Dead Island: Riptide

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Dead Island: Riptide
Dead island riptide.jpg
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
April 22, 2013
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 Dead Island: Riptide at Wikipedia
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Key points

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

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
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Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Dead Island: Riptide Helper[edit]

Includes options such as:

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Remove company logo/intro videosLink

  1. Right-click Dead Island Riptide within Steam and select Properties.
  2. Choose Set Launch Options
  3. Add -nologos and press OK.
  4. Close the window and launch the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Hackable Using a patch that fixes the position of the menus.[2]
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native This is the default behavior in windowed mode
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native Max refresh rate is 60Hz; can be changed.
High frame rate Unknown Max refresh rate is 60Hz; can be changed.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Information Affects gun physics.[3] Refer to Dead Island: Riptide Helper.

Fix Edit default_levels.xml[4]Link

  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]

Disadvantage Refresh rate is limited to 60Hz.

Fix Edit video config[5][6]Link

  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]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local co-op Impossible
LAN co-op Impossible
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

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


Issues unresolved[edit]

Audio problems[edit]

Disadvantage Some dialogue cannot be heard.[8]

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

Crash to desktop[edit]

Information 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]

Information Error message "Connection to game session is unavailable at this moment." is a catch-all for any form of failed connection.

Fix Multiplayer workaround using VPN[10]Link

Disadvantage You can only join other people who have tunngle installed and are connected to the same Tunngle Network.
Detailed explanation on this forum thread.

System requirements[edit]

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

References

  1. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719119190435/
  2. http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937420202737472/
  3. http://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/