Hyper Light Drifter

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Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter cover
Developers
Heart Machine
Aaron Melcher
Engines
GameMaker Studio
Release dates
Windows March 31, 2016[1]
macOS (OS X) March 31, 2016[1]
Linux March 31, 2016[2]
Hyper Light Drifter at Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Purchase via Humble Widget. DRM-free or Steam key, but not both.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
DRM-free or Steam key, but not both.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\HyperLightDrifter
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.HeartMachine.HyperLightDrifter
Linux ~/.config/HyperLightDrifter
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\HyperLightDrifter
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.HeartMachine.HyperLightDrifter
Linux ~/.config/HyperLightDrifter

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Difficult - save data is encoded and has a platform-specific header, and so can't easily be synced or manually moved between different machines.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Uses native resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
No resolution options, freely changeable
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Window Max screen mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX & Music Volume
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Currently available as a beta for the Steam version.[3]
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Save game transfer[edit]

Transfer save game to a new machine[4][5]
  1. Go to the save game data location on the old machine and backup the desired file.
  2. On the new machine, create a new save.
  3. Open the new save in a text editor and search for eyAibWF.
  4. Copy all text preceding eyAibWF.
  5. Open the old save in a text editor and search for eyAibWF.
  6. Paste the text from the new save into the old save.
  7. Copy over the altered old save into the new machine's save game data location.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM

References