Hotline Miami

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Hotline Miami
Hotline Miami cover
Original Dennaton Games
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Devolver Digital
Original GameMaker
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Release dates
Windows October 23, 2012
OS X March 19, 2013
Linux May 28, 2013
Hotline Miami
Hotline Miami 2012
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 2015

General information

Official website
Unofficial wiki Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website Click the "Buy on Humble" button to purchase via Humble Widget
Games Republic Includes 2 wallpapers, 4 avatars and 1 poster.
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami\
OS X ~/Library/Application Support/Hotline Miami/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/HotlineMiami/
hotline.cfg stores the configuration.
SaveData.sav stores the save game data.
This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Save games are fully cross-platform.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher options menu
Launcher options menu
Hotline Miami is letterboxed.
Hotline Miami is letterboxed.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Only movement and restart keys.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Game launcher allows for swapping trigger and shoulder buttons (LT/RT with LB/RB)
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Called Rumble in Launcher

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.0 output.
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't start[edit]

This issue seems to be more prone for those trying to launch the game with the updated engine/executable instead of the original GameMaker version.
Install OpenAL
Disable statistics (FPS counters) software
Programs that report computer statistics such as frame rate, GPU usage, memory usage etc. can cause the game to not start correctly and is recommend to shut them down if you're having issues launching the game.
Programs that use RivaTuner Statistics Server such as MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X allow you to exclude a game's executable file to prevent RivaTuner from attempting to look at the game if you wish to keep MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X running for those that want to view their system's statistics.
  1. Open RivaTuner Statistics Server if installed.
  2. Click the "+" button to open a separate window that will ask you to select the executable.
  3. Locate HotlineMiami.exe in the installation folder.
  4. On the right, look for "Application Detection Level" and select "None".
  5. Minimize RivaTuner Statistics and try to launch the game.
  6. If you're still having issues, try excluding the OpenGL executable by repeating steps 2 through 4 but selecting HotlineGL.exe instead.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1 Original version only.
OpenGL 2.1 Updated version only.
Shader Model support 1.4
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio BASS, OpenAL

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz 1.4 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
DirectX 8 compatible
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Operating system (OS) Any distribution
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Dual-Core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 compatible


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