Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe

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Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe
Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe cover
Developers
Illusion Softworks
Lonely Cat Games
Publishers
Take-Two Interactive
Engines
Insanity 3D
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2003
Taxonomy
Series Hidden & Dangerous
Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe on MobyGames
Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe on Wikipedia
Hidden & Dangerous
Hidden & Dangerous 1999
Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe 2003
Hidden & Dangerous 2 2003

Key points

Updated version of Hidden & Dangerous and its expansion with many improvements and fixes.
Re-released as a free download to promote Hidden & Dangerous 2.
Includes a game editor.

General information

Hidden and Dangerous fan site (mods, tutorials, forums, etc.)
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Uses Custom CD check, must be present even during gameplay. CD is expected in same drive letter used to install game.
v1.50, no patch to v1.51.
Windows
Official website
DRM-free
Freeware re-release, v1.51.
Windows
GamersGate
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Bundled with Hidden & Dangerous.
Windows
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Bundled with Hidden & Dangerous.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Hidden & Dangerous. v1.51.
Windows
Steam
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Bundled with Hidden & Dangerous.
Windows
Retail version not compatible with freeware re-release.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Lonely Cat Games\Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe\Config\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/703310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Savegame\[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/703310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Widescreen resolutions have a stretched 4:3 aspect ratio.
Multi-monitor
Widescreen resolutions have a stretched 4:3 aspect ratio.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/off only.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 166 FPS.

Input[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[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Two sliders named "Music volume" and "Sound volume".
Surround sound
Subtitles
Briefing only
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Polish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4
Online play
4

Connection types

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.55.4, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Enemy rapid fire bug[edit]

Some enemies can fire their entire clip of ammo in one frame, resulting in what seems to be a shotgun-effect that can quickly wipe out the team.[2] This is caused by enemy reaction time falling below a certain threshold, which happens on Hard difficulty, and applies to all weapons.

Only known workaround is to play on Medium difficulty. This requires restarting the campaign, or downloading a saved game with prior missions completed.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 288 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (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>/703310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (703310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 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