Before Hotline Miami 2 was released, the official system requirements for the game listed Windows XP as being compatible with the game. Though at the time of release, it turned out that posted requirements in fact came from the first installment of Hotline Miami. As a result, the game cannot run on XP and users who preordered the came are not able to play now.
The support patch can be downloaded here:
In order to patch your game to support Windows XP, follow those steps:
- Unpack the archive contents to the game root directory. If you don't know where your game is, open Steam -> Right click on Hotline Miami 2 -> Properties -> Local Files -> Browse Local Files to locate your game directory.
- Run hm2_xp_patch.bat. This will patch HotlineMiami2.exe to use my hm2_xp.dll which makes the game bootable on XP.
- (Optional, but recommended) Set the game to run in OpenGL mode, as DirectX 9 mode is not 100% crash-free (see KNOWN ISSUES). Please refer to the official Troubleshooting / FAQ thread on how to make the game launch in OpenGL mode:
Repeat Step 2 every time the game gets an update and it fails to launch again.
When the game runs in DirectX 9 mode, it crashes on device lost. To minimize the negative impact of this issue, the game is now forced to run in borderless windowed mode, so it still appears to be fullscreen, but cannot be minimized like regular fullscreen applications. The game will STILL crash when applying changes to any Graphics settings. Don't worry, despite the crash, all the changes got applied! When you launch the game again, the settings will be changed.
To prevent those issues, it's recommended to run the game in OpenGL mode.
Enjoy the game!
Last edited by Silent; 15 Mar @