The Godfather: The Game

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The Godfather: The Game
The Godfather: The Game cover
Developers
EA Redwood Shores
Headgate Studios
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows March 21, 2006
The Godfather: The Game guide at StrategyWiki
The Godfather: The Game at Wikipedia
The Godfather
The Godfather 1991
The Godfather: The Game 2006
The Godfather II 2009

For the 1991 game, see The Godfather.

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

The game crashes after copyright screen on modern versions of Windows, use SilentPatch.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS, use SilentPatch.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Themida DRM, German/French versions[citation needed]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

SilentPatch[edit]

Fixes the movies causing a crash on Vista and newer Windows versions.
Only works with US godfather.exe
Additional options such as custom FPS cap and skipping intro videos are available in SilentPatchGF.ini.
How to install[3]

Extract the contents of SilentPatchGF.zip to <path-to-game>.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Electronic Arts\The Godfather The Game\VideoSettings\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\GF\settings.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24820/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\GF\SG\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24820/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-Game Graphics Options Menu at Highest settings
In-Game Graphics Options Menu at Highest settings

Input settings[edit]

In-Game Control Options Menu
In-Game Control Options Menu

Controller support[edit]

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Fix[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.ini.
  3. Paste all text at the bottom
[Controller_(Xbox_360_Wireless_Receiver_for_Windows):10:1:5]
DEVICETYPE=JOYSTICK_DEVICE
NAME="XBOX 360 Wireless Controller"
BUTTON2=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_LEFT
BUTTON0=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_DOWN
BUTTON1=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_RIGHT
BUTTON3=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_UP
BUTTON4=VBUTTON_LEFT_TOP
BUTTON5=VBUTTON_RIGHT_TOP
BUTTON6=VBUTTON_LEFT_BOTTOM
BUTTON7=VBUTTON_RIGHT_BOTTOM
BUTTON6=VBUTTON_SELECT
BUTTON7=VBUTTON_START
BUTTON8=VBUTTON_LEFT_STICK
BUTTON9=VBUTTON_RIGHT_STICK
POV_0_NORTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_UP
POV_0_SOUTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_DOWN
POV_0_EAST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_RIGHT
POV_0_WEST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_LEFT
DIRECTION_X_AXIS=LJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Y_AXIS=LJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
ROTATION_X_AXIS=RJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
ROTATION_Y_AXIS=RJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Z_POS_AXIS=VBUTTON_LEFT_BOTTOM
DIRECTION_Z_NEG_AXIS=VBUTTON_RIGHT_BOTTOM

4. Save and Exit

Xbox 360 Wired Controller Fix[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.ini.
  3. Paste all text at the bottom
[Controller_(XBOX_360_Controller_for_Windows):10:1:5]
DEVICETYPE=JOYSTICK_DEVICE
NAME="XBOX 360 Controller"
BUTTON2=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_LEFT
BUTTON0=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_DOWN
BUTTON1=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_RIGHT
BUTTON3=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_UP
BUTTON4=VBUTTON_LEFT_TOP
BUTTON5=VBUTTON_RIGHT_TOP
BUTTON6=VBUTTON_LEFT_BOTTOM
BUTTON7=VBUTTON_RIGHT_BOTTOM
BUTTON6=VBUTTON_SELECT
BUTTON7=VBUTTON_START
BUTTON8=VBUTTON_LEFT_STICK
BUTTON9=VBUTTON_RIGHT_STICK
POV_0_NORTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_UP
POV_0_SOUTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_DOWN
POV_0_EAST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_RIGHT
POV_0_WEST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_LEFT
DIRECTION_X_AXIS=LJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Y_AXIS=LJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
ROTATION_X_AXIS=RJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
ROTATION_Y_AXIS=RJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Z_POS_AXIS=VBUTTON_LEFT_BOTTOM
DIRECTION_Z_NEG_AXIS=VBUTTON_RIGHT_BOTTOM

4. Save and Exit

If this doesn't work for you then change Controller_(XBOX_360_Controller_for_Windows) to Controller_(XBOX_360_For_Windows)
PS2 Controller Fix[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.ini.
  3. Paste all text at the bottom
[Twin_USB_Joystick:12:1:4:0]
DEVICETYPE=JOYSTICK_DEVICE
NAME="Twin USB Joystick"
BUTTON0=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_LEFT
BUTTON1=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_DOWN
BUTTON10=VBUTTON_LEFT_STICK
BUTTON11=VBUTTON_RIGHT_STICK
BUTTON2=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_RIGHT
DIRECTION_X_AXIS=LJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Y_AXIS=LJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Z_AXIS=RJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
ROTATION_Z_AXIS=RJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
W_BUTTON3=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_UP
W_BUTTON4=VBUTTON_LEFT_TOP
W_BUTTON5=VBUTTON_RIGHT_TOP
W_BUTTON6=VBUTTON_LEFT_BOTTOM
W_BUTTON7=VBUTTON_RIGHT_BOTTOM
W_BUTTON8=VBUTTON_SELECT
W_BUTTON9=VBUTTON_START
W_POV_0_EAST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_RIGHT
W_POV_0_NORTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_UP
W_POV_0_SOUTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_DOWN
W_POV_0_WEST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_LEFT

4. Save and Exit

Xbox One Wireless Controller Fix
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.ini.
  3. Paste all text at the bottom
[Controller_(Xbox_One_For_Windows):10:1:5]
DEVICETYPE=JOYSTICK_DEVICE
NAME="Xbox One For Windows"
BUTTON2=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_LEFT
BUTTON0=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_DOWN
BUTTON1=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_RIGHT
BUTTON3=VBUTTON_RIGHT_DPAD_UP
BUTTON4=VBUTTON_LEFT_TOP
BUTTON5=VBUTTON_RIGHT_TOP
BUTTON6=VBUTTON_LEFT_BOTTOM
BUTTON7=VBUTTON_RIGHT_BOTTOM
BUTTON6=VBUTTON_SELECT
BUTTON7=VBUTTON_START
BUTTON8=VBUTTON_LEFT_STICK
BUTTON9=VBUTTON_RIGHT_STICK
POV_0_NORTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_UP
POV_0_SOUTH=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_DOWN
POV_0_EAST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_RIGHT
POV_0_WEST=VBUTTON_LEFT_DPAD_LEFT
DIRECTION_X_AXIS=LJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Y_AXIS=LJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
ROTATION_X_AXIS=RJOY_X_FULL_AXIS
ROTATION_Y_AXIS=RJOY_Y_FULL_AXIS
DIRECTION_Z_POS_AXIS=VBUTTON_LEFT_BOTTOM
DIRECTION_Z_NEG_AXIS=VBUTTON_RIGHT_BOTTOM

4. Save and Exit

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes after copyright screen on modern versions of Windows[edit]

Caused by the game's faulty video player[5][6]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
DirectDraw 7 Used for the video player.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
Intel GMA 900 Series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce4 MX isn't supported

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/24820/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (24820) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References