Hellish Quart: Easy Online Multiplayer Setup

This guide is meant to help you setting up your Steam multiplayer game in Hellish Quart.

 

Overview

Since Hellish Quart currently lacks a real “Online” mode, players are obliged to take advantage either by Parsec or by Steam Remote Play service. To avoid installation of unwanted third-parties software, the Steam Remote Play is the only choice available. Unfortunately, setting up a multiplayer game in Steam might not be straightforwarding as it seems because of the player control system. This guide will show you how to do it without much hassle. As matter of facts, HQ can be ideally played online with three different configurations:

  • gamepad vs. gamepad (“The Good”);
  • keyboard vs. gamepad (“The Bad”);
  • keyboard vs. keyboard (“The Ugly”);

Gamepad vs. Gamepad (“The Good”)

In order to have a gamepad vs. gamepad setup, only the Host (game owner) must connect his gamepad in the machine and start the game. Once HQ is running, the Host should perform the following tasks:

  • to begin with, the best thing to do is to clear all the unnecessary controls to avoid conflicts among players. To do so, please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Rebind controls” screen;
  • from “Rebind controls” screen, click “Player 1” and make sure the button is selected (please note that the button is coloured in gray when selected). The gamepad should be assigned by default and should read “XInput Gamepad 1” below “Assigned Controllers”. If for any weird reason this is not happening, please plug off the gamepad, connect again and click “Assign Controller” button and press any gamepad button to enable it in game. Erase everything from the other columns;
  • move to “Player 2” configuration and erase everything. Once done, click the “Done” button in the top left window and you are done with setup;

The Host can now send Steam Remote Play invitation to the Client. Once the Client is connected, he can plug his gamepad. After a while, the game should automatically detect the new device and the Client should be able to navigate through main menu screens.

  • NOTE: if everything has been set correctly, the special Steam Remote Overlay will show a blue icon with number 1 next to the Host and a green icon with number 2 next to the Client. If for any weird reason this is not happening, please drag said icons accordingly.

Please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Vs. Player” screen. The Host and the Client agree upon what side of screen to choose and press any of their gamepad buttons accordingly. If everything has been done correctly, both players are now ready to choose their characters and start a match.

Keyboard vs. Gamepad (“The Bad”)

In order to have a keyboard vs. gamepad setup, the Host (game owner) and Client should agree about who will use what device.

# KEYBOARD (Host) VS. GAMEPAD (Client)

The Client must make sure his gamepad is unplugged and only then the Host should start the game. Once HQ is running, the Host should perform the following tasks:

  • to begin with, the best thing to do is to clear all the unnecessary controls to avoid conflicts among players. To do so, please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Rebind controls” screen;
  • from “Rebind controls” screen, click “Player 1” and make sure the button is selected (please note that the button is coloured in gray when selected). Make sure there is no controller assigned and that all gamepad keys are deleted: just click “Remove” button below “Controller” section to do it quickly. You should also delete all mouse keys. At the end of this task, only the “Keyboard” column should be filled whilst the others columns (“Controller” and “Mouse”) should be empty; please rebind keys in case you don’t like the default ones;
  • move to “Player 2” configuration and erase everything. Once done, click the “Done” button in the top left window and you are done with setup;

The Host can now send Steam Remote Play invitation to the Client. Once the Client is connected, he can plug his gamepad. After a while, the game should automatically detect the new device and the Client should be able to navigate through main menu screens.

  • NOTE: if everything has been setup correctly, the special Steam Remote Overlay will show a blue icon with number 1 next to the Client. If for any weird reason this is not happening, please drag said icon accordingly.

Please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Vs. Player” screen. The Host and the Client agree upon what side of screen to choose and press either “ESC” key and any gamepad button accordingly. If everything has been done correctly, both players are now ready to choose their characters and start a match.

# GAMEPAD (Host) VS. KEYBOARD (Client)

Only the Host (game owner) must connect his gamepad in the machine and start the game. Once HQ is running, the Host should perform the following tasks:

  • to begin with, the best thing to do is to clear all the unnecessary controls to avoid conflicts among players. To do so, please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Rebind controls” screen;
  • from “Rebind controls” screen, click “Player 1” and make sure the button is selected (please note that the button is coloured in gray when selected). The gamepad should be assigned by default and should read “XInput Gamepad 1” below “Assigned Controllers”. If for any weird reason this is not happening, please plug off the gamepad, connect again and click “Assign Controller” button and press any gamepad button to enable it in game. Erase everything from the other columns;
  • move to “Player 2” configuration and make sure there is no controller assigned and that all gamepad keys are deleted: just click “Remove” button below “Controller” section to do it quickly. You should also delete all mouse keys. At the end of this task, only the “Keyboard” column should be filled whilst the others columns (“Controller” and “Mouse”) should be empty; please rebind keys in case you don’t like the default ones. Once done, click the “Done” button in the top left window and you are done with setup;

The Host can now send Steam Remote Play invitation to the Client. Once the Client is connected, he should be able to navigate through main menu screens.

  • NOTE: if everything has been setup correctly, the special Steam Remote Overlay will show a blue icon with number 1 next to the Host. If for any weird reason this is not happening, please drag said icon accordingly.

Please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Vs. Player” screen. The Host and the Client agree upon what side of screen to choose and press either “ESC” key and any gamepad button accordingly. If everything has been done correctly, both players are now ready to choose their characters and start a match.

Keyboard vs. Keyboard (“The Ugly”)

In order to have a keyboard vs. keyboard setup, no special action is required to the players since they already have a keyboard plugged in their machine by default. The Host should perform the following tasks:

  • to begin with, the best thing to do is to clear all the unnecessary controls to avoid conflicts between players. To do so, please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Rebind controls” screen;
  • from “Rebind controls” screen, click “Player 1” and make sure the button is selected (please note that the button is coloured in gray when selected). Make sure there is no controller assigned and that all gamepad keys are deleted: just click “Remove” button below “Controller” section to do it quickly. You should also delete all mouse keys. At the end of this task, only the “Keyboard” column should be filled whilst the others columns (“Controller” and “Mouse”) should be empty; please rebind keys in case you don’t like the default ones;
  • move to “Player 2” configuration and repeat what you did for Player 1. Once done, click the “Done” button in the top left window and you are done with this setup;

The Host can now send Steam Remote Play invitation to the Client. Once the Client is connected, he should be able to navigate through main menu screens.

Please navigate through main menu screens until you enter “Vs. Player” screen. The Host and the Client agree upon what side of screen to choose and press their “ESC” key accordingly. If everything has been done correctly, both players are now ready to choose their characters and start a match.

Final considerations

While “The Ugly” setup is easily avoided because it would costrict players from different locations in one keyboard cut in half, “The Good” setup does optimally replace the lack of real “Online” mode. If at least one player has a gamepad, the “Bad” setup is second best choice though.

Please consider that this guide may be subject to future changes since the HQ’s development is still in progress.


Thanks to Doktor Headshot for his great guide, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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