Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix cover
Developers
EA Bright Light
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Bright Light Halogen
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2007
macOS (OS X) (Cider) August 17, 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix guide at StrategyWiki
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
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General information

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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 Order of the Phoenix\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Electronic Arts\Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix\HPOOTP\
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

General Settings
General Settings
Video Settings
Video Settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Highest supported resolution is 1920x1080.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
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
Pre-rendered cutscenes are locked at 30 FPS.
500 FPS cap.

Input settings[edit]

Input Settings
Input Settings

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Choppy animations[edit]

Turn off v-sync[citation needed]

Disable v-sync through the graphics card control panel.

Stuck quests[edit]

Stuck quests[citation needed]
  1. Go to main menu.
  2. Select your save to continue.
  3. Make sure difficulty isn't set to Hard before loading.

Notes

Do not play with Hard difficulty. When Hard difficulty is active, NPCs sometimes don't move in the necessary way that progresses a quest/task and will remain in place. Turning difficulty to Normal fixes this.
One example of this is the quest where you meet Fred and George in the Transfiguration Courtyard, and after learning "Stupefy" have to duel a Slytherin student. Upon defeating him, he stands in place indefinitely instead of running away causing you to be stuck in the cutscene.
Another example is when you have to sneak into Umbridge's office for Ginny using the invisibility cloak. When you knock the pots off the tables, the students stand in place instead of moving towards the broken pots, preventing you from advancing the quest.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This game uses Cider technology on OS X. 32-bit only.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce2
ATI Radeon 7000
32 MB of VRAM

References