OneArmedBoxer Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:27pm
Steam overlay in Hotline Miami
Is there any way to get the Steam overlay to work in this game yet? I absolutely loved what little I've played of it, but frankly it's too much of a pain in the ♥♥♥ to have to minimize the game constantly if I need to reply to my girlfriend or friends or I need to go on the web for whatever reason. I also love being able to see achievements pop up WHEN I unlock them, instead of looking through my unlocked achievements later and being like "Oh, when did that happen?"

Basically, I would love to play this game all the way through. But not without overlay. Is there a way to get overlay working in-game yet, or is there a planned fix on the way?
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Mysterious Tuuka Jan 22, 2013 @ 3:11pm 
Unfortunately not, as far as I'm aware it has been disabled by the devs as it previously incurred a number of issues.
OneArmedBoxer Jan 22, 2013 @ 3:13pm 
Well, damn. Thanks for the info. I hope they get it fixed sometime in the very near future. I've heard rumors about them already working on Hotline Miami 2, but frankly they should be working on getting the first one working right before thinking of a sequel.
Samus Orphan Black Jan 22, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
Actually yes there is. Add Hotline Miami as a nonsteam game.
OneArmedBoxer Jan 22, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
Adding it as a non-Steam game makes the overlay work? Well that's a bit ironic haha. Would the achievements still pop up while in-game that way though?
Mysterious Tuuka Jan 22, 2013 @ 6:14pm 
Originally posted by OVERKILL_BO:
Actually yes there is. Add Hotline Miami as a nonsteam game.

Sorry, forgot about that one; cheers for posting!

Originally posted by ⟡♂Mr. Boxer♂⟡:
Adding it as a non-Steam game makes the overlay work? Well that's a bit ironic haha. Would the achievements still pop up while in-game that way though?

I don't think they will, I'm also unsure whether this method will effect how the achievement progress is updated in the respective .dat file. If you notice that any achievements are not being unlocked please post here, I'd be curious to find out.
OneArmedBoxer Jan 22, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that achievements would get messed up in one way or another using that method. I'm not sure I'm even willing to bother trying it that way. I just hope they fix it soon, because the lack of overlay is a huge issue for me and many others. Frankly I wouldn't have purchased it for full price right after it came out if I'd known this was going to be an issue.
Last edited by OneArmedBoxer; Jan 22, 2013 @ 6:22pm
Kinggoken Jun 24, 2013 @ 7:46pm 
this is just sloppy. I just bought the game and steam overlay is not centered! Come on...
OneArmedBoxer Jun 24, 2013 @ 8:13pm 
Originally posted by Kinggoken:
this is just sloppy. I just bought the game and steam overlay is not centered! Come on...

Yeah, it's been months and months since I originally posted this and still nothing. It's a great game, but frankly it's rather pathetic that they seemingly haven't even tried to fix the overlay issue.
LooseCannon16 Jun 25, 2013 @ 6:17am 
Originally posted by Kinggoken:
this is just sloppy. I just bought the game and steam overlay is not centered! Come on...
Use beta-update Hotline Miami. Code for beta-version hlm .

Tweet from Developer.
Quote:
Hotline Miami. Steam. Right-click, go to properties, enter password 'hlm'. New test version w/ online leaderboards, smoother, refinements

Right Click.

Properties.

Beta.

Enter this code:hlm
SyntheX Jun 25, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
Just enter the open beta for the next patch. Password is hlm. Pick your screen's native resolution and you'll get a picturesque Steam overlay :D
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Date Posted: Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:27pm
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