Hector: Badge of Carnage!

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Hector: Badge of Carnage!
Hector: Badge of Carnage! cover
Developers
Straandlooper
Publishers
Telltale Games
Engines
Telltale Tool
Release dates
Windows April 27, 2011
macOS (OS X) April 27, 2011
Reception
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives Flip screen, Side view
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Contemporary, Europe
Hector: Badge of Carnage! on IGDB
Hector: Badge of Carnage! on MobyGames
Hector: Badge of Carnage! on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Telltale Community
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 1
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 2
Steam Community Discussions for Episode 3

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\Hector Episode 1\prefs.prop
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\Hector Ep 2\prefs.prop
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\Hector Ep 3\prefs.prop
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/94600/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\Hector Episode 1\save#.save
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\Hector Ep 2\save#.save
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\Hector Ep 3\save#.save
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/94600/pfx/[Note 1]
3 profiles are available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

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]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound, Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Fan translation by Quckly Team, Episode 1.
Spanish
Fan translation, Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game will not launch in Steam[edit]

Fix controller problems[citation needed]
  1. If you aren't using a controller in-game simply unplug it, otherwise read on.
  2. Install the DirectX End-User Runtimes.
  3. If problems persist, download dinput8.dll and extract it into <path-to-game>.

Audio skips in cutscenes[edit]

Set compatibility to Win98/ME[citation needed]
  1. Find the folder that contains the game's executable, Hector101.exe, right click the file and choose Properties > Compatibility and choose Windows 98/ME from the drop down box.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL
OS X only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI or Nvidia card
256 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Snow Leopard 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 2.3 GHz Intel or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia or ATI graphics card
512 MB of VRAM
Not recommended for Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks

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>/94600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (94600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References