Hype: The Time Quest

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Hype: The Time Quest
Hype: The Time Quest cover
Playmobil Interactive
Ubisoft OpenSpace
Release dates
Windows 1999
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Hype: The Time Quest on HowLongToBeat
Hype: The Time Quest on IGDB
Hype: The Time Quest on MobyGames
Hype: The Time Quest on Wikipedia

Key points

Modern systems require a workaround for the 16-bit installer; see Installing on modern versions of Windows.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
This game is not available digitally.
A demo is available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\UbiSoft\ubi.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Gamedata\SaveGame[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Ubisoft Configuration tool.
Ubisoft Configuration tool.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Download [1] Use nGlide and its configurator - choose Vulkan backend and desired resolution (patch intended for various ARs and nGlide). For dgVoodoo see.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
The game can be forced to run in Windowed mode, when using dgVoodoo wrapper.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA can be forced using dgVoodoo wrapper.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced from 3dfx wrapper.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 50fps (on both D3D6 and 3dfx rendering).
It's impossible to restore the game after minimizing.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Intro and outro are lacking subtitles. Aside from it - subtitles are always enabled in-game.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after the intro when using 3dfx wrapper[edit]

Disable movies in configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Edit %WINDIR%\UbiSoft\ubi.ini
  2. Under section [Hype - The Time Quest] find a line PlayVideo=1 and change it to PlayVideo=0

Black screen when using 3dfx wrapper[edit]

Install compatibility fixes[citation needed]
  1. Download installation package for Hype: The Time Quest and extract it.
  2. Go to a folder Compatibility and run PatchInstall.bat to add the compatibility entries to system's database.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6.1
Glide 3.01
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Installing on modern versions of Windows[edit]

64-bit versions of Windows can't run the CD installer due to it being a 16-bit application. Trying to run the installer in Windows 7 x64 will cause the process to freeze in the background and require the task manager to close.

Alternative Installer[citation needed]


Alternative installer only works with English, German and Polish version of the game.
For documentation and common problems, see Hype: The Time Quest - Alternative Installer
Manual installation[2]
  1. Create a folder named Hype somewhere on your hard drive (from now on, we'll be referring to it as <path-to-game>).
  2. From the root directory of your CD copy files: DSETUP.DLL, DSETUP16.DLL, DSETUP32.DLL to <path-to-game>.
  3. Copy folders DLL, Gamedata and InstData to <path-to-game>.
  4. Go to exe folder on your CD.
  5. Copy Gli.ini to <path-to-game>.
  6. Copy MaiD3Dvr_bleu.exe from D3D folder to <path-to-game>.
  7. Copy MaiDFXvr_bleu.exe from Glide 3x folder copy to <path-to-game>.
  8. Copy all files from UbiConfig folder to <path-to-game>.
  9. Go back to a root folder of your CD and go to LangData\<your language>\world\.
  10. Copy folder levels to <path-to-game>\Gamedata\World.
    • When asked about scaling folders, answer yes.
  11. Go to the Windows directory (%WINDIR%)
  12. In it create a folder named UbiSoft.
  13. From the root directory of your CD copy files: DSETUP.DLL, DSETUP16.DLL, DSETUP32.DLL and SetupUbi.exe to a newly created %WINDIR%\UbiSoft
    • It may be possible that the folder already exists, as it's shared with other Ubisoft product of that era. In such case, do not replace any of the files.
  14. From InstData directory on your CD, copy strings.eng to %WINDIR%\UbiSoft
  15. Download installation package for Hype: The Time Quest and extract it.
  16. From config folder copy ubi.ini to %WINDIR%\UbiSoft
    • If you had other Ubisoft products installed that use the same application, you have to manually edit ubi.ini adding Hype - The Time Quest under [INSTALLED PRODUCTS] as well as the section responsible for game configuration (just copy lines from [Hype - The Time Quest] to [OSD] from ubi.ini provided in installation package).
  17. If your language is different than English, edit ubi.ini, find a line Language=English under [Hype - The Time Quest] section and change it to a language you're using in your copy (e.g. for Polish it's Language=Polish - incorrect language will make all the characters mute).
  18. Go to a folder, where you've extracted the files from installation package.
  19. GO to a folder Compatibility and run PatchInstall.bat to add the compatibility entries to system's database.
  20. Install nGlide wrapper, if you haven't already.
  21. Finally, go to <path-to-game> and run Ubiassistant.exe and choose 3DFX configuration.
  22. Run the game using MaiDFXvr_bleu.exe.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, NT
Processor (CPU) 200 MHz with MMX
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 115 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 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).


  1. https://raymanpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1430859#p1430859
  2. Developed by Suicide machine - tested on Polish and English version of the game, on 2 different PCs with Windows 7 (64bit) and Windows 8 (64bit)