Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince cover
Developers
EA Bright Light
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.[1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Bright Light Halogen
Release dates
Windows June 30, 2009
macOS (OS X) (Cider) June 30, 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on MobyGames
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Wikipedia
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Key points

Multiplayer from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions has been removed.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM v7 DRM
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Electronic Arts\Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Electronic Arts\Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince\HPHBP0\
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Video Settings
Video Settings
General Settings
General Settings
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Highest natively supported resolution is 1920x1080. For other resolutions see below.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See below.
4K Ultra HD
See below.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. No in-game option.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS.

4K Ultra HD[edit]

3840x2160 (4K)
  1. Open the hp6.exe with a hex-editor.
  2. Search for the hex value of 8080020000C7 and replace the following:
8002000F 
E0017008

3. Save the file and start the game.

If you cannot save the edited file, try unchecking read-only or move the file to a different folder.

For detailed instructions and other resolutions see this video.

The method above causes graphical glitches (ghosting around objects) in some situations. As an alternative try this method:-

  1. Download resolution.zip here.
  2. Unzip the file and place it in the PC sub folder within the games installation folder (same folder as hp6.exe).
  3. Start the game.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

21:9 and 32:9 ratio
  1. Open the hp6.exe with a hex-editor.
  2. Search for the following hex value: 398EE33F
 For 21:9 replace 398EE33F with 26B41740
 For 32:9 replace 398EE33F with 398E6340

3. Then search for the following hex value: 8035FA8E3C

 For 21:9 replace 8035FA8E3C with 0752AD3C
 For 32:9 replace 8035FA8E3C with A3E4EB3C

4. Save the file and start the game.

If you cannot save the edited file, try unchecking read-only or move the file to a different folder.

For detailed instructions see this video.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD K6-2 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References

  1. The end of Mac gaming - Ars Technica - last accessed on 2017-12-31