Little Hope

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope cover
Developers
Supermassive Games
Publishers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 72
IGDB 77
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Supernatural
Series The Dark Pictures Anthology
Little Hope on HowLongToBeat
Little Hope on IGDB
Little Hope on MobyGames
Little Hope on Wikipedia
The Dark Pictures Anthology
Man of Medan 2019
Little Hope 2020
House of Ashes 2021

Little Hope is a survival horror game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

It is a sequel to Man of Medan released in 2019 as part of the The Dark Pictures Anthology. Little Hope features smoother dialogue transitions, faster walking animations and walking speed, and increased camera control compared to Man of Medan.

Announced in April 2020, Little Hope was planned to be released in summer 2020 but was delayed to fall 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1][2] It uses Unreal Engine 4 and was released on Steam on October 30, 2020.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Demo[edit]

A demo is available from Steam.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Curator's Cut Available to everyone since March 1, 2021.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video file[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Remove or rename DPSkullIntro.bk2

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\LittleHope\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1194630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\LittleHope\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1194630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Letterboxed to 21:9. See also Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed to 21:9.[4] See Widescreen resolution for a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
[5]
4K Ultra HD
Letterboxed to 21:9.[6] See also Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with Texture Quality. Low (0x), Medium (2x), High (4x), Ultra (8x).[7]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Available in 4 presets: Off, Medium, High, Ultra.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Includes a toggle to limit to 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR must be enabled in Windows.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use a Flawless Widescreen plugin to remove letterboxing or pillarboxing[8]
  1. Download and install Flawless Widescreen.
  2. Download the Man of Medan multimonitor script.
  3. Extract the archive contents to a new folder.
  4. Go to \PluginCache\WSGF_Plugins\Modules\TheDarkPicturesAnthologyManofMedan\Dependencies\Scripts.
  5. Open TheDarkPicturesAnthologyManofMedan.lua in any text editor.
  6. Find and change Process_WindowName = "Man of Medan  " to Process_WindowName = "Little Hope  " and save the file.
  7. Drop the PluginCache and Plugins folders into the Flawless Widescreen install directory.
  8. Run Flawless Widescreen.
  9. Launch Little Hope.
  10. In Flawless Widescreen, select The Dark Pictures Anthology Man of Medan under Installed Plugins -> WSGF Plugins.
  11. Click on Fix Enabled and return to Little Hope.
Use The Dark Pictures Border Remover

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0

Input[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
From 0 to 100.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Separate options for camera, aiming, exploration and inspecting.
Setting also affects controller input.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Some buttons cannot be remapped, and quick time event buttons can only be swapped.[Note 3]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Separate options for camera, aiming, exploration and inspecting.
Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Includes an option to choose between Xbox and DualShock prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Includes an option to choose between DualShock and Xbox prompts.
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio and Language settings
Audio and Language settings
Accessibility settings
Accessibility settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for Master, Music, Dialogue, SFX.
Surround sound
[10]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Endless loading screen during co-op[edit]

The game may end up at an infinite loading screen when playing co-op.[11][12]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game stuttering on QTE input[edit]

Turn on V_Sync in the Graphics options menu.[13]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
5 Co-op, Hot seat
Playable through the "Movie Night" game mode with 2-5 players.
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer

Local Play Mod[edit]

See also: Nucleus-Coop on the Nucleus-Coop subReddit.
Shared Story Split-Screen.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Ogg
Cutscenes Bink Video 2020.06.2

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 8570
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.24.3.0
  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>/1194630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1194630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. Control sticks, LB (Xbox) and L1 (DualShock) cannot be rebound. QTE buttons can be swapped but not set to anything other than ABXY (Xbox).

References

  1. The Dark Pictures: Little Hope has been delayed - last accessed on 2020-10-31
  2. Announcing Little Hope, the Next Game in The Dark Pictures Anthology - last accessed on 2020-10-31
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-11-03
    Renamed both video files manually to test intro skipping.
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-10-30
    Tested using a custom resolution of 5760x1080.
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-10-30
    Tested using a custom resolution of 2560x1080.
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-10-30
    Tested using a custom resolution of 3840x2160.
  7. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-10-30
    based off sg.TextureQuality=4 setting in GameUserSettings.ini and the official UE4 documentation.
  8. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-11-01
    Tested by using the given instructions. Importance of two spaces after the new "Little Hope" value tested for importance. Tweak had no effect without it.
  9. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-10-30
  10. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-10-30
    Tested in 7.1 using SpecialK in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  11. infinite loading - last accessed on 2020-11-03
  12. Mehrspieler Problem - last accessed on 2020-11-03
  13. This game is a mess - last accessed on 2020-09-11