing the game manually.
Alternative installer for x86/x64[3]

German website with the installers: website An alternative Inno Setup installer can be downloaded from mediafire for CD-Version and DVD-Collection Version. The alternative installer includes dgvoodoo 2.5, widescreen resoluten fix, new launcher with extended game hardware configuration, batch startfix to play the game with single core on multi core systems, patch v1.1 integrated, AND FFmpeg with Batchfile to extracting video and Scumm Revisited v2.0.12.46 for convert iMUSE audio files of the game. It's the ultimative installer for english, german und french version for this game.

Custom Installer[citation needed]

These instructions are for 64-bit Windows only. The game may be installed using a fan produced installer, which can be dowloaded here from play-old-pc-games.com.

To get the game running, do the following:

  1. Place the cd in the optical driver, but do not launch the installer, instead launch the custom installer
  2. Follow all prompts for the installer
    • Be sure to install the game to a custom folder, such as "C:\\Games" in order to prevent a bug involving saved games. The installer should do this be default
    • NOTE: There is no need to patch the game after this, as the custom installer handles that as well
  3. Launch the game, if you get nothing but a spinning cursor, read on

These instructions are for if the game does not launch correctly after installation:

  1. Try to set your resolution to something higher than the default by editing the obi.ini file as specified in the widescreen section
    • NOTE: If for some reason you can not see an obi.ini file after launching the game once, you can download one here. Place it in the top level of the installation folder
  2. If you still see nothing, download this zip file (also from play-old-pc-games.com) and unzip its contents into the top level of wherever you installed the game. It is wise to make a backup of the files it is going to replace before doing this.
  3. Launch the game. It will probably take a solid amount of time before anything happens. This is normal, just wait, as long as the cursor wheel is still spinning the game should load.
Manual Installation[citation needed]

These instructions are for 64-Bit Windows only. The locations and registry keys are different in 32-Bit Windows.

In order to perform a manual installation, you must:

  1. Install the game on a version of Windows that can run 16 bit applications.
    • You could probably use a virtualised copy of XP. If you have Windows 7 Professional or better, try using Windows Virtual PC.
  2. Copy C:\Program Files\LucasArts\The Phantom Menace on the old machine to C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\The Phantom Menace on the new.
  3. Insert the following key/value pairs and folders into your registry:
    REGEDIT4
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\The Phantom Menace\v1.0]
    "Source Path"="E:\\"
    "CD Path"="E:\\"
    "Source Dir"="E:\\"
    "InstallType"=dword:00000001
    "JoystickID"="1"
    "SoundCard"="TRUE"
    "Executable"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\The Phantom Menace\\WMAIN.EXE"
    "Install Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\The Phantom Menace"
    "Analyze Path"="E:\\INSTALL\\SysCheck.exe"
    • Note: If your CD/DVD drive is not E, replace E: with your actual drive letter.
  4. Start the game from C:\Program Files\LucasArts\The Phantom Menace\

Could not initialize graphics hardware[edit]

Use DgVoodoo 2 wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download and extract DgVoodoo 2 wrapper (version 2.42 or higher).
  2. From MS folder copy files D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll and place them in a folder with a game (where TMP.exe file is).
  3. Start dgVoodooSetup.exe and configure General Settings.
  4. Go to DirectX tab and make sure Disable and passthru to real DirectX is unchecked.
  5. Choose dgVoodoo Virtual 3D Accelerated Card in Videocard field.
  6. Click Apply and OK.
  7. Start a game.
Download older atiumdag.dll[citation needed]
This fix is for ATI / AMD graphics cards only.
  1. Download and extract older atiumdag.dll.
  2. Place it in the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 125 MB
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible
4 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Game readme
  2. EAX game list with versions
  3. https://www.letsplayforum.de/index.php/Thread/160904-Star-Wars-Episode-1-The-Phantom-Menace-x86-x64-Setup/