A Hat in Time

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A Hat in Time
A Hat in Time cover
Gears for Breakfast
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2017
macOS (OS X) October 5, 2017
A Hat in Time on Wikipedia

Key points

Full modding and Steam Workshop support.

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
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Via Humble Widget
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All OS X versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Seal the Deal Free on launch day (September 13, 2018) and for Kickstarter backers.
Nyakuza Metro Free for Kickstarter backers.
macOS (OS X)
B-Side Soundtrack
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\HatinTimeGame\Config\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253230/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\HatinTimeGame\SaveData\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/253230/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
In-game advanced graphics settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution for custom resolutions.
Cutscenes are Vert-. See Multi-monitor.
Cutscenes are Vert-. See Multi-monitor.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA 0-5 and MLAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 48, 60, 75, 90, 120, 144, 165, and unlocked.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set custom resolution[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open HatinTimeSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change ResX= and ResY= values to the desired resolution.


Fix for Hor+ cutscenes[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win64\.
  2. Open HatinTimeGame.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Change 61 0B 36 3B to 61 0B 66 3B.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set custom FOV[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open HatinTimeGame.ini.
  3. Change DefaultFOV= to the desired value

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Enable MSAA[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open HatinTimeSystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change bAllowD3D9MSAA=False to bAllowD3D9MSAA=True.
  4. Change MaxMultiSamples=1 to the value you want (2, 4, 8).

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keys can be remapped in the game's config files (<path-to-game>\HatinTimeGame\Config\Gamepads\[Keyboard.ini])
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
See Mouse Y-axis inversion.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
No rumble support
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth
Tested on V2
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Directly supports Gamecube, PS3, and other "Generic" controllers with button prompts, as long as Steam's Controller config is off.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse Y-axis inversion[edit]

Invert mouse[6]
  1. Open options menu
  2. Open the RED menu "Game Option"
  3. Scroll right down to the bottom and enable "Developer Console"
  4. Restart the game
  5. Press ~
  6. In the text box type: invertmouse

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Set Out of Focus Volume to 0%.
EAX support
Software 3D Audio: set 3D Positional Audio to true. Compatible with X3DAudio HRTF for headphones.[7]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Official translation.
Latin American Spanish
Official version.
Fan translation, download.
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Traditional Chinese

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Seal the Deal DLC deactivates during gameplay[edit]

This may be due to an unstable internet connection. Using GOG Galaxy might help.[8]

Issues fixed[edit]

"Failed to create the D3D9 Device" error[edit]

Error: Failed to create the D3D9 Device! This can happen if the desktop is locked. Exiting...
Start the game at the proper resolution[9]
See Widescreen resolution.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
Support macOS 10.15 Catalina

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11.6
Processor (CPU) Quad-core Intel 3.0 GHz
AMD 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/253230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (253230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.