Horace

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Horace
Horace cover
Developers
Paul Helman
Sean Scaplehorn
Publishers
505 Games
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows July 18, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 81
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Metroidvania, Mini-games, Platform
Art styles Pixel art
Themes Europe, Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi
Horace on HowLongToBeat
Horace on IGDB
Horace on MobyGames

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[1]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace ident.bk2 with dummy bk2 file[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Videos\.
  2. Delete or rename the existing file ident.bk2.
  3. Download the dummy file ident.bk2 from here .
  4. Place the downloaded file in <path-to-game>\Videos\.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\505 Games\Horace\Options
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\505 Games\Horace\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\629090\remote\Options
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/629090/pfx/[Note 2]
Config files are encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\505 Games\Horace\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\629090\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/629090/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 anamorphic.[2]
Multi-monitor
16:9 pillarboxed.[3]
Ultra-widescreen
16:9 pillarboxed.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Press Alt+ Enter to toggle (or use in-game option).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used instead of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Framerate is capped at display refresh rate.[5]
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard remapping
Keyboard remapping
Controller remapping
Controller remapping
Rhythm game remapping
Rhythm game remapping

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
In-game button prompts will not change.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is not supported.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Keyboard is required for typing at certain points in the game.
Controller remapping
Axes and menu buttons cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Game settings
Game settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effect, Cut Scene
Surround sound
Stereo.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Won't start with MSI Afterburner or RivaTuner Statistics Server running.[7]

Horace conflicts with MSI Afterburner/RTSS; attempting to start the game with RTSS running will have process immediately close before even opening a window. To fix this issue either quit MSI Afterburner/RTSS before launching the game or create a custom rule for the game in RTSS with "Application Detection Level" set to "None": this will disable RTSS for Horace.

Other information[edit]

Extra settings
Extra settings

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 12 compatible

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.6f2[1]
  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>/629090/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (629090) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-01-16
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-06-05
    Tested at 2560x1600 resolution.
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-06-05
    Tested at 2560x480 custom resolution.
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-06-05
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-06-05
    Tested at 50 Hz, 60 Hz.
  6. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-06-05
    Tested with Special K.
  7. Verified by User:Anadian on 2020-06-27