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A Hat in Time

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A Hat in Time
A Hat in Time cover
Developers
Gears for Breakfast
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2017
macOS (OS X) October 5, 2017
A Hat in Time at Wikipedia

Key points

Full modding and Steam Workshop support.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
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Via Humble Widget
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Seal the Deal Free on launch day (September 13, 2018) and for Kickstarter backers.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\HatinTimeGame\Config\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\HatinTimeGame\SaveData\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution for custom resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Cutscenes are Vert-. See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are Vert-. See Multi-monitor.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
40-150° in 5° increments.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA 0-5 and MLAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 48, 60, 75, 90, 120, 144, 165, and unlocked.
Color blind mode
Protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set custom resolution[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open HatinTimeSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change ResX= and ResY= values to the desired resolution.

Multi-monitor[edit]

Fix for Hor+ cutscenes[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win64\.
  2. Open HatinTimeGame.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Change 61 0B 36 3B to 61 0B 66 3B.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Enable MSAA[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open HatinTimeSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change bAllowD3D9MSAA=False to bAllowD3D9MSAA=True.
  4. Change MaxMultiSamples=1 to the value you want (2, 4, 8).

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Keys can be remapped in the game’s config files (<path-to-game>\HatinTimeGame\Config\Gamepads\[Keyboard.ini])
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
See Mouse Y-axis inversion.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes USB
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Directly supports Gamecube, PS3, and other "Generic" controllers with button prompts, as long as Steam's Controller config is off.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse Y-axis inversion[edit]

Invert mouse[5]
  1. Open options menu
  2. Open the RED menu "Game Option"
  3. Scroll right down to the bottom and enable "Developer Console"
  4. Restart the game
  5. Press ~
  6. In the text box type: invertmouse

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Set Out of Focus Volume to 0%.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Fan translation, download.
Korean
Russian
Fan translation, download.
Latin American Spanish
Fan translation, download.
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

"Failed to create the D3D9 Device" error[edit]

Error: Failed to create the D3D9 Device! This can happen if the desktop is locked. Exiting...
Start the game at the proper resolution[6]
See Widescreen resolution.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable
Includes both a 32-bit and a 64-bit executable.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) 3.0 GHz 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB 5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11.6 10.11.6
Processor (CPU) Quad-core Intel 3.0 GHz
AMD 3.0 GHz
Quad-core Intel 3.5 GHz
AMD 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB 5 GB

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>/253230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (253230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References