Neighbours from Hell

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Neighbours from Hell
Neighbours from Hell cover
Developers
JoWood Productions
Publishers
Nordic Games
Release dates
Windows June 20, 2003
Neighbours from Hell at Wikipedia
Neighbours from Hell
Neighbours from Hell 2003
Neighbours from Hell 2: On Vacation 2004

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\JoWooD\NFH1\gameoptions.xml
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/260750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\JoWooD\NFH1\userdata.ngh
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/260750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 800x600 supported.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\JoWooD\NFH1\gameoptions.xml and set fullscreen="false"
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame counter can be enabled by setting showfps="true" in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\JoWooD\NFH1\gameoptions.xml
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
overall, music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Gibberish for speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Polish
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Game hangs at intro screen[edit]

Edit game configuration[1]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\JoWooD\NFH1\gameoptions.xml
  2. Set backbuffer="1"

Low sound quality despite the "High sound quality" setting[edit]

Replace the sfxdata.bnd file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\
  2. Delete or rename the sfxdata.bnd file.
  3. Copy the sfxdatahigh.bnd file and paste it in the same location.
  4. Rename the copy file to sfxdata.bnd

Notes

Regardless of the settings, the sound quality will be high.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.5b

Modding[edit]

The game data is stored in <path-to-game>\data\gamedata.bnd This file is actually a ZIP archive with XML game data inside.

System requirements[edit]

Windows[3]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8 compatible

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>/260750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (260750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. GOG.com Community Discussions - Windows 7 compatible?
  2. Verified by User:Orzelek303 on 2018-02-11
  3. Verified by User:Orzelek303 on 2018-02-09
    Official README file.