Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Release dates
August 23, 2011
April 26, 2012
Deus Ex: Human Revolution at Steam Charts
Deus Ex: Human Revolution at SteamDB
 Deus Ex: Human Revolution 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: The Fall 2014

General information

More information Technical Support Forum - official PC-specific tech forum
More information Steam Community Discussions (Director's Cut)
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Steam Steamicon.png Director's Cut. Includes all DLC and new features.
Retail Steamicon.png Original version (not the Director's Cut). Windows only.
Mac App Store MacAppStore.png Includes all DLC but not the Director's Cut additions.
Information All Windows versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip introductions, cutscenes and videos[edit]

Fix InstructionsLink

  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\deus ex - human revolution and make a backup of patch0.000.
  2. Download the No Intro Fix and extract the contents to C:\Steam\steamapps\common\deus ex - human revolution.

ENB visual mod[edit]

Boris Vorontsov, the same who wrote the GTA:IV improve visuals, created a mod that changes the effects of lighting and smoke for improved visuals. This mod only runs in DX9 and will degrade performance. A gallery is available on his page for comparison.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows (Director's Cut) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HRDC\
Windows (original) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR\

Save game data location[edit]

Steam (Director's Cut) Steam/userdata/<user-id>/238010/remote/
Windows (original) Steam\userdata\<user-id>\28050\remote\
OS X (Mac App Store)

The file naming convention appears to be this:

  • gameq - Quicksave file (from pressing F5)
  • gamea1 and gamea2 - Autosave files. Not sure yet if it alternates or if 2 is always the most recent.
  • gamer# (where # is 1 - 99) - Manual save files. A maximum number of 99 different save files are allowed at anytime.
  • saveindex - An index to all the save files. The save files will be useless if this file is missing/corrupted from the folder.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Augmented Edition Extras[edit]

Fix InstructionsLink

  1. Open the Steam client and go to the Library.
  2. Select Tools from the drop-down menu at the top.
  3. Install the Deus Ex: Human Revolution bonus content.

Video settings[edit]

Video 1/3 settings.
Video 2/3 settings.
Video 3/3 settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.png See the WSGF entry for recommended settings.
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Gold.png See the WSGF entry for recommended settings.
Field of view (FOV) Native 100 is max.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible Although mouse acceleration is disabled, players could still experience some weird behaviors. See mouse "acceleration".
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Mouse "acceleration"[edit]

Fix Fix mouse lag[2]Link

  1. Open regedit
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR
  3. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Pitch to 00 00 00 00
  4. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Yaw to 00 00 00 00
  5. Re-adjust your mouse speed in game, no acceleration

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music, Dialog, Sound Effects.
Surround sound Native 7.0
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Native Native
Italian Native Native Native
Polish Native Impossible Native Not available in Director's Cut; original version and DLC only.
Russian Native Unknown Native Not available in Director's Cut; original version and DLC only.
Spanish Native Native Native

Issues unresolved[edit]

No Polish or Russian language support in Director's Cut[edit]

Disadvantage The Director's Cut does not support Polish or Russian. The only workaround is to buy the original version of the game and its DLC.

Issues fixed[edit]

Information TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

Mouse lag/acceleration[edit]

Some users report that the mouse feels laggy and looking around feels unnatural. Some have attributed this to an implementation of mouse acceleration, however Eidos developer Jimo has stated that there is "no mouse smoothing applied in DXHR".

Information The problem may simply be input lag which is usually related to V-Sync. Disabling V-Sync seems to fix input lag for most users.

Fix Changing free look speed in registryLink

Other users, under the impression that the game implemented mouse smoothing, seem to have found a registry setting that modifies mouse behavior and have had some success with editing it to fix mouse lag. Use these steps (listed below) to edit this specific registry setting (Be sure to back up your registry before making any changes):

  1. Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR"
  2. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Pitch from 6e 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00
  3. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Yaw from 86 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00
  4. Re-adjust your mouse speed in game, no acceleration

Camera stuttering (stuttering while moving and looking around at the same time)[edit]

Fix Fixing camera stutteringLink

There are multiple solutions that people have reported work:

  • Change the ingame setting "fullscreen" to "no". If you hit Alt+ Enter the game will go back to fullscreen, but the stuttering should be gone.
  • If this doesn't fix stuttering in fullscreen but does fix it in windowed mode for Windows 7 users, right-click 'dxhr.exe' and open up the Properties window, then navigate to the Compatibility tab and check 'disable visual themes' and 'disable desktop composition.' This could possibly fix stuttering in fullscreen.
  • Stuttering can also be reduced by turning off triple buffering in the game menu.
  • If you're playing in DX9 mode, you may try using Boris Vorontsov's ENBSeries SPEED IMPLANT.
  • Reinstall the redists located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Deus Ex - Human Revolution\redist and restart your computer
  • The last possible solution would be to use DX11 mode (VSync enabled) and then go in to the registry.
  1. (Windows-key + R).
  2. Type in 'regedit' and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR folder

Pre-rendered cutscene flickering[edit]

There is an issue that affects players using AMD Crossfire whereby pre-rendered cutscenes, e.g. the opening scene, will flicker very visibly and be impossible to watch. To fix this, simply change the AMD Crossfire X mode for dehr.exe to "optimize 1x1" in the Catalyst Control center.

This issue has been fixed in the game's latest patch.

Tutorial crash[edit]

If your game crashes when a tutorial pops up and only shows black, go into the game options and disable tutorials.

Game lags and audio stutters with FX-Bulldozer CPU[edit]

If you own an AMD Bulldozer CPU and the game is laggy (or the audio is stuttering), you can download and run a program called Orochi-Ceg that may fix the issue. It should be noted that this solution is temporary and that it may have already been fixed by your motherboard manufacturer. You are recommended to search for a BIOS update on their website for a permanent fix.

You should not, in any case, run this program if you have an Intel processor.

There are modified unofficial BIOSes that you can run that may also fix the issues. Use of these BIOSes are at your own discretion.

GA-M68MT-S2 (3.x) - FCd

Altered HUD Placement[edit]

Some users have discovered an issue where the HUD moves itself to the left-middle of the screen, as though it were placed for a different resolution. Although a restart of the game usually fixes it, this may not be the case for everyone. This thread, on Eidos' forums, details a number of other fixes users have tried, successfully, to remedy the fix.

Poor performance (Director's Cut)[edit]

Information Some players have reported poor performance with the Director's Cut version.

Fix Change registry settings[4]Link

  1. Open the Registry Editor (open the Start screen/Start menu, type regedit, press Enter).
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HRDC
  3. Open dword AllowJobStealing and set it to 0
  4. Nvidia users only: go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HRDC\Graphics and change AtiForceFetch4 to 0

Crash on start (Director's Cut, Windows 8 and newer)[edit]

Information Some players have reported that when starting the game, it crashes outright when the integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics adapter is enabled.

Fix Disable the integrated display adapterLink

  1. Right-click the Start corner (or press Win+X) and choose Device Manager.
  2. Expand Display adapters.
  3. Right-click Intel(R) HD Graphics, choose Disable. Confirm when prompted.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 / Intel Core 2 Quad or better
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista, 7) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series or better
AMD Radeon HD 5850 or better


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