Halo: Spartan Assault

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Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo: Spartan Assault cover
Developers
343 Industries
Vanguard Games
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows July 18, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 60
IGDB 66
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Genres Shooter
Series Halo: Spartan
Halo: Spartan Assault on HowLongToBeat
Halo: Spartan Assault on IGDB
Halo: Spartan Assault on MobyGames
Halo: Spartan Assault on Wikipedia
Halo: Spartan
Subseries of Halo
Halo: Spartan Assault 2013
Halo: Spartan Strike 2015

Key points

Does not include the co-op mode added in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions.[1]
Microtransactions were removed in the Operation Hydra update on August 29, 2013.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Halo Waypoint - The official game series site
Halo.Bungie.org - One of the biggest Halo fan sites around

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Both Windows and Windows Phone versions included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Purchase also includes the Windows Phone version.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Trial[edit]

A Lite version (trial) is available for the Microsoft Store version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video files[3]
The fix is applicable only to the Steam version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.HaloSpartanAssault_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings\settings.dat
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\277430\local\settings.bin
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277430/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.HaloSpartanAssault_8wekyb3d8bbwe\RoamingState
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\277430\remote\savedata.bin
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277430/pfx/[Note 1]
Microsoft Store save games are cross-platform cloud synced to Windows Phone 8 and Xbox One.[4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
Syncs progress with Xbox One and Windows Phone.[5]

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Vert-. Native for Microsoft Store; for Steam use Borderless Gaming.
Ultra-widescreen
Vert-. Native for Microsoft Store; for Steam use Borderless Gaming.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic (Steam version only).
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter for Steam.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
True for Microsoft Store, false for Steam.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x AA for Steam version; false for Microsoft Store version.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
"Refresh rate" in Steam version. Microsoft Store always has Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Set "Refresh rate" to Full (capped to monitor refresh) or None (uncapped).

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
True for Steam (mouse cannot be remapped); false for Microsoft Store.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Disabled in controller mode.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Both versions are fully playable with touch input.
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
True for Steam; Microsoft Store defaults to mouse/touch every launch.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Enabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes after launching[edit]

Unplug controller before launch
  1. Disconnect your controller(s).
  2. Launch the game.
  3. Connect your controller(s).
  4. Go into settings and set the input method to controller.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
ARM support is true only for the Microsoft Store version.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics 3000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/277430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (277430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References