Helldorado

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Helldorado
Helldorado cover
Developers
Spellbound
Publishers
Viva Media
THQ Nordic
Engines
Trinigy Vision Engine
Release dates
Windows April 30, 2009
Helldorado guide at StrategyWiki
Helldorado at Wikipedia
Desperados
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive 2001
Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge 2006
Helldorado 2007
Desperados III 2019

General information

Official Website (archived)
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
TAGES DRM and TAGES DRM Solidshield DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
A German demo version can be downloaded from Mod DB.

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\configuration\game\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/18470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Helldorado\Savegame\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/18470/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.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Limiting the frame rate is recommended as the game has no set FPS limit and Vsync is not supported.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution in settings.xml[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit settings.xml.
  3. Set the ENGINE_RESOLUTION_X and ENGINE_RESOLUTION_Y values to the resolution you want.
  4. Save your changes and close the file.

Windowed[edit]

Modify settings.xml[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.xml.
  3. Set the ENGINE_FULLSCREEN value to 0.
  4. Save your changes and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound FX, ambient, speech, UI sound and cut-scene.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

PhysX not installed[edit]

Download and install the PhysX legacy driver[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Fmod
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1024 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB dedicated of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
256 MB of VRAM

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>/18470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (18470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. View topic - Helldorado - 21:9 FOV Fix(d) - last accessed on 2018-11-18
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Waschbär on 2018-11-18