Deus Ex

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Deus Ex
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Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
June 26, 2000
Mac OS
July 27, 2000
Deus Ex at WineHQ
Deus Ex at Steam Charts
Deus Ex at SteamDB
 Deus Ex at Wikipedia
Deus Ex
Deus Ex 2000
Deus Ex: Invisible War 2003
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Tactical Enhancement Pack
Explosive Mission Pack
The Missing Link
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut 2013
Deus Ex: The Fall 2014

Key points

Information Vastly improved graphically by the New Vision mod, which replaces the majority of in game textures with high definition replacements.
Advantage Based on Unreal Engine 1, so an official SDK level editor is available, resulting in a number of gameplay-improving mods for download.
Advantage Kentie's Deus Exe and Direct3D 10 renderer fix various performance, visual and compatibility problems on modern systems.

General information

More information GameFAQs Forum - this forum is relatively active and contains discussion & bugfixes
More information The Nameless Mod Forums - contains information relevant to most Deus Ex mods including New Vision
More information GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
GamersGate DRM details are not known DRM: SecuROM
GOG.com DRM-free
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Can be played without Steam using Deus Exe.
Retail Disc check Disc check; see Run without the CD or Steam.
Information Several demo versions of Deus Ex are available at Planet Deus Ex, including the first two missions as well as a Macintosh version.

Version differences[edit]

While the Steam version is cheaper, the GOG.com version has no DRM and offers bonus free content.

Essential improvements[edit]

1.112fm patch[edit]

The 1.112fm patch fixes various bugs and adds multiplayer. Digital distribution versions already include this patch as do some retail re-releases.

Deus Exe[edit]

Kentie's Deus Exe is an updated executable that integrates support for various features. It does not work with the GameStop (Impulse) version of Deus Ex.

This fix will replace the existing deusex.exe file within the folder. If you want to be able to uninstall it, backup the main executable beforehand.

Fix Using Deus ExeLink

  1. Install Deus Ex normally. For CD versions you must choose the full install option.
  2. Download the latest version of Deus Exe.
  3. Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package (x86).
  4. Extract the Deus Exe files to Deus Ex\System folder, replacing the existing deusex.exe when prompted.
  5. Set your options in the pre-game launcher.

Direct3D 10 renderer[edit]

Kentie's Direct3D 10 renderer improves compatibility with modern systems and adds native support for various features including anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering and multi-monitor resolutions.

  • If you are using Deus Exe, install the renderer then choose Direct3D 10 Support in the launcher.
  • If you are using the original Deus Ex, install the renderer then run Deus Ex in Safe Mode and choose Direct3D 10 Support from the list.

Run without the CD or Steam[edit]

Use Deus Exe.

For retail versions you can also edit deusex.ini and remove the line for CdPath.

Mods[edit]

A number of mods have been released for Deus Ex which include improvements to texture quality and gameplay adjustments:

Deus Ex: New Vision[edit]

Deus Ex: New Vision replaces the vast majority of the games texture files with HD remakes, drastically improving the visual appeal of the game. It is compatible with Kentie's Custom Launcher, however note that to use these improved textures an additional renderer is required. 2 are included in the New Vision download, one for DirectX and one for OpenGL, and a video demonstrating full installation of the mod with Kentie's Launcher can be found here.

Deus Ex HDTP[edit]

Deus Ex HDTP (High Definition Texture Project) is an unfinished mod which aimed to remodel and retexture the majority of the games assets. A first version was released before the project was left unfinished which included a remodelled Gunther Hermann and several new objects and weapons with new models and textures. Notably this release is compatible with Deus Ex: New Vision and Kentie's Launcher.

Shifter[edit]

Shifter fixes many common annoyances with the game, including improved enemy AI and a restructured augmentation system which replaces augmentations considered obsolete by the developer of the mod. Note however that this mod makes the game significantly easier by increasing the number of skill points awarded and items dropped among other things.

  • BioMod is an alternative extension to Shifter, further adding game changing features such as autosave and automated augmentations. Also notable is the removal of Shifter's awarding of skill points for kills.

The Nameless Mod[edit]

The Nameless Mod is an extensive conversion of Deus Ex which provides a new storyline within the Unreal 1 engine set outside of the Deus Ex universe. This modification is fully voiced and includes many new weapons and features.

Deus Ex: Nihilum[edit]

Deus Ex: Nihilum (also known as DXN, DEN and Nihilum) is a "mod taking place in an alternate Deus Ex continuity". It takes some content from other mods and provides around 10 hours of gameplay. It includes around 3.5 hours of voice work and 2 hours of new audio.

More Mods[edit]

Game data[edit]

Kentie's Deus Ex modern launcher - Settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\System
Windows (Kentie's launcher) %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Deus Ex\System
Mac OS

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\Save
Windows (Kentie's launcher) %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Deus Ex\Save
Mac OS

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Silver.svg Set with Deus Exe.
Multi-monitor Hackable Grading incomplete Use Deus Exe together with the Direct3D 10 renderer.
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Set with Deus Exe.
Windowed Native See Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible Deus Exe v6 Readme: "Todo: add borderless window fullscreen mode."
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable Use the Direct3D 10 renderer and set in preferences.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable Use the Direct3D 10 renderer and set in preferences.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Hackable Use the Direct3D 10 renderer and set in preferences.
High frame rate Hackable Use the Direct3D 10 renderer.[1]

Windowed[edit]

Toggled in Settings->Display or by using Alt+ Enter, but this doesn't affect start-up. Also, only the software renderer and Direct3D 10 renderer properly handle adjusting brightness in Windowed mode. (OpenGL renderer will adjust brightness but affects the entire screen.)

Use Deus Exe or modify DeuxEx.ini (line StartupFullscreen) to start in Windowed mode.

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Hackable Set with Deus Exe.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Hackable Must be enabled through console command preferences. Under Display, set UseJoystick to "true". Note: Default settings unplayable.
Full controller support Impossible Menus (including console login) don't support controllers.
Controller remapping Hackable In preferences, adjust sensitivity under Joystick, and input under Advanced -> Raw Key Bindings.
Controller Y-axis inversion Hackable

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music, Sound effects, Speech.
Surround sound Native Up to 7.0 output[2]. May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Subtitles Native Located under Game options.
Closed captions Native
Mute on focus lost Impossible

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
German Native Impossible Native Use Deus Ex - Deutsche Textdateien.
Polish Native Impossible Native Fan translation can be downloaded from Portal24h.

Network[edit]

Information Multiplayer for the retail version requires the 1.112fm patch; digital distribution versions are already patched.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native 16
Online play Native 16

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Native Enter in-game or use deusex:// URL.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7790-7792
UDP (outbound) 7790-7792, 27900

Issues fixed[edit]

32-bit color won't enable[edit]

Use Deus Exe. Alternately, set 32-bit color in-game and restart the game before changing any other settings.

Audio stutter/game crashing due to audio subsystem[edit]

Use Deus Exe. If problems persist, adjust the audio latency setting in the launcher.

Crash when Enabling 32-bit color[edit]

Enabling 32-bit color can cause some systems to crash with a D3D error. This is fixable by installing an alternative renderer or switching to the OpenGL renderer in the graphics options. Also note this crash can be fixed by ensuring your copy is patched up to 1.112fm (all versions except retail copies will most likely already be patched to this).

Error message crash on startup[edit]

Generally speaking the error message will detail the subsystem in which the crash occurred in so you can narrow down the possible causes. You can also access the game's logfile (Deus Ex\system\deusex.log) for additional information.

Game Speed Inconsistent/Jerkiness[edit]

Use Deus Exe.

Flashlight key conflicts with Steam screenshot key[edit]

Deus Ex default flashlight key is F12, which is also default key for taking screenshots in Steam.

In the main menu, open Settings -> Keyboard/Mouse, and scroll until you see F12. Double click on that line, and choose whichever key you want to use as the flashlight.

You can also change the screenshot key in Steam settings (View > Settings > In-Game > Screenshot shortcut key).

Large-scale graphical glitches[edit]

This is usually caused by the chosen renderer. Launch Deus Ex in Safe Mode and change to a different renderer. If problems persist, try the Direct3D 10 renderer.

Shadows appear scratchy/green[edit]

Use the Direct3D 10 renderer.

GUI scaling issues[edit]

Use Deus Exe and set the GUI scaling option appropriately.

SDK[edit]

After the release of the 1.112fm patch Ion Storm released an official SDK for the game which includes a full level editor and conversation editor. Note however that it is possible to crash the SDK by excessively spawning some items including rockets.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz or AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible

References

  1. New 120Hz Games Report
  2. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up