Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut

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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
Release dates
October 31, 2013
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut at Steam Charts
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut at SteamDB
 Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut at Wikipedia

Key points

Disadvantage Resolution is locked to 1280x720.
Disadvantage No graphical options.
Disadvantage A game-breaking bug occurs at a specific point and corrupts your save file so make sure you read this before you start playing so that you're prepared.
Advantage Durante released DPfix in order to address these issues.

General information

More information Community Discussions
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Source(s) Store unlock Notes DRM-free
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\config.cnf

Save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\savedata\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable 1280x720 only; for other resolutions use DPfix and set in DPfix.ini.
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Use DPfix to turn on Borderless Window.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Can be set in DPfix.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable Can be set in DPfix.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings.
In game settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native Set in launcher. Some keys are hard-coded.
Mouse acceleration Impossible Strong negative acceleration is present.
Mouse input in menus Impossible
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native Patched, but people are still having problems.
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native See Controller remapping
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Controller remapping[edit]

  • The game's launcher allows to rebind all the buttons as well as triggers. However the game uses DirectInput, instead of modern XInput API - because of that, it's highly recommended not to bind Look / Draw Weapon to Left Trigger and Attack to Right Trigger, as pressing both will result in no action being taken.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Sliders for BGM, SV and CV volume.
Surround sound Impossible Autodetection, with some surround support. Main audio only stereo.
Subtitles Native Multi-language.
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible

Issues fixed[edit]

Infinite weapon wheel spinning bug[edit]

Disadvantage Needs confirmation

While you're ingame and the wheel doesn't stop spinning, unplug all controllers and Close XInput Emulators.

If the problem isn't fixed restart the game and then cycle through the weapon wheel with your keyboard bindings.

Alternately you can use DPfix to turn off controller support, which completely solves this issue

Frame rate issues[edit]

It's been confirmed by multiple people that rebooting your PC solves problems with the frame rate.

Game crashes when entering a car[edit]

Just like the frame rate issues, this problem can be solved by rebooting your PC.

Black Screen with DPfix on Startup[edit]

It has been confirmed that the fix as of the 1.01 patch is to set disableJoystick 1 in DPfix.ini to 0 to fix black screen/freezing on startup. Tested on version 0.9.1 of DPfix.

Crash at the begin of Episode 2 Chapter 9 corrupts savegame[edit]

A common occurrence is for the game to crash during the cutscenes at the start of Episode 2 Chapter 9 (the chapter starts right after you unlock the office in the Art Gallery and the cutscene with Diane plays) and corrupt the save file. The cutscenes should be skipped to avoid this.

A save file made right after these cutscenes is available here.

Controller not detected in launcher[edit]

Fix Set controller as preferred deviceLink

  1. Open the Start screen/Start menu, type joy.cpl and press Enter.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Ensure your controller is set as the preferred device.
  4. Click OK to save your changes and close the window.

Launcher options constantly scroll up[edit]

Remove all possible Bluetooth devices, such as a Wii Remote.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz Intel Quad Core 1.6 GHz or AMD Quad Core 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
8 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4890
1 GB of VRAM