Hi, I really want to try Hades but currently only have a mac. It’s definitely not meant for gaming but it can handle the sims and minecraft very well with hardly any lag. Do you think Hades will work all right? A little lag is fine for me but I don’t want major performance issues (not because of the game, because of my computer.). The Hades Compiler software (which says it is in Beta) is the only thing I can really knock. Customizing keys is easy, but trying to tweak colors left me baffled. I'm hoping it gets better in future updates. For now, I'm sticking to the preset color modes. Finally, I actually considered keeping the stock thicc ABS keycaps that came on the board.

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Author:Ellen Robertson, Andy Robertson, @JonahMonaghan and Rich Adams.


Hades is a shooting game where you battle your way through dungeons to escape hell and the clutches of Hades. You play as Zagreus, the son of Hades and through the game you'll meet many recognisable greek gods like Zeus, Athena and Posiedon who will try to help you escape and give you new skills.
The game is formatted as a rogue-like game, where you must move through a series of dungeons and where your progress is reset if you die. But, unlike other rogue-like games, when restarting the dungeon crawl, your character, Zagreus, remains permentantly upgraded and characters you meet will remember you from your previous attempts.
Each environment and character is hand drawn in a cartoon style and are fully voiced. This results in an action game where the narrative and evolving story also offer a strong reason to play.

Game Details

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 06/12/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres:Action, Fighting, Role-Playing and Shooting



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Duration: This game will take between 16 hours and 28 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age Ratings

Rated PEGI 12+ for moderate violence.
ESRB TEEN for blood and violence


Accessibility for this game is as follows:


How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.


View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Assistance With Controls: You can get the game to assist aiming, steering, reloading, jumping, running etc.

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Beginner Advantage: Select an advantage for weaker players

Bmw m3all softwares software. Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.


How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.


Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.

All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.



How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.

Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity, Deadzones and Thresholds: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are and the related deadzones and thresholds.


How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.


How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.. read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @JonahMonaghan

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Check here if Hades won't start, or crashes shortly after launch.

If you are having issues launching Hades, hopefully the following solutions can get you up and running.

Please Be Sure You Have the Latest Graphics Drivers!
If you're experiencing any problems with the game, please verify that you have the latest drivers for your graphics card. Many issues can be solved by downloading the latest drivers from your card's manufacturer. You can get the latest drivers here:
  • AMD Cards: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
  • NVIDIA Cards: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
  • Intel Cards: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
Sometimes, issues can occur when downloading game updates, which can manifest in a number of ways. Try verifying your installation through the game’s launcher to replace missing or corrupted files:
  • Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library
  • Select 'Properties..', then select the 'Local Files' tab
  • Select 'Verify Integrity of Game Files..'
On Epic Games Store:
  • Locate Hades in your Library
  • Click the three-dots symbol near the game title, and select 'Verify'
You may also try uninstalling and re-installing the game completely. You may need to restart your computer for changes to take effect.
If You're Still Having Issues Launching the Game, or See a Black Screen

Please try the following solutions, whichever ones are relevant to your system, in this order:

Hades For Mac Emulator

1. Windows and Proton Users: Try the Vulkan and 32-bit executables instead.

  • On Steam: These are presented immediately on startup.
  • On Epic Games Store: Navigate to the install directory, such as:
    Program FilesEpic GamesHades
    Then, open the x64, x64vk, and x86 folder. Finally, run Hades.exe as Administrator by right-clicking on it and selecting 'Run as Administrator..'

2. If you're using Steam, please try disabling your Steam Overlay:

  • Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library
  • Select 'Properties..'
  • Toggle 'Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game'

3. If you ran the game and it worked for you before, try backing up and then deleting your settings file:
DocumentsSaved GamesHadesProfile1.sjson
Note this is not your save progress. This will simply make the game restore its default settings.

4. In some rare cases, the game's default settings can cause problems. To change those settings before launching:

On Steam:

  • Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library
  • Select 'Properties..'
  • Press the button that says 'Set Launch Options..'
  • Enter the following: /UseNativeGaInput=true /UseNativeGaInputNoControllers=false

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On Epic Games Store:

  • Select 'Settings'
  • Scroll down to Hades under 'Manage Games' and select it
  • Select 'Additional Command Line Arguments'
  • Enter the following: /UseNativeGaInput=true /UseNativeGaInputNoControllers=false

If those don’t work, there are a couple of additional options to try, adding one at a time, each one with a space after the ones above:

5. Try running Steam or the Epic Games Store itself in Admin mode: exit the program if it's already running, locate the respective EXE file, right-click on it, and select 'Run as Administrator..'

6. Try downloading and installing the latest Visual C++ redistributable, as there's a chance it hasn't been installed correctly: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

Hades For Mac Installer

7. Disconnect any nonessential USB or bluetooth devices plugged into your PC.

8. Windows 8 Users: If you get an error about D3DCompiler_47.dll being missing, you can download and install that from here:

If None Of These Solutions Works For You

We're happy to investigate further if none of these fixes allows you to start the game. You can get in touch via email by writing to [email protected] Please include the following files:

1. For Windows users, your DxDiag: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028644/windows-open-and-run-dxdiagexe
For Mac users, your system information: Spotlight search > System Information > File > Save > report.spx

2. Your Hades.log located here:
Windows: DocumentsSaved GamesHadesHades.log
macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Supergiant Games/Hades