The Movies

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Lionhead Studios

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'The Movies' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:03 p.m. PST

Imagine you could make any movie you wanted to. Imagine you could pluck someone from obscurity and make him or her the hottest star in Tinseltown. Imagine that you had control of an entire movie studio, competing with others to create a string of box office smashes. Imagine being able to use your judgement alone, deciding whether success lies with epic action pictures or lots of low budget hammy 'B' movies.

Get The Movies v1.1 patch off WP (24mb)

Important Note:

Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipsets listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by The Movies(TM). Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX 9.0c compatibility.

Online Requirements: Internet (TCP/IP) supported Online content requires broadband connection and the latest drivers.

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.

NOTE FOR MOD USERS: It is recommended that any user modifications that have been installed to the The Movies(TM) directory be removed. These modifications are not supported by Activision(R) and may not be compatible with some of the fixes that are included with this patch.


  • Performance issues on Minimum Specification machines have been resolved.
  • Stability on low end Athlon(TM) processors has been improved.
  • Post Production had a number of issues fixed to aid user interaction and avoid player confusion.
  • Audio echo during Post Production has been removed, and general stability of this screen is improved.
  • Stars retirement ages now work as intended when saving and loading a game while shooting a film.
  • Some scenes have been updated to address issues with clipping, props and set objects.
  • Some movie scenes have been updated to ensure they would finish filming in the lot.
  • Placeholder text has been changed to final text.
  • Saving StarMaker(TM) and The Movies(TM) on Non-English Operating Systems has been improved.
  • Saving a game while a Star is in surgery now functions as intended.
  • Overall stabilty has been improved.


  • Players can now record more pieces of custom audio in Post Production.
  • The game will now check the space available in the users My Documents directory to ensure there is enough space to run the game.
  • Online connectivity now correctly handles situations where players had no internet connection.

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