Hyper Light Drifter

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Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter cover
Developers
Heart Machine
Aaron Melcher
Engines
GameMaker Studio
Release dates
Windows March 31, 2016[1]
macOS (OS X) March 31, 2016[1]
Linux March 31, 2016[2]
Hyper Light Drifter on Wikipedia

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Purchase via Humble Widget. DRM-free or Steam key, but not both.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
DRM-free when launched from the executable.[3]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
DRM-free or Steam key, but not both.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Origin
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Included with Origin Access Basic.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Original Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\HyperLightDrifter\GamePrefs.dat
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.HeartMachine.HyperLightDrifter
Linux ~/.config/HyperLightDrifter
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

Save data starts with an 80 characters long machine-specific header, followed by Base64-encoded content that defines various gameplay parameters.
Due to the machine-specific header, saves requires specific steps to facilitate transfers to other machines.
System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\HyperLightDrifter\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.HeartMachine.HyperLightDrifter
Linux ~/.config/HyperLightDrifter

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Disabled due to technical limitations.[4]
GOG Galaxy
Origin
While cloud sync is enabled for the game and the save data is synced to the cloud, the save will not be detected on other machines unless manually updated to account for the machine-specific header of the other machine.
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Uses native resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
[citation needed]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
No resolution options, freely changeable
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Window Max screen mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate must be capped at 30 or 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard and mouse settings.
In-game keyboard and mouse settings.
In-game Xbox controller controls.
In-game Xbox controller controls.
In-game DualShock 4 controls.
In-game DualShock 4 controls.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

In-game co-op settings.
In-game co-op settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
[5]
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Save game transfer[edit]

Might not function properly in Firefox.
Transfer save game to a new machine[7][8][9]
  1. Go to the save game data location on the old machine and backup the desired file.
  2. On the new machine, create a new save.
  3. Open the new save in a text editor and search for the first occurrence of eyAi.
  4. Copy all text preceding eyAi.
  5. Open the old save in a text editor and search for the first occurrence of eyAi.
  6. Paste the text from the new save into the old save, overwriting the current preceding text.
  7. Copy over the altered old save into the new machine's save game data location.

Notes

The first 80 characters of the save file is a machine-specific header that must be updated to reflect the new machine.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hyper Light Drifter | Indie Action RPG
  2. Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine — Kickstarter
  3. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-09-01
  4. Twitter - Epic Games store - August 16, 2019 - last accessed on 2019-08-16
  5. Hyper Light Drifter :: Local Co-op Update! - last accessed on 2019-08-08
  6. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-08-16
  7. Transferring saves? - Reddit
  8. Copy/backup saves from one PC to another - GOG.com
  9. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-08-16
    Updated the instructions to be compatible with the latest version. The old delimiter to look for, "eyAibWF", isn't being used on Steam or Origin copies as of 2019, instead "eyAiYmF" are used. I therefor shortened the delimiter so it only covers the first four letters "eyAi" instead.