| Release dates
September 6, 2011
April 2, 2014
|Dead Island Ripper Mod|
|Dead Island Ryder White DLC|
|Dead Island Bloodbath Arena DLC|
|Dead Island: Riptide||2013|
|Dead Island Epidemic||TBA|
|Escape Dead Island||2014|
|Dead Island 2||2015|
- The Dead Island Helper utility can be used to fix many bugs and tweak many advanced Dead Island settings, such as field of view and advanced graphics settings. Only use manual tweaks if it does not work for you.
- DLC can no longer be purchased separately on Steam
- 1 Availability
- 2 Essential improvements
- 3 Game data
- 4 Video settings
- 5 Input settings
- 6 Audio settings
- 7 Network
- 8 Issues fixed
- 9 System requirements
- 10 References
|Retail||Game of the Year Edition only.|
|Steam||Windows and OS X.|
|Amazon.com||Region locked, cannot be used in Europe.|
|Mac App Store||OS X only.|
- The Game of the Year Edition is a complete edition with all DLC.
- Dead Island Helper - The easiest way to apply fixes and tweaks to Dead Island.
Configuration file(s) location
Save game data location
|Steam Cloud||Syncs save games and settings.|
|Field of view (FOV)||See Field of view (FOV)|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)||Can be forced through the NVIDIA Control Panel/AMD Control Center.|
|Anti-aliasing (AA)||Can be forced through the NVIDIA Control Panel/AMD Control Center.|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|High frame rate||No frame rate or refresh rate cap.|
- Widescreen Fixer supports this game.
Edit default_levels.xml • Link
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Controller support||XInput controllers only. OS X controller support requires the Tattiebogle OS X driver.|
|Full controller support|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls||Music, SFX, Speech|
|Surround sound||Possibly up to 7.1 . See below if problems|
|Mute on focus lost|
If you have installed mods or edited the .xml for characters, all clients need the same mods in order to play.
It should also be noted that challenges are global, so if you are close to killing for instance 1 million zombies with one characters, and you play co-op with another and hit one million total kills, this character will gain all the XP from completing the challenge
- You can find various fixes in the FAQ on the Steam Community Discussions page for Dead Island.
- If you don't want to manually apply some of these tweaks check out tools section at end of the page.
Long Load Times
Some users are experiencing ridiculously long load times when doing things like loading the menu, game, etc. It can literally take over 5-10 minutes for some people. Oddly enough, this may relate to error logging that is done by the game.
Mark crash.log as a Read Only • Link
Co-op Error Message: "The game you have tried to join is no longer available"
Loud Distorted Audio
Dead Island has a compatibility problem with 7.1 output devices, this includes Logitech USB headsets (G35, G930) and 7.1 sound devices that use 3.5 mm analog connections. This issue is typically immediately recognizable when reaching the title screen and hearing a loud, frightening, distorted noise; this issue also carries over into the gameplay. This issue was present in Dead Island: Riptide, but was corrected by Techland. Techland has yet to correct the issue with the first Dead Island game. The definitive solution is to set your device to anything below 7.1 but other options exist that may help.
Change Windows Speaker Configuration • Link
Edit Audio.scr • Link
This will fix the game's sound partly, because static might still occur however most of the problem is over.
If this fix does not work, there is an alternative solution to static and crackling problems.
Empty Audio.scr • Link
It is recommended that you backup the
Audio.scr file before doing this, though if you don't you can always just delete the file and the game will create a new one.
Game Crashes With Message: Problem Event: BEX
Users whose player names have non-English characters experience game crashes with this error message:
Problem event name: BEX App Name: DeadIslandGame.exe App version: 22.214.171.124 App timestamp: 4f100716 Fault module name: MSVCR90.dll Fault module version: 9.0.30729.6161 Fault module timestamp: 4dace5b9 Exception offset: 00036d36 Exception code: c0000417 Exception data 00000000 OS version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional info 1: 364e Additional info 2:364ecf2f9e26d8075e002643326a0340 Additional info 3: 1f40 Additional info 4: 1f4001d1190a4d768106236129b38e30c.
Change your player name, such as your Steam name, to exclude non-English characters. • Link
|Operating system (OS)|| |
|Processor (CPU)|| |
Core2Duo 2.66 GHz
|System memory (RAM)||1 GB||4 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)|| |
|Video card (GPU)|| ATI 2600XT
512 MB of VRAM
| GeForce 9600 |
1 GB of VRAM