Superhot: Mind Control Delete

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Superhot: Mind Control Delete
Superhot: Mind Control Delete cover
Superhot Team
Unity 2018[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows July 16, 2020
macOS (OS X) July 16, 2020
Linux July 16, 2020
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 81
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Art styles Stylized
Series Superhot
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Superhot: Mind Control Delete is a singleplayer first-person action and shooter game in the Superhot series.

General information

Developer Discord server Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Game data[edit]

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SUPERHOT_Team\SHMCD\config.cfg
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.config/unity3d/SUPERHOT_Team/SHMCD

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Physics settings.
Physics settings.
Usability settings.
Usability settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX
Surround sound
No spoken words. All communication via onscreen text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Lagnuage settings.
Lagnuage settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup/black screen[edit]

Before following any of these fixes, make sure the PC meets the minimum system requirements. Otherwise, the game will refuse to run.[2]

General fixes[edit]

Launch the game via SHMCD.exe[2]
  • Optional: If there are still issues running the game, run the game in administrator mode (right click the EXE and select Run as Administrator).
Move all save files from the save game data location[2]
Install/reinstall Microsoft .NET 4 Framework[2]
Add SHMCD.exe to the antivirus exception list (if applicable)[2]

Comodo Antivirus specific[edit]

This fix is only applicable to users with Comodo Antivirus installed on their machines
Bypass false positive[2]
  1. Launch the game with the set -w**** -h**** parameters (where -w**** is the monitor width, and -h**** the monitor height).
    • Ex: For 1920x1080 resolution, use set -w1920 -h1080.
  2. Comodo will then give a warning about malicious content. In the dialog window, click Fix it myself.
  3. Another window from Comodo will then pop up, asking to either block or ignore this file. In the dialog window, click the button along the lines of Ignore this file and claim it as a false report.
  4. Relaunch the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
The launcher is 64-bit but the game itself is 32-bit.
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Input InControl


A Quake mod created by the developers as an April Fools/promotional item, it adds SUPERHOT's primary game mechanic (time stops when the player is not moving) and art style to the game.

It can be downloaded from the official site.

Note that the mod comes in a self-contained package, configured with the shareware version of Quake and a modified Darkplaces engine (source code modifications are available on request). For OS X, the mod comes pre-configured for Wine via WineBottler.

The mod is not compatible with other Quake source ports.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Despite the official requirement of Windows 10, the game is reported to run on Windows 7.[3]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.15
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 2018.4.5f1[1]