Quadrilateral Cowboy F.A.Q.

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What is Quadrilateral Cowboy?

Quadrilateral Cowboy is:
  • A first-person video game.
  • About hacking and heists.
  • Made by Blendo Games.

  • Where can I buy Quadrilateral Cowboy?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy can be purchased from:
  • Steam
  • blendogames.com
  • Humble Store

    These are the only official places to purchase Quadrilateral Cowboy. If you see the game being sold on any other site, please be wary.

  • What's included in the download?

    The Standard Edition includes:
  • Quadrilateral Cowboy.
  • Developer commentary.
  • Reference manual.

    The Deluxe Edition includes:
  • Everything in the Standard Edition.
  • The Quadrilateral Cowboy interactive art book.
  • PDFs for box art, poster, and papercraft characters.

  • What's in the Deluxe Edition's interactive art book?

    The art book is a separate program where you can:
  • Examine props in the interactive model viewer.
  • Browse concept art, notes, and sketches.
  • Take an audio tour in the interactive sound viewer.
  • Read developer commentary for various art assets.

  • How much does Quadrilateral Cowboy cost?

    The Standard Edition of Quadrilateral Cowboy is being sold for $19.99.

    The Deluxe Edition is $29.99. The Deluxe Edition includes an interactive art book.

    Which platform is Quadrilateral Cowboy available on?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy is available on:
  • Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Mac OSX 10.7 and above
  • Linux

  • Is this game as short as Gravity Bone or Thirty Flights of Loving?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy is significantly longer than Thirty Flights of Loving and Gravity Bone.

    Do I need to know programming in order to play this game?

    No. Quadrilateral Cowboy assumes you have zero knowledge in how to program.

    What accolades/awards has Quadrilateral Cowboy received?

    I'm thankful & incredibly lucky for the love shown to Quadrilateral Cowboy:
  • IndieCade 2013 Grand Jury Award winner
  • Fantastic Arcade 2013 Official Selection
  • Destructoid Top Ten Must-Play of PAX East 2013
  • South by Southwest 2014 Gamer's Voice Award nominee
  • Independent Games Festival 2014 Honorable Mention
  • XOXO Fest 2014 Official Selection
  • Mild Rumpus 2014 Official Selection

  • Museum of the Moving Image New York, 2014
  • EMP Museum Seattle, 2014

  • What company made Quadrilateral Cowboy?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy was made by Blendo Games.

    Blendo Games is a video game company founded in 2010 and located in Los Angeles, USA.

    Who made Quadrilateral Cowboy?

  • Brendon Chung: design, programming, art.
  • Tynan Wales: design.
  • Aaron Melcher: Mac/Linux porting.
  • Ethan Lee: Mac/Linux porting of the art book.

    And a bunch of wonderful friends who helped playtest and provided support.

  • Who made the music in the 2013 trailer video?

    The multi-talented Chris Remo made that wonderful music piece.

    Who made the 2016 release trailer?

    The release trailer was 100% conceived and made by:
  • Jake Rodkin
  • Derek Lieu
  • Erin Yvette
  • Chris Remo

  • How long did it take to make Quadrilateral Cowboy?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy spent a little over four years in development. The game began development in March 22, 2012 and shipped July 25, 2016.

    What technology does Quadrilateral Cowboy use?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy uses a modified version of id Software's idTech4 engine. It uses iodoom3 as its code base.

    SDL2 integration was done by Aaron Melcher.

    Where can I download the source code to Quadrilateral Cowboy?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy's source code can be found at my github page.

    Quadrilateral Cowboy uses the idTech 4 (Doom 3) engine. The source code is written in C++ and includes the solution files for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010.

    The source code is released under the GPL license.

    What DRM does Quadrilateral Cowboy use?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy doesn't use any DRM or copy protection.

    Can I use a gamepad to play?

    Quadrilateral Cowboy was designed for keyboard & mouse controls. Rudimentary gamepad support is included, but is not recommended.

    May I monetize a video of Quadrilateral Cowboy?


    Blendo Games permits monetization of productions such as review videos or "Let's Play" videos whereby a production site (e.g. YouTube, Twitch.tv) may pay you for views.

    Where can I learn more about Quadrilateral Cowboy's development process?

    You can read/watch the development at:
  • The Blendo Games blog.
  • The live development streams.

  • Does Quadrilateral Cowboy support mods?

    Yes. Quadrilateral Cowboy has full mod support, and features Steam Workshop support.

    Read the Quadrilateral Cowboy Mod Handbook to learn more, or visit the Mod discussion messageboard.

    How can I reset my settings?

    How to reset the game's settings:
    1. Locate the doomconfig.cfg file.
      You can find this file in: If you're on the non-Steam build: If you're using Linux:
    2. Delete doomconfig.cfg

    How do I open the config file for the Windows non-Steam version?

    1. Click on the Windows start button.
    2. Paste this in: %appdata%\blendogames\Quadrilateral Cowboy\base\
    3. Use a text editor to open the file: DoomConfig.cfg

    It's not running on my laptop

    Some laptops have two pieces of video hardware: a built-in internal graphics chip, and a separate video card. Sometimes the laptop needs to be manually told which one to use.

    Typically this setting can be accessed via the system tray, such as the Nvidia Settings program. Please check and make sure Quadrilateral Cowboy is using the video card, not the internal graphics chip.

    I'm getting the error message: "failed to open log file 'qconsole.log'"

    This crash generally happens when the computer's username has an umlaut, accent, or special character in it. I'm investigating solutions into this, but in the meantime:
    • You may be able to work around this issue by running Quadrilateral Cowboy with administrative privileges. (right-click on quadrilateralcowboy.exe and select Run as Administrator)
    • You may be able to work around this issue by going through the process of renaming your user folder.

    Where can I find the extra bonus material?

    The manual can be found at:

    If you have the art book, its bonus material is at:

    What are other games you've made?

    You can find all of my previous work listed at the Blendo Games site.

    Do you have a press kit for Quadrilateral Cowboy?

    Yup. Read the press kit here.

    I downloaded the game from blendogames.com and haven't received the confirmation email!

    The confirmation email sometimes gets diverted to one of the inbox folders. Please take a look into your Promotions folder, Spam folder, and Social folder.

    Is there a messageboard for Quadrilateral Cowboy?

    Yup. Click here to visit the messageboard.

    Is there a way to hide the crosshair/hud/UI?

    1. In Options > Advanced Options, enable Debug Console
    2. Press tilde (~)
    3. Type in: g_showhud 0
    Done! To re-enable the UI, type in: g_showhud 1

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