Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut cover
WayForward Technologies
WF Engine
Release dates
Windows July 15, 2014[1]
OpenCritic 76
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Metroidvania, Platform
Art styles Anime, Pixel art
Themes Fantasy
Series Shantae
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General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Soundtrack is available for free at composer's Bandcamp, you can also pay what you want.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Wayforward\riskysrevenge\wfEngine.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277890/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Wayforward\riskysrevenge\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\277890\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/277890/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Even though it saves in the user's "remote" folder, Steam Cloud isn't available.[2]


General settings.
General settings.
Base resolution is 256x192 where game scales using nearest neighbour. Modes are original which scales game with 1:1 ratio, full which uses whole width/height of resolution while maintaining aspect ratio and stretch which stretches the game to fill up whole selected resolution.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Menus are in 16:9 aspect ratio, game itself is always 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or use the -w parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen acts like windowed borderless.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use the -v parameter to enable.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set a custom resolution[citation needed]

Use the command line arguments -width 1024 -height 768 where 1024 and 768 are your resolution width and height respectively.


Controller uses Nintendo layout where secondary button (DualShock O, Xbox B) is used as an confirmation while primary button (DualShock X, Xbox A) as cancel. See Controller remapping.
Key rebinding.
Key rebinding.

Controller remapping[edit]

Menu controls are not adapted properly for the Xbox 360 Controller, with the A and B buttons being swapped. Keys for menu are separate binding, but for some reason game refuses to bind one button to more than one action, making swapping A and B buttons impossible in game menu. Manual remapping is required to fix.
Change values with hex editor[4]
  1. Go to the save game data location.
  2. Open the save*.sav file(s) with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Go to offset 560 and change 06 to 05. This assigns B to Cancel.
  4. Go to offset 570 and change 05 to 06. This assigns A to Confirm/Talk.
  5. Save and close the file.
For remapping the rest of the functions, expand the content below

Hex values and buttons they represent:

00 = UP
01 = RIGHT
02 = DOWN
03 = LEFT
04 = Y
05 = B
06 = A
07 = X
08 = LB
09 = LT
0A = LS
0B = RB
0C = RT
0D = RS

Offset in hex editor = default hex value = function:

55C = 07 = ATTACK
560 = 06 = CANCEL
564 = 04 = DANCE
568 = 08 = BACKDASH
56C = 02 = DOWN
570 = 05 = CONFIRM / TALK
578 = 06 = JUMP
57C = 03 = LEFT
580 = 0B = ITEM
584 = 01 = RIGHT
588 = 0F = PAUSE / SKIP
58C = 00 = UP


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate Music and FX sliders
Surround sound
Closed captions
No spoken audio
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by «Энтузиасты Team и ZoG Forum Team»

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  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>/277890/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (277890) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.