The Hidden: Source

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The Hidden: Source
The Hidden: Source cover
Developers
Hidden Team
Engines
Source
Release dates
Windows June 13, 2005
The Hidden: Source on Wikipedia

Key points

Requires either Half-Life 2 or Counter-Strike: Source as well as the Source SDK Base.
No longer in active development

General information

Official Website
Official Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Icon overlay.png
Free
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

-window -noborder[citation needed]
  1. Find Portal in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -window -noborder
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.
Keyboard remap settings.
Keyboard remap settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Game and Music volume sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Dedicated server software is available for Windows and Linux.
Direct IP
Use command "connect <IP>" via console (see Console Commands section on how to enable).

Issues unresolved[edit]

Unable to place Sonic Alarms[edit]

This is a bug - It doesn't place for a while[citation needed]
Keep holding your Primary Fire key - it'll place eventually.

Crash on death[edit]

This is a bug - You're holding either USE or CROUCH as you die[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

Purple and black broken textures[edit]

A generic fix for this issue can be found on our Source engine page.

Game isn't visible on Steam[edit]

Source SDK Base 2006 isn't installed, or you didn't close Steam when installing The Hidden[citation needed]

Make sure to have Source SDK Base 2006 installed, and that you installed it with Steam closed. You can find the SDK base by going to your Library, and where it says "ALL GAMES" in the top left, click. Choose "TOOLS". It's in that list.

Game won't load[edit]

Source SDK Base 2006 isn't installed[citation needed]

Make sure to have Source SDK Base 2006 installed, and that you installed it with Steam closed. You can find the SDK base by going to your Library, and where it says "ALL GAMES" in the top left, click. Choose "TOOLS". It's in that list.

Playing online kicks you and gives the following error: "Error verifying STEAM UserID Ticket"[edit]

Your UserID ticket is corrupt[citation needed]
  1. Have Steam running.
  2. Go to <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\config
  3. Create a back up copy of localconfig.vdf, e. g. by copying it to the same folder.
  4. Open a text editor, e. g. Notepad
  5. Drag the file localconfig.vdf into the text editor
  6. Search for "Steam2Ticket" (with quotes)
  7. Delete "Steam2Ticket" and the following long hexadecimal number (including the quotes)
  8. Save the changes (Ctrl + S)
  9. Quit Steam (That updates the localconfig.vdf.)
  10. Restart Steam

Screen goes black when you are hit by the grenade or the 'Less Lethal Launcher'[edit]

Go to Options, Video Settings, Advanced. Uncheck 'Use high dynamic range'[citation needed]
Restart to fix

Other information[edit]

Console commands[edit]

Advanced Keyboard Settings, use this to enable the console.
Advanced Keyboard Settings, use this to enable the console.
Games running on the Source engine can utilize Source Engine Console Commands for various tasks.
Enabling the console in Source games[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game
  2. From the main menu select Options
  3. Select the Keyboard tab
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Check the box next to Enable developer console (~)
  6. Click Apply

Notes

Press ~ to open the console.
Some commands may first require you enabling sv_cheats. You can do so with sv_cheats 1.
Many servers will not allow you to play with cheats enabled, or will disable them upon entering the server.
Users without a US keyboard may experience some problems.

Launch options[edit]

View this Steam Support Article regarding launch options as well as the relevant Valve Developer wiki page for further information and a list of useful Source engine launch options.
Enabling a launch parameter[citation needed]
  1. Find the game in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input your selected launch options and separate each command with a space
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 450 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5700
ATI Radeon 9500
128 MB of VRAM

References