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Water Margin: A Tale of Clouds and Wind

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Water Margin: A Tale of Clouds and Wind
Water Margin: A Tale of Clouds and Wind cover
Never Ending Soft Team
Taiwan King Tec Information Corp.
Piko Interactive
Release dates
Windows (emulator) July 3, 2019
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Brawler
Art styles Anime
Themes China, Historical, Medieval
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Water Margin: A Tale of Clouds and Wind is a Medieval China brawler game developed by Never Ending Soft Team and published by King Tec Information Corp. in Taiwan and Piko Interactive in North America. It is based on the Water Margin series of Chinese novels. The game was originally known as Shui Hu: Feng Yun Zhuan in Taiwan.

The game was originally published by King Tec Information Corp. in Taiwan and was released as an unlicensed Sega Genesis game in 1996 and later in 1999. Piko Interactive later obtained the publishing rights to the game and localized reproduction cartridges of the game on August 6, 2015. The localized version of the game was later re-released through Steam in 2019[1] and in 2022.[2]

General information

Publisher Discord server Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Essential improvements

Run in other emulators

The game's ROM file can be easily accessed and renamed with the appropriate file extension for other emulators.
How to run the game's ROM in other emulators[3]
  1. After installing the game to the computer, go to <path-to-game>\res.
  2. Make a duplicate of the file game, then rename this duplicated file with a descriptive name and add a file extension commonly used by Sega Genesis emulators (e.g. *.bin, *.md).
  3. The ROM file is now ready for use in different emulators. See Emulation:Sega Genesis for recommended emulators.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\res\##P[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\res\##S[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1104490/pfx/[Note 2]
Up to three save states are available.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\res\conf[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1104490/pfx/[Note 2]
Configuration file is encrypted.[3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Scales from 320x224 pillarboxed with a border.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Smooth setting applies bilinear filtering.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is not used in-game.[3]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Emulation frontend menu can only be accessed by pressing Esc and requires mouse to interact.[3]
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Emulation frontend references controller inputs by generic prompts. In-game icons references Sega Genesis controllers.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Only speech seen are the text crawls during story scenes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Connection types

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4
AMD Athlon 64
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) AMD Athlon 64


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/1104490/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1104490) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Shui Hu: Feng Yun Zhuan - Sega Retro - last accessed on 2022-03-29
  2. Check out the new batch of classics from Piko Interactive - - last accessed on 2022-03-29
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2022-03-29