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Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 cover
Developers
Traveller's Tales
macOS (OS X) Open Planet Software[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[1]
Publishers
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2010
macOS (OS X) January 21, 2011
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 guide at StrategyWiki
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 at Wikipedia
Lego Harry Potter
Subseries of Harry Potter
Subseries of Lego
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 2010
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 2011

General information

Brickipedia - Game page on LEGO Wiki
Harry Potter Wiki - A massive wiki for the Harry Potter universe
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Windows
Developer website
CD key
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
Five machines limit.
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com
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Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
Requires online activation
DRM: Feral Interactive
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Origin
Requires online activation
DRM: Feral Interactive
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\WB Games\LEGO® Harry Potter™\pcconfig.txt
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\WB Games\LEGO® Harry Potter™\SavedGames\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/21130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Effects settings
Effects settings

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed[2]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit and Add.
  3. Set the path to <path-to-game>\LEGOHarryPotter.exe.
  4. Set the desired window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click OK, then File and Save.

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Second 360 controller stops working randomly[edit]

Game is impossible to play with both players using an XInput controller as at random times, one of the controllers will stop responding to inputs. Other lego games have similar bugs, but usually you can go to the controller settings in the option menu, choose Change Input Device and it'll start working again. But in this game, nothing short of quitting the game will fix it. It happens often enough that the game is basically unplayable with 2 controllers - you can't get to the next save point before you have to quit and lose progress.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash to desktop on startup[edit]

Set sound quality to 24 bit, 48000 Hz[3]

See Sound problems (cracking, delays, missing music/effects, etc.)

Crash to desktop in first level[edit]

Set FSAA off in effects options menu[4]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Resolutions above 1440x900 are locked to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[2]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\LEGOHarryPotter.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0.
  5. Change EnableTextureMods=true to EnableTextureMods=false.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6.6 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce FX 5800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
ATI Radeon HD 2900
Nvidia GeForce 8800
256 MB of VRAM
Controller Xbox 360 Controller
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.4 10.6.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.4 GHz Intel 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM 256 MB of VRAM

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>/21130/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (21130) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References