Deus Ex: Human Revolution
| Release dates
August 23, 2011
April 26, 2012
|Deus Ex: Invisible War||2003|
|Deus Ex: Human Revolution||2011|
|Tactical Enhancement Pack|
|Explosive Mission Pack|
|The Missing Link|
|Deus Ex: The Fall||2014|
- Technical Support Forum - official PC-specific tech forum
- Steam Community Discussions (Director's Cut)
- Steam Community Discussions
- Steam Users' Forums
- 1 Availability
- 2 Essential improvements
- 3 Game data
- 4 Video settings
- 5 Input settings
- 6 Audio settings
- 7 Issues unresolved
- 8 Issues fixed
- 8.1 Mouse lag/acceleration
- 8.2 Camera stuttering (stuttering while moving and looking around at the same time)
- 8.3 Pre-rendered cutscene flickering
- 8.4 Tutorial crash
- 8.5 Game lags and audio stutters with FX-Bulldozer CPU
- 8.6 Altered HUD Placement
- 8.7 Poor performance (Director's Cut)
- 8.8 Crash on start (Director's Cut, Windows 8 and newer)
- 9 System requirements
- 10 References
|Steam||Director's Cut. Includes all DLC and new features.|
|Retail||Original version (not the Director's Cut). Windows only.|
|Mac App Store||Includes all DLC but not the Director's Cut additions.|
- All Windows versions require Steam.
Skip introductions, cutscenes and videos
Instructions • Link
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.
Configuration file(s) location
|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
|Steam (Director's Cut)||Steam/userdata/<user-id>/238010/remote/|
|OS X (Mac App Store)|
The file naming convention appears to be this:
gameq- Quicksave file (from pressing F5)
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.
Augmented Edition Extras
Instructions • Link
|Widescreen resolution||See the WSGF entry for recommended settings.|
|Multi-monitor||See the WSGF entry for recommended settings.|
|Field of view (FOV)||100 is max.|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|High frame rate||No frame rate or refresh rate cap.|
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse acceleration||Although mouse acceleration is disabled, players could still experience some weird behaviors. See mouse "acceleration".|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Full controller support|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls||Music, Dialog, Sound Effects.|
|Mute on focus lost|
|Polish||Not available in Director's Cut; original version and DLC only.|
|Russian||Not available in Director's Cut; original version and DLC only.|
No Polish or Russian language support in Director's Cut
- 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.
- TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.
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".
- 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.
Changing free look speed in registry • Link
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):
Camera stuttering (stuttering while moving and looking around at the same time)
Fixing camera stuttering • Link
There are multiple solutions that people have reported work:
Pre-rendered cutscene flickering
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.
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
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.
Altered HUD Placement
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)
- Some players have reported poor performance with the Director's Cut version.
Crash on start (Director's Cut, Windows 8 and newer)
- Some players have reported that when starting the game, it crashes outright when the integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics adapter is enabled.
Disable the integrated display adapter • Link
|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)|| |
|Video card (GPU)|| NVIDIA GeForce 8 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series or better
|AMD Radeon HD 5850 or better|