Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
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Developers
Dennaton Games
Abstraction Games
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
GameBaker 2.0[1]
SilverWare[1]
Release dates
Windows March 10, 2015
macOS (OS X) March 10, 2015
Linux March 10, 2015
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number at Wikipedia
Hotline Miami
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 2015

Key points

As of 1.06 patch[2] the game now includes level editor and workshop support

General information

Official Website
Unofficial wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Special Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Special Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Special Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
Special Edition also available.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Special Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Australian users can buy the game from the Humble Store in order to circumvent the region block. Its store entries are hidden, so the store pages can only be accessed using their URLs.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Soundtrack Does not include the second credits theme which can be purchased on other services such as Bandcamp.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami2\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/HotlineMiami2/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/HotlineMiami2/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami2\savedata.vfs
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/HotlineMiami2/savedata.vfs
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/HotlineMiami2/savedata.vfs

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings menu.
Graphics settings menu.

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings menu.
Controls settings menu.
Remap settings menu.
Remap settings menu.

Button prompts[edit]

Forcing specific prompts[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Config\
  2. Open System.json in text editor
  3. Remove // in front of "buttonSprites"
  4. Change DS3 into values specified in line above (X360, DS3, DS4)

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings menu.
Audio settings menu.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.

Mute on focus lost[edit]

Enable mute in background[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename to d3d9.dll.
  4. Run the game and exit.
  5. Edit d3d9.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Find [Window.System].
  7. Change MuteInBackground=false to MuteInBackground=true.

Localizations

Non-English localizations have sexual content disclaimer, tutorial and subtitles translated only.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't start[edit]

Disable statistics (FPS counters) software
Programs that report computer statistics such as frame rate, GPU usage, memory usage etc. can cause the game to not start correctly and is recommend to shut them down if you're having issues launching the game.
Programs that use RivaTuner Statistics Server such as MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X allow you to exclude a game's executable file to prevent RivaTuner from attempting to look at the game if you wish to keep MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X running for those that want to view their system's statistics.
  1. Open RivaTuner Statistics Server if installed.
  2. Click the "+" button to open a separate window that will ask you to select the executable.
  3. Locate HotlineMiami2.exe in the installation folder.
  4. On the right, look for "Application Detection Level" and select "None".
  5. Minimize RivaTuner Statistics and try to launch the game.
Add "-gl" to launch options[citation needed]
Forcing the game to run in OpenGL can fix the issue.

Use the -gl command line argument.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 On Windows XP, start the game with -d3d.
OpenGL 3.2 On Windows Vista+, start the game with -gl.
64-bit executable
OS X and Linux only.[4]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Studio
Input SDL2

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Steam version of the game (and DRM-free versions after a patch) launches on Windows XP SP3 too, but this system is not officially supported.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Upgrading Core Tech For Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – CONTROL500 - last accessed on 2016-8-1
  2. Patch Notes :: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-6-22
  3. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-02-27
    My DS3 disguised as X360 controller successfully shows DS3 prompts after this change.
  4. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number · AppID: 274170 · Steam Database