Černaja Metka

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Černaja Metka
Černaja Metka cover
Developers
Orion Games
Publishers
Russia Buka Entertainment
1C Company
France Anuman Interactive
Release dates
Windows 2008
Černaja Metka on MobyGames
Cover of French release.
Cover of French release.

General information

Offical Website (Russian)
Offical Forum (Russian)
Description on developer website in English
Description on developer website in Russian
Description on publisher website (Russian)
Release info by Russian retail distributor (in Russian)
Russian store page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Released in France under the name Traqué. French version available on Amazon.[1][2]
Internationally known as "The Hunt", sometimes also "Black Label or "Black Tag".[3][4]
Russian version known as Černaja Metka (Черная Метка).[5]
Windows

The English manual can be gotten here, French manual here. Russian demo available on publisher's website.[6]

Essential Improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch for the (Russian) retail version can be gotten on the developer's website[7] or on the publisher's website.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\Orion\TheHunt\Profile[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Activate with config.exe (in the game directory).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Borderless gaming works.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced with D3DOverrider. If this doesn't work, run the game in borderless mode (activate in config.exe) and use one of the Borderless Fullscreen tools to view it in fullscreen, this will automatically activate VSync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes are capped at 48fps.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State 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]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Lost focus can crash the game when playing in fullscreen mode.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
No official text localization. Fan translation can be found here.
French
French version called "Traqué". Has English audio.[8][9]
Russian
Russian version called Черная Метка (Černaja Metka)

Issues fixed[edit]

Unreadable texts in high resolutions[edit]

If texts in the game appear far too large, make sure that the .exe does NOT override dpi scaling (right-click -> properties -> compatibility -> high dpi scaling). Set all scaling to off.

Crashes when using PDA stations or vending machines[edit]

Same fix as above (turn all dpi scaling off).

Screen tearing[edit]

Activate windowed mode with the config.exe (in the game directory), and then run the game in borderless fullscreen (e.g. with Borderless gaming). This automatically makes it use VSync and removes screen tearing.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crash when focus lost on fullscreen[edit]

When playing on fullscreen, alt-tabbing out of the game and going back in, you can be stuck on a white screen with endless music. The only way out is Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Doesn't happen on borderless windowed or windowed mode.

Long load times when using PDA and shops[edit]

When using one of the shop terminals or accessing cameras with your PDA, the loading time can be very long when using a non-Russian version. You might have to wait about 20 seconds or so before the interface opens, it will eventually.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

Pick up items from shops[edit]

Don't forget: If you buy something at a vending machine, the item doesn't get automatically transfered into your inventory. It appears at the output tray and you have to pick it up manually.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Card of the same class as GeForce 6600 GTX
Shader model 3.0 support
Compatible with Windows 10.

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References