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 82
IGDB 75
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

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[1]
Windows
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Gamesplanet
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Green Man Gaming
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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]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

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 to type at certain points in the game, and to exit the game (Esc).
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]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effect, Cut Scene
Surround sound
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.[2]

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]

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:Anadian on 2020-06-27