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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero cover
Developers
WayForward Technologies
Engines
WF Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 76
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 81
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Shantae
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on HowLongToBeat
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on IGDB
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero guide on StrategyWiki
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on MobyGames
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Wikipedia
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 2015
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero 2016
Shantae and the Seven Sirens 2020

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions for Ultimate Edition

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Ultimate Edition.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Humble Store
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Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Origin
Origin
Ultimate Edition also available. Requires the EA App or the following user-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) QtWebEngine/5.8.0 Chrome/53.0.2785.148 Safari/537.36 EA Download Manager Origin/10.5.115.51547
Windows
Steam
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Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Soundtrack is available for free at composer's Bandcamp, you can also pay what you want.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Shantae: Pirate Queen's Quest
Windows
Shantae: Friends to the End
Windows
Shantae: Costume Pack
Windows

Version differences

The Ultimate Edition includes all of the previously released DLC (including Kickstarter backer-exclusive content), additional modes, and costumes.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Wayforward\ShantaeHero\
%APPDATA%\Wayforward\ShantaeHeroUltimate\
Steam
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Wayforward\ShantaeHero\
%APPDATA%\Wayforward\ShantaeHeroUltimate\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\253840\remote\
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\764300\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use 3D Vision fix to toggle black bars in cutscenes and bloom.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
16:9 pillarboxed. See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Characters Limited to 1080p in-game 3D Background appear to be running at 4k
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter. See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is always borderless.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA only. On, Off and Dynamic.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled due to windowed mode.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
The game can run at higher framerates, but its speed increases
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Supports HDR using the Windows 11 Auto HDR feature.

Ultra-widescreen

32:9 and HUD fix by Czarman, 2560x1080 fix by RoseTheFlower[2]
  1. For the Steam version:
    1. Unpack ShantaeHero64.exe with Steamless.
    2. Rename the original ShantaeHero64.exe to something else, and rename ShantaeHero64.exe.unpacked.exe to ShantaeHero64.exe.
  2. Open ShantaeHero64.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Go to offset 33DF90, and look for 80 07 00 00 41 C7 47 0C 38 04.
    1. For 2560x1080, change it to 00 0A 00 00 41 C7 47 0C 38 04.
    2. For 32:9, change it to 00 0F 00 00 41 C7 47 0C 38 04.
  4. To fix HUD stretching, go to offset 5D77D0, and look for CD 3B 8E 41.
    1. For 2560x1080, change it to FF FF BA 41.
    2. For 32:9, change it to 00 00 10 42.
  5. Save the changes and launch the 64-bit version of the game.

Field of view (FOV)

FOV fix by Czarman[2]
  1. For the Steam version:
    1. Unpack ShantaeHero64.exe with Steamless.
    2. Rename the original ShantaeHero64.exe to something else, and rename ShantaeHero64.exe.unpacked.exe to ShantaeHero64.exe.
  2. Open ShantaeHero64.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Go to offset 1DDF80, look for DB 0F 49 3F, and change 49 to 89.

Notes

Comparison: Before (value 49); After (value 89)

Windowed

Start game in window[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open wfEngine.ini.
  3. Change windowed=false to windowed=true.

Input

In-game keyboard bindings.
In-game keyboard bindings.
In-game gamepad bindings.
In-game gamepad bindings.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

VR support

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 11
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Dual-Core CPU with Hyper Threading
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 310 or equivalent
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support

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>/253840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (253840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References