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===Demos===
 
===Demos===

Latest revision as of 12:05, 25 November 2021

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This Early Access title might be abandoned as it has not received an update for a while.[1][2]
Hound
Hound cover
Developers
Nick Shesterin
Publishers
2016-2018 Meridian4
2018-present[3] Nick Shesterin
Release dates
Windows Early access
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time, Persistent
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Life sim
Art styles Abstract
Themes Sci-fi, Horror

General information

Archived official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
No longer available anymore.

Demos[edit]

HOUND Demo Package[edit]

A pre-release demo that offers a tutorial of how to use the game, and a nine level campaign where the player must create creatures to accomplish various goals. It can be downloaded here.

HOUND Survey Package[edit]

A pre-release demo that offers a tutorial of how to use the game, and seven scenarios of what can occur in the game.

Betas[edit]

Super Secret Beta[edit]

An unreleased version of the game which features a fully reworked interface and real-time learning for all AI.[4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\HOUND\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/562800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\HOUND\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/562800/pfx/[Note 1]
techstuff.txt stores both player information and configuration data.
Remaining *.txt files in the root directory are for robots and their data.
models\ contains files for all registered creatures.
maps\ contains files for all available maps.
genome\ contains files for all genomes.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
If fullscreen isn't supported on the video card, the game will be unable to enter a standard windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
If fullscreen isn't supported on the video card, the game will be forced into a borderless windowed mode.
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
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State 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[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Audio sources can be toggled, but their volume cannot be controlled.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Multiplayer[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer
If enabled, the game will periodically upload and download player data to a server.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Multiplayer Microsoft Azure For uploading and downloading player data.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c 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>/562800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (562800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Last public update on November 17, 2017 - last accessed on 2021-11-01
  2. Steam Community Official Announcements - last accessed on 2021-11-01
  3. SteamDB - Change #4360491 - last accessed on 2021-11-01
  4. HOUND: super-secret beta - last accessed on 2021-11-01