Hotline Miami

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TachiFrypan Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:43pm
Game is VERY buggy for me
Ok, so i can play this game for 1, maybe 2 missions, and then I notice my ammo counter black out. This always means that eventually my character and the walls go next, then the floors, and finally all I have left is the technocolor void and the white boxes that I assume are the corners of binding boxes.
This has been consistant (5 game breaking bugs in 2 hours). Anyone know what my issue might be? I'm running the game on an Alienware14 laptop.
Last edited by TachiFrypan; Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:43pm
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King Tsunami™ Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:25am 
The problem is the game itself.
Skymirrh Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:59am 
Hello, this is a common problem on Original version.

If you're playing Original, please switch to Updated instead, it is the same game but with many bugfixes and neat additions.
If you're playing Updated I recommend you update your graphics driver.
Last edited by Skymirrh; Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:59am
TachiFrypan Sep 1, 2014 @ 2:14pm 
Originally posted by Skymirrh:
Hello, this is a common problem on Original version.

If you're playing Original, please switch to Updated instead, it is the same game but with many bugfixes and neat additions.
If you're playing Updated I recommend you update your graphics driver.

Ah, good to know ^^
Though how do I get to the 'updated version'? I got this game as a part of the recent bundle which means I hope I have the most recent version. My drivers are up to date, but I am wondering if my Alienware's hybrid drivers are to blame? (I had to specify NVIDIA for FRACT OSC, wonder if I need to do the same with Hotline?)
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Tiny Messiah Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:29pm 
right click it in ypur game list, properties?, then put hlm in the beta section and it should update
King Tsunami™ Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:23pm 
Can you rephrase that?
Originally posted by Tiny Messiah:
right click it in ypur game list, properties?, then put hlm in the beta section and it should update
Tiny Messiah Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:28pm 
ha, yeah. sorry. game list, righclick hotline, click properties, go to betas tab, type hlm into the text box and click the button. that should do it.
TachiFrypan Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:38pm 
Originally posted by Tiny Messiah:
ha, yeah. sorry. game list, righclick hotline, click properties, go to betas tab, type hlm into the text box and click the button. that should do it.

The beta page is specifically to opt-into beta builds, not to play an updated version. The text box you are talking about is for beta keys.

I see where the 'updated' part comes into play on the launcher, but by playing the updated build with my drivers up to date as well I am having this issue still. What's more, I'm having new issues pop up after giving the game another go.

Is anyone playing this game with hybrid drivers? I'm thinking this is the issue but I am not aware which type of cards this game is optimized for.
Tiny Messiah Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:45pm 
whoops, i was thinking the updated one was just through the beta. sorry bout that
TachiFrypan Sep 2, 2014 @ 5:00pm 
Ok, found (kind of) a fix.
The game launcher has a check box specifically for users on Alienware computers.
DO NOT USE THIS.
I was able to progress much, much further in the game before eventually encountering a similar game breaking bug, but my second session did not have any issue.
Skymirrh Sep 3, 2014 @ 7:41am 
Originally posted by TachiFrypan:
Though how do I get to the 'updated version'?
You just have to select the Updated version in the launcher.

Originally posted by TachiFrypan:
My drivers are up to date, but I am wondering if my Alienware's hybrid drivers are to blame? (I had to specify NVIDIA for FRACT OSC, wonder if I need to do the same with Hotline?)
Indeed, you need to do the same with Hotline Miami :)
Hotline Miami Updated version executable name is "HotlineGL.exe", in case you need to find it in a list or something.

Originally posted by Tiny Messiah:
whoops, i was thinking the updated one was just through the beta. sorry bout that
The "beta" version of Hotline Miami does not exist anymore, switching to the beta in your library does nothing as of today :)

Originally posted by TachiFrypan:
Ok, found (kind of) a fix.
The game launcher has a check box specifically for users on Alienware computers.
DO NOT USE THIS.
I was able to progress much, much further in the game before eventually encountering a similar game breaking bug, but my second session did not have any issue.
I do not own an Alienware computer so I am not too sure, however I do know the Alienware stuff was very buggy on Original version. It might work on Updated, give it a try :)
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