Hawken

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Hawken
Hawken cover
Developers
Former Adhesive Games
Current Reloaded Games
Publishers
Meteor Entertainment
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows Early access
Reception
Metacritic 73
Taxonomy
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Robot
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Hawken on Wikipedia

Hawken is a multiplayer first-person action, fps and vehicle combat game.

The game was removed from Steam on January 2, 2018 and its servers were shut down.[1]

A group called Hawken Refugees have setup a Discord server for coordinating offline play and multiplayer servers.

General information

Official forum
Hawken Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

This game is no longer available for PC.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -nomoviestartup parameter[2]

Use the -nomoviestartup command line argument.

Automatic Login[edit]

The game requires the player to type his password each time it's launched. This can be avoided using the launch properties in Steam.

Automatic Login[3]
  1. In Steam, right-click on Hawken and select Properties.
  2. Click on Set Launch Options.
  3. Put -login="youremail" -password="yourpassword" in the field. Put your own information between the quotes, and click OK

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Hawken\HawkenGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/271290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Numerical slider up to 110° (horizontal).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
If frame rate is under refresh rate disable "Capped Smooth Framerate"[4] For more information see the Unreal Engine 3 page.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Remapping.
Remapping.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Game SFX, UI/Menu SFX, Voice, Menu BGM, Game BGM
Surround sound
Auto detects up to 7.0 output[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish
Japanese
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
DK1 only. Add -vr to the Steam launch options.[6] LibOVRWrapper might work for this game.
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input settings for details.
Keyboard/Mouse

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 5670
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support

Notes

  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>/271290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (271290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References