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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number cover
Developers
Dennaton Games
Abstraction Games
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
GameBaker 2.0[1]
SilverWare[1]
Release dates
Windows March 10, 2015
macOS (OS X) March 10, 2015
Linux March 10, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 74
IGDB 71
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view, Scrolling
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Art styles Pixel art, Stylized
Themes Cold War, North America
Series Hotline Miami
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number on Wikipedia
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a singleplayer top-down view and scrolling action and shooter game in the Hotline Miami series.

Key points

As of 1.06 patch,[2] the game now includes level editor and Steam Workshop support.

General information

Unofficial Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Special Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
Special Edition also available.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Special Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain any microtransactions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami2\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/HotlineMiami2/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/HotlineMiami2/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami2\savedata.vfs
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/HotlineMiami2/savedata.vfs
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/HotlineMiami2/savedata.vfs

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings menu.
Graphics settings menu.

Input

Controls settings menu.
Controls settings menu.
Remap settings menu.
Remap settings menu.

Button prompts

Forcing specific prompts[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Config\
  2. Open System.json in text editor
  3. Remove // in front of "buttonSprites"
  4. Change DS3 into values specified in line above (X360, DS3, DS4)

Audio

Audio settings menu.
Audio settings menu.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.
Royalty free audio

Mute on focus lost

Enable mute in background[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename to d3d9.dll.
  4. Run the game and exit.
  5. Edit d3d9.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Find [Window.System].
  7. Change MuteInBackground=false to MuteInBackground=true.

Localizations

Non-English localizations have sexual content disclaimer, tutorial and subtitles translated only.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Fan translation, download.
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Ukrainian
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed

Game won't start

Disable statistics (FPS counters) software
Programs that report computer statistics such as frame rate, GPU usage, memory usage, etc. can cause the game to not start correctly, so it's recommended to shut them down if you're having issues launching the game.
Programs that use RivaTuner Statistics Server, such as MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X, allow you to exclude a game's executable file to prevent RivaTuner from attempting to look at the game if you wish to keep MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X running for those that want to view their system's statistics.
  1. Open RivaTuner Statistics Server if installed.
  2. Click the "+" button to open a separate window that will ask you to select the executable.
  3. Locate HotlineMiami2.exe in the installation folder.
  4. On the right, look for "Application Detection Level" and select "None".
  5. Minimize RivaTuner Statistics and try to launch the game.
Add "-gl" to launch options[citation needed]
Forcing the game to run in OpenGL can fix the issue.

Use the -gl command line argument.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 9Ex On Windows XP, start the game with -d3d.
OpenGL 3.2 On Windows Vista+, start the game with -gl.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[4]
Linux
[4]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Input SDL2

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Steam version of the game (and DRM-free versions after a patch) launches on Windows XP SP3 too, but this system is not officially supported.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.2 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Upgrading Core Tech For Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – CONTROL500 - last accessed on 2016-8-1
  2. Patch Notes :: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-6-22
  3. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-02-27
    My DS3 disguised as X360 controller successfully shows DS3 prompts after this change.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number · AppID: 274170 · Steam Database