Armored Hunter GUNHOUND

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Armored Hunter GUNHOUND
Armored Hunter GUNHOUND cover
Developers
DRACUE Software
Release dates
Windows December 18, 2009
Armored Hunter GUNHOUND on Wikipedia

This page is for the original 2009 game. For the 2013 remake, see Armored Hunter Gunhound EX.

Warnings

This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).
GUNHOUND
Armored Hunter GUNHOUND 2009
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX 2014

Key points

Cannot remap keyboard bindings.
Exclusive fullscreen is broken on Windows 10. Use a borderless fullscreen program as a workaround, and if need, set the game to 16:9 widescreen mode.

General information

Official website (Japanese)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Digital re-release via DLsite Japan.
Windows
A demo is available from the official website and DLsite.
Not available overseas.
A tool was available prior to the developer's temporary suspension to upgrade the game to Armored Hunter Gunhound EX, however downloads were taken down along with their website and the tool no longer works as December 8, 2019.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The last official patch (v1.06) can be downloaded here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Runs at 4:3 letterboxed by default, but features a 16:9 widescreen mode.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Runs at a base resolution of 480x360 (4:3) or 480x264 (16:9)
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
Windowed
Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter. Game window be rendered between x1 or x2 using Nearest neighbor scaling.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming and set the game to widescreen mode, if needed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game is capped between 60, 30, and 15 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Controller remapping.
Controller remapping.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Uses a pre-defined set-up of A, S, Z, X, Q, W, and Arrow keys for keyboard and cannot be changed.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller is not configured by default.
Full controller support
There is no exit option in the game. It must be forcibly closed by pressing Alt+F4, pressing Esc in windowed mode, or closing the game window. Controller remapping also requires input from the keyboard.
Controller remapping
A visual guide can be used for the recommended controller set-up.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Uses DirectInput.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg No controller prompts within the game, and buttons/axes are referenced by number in the controller configuration screen.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Controller must be plugged in before starting up the game.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No audio settings whatsoever.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese
Some parts of the menus are in English.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not render properly in exclusive fullscreen[edit]

Run the game in borderless fullscreen[2]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0b
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0b compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX-compatible sound card

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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

  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2019-12-08
    I attempted to use this tool on a clean re-install of the original Armored Hunter GUNHOUND and kept running into the program crashing while upgrading the game, likely due to the upgrade tool no longer being able to access the servers to obtain the files to perform the upgrade.
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2019-12-08
    Like its remake, exclusive fullscreen mode is broken on Windows 10 due to sharing a similar engine, but Borderless Gaming can render the game to borderless fullscreen windowed albeit stretched to the screen. The widescreen mode can alleviate scaling issues for those with 16:9 displays, however.