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First time here?

If you are downloading/installing the game for the first time, please read the following text carefully. If you know what you do, just go to the last section of this page.

  1. Please read the text on this page, because most of the problems are due to lack of information.
  2. If something on this page is unclear to you, let us know so we can improve it.
  3. If you followed all instructions and the game is still not working for you, don't give up, ask us for help.
  4. To get help, use this forum or better join our Discord server, then we can help you much faster.

System requirements

In order to run this game you need at least the following components in your computer.

  • Operating system: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Windows XP is no longer supported!
  • Processor: At least 1.6 GHz SSE2 compatible with 32 bit or 64 bit.
  • Main memory: At least 1 GByte + enough for the operating system itself.
  • Disk space: At least 1 GByte.
  • Video card: Any video card or onboard GPU that has at least 1 GByte of VRAM available.
  • Sound: If you can hear sounds/music on your computer, it should just work.
  • Internet: At least stable 56 KBit/s to play the game.

Step by step instructions how to install the game using the NSIS installer.

If you follow these steps carefully, the installation should work without any problem.

  1. Download the installer. We suggest to use the full installer: HSRClientSetupFull.exe
    If you want a smaller download and you don't care about the ingame music, you can also use the smaller installer here: HSRClientSetupNoMusic.exe
  2. After downloading the installer just run it. The installer might show you an error on start when you miss something that is needed to run the game. For example, when you miss one of these "Visual Studio Redistributable", the installer will open the download page for it. The installer is also checking that you have a Windows version that is supported by the game. On Windows 7 and Windows Vista it is important to have the Service pack(s) installed.
  3. When the installer won't refuse to run, then you know that you have everything needed to run the game. The installer is very self explaining, just follow the installation process. We suggest to use the installation location suggested by the installer. By default the game will be installed to "C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\HSRClient". Installing it to this location has advantages, because you never have any permission issues and only your own Windows user has access to the game (and it stored characters with passwords). The installer creates useful start menu shortcuts, so you can access the game folder from there.
  4. Just run the game by using the start menu shortcut or the desktop shortcut.

Note: If you had problems following any of these steps, you found spelling mistakes, you didnt understood one or more step(s), or you had any other problems, then please let us know.

Step by step instructions how to manually download, install, update and run the game.

If you follow these steps carefully, the download, installation, update and first start should work without any problem.

  1. Download the "Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013" by opening the following website from Microsoft: Download page On that page, press the "Download" button, a box should appear. Inside that box you have to check "vcredist_x86.exe" (32 bit) and to avoid problems better also check "vcredist_x64.exe" (64 bit). Then press next, download will start. Once it's downloaded, run these installers one by one, they will require some time to install. Right after the installation is finished, the installer will ask to reboot your windows, cancel that.
  2. Repeat the same thing you did on 1. but now you want to download the "Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" from here: Download page
  3. Once "Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013" and "Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" are installed, reboot your windows now.
  4. After the reboot you can now begin to download the game. The game basically just exists in a folder, technically there is no windows program installation needed. We have packaged a premade game folder you just have to download. Here is the download link: Once the download finished, continue with the next step.
  5. Now you open that zip archive by double clicking it. Since "Windows Vista" you can open zip files without having any archiver program installed. Inside that zip archive you should see a folder called "HSRClient", drag that folder to your desktop. Important to know is that the game might not work when you place it into any location, where your user don't has the filesystem permissions. You notice that when windows asks about administrator rights, so placing that folder on your desktop is the best choice. Later you can move that folder to any other location where your user has filesystem permissions (f.e. "My Documents" or other drives than "C:\").
  6. Now open that folder, you should see some files. One of them should be called "HSRPatcher.exe" or just "HSRPatcher". Double click the patcher, to begin the update process. The patcher will now begin to download and update the game files. Depending on your internet speed this might take a while.
  7. After the update is done, the game should just start. If not, just run the game by double clicking "HSRClient.exe" or just "HSRClient". The client automatically detects new updates and runs the patcher if needed, so you don't need to run the patcher everytime.
  8. Optional: To make life easier, you could put a shortcut from "HSRClient.exe" to your desktop, you don't need to open the folder then. Keep in mind, when you move the folder after creating the shortcut, you have to make a new one.

Note: If you had problems following any of these steps, you found spelling mistakes, you didnt understood one or more step(s), or you had any other problems, then please let us know.

Downloads (TLDR section for experienced users)

  1. Prerequisites:
    • Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013: Download page ("vcredist_x86.exe")
    • Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015: Download page ("vcredist_x86.exe")
  2. Game:
  3. Additional downloads:
    • AMD drivers (GPU, APU): Download page
    • NVIDIA drivers (GPU): Download page
    • Intel drivers (iGPU): Download page
    • Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows: Download page (Use "x86-based version"; Only for Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1)
    • The latest supported Visual C++ downloads: Download page (Overview page)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When you have issues installing or running the game, here you can find a FAQ that might solve your problem. Just click the question to see the answer.

  • The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000018).
  • A file like "api-ms-win-runtime-l1-1-0.dll" is missing from your computer?
  • Im unable to install Visual Studio Redistributable 2015 (x86), because i got a "newer" version installed?
  • When playing i got a black screen or parts of the game are invisible or pink?
  • Do i need a 64 bit computer to run this game?
  • Will you support Linux and MacOS?
  • What can i do, when i get error -2 on HSRPatcher?