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This page is for the 2002 game based on the John Carpenter film of the same name. For the unrelated 1988 game, see The Thing (1988).

The Thing
Developers
Publishers
Release dates
WindowsAugust 20, 2002
Reception
Metacritic77
IGDB69
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ThemesAntarctica

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  • 2Essential improvements
  • 3Game data
  • 4Video
  • 6Audio
  • 7Issues fixed
  • 9Other information

Availability[edit]

SourceDRMNotesKeysOS
Retail SecuROM 4 DRM.

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This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.2 adds mouse look (enable in options under advanced controls).

Bump mapping[edit]

Enabling bump mapping
  1. Download and extract Sui's Wrapper to <path-to-game>bin directory.
  2. Edit d3d8.ini with a text editor and make sure BumpMapping is set to 1.
  3. Download bump maps and extract them to <path-to-game>datatextures.

Notes

Patch 1.2 is required.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREWow6432NodeComputer ArtworksThe Thing1.0

Save game data location[edit]

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Video[edit]

Game settings.
Audio and video settings.
Key mappings screen.

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Advanced controls (enable mouse look here).
Graphics featureStateWSGFNotes
Widescreen resolution Use Sui's Wrapper.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen Use Sui's Wrapper.
4K Ultra HD Use Sui's Wrapper.
Field of view (FOV)Use Sui's Wrapper.
WindowedUse Sui's Wrapper.
Borderless fullscreen windowedUse Sui's Wrapper.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)Use Sui's Wrapper.
Anti-aliasing (AA)Use Sui's Wrapper.
Vertical sync (Vsync)Use Sui's Wrapper.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Enabling widescreen resolution
  1. Download and extract Sui's Wrapper to <path-to-game>bin directory.
  2. Edit d3d8.ini with a text editor and change Width and Height to your desired resolution.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controlsMaster volume option only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

LanguageUIAudioSubNotes
English
French
German
Spanish

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Issues fixed[edit]

White screen, no intro movie error[edit]

Missing data paths will result in a white and black screen when starting the game or broken menu graphics.
Reinstall the game
Or add the necessary paths to the registry by hand:
  1. Copy the following code block to a text editor
  2. Save as a .reg file and run (merge) it
Edit the paths accordingly if the game is not installed to C:thething.

VR support[edit]

3D modesNative Notes
vorpXG3D
User created game profile(s), (DGVoodoo2 2.54/D3D8to9), see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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Technical specsSupportedNotes
Direct3D8

Middleware[edit]

MiddlewareNotes
AudioDirectSound3D

Enabling cheats[edit]

Cheats are enabled in the registry:
  1. Copy the following code block to a text editor
  2. Save as a .reg file and run (merge) it
These parameters are included in d3d8.ini that comes with Sui's Wrapper

System requirements[edit]

Windows[1]
Minimum
Operating system (OS)98
Processor (CPU)Intel Pentium II
System memory (RAM)64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)600 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D Accelerator Required
8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. The Thing for Windows (2002) Tech Info - MobyGames - last accessed on November 30, 2016
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