| Release dates
September 6, 2011
|Dead Island Ripper Mod|
|Dead Island Ryder White DLC|
|Dead Island Bloodbath Arena DLC|
|Dead Island: Riptide||2013|
|Dead Island Epidemic||TBA|
- 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 Issues fixed
- 8 System requirements
- 9 References
|Retail||Game of the Year Edition only.|
|Amazon.com||Region locked, cannot be used in Europe.|
- All versions require Steam.
- 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 driver control panel|
|Anti-aliasing (AA)||Can be forced through driver control panel|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|High frame rate||No frame rate or refresh rate cap.|
Edit default_levels.xml • Link
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Full controller support|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls|
|Surround sound||Possibly up to 7.1 . See below if problems|
|Mute on focus lost|
- 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"
Users using surround sound headsets such as the Logitech G35 will experience a lot of static or crackling to the point of actual damaging to the hearing when using the base game. There is no definite fix for this however there is a way to change it in the files.
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.
|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