Armored Hunter Gunhound EX

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Armored Hunter Gunhound EX
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX cover
Developers
DRACUE Software
G.rev
Publishers
AGM PLAYISM
Release dates
Windows May 1, 2014

This page is for the 2013 remake. For the original 2009 game, see Armored Hunter GUNHOUND.

GUNHOUND
Armored Hunter GUNHOUND 2009
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX 2014

Key points

A remake of Armored Hunter GUNHOUND that was previously released only in Japan for the PlayStation Portable and as a free update for owners of the original 2009 game.
Occasional visual and audio issues along with some game-breaking bugs, and does not feature the ability to remap keys.[1][2]
Exclusive fullscreen is broken on Windows 10. Use a borderless fullscreen program as a workaround.
As of October 16, 2018, this game is no longer available for purchase from Playism and Steam due to temporary suspension of the DRACUE Co., Ltd..[3]

General information

Official website (Japanese)
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

This game was removed from digital distribution services as of October 16, 2018.

Essential improvements[edit]

Remove exclusive fullscreen background image (overseas version)[edit]

Delete or rename neko.jpg[4]

To remove the background image while playing in fullscreen, go into <path-to-game> and either delete or rename the neko.jpg file. The game can be played without it.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/273240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\UserData\<user-id>\273240\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/273240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In the Japanese version of the game, the Options menu is accessed by pressing Enter, whereas the overseas version has its Options menu in the title screen.
General settings from the overseas version.
General settings from the overseas version.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Options include windowed, fullscreen in original resolution, pixel-perfect scaling, and stretched fullscreen scaling.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Windowed
Toggled with Alt+ Enter. Window can be resized by dragging the edges.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming, but the game will be stretched to your monitor's display resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
A smoothing filter can be found in the Options menu, but the setting does not work in the overseas. Pressing F8 or F9 however disables and enables the smoothing filter respectively with Bilinear interpolation.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always on by default.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game is capped between 60, 30, and 15 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Controller configuration menu from the overseas version.
Controller configuration menu from the overseas version.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Uses a pre-defined set-up of A, S, Z, X, Shift, Ctrl, and Cursor keys for keyboard. See this guide to remap keys with AutoHotkey.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used at all in-game.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller is not configured by default.
Full controller support
There is no exit option in the game. It must be forcibly closed by pressing Alt+F4, pressing Esc in windowed mode, or closing the game window.
Controller remapping
A visual guide can be used for the recommended controller set-up.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox prompts are used in the overseas version.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Game registers DualShock 4 controller as a generic DirectInput controller.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Xbox prompts are shown in the overseas version and PlayStation prompts in the Japanese version, regardless of input method.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Controller must be plugged in before starting up the game.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings in the overseas version.
Audio settings in the overseas version.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Voice-overs
Surround sound
Subtitles
In-game dialogue are text-based and voiced-over.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
All dialogue is spoken in Japanese.
Japanese

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen issues when playing on fullscreen[edit]

Disable Steam Overlay (Steam version)[5]
  1. Right-click the game's title from the Steam library, and click Properties from the drop-down menu.
  2. In the General tab, uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game option.
  3. Close the Properties window and play the game.
Game may be distorted depending on your display's aspect-ratio.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Intel Core i3-530
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Controller Gamepad 8 or more buttons

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>/273240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (273240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. A List of GUNHOUND EX Issues, Steam Community Forums
  2. Key Bindings, Steam Community Forums
  3. Armored Hunter GUNHOUND EX :: Notice: Armored Hunter GUNHOUND EX Distribution Ending - Steam Community Announcements - last accessed on October 18, 2018
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on September 20, 2015
    Tested by deleting the neko.jpeg file from the installation folder.
  5. Black screen on start up??, Steam Community Forums
  6. Verified by User:AmethystViper on November 28, 2018
    Using Borderless Gaming helped bypass the broken fullscreen on Windows 10 v1803, but the game is slightly stretched due to the game using the same aspect-ratio as the PlayStation Portable version and my display 16:9.