Armored Hunter Gunhound EX

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Armored Hunter Gunhound EX
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX cover
Dracue Software
Release dates
Windows May 1, 2014

Key points

An updated version of the 2009 doujin game, Armored Hunter GUNHOUND, based on the PlayStation Portable re-release, which features updated graphics, a new soundtrack, and extra content.
Runs at a higher frame-rate than the PlayStation Portable version with better widescreen support than the original 2009 version.
Occasional visual and audio issues along with some game-breaking bugs. Does not feature the ability to remap keys.[1][2]

General information

Official website (Japanese)
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Essential improvements[edit]

Remove fullscreen background image[edit]

Delete or rename neko.jpg[3]

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]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only windowed and fullscreen options are available. Options include windowed, fullscreen in original resolution, pixel-perfect scaling, and stretched fullscreen scaling.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Toggled with Alt+ Enter. Window can be resized by dragging the edges.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
A screen filter setting can be found in the Options menu under Environment, but it is currently not working.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game is locked at between 60, 30, and 15 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Controller configuration menu.
Controller configuration menu.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
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 sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse not used at all in-game.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox prompts are shown regardless of input method.
Controller hotplugging
Controller must be plugged in before starting up the game.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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


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

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen when Steam Overlay messages appear[edit]

Disable Steam Overlay for Armored Hunter GUNHOUND EX[4]
  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.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) used for Windows game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). The app ID (273240) may differ in some cases.


  1. Key Bindings, Steam Community Forums
  2. A List of GUNHOUND EX Issues, Steam Community Forums
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on September 20, 2015
    Tested by deleting the neko.jpeg file from the installation folder.
  4. Black screen on start up??, Steam Community Forums