Shade: Wrath of Angels

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Shade: Wrath of Angels
Shade: Wrath of Angels cover
Developers
Black Element Software
Publishers
Cenega
Engines
Enforce
Release dates
Windows October 1, 2004
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Genres Action, Hack and slash, TPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Supernatural, Fantasy
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General information

Manual

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.4.53.0 DRM[Note 1] (use SFUPDATE to update)
Windows
Publisher website
CD key
Website doesn't work well with modern browsers. Deactivate adblockers. You have to login before making the purchase. You find your activation key and download link by clicking on "Order Detail" on your Purchases page. You might have to look manually in the browser console for the download file if it gets blocked.
This version doesn't use StarForce DRM and works on modern systems.
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
Order from publisher website

The publisher website doesn't work well with modern browsers. If you have problems, follow these steps:

  1. Deactivate any adblockers etc. if you have one.
  2. Go to the game site.
  3. Login (top right) BEFORE trying to buy the game. You can create a new account or link a Steam / Facebook / Google account.
  4. Go to the game page.
  5. Purchase the game.
  6. Go to your Purchases page (top right, hover over profile name -> Purchases).
  7. Wait some time, if it says you're not logged in, it just needs time to load.
  8. Once your see your purchase of Shade: Wrath of Angels, click on Order Detail.
  9. Copy your Serial Key somewhere. Then, click on Download.
  10. If nothing happens, that means your browser blocked the download. On Chrome, Edge or Firefox, open the browser console (F12). Go to the field Console and there, manually click on the blocked download link to download the game installer.
  11. If it redirects you to a page with a certificate error, temporarily disable certificate checks (e.g. for Chrome, do this) and try again from step 6.
  12. Once you have downloaded the installer (WoA.exe), execute it to install the game. Use the serial key that you copied previously.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patch[edit]

Patch 1.2 is the latest. The download from the publisher website already has this patch installed.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.cfg[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\[Note 2]

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use g_fov Y console command, where Y is your value. ~40 is around 90 horizontal°
Windowed
Set Fullscreen to 0 in settings.cfg.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Launcher option. Disable by setting VSync to 0 in settings.cfg.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Combo menu (F1) can not be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
On by default.
Controller
Controller support
Use special attacks[3]
  1. Equip the sword (2).
  2. Hold the block button.
  3. While holding the block button, also start holding the attack button. The sword will glow.
  4. While still holding both attack and block, press the combo keys in order (for available combos, see F1). For example, for a basic combo press forward (W) and then backward (S).
You can normally change direction of blocks or attacks by pressing the movement keys (very helpful when fighting multiple enemies). However, while charging a combo the direction can no longer be changed. You have to let go of the attack button (you can keep blocking) to re-orient the character.
Cast spells[3]
  1. Change to demon form (R).
  2. Equip spell from inventory (Q) or via quickslot.
  3. Press the right mouse botton to go into targetting mode.
  4. Press the right mouse botton again to cast the spell.
Target weapons with crosshair[3]
  1. Equip gun or crossbow.
  2. Go to first-person mode ( Shift).
  3. Press attack button once. Now, a crosshair appears and you can shoot by repeatedly pressing the attack button. Reload the gun with right mouse button.
  4. If you want to get out of targetting mode, press a movement key.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1, 7.1
Subtitles
Option to turn it on/off its located in "advance" settings in "options" menu.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
German
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
CD Expert.
Russian

Other information[edit]

Developer console[edit]

To open developer console press keys Ctrl+Alt+F3

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Issues fixed[edit]

Missing sounds in the game[edit]

Set sound quality to low[4]
  1. Open the game's audio settings.
  2. Set sound quality to "Low". If this is locked, first disable EAX.
  3. You can enable EAX again.
  4. Restart the game.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 3 - 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
Sound (audio device)

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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