Dead Island: Riptide

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Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island: Riptide cover
Developers
Techland
Publishers
Deep Silver
Engines
Chrome Engine 5
Release dates
Windows April 22, 2013
Dead Island
Dead Island 2011
Dead Island: Riptide 2013
Escape Dead Island 2014
Dead Island: Definitive Edition 2016
Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition 2016
Dead Island: Retro Revenge 2016
Dead Island 2 TBA

This page is for the original release. For the Definitive Edition, see Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition.

Key points

Dead Island: Riptide Helper utility is highly recommended for editing hidden settings.
Reports of poor frame rates[1] and problems connecting to multiplayer/cooperative games.

General information

Port Report: Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island Wiki
Steam fixes thread - well-maintained and up to date.
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Amazon.com Complete Edition only.
Amazon.co.uk Complete Edition only.
Origin
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Fashion Victim
Survivor Pack

Essential improvements[edit]

Dead Island: Riptide Helper[edit]

Allows you to tweak a variety of normally inaccessible game settings to disable certain visual effects, modify key binds and much more.
Not compatible with Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition.[2]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -nologos command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Riptide\out\Settings\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\91310\remote\out\save
Dead Island: Riptide saves in the same folder where Dead Island saves, but uses different extensions for its files (*.prr, *.sar).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Affects gun physics.[3] Refer to Dead Island: Riptide Helper.
Edit default_levels.xml[4]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Riptide
  2. Make a new folder called data and a folder inside that one called skills
  3. Go to DI in the installation folder.
  4. Open Data0.pak with 7-Zip or similar.
  5. Go into the skills folder.
  6. Copy default_levels.xml to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Riptide\data\skills
  7. Edit default_levels.xml
  8. Change the FOV to what you want and save your changes.

Change maximum refresh rate[edit]

Refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz.
Edit video config[5][6]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Riptide\out\Settings or <path-to-game>\DI\Out\Settings
  1. Open Video.scr
  2. Set MaxRefresh(60) to above 60, e.g. MaxRefresh(120) and save.

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects, dialogue.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Always muted.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

In-game network settings.
In-game network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Supports public and private lobbies.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Audio problems[edit]

Some dialogue cannot be heard.[8]

Audio recording and many conversations do not have sound when playing in Spanish.

Audio disappears when leaving a vehicle and a crackling sounds appears when entering a vehicle.

Crash to desktop[edit]

Reports of crashing to desktop on startup[9]

To prevent game from crashing to desktop, go to Options -> Online and select Single Player as Game Type.

Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot connect to multiplayer games[edit]

Error message "Connection to game session is unavailable at this moment." is a catch-all for any form of failed connection.
Multiplayer workaround using VPN[10]
You can only join other people who have tunngle installed and are connected to the same Tunngle Network.

Detailed explanation on this forum thread.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Interface Berkelium
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 2600XT
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 9600
1 GB of VRAM

References

  1. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719119190435/
  2. Playwrite: Regarding Dead Island Helper for Dead Island: Definitive Edition
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBpn2DDYtoc
  4. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719108686382/
  5. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937261930665840/
  6. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2101250
  7. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  8. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719112851566/
  9. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937261927062901/
  10. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937261942573527/