A Boy and His Blob

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A Boy and His Blob
A Boy and His Blob cover
Developers
WayForward Technologies
Windows Abstraction Games
macOS (OS X) Abstraction Games
Linux Abstraction Games
Publishers
Midnight City
Majesco
Engines
SilverWare
Release dates
Windows January 19, 2016
macOS (OS X) January 19, 2016
Linux January 19, 2016
A Boy and His Blob guide at StrategyWiki
A Boy and His Blob at Wikipedia

General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\ABAHB\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/ABAHB/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/ABAHB/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Assets are done for 480p resolution, resulting really noticeable upscaling.[1]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and known DirectInput controllers.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Movement can't be rebound, axis can't be bound.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Hackable for DualShock, see DualShock prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

DualShock prompts[edit]

Game does already feature button graphics for PS4 and PS Vita, but never uses them on PC.
All the games assets are inside single .wad file, making it harder to replace the file.
Replace button graphics[2]
  1. Download latest version of Hotline Miami WAD Explorer.
  2. Open <path-to-game>\content\blob_data_desktop.wad.
  3. From list, search for buttonsps4.anb and extract it either from top menu or with Ctrl+E.
  4. Right above it on list should be buttons.anb. Highlight it, replace (top menu or Ctrl+R and select extracted buttonsps4.anb.
  5. Save the file and you should have *.patchwad file.
  6. Select merge patch option or press Ctrl+M to open merge window.
  7. Select original *.wad and saved *.patchwad files and select merge.
    • Program will prompt about backing up, which is adviceable at this point if you haven't done so manually before this step.
  8. Close the program and start up the game.

Notes

To get Vita prompts (grayscale) use file buttonspsv.anb.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects, on or off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.2
64-bit executable
OS X and Linux only.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex
Input SDL2

System requirements[edit]

With Windows, 64-bit is recommended.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4 GHz
Intel Pentium D 805 2.66 GHz
AMD Athlon 7850 2.8 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4650
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.10.2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
768 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4 GHz
Intel Pentium D 805 2.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4650
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support

References

  1. Is the game suppose to look this blurry even at 1080p? :: A Boy and His Blob General Discussion - last accessed on May 12, 2016
  2. A Boy and His Blob, Steam Community :: Guide :: Dualshock 4 button prompts - last accessed on May 12, 2016