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Release dates
October 9, 2012
Dishonored at Steam Charts
Dishonored at SteamDB
 Dishonored at Wikipedia

Key points

Information DLC is not directly accessible from the main menu.
Advantage Generally regarded as a high-quality PC port.[1][2]
Advantage Includes FOV slider, to go above 110° see Field of view (FOV).
Advantage No frame rate or refresh rate cap.

General information

More information Bethesda Softworks Forums - PC hardware and software forum
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


[edit] Availability

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
GamersGate Steamicon.png
GameStop Steamicon.png
Green Man Gaming Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png
Information All versions require Steam.

[edit] Essential improvements

[edit] Skip intro videos

Fix Movie configurationLink

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredEngine.ini
  2. To disable all movies, find the line bForceNoStartupMovies=false and replace false with true
  • Alternatively, to disable specific movies, add a semicolon before the corresponding line. For example ;StartupMovies=LogoBethesda will disable the Bethesda logo.

[edit] Display/Hide HUD

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredInput.ini
  2. Add this line m_PCBindings=(Name="F6",Command="ShowHUD true")
  3. Press F6 to hide or display HUD.
Information Removing the HUD also eliminates the letterbox in cutscenes.[3]

[edit] Increase texture detail at larger distances (disable mipmapping)

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredEngine.ini
  2. To disable mipmapping for world-textures (which should be most noticable), find the line TEXTUREGROUP_World=(MinLODSize=256,MaxLODSize=2048,LODBias=0) and replace it with TEXTUREGROUP_World=(MinLODSize=256,MaxLODSize=2048,LODBias=0,NumStreamedMips=0)
  3. Similarly, to disable mipmapping for any other texture group, simply append NumStreamedMips=0 inside the parentheses, making sure to add the needed comma(s).

[edit] Stop bodies from disappearing

Fix Increase Default Number of Bodies In AreasLink

  1. Open the configuration file DefaultAI.ini which can be found in the following folder: Steam\steamapps\common\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\
  2. Modify the values of m_CorpseAbsoluteMaximumCount=10 and m_CorpseIdealMaximumCount=5 as necessary.

[edit] Mute Note/Book Reading Ambient Sound Effect

Fix Mute Note/Book Reading SELink

  1. Open the following folder: Steam\steamapps\common\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\CookedPCConsole\
  2. To mute the sound effect simply rename the file Bank_UI_Ingame_Note.pck to something else, such as Bank_UI_Ingame_Note.backup

[edit] Mute all Powers Sound Effects

Fix Mute Powers SELink

  1. Open the following folder: Steam\steamapps\common\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\CookedPCConsole\
  2. To mute the sound effect simply rename the file Bank_Power_Player.pck to something else, such as Bank_Power_Player.backup

[edit] AA/AF fix

Fix Improve AA/AF[4]Link

  1. Download the Nvidia Inspector ultility [1] or the AMD alternative [2]
  2. Open the Dishonored Driver Profile in the utility
  3. make your driver profile look something like this [3]
  4. note that you can improve the AA/AF by stepping it up to 8x ( or more), and decresing the LOD Bias (lower numbers are better) if your computer is powerful enough
  5. make sure your INI file doesn't have any tweaks to AA and AF, otherwise the game may not render properly.

[edit] Game data

[edit] Configuration file(s) location

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame

[edit] Save game data location

Windows Steam\userdata\<user-id>\205100\

[edit] Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native Syncs save games and settings.
GameSave Manager Native

[edit] Video settings

Dishonored's video settings menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.png
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.png For the best experience use Flawless Widescreen.
Field of view (FOV) Native Slider maximum is 110°; for higher settings see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native Menu option, and can also be set using -windowed launch paramter.[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible Tested using Borderless Windowed and AutoHotKey.[6]
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable 4x by default; for higher values see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA and MLAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[7]

[edit] Field of view (FOV)

Information FOV slider maximum is 110°; this change allows much higher settings.[3]

Fix Add FOV hotkey[3]Link

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredInput.ini
  2. Go down to the line m_PCBindings=(Name="Zero",Command="GBA_Shortcut_9")
  3. Add a new line below it: m_PCBindings=(Name="F4",Command="FOV 120")
  4. Change 120 to the FOV you want and save your changes.
  5. Press F4 during gameplay to use the new FOV.

[edit] Anisotropic filtering (AF)

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredEngine.ini
  2. Find the line MaxAnisotropy
  3. Change value to desired level 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 and save the document.

[edit] Input settings

Dishonored's keyboard shortcuts.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native Mouse smoothing option is on by default. Slider in menu for smoothing/acceleration.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native Supports both auto-aim and aim assist
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

[edit] Audio settings

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native 5.1 but center channel is flaky
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native No option to turn it off.

[edit] Issues unresolved

[edit] Knife of Dunwall: Crashing during the third act

The DLC appears to crash a lot for people in the third act, no solution.

Possible solution:

Fix Crash during third actLink

  1. Go to the end of the act and talk to Billie Lurk.
  2. When Billie Lurk ask you to exit the say "NO".
  3. Save the game.
  4. Go and talk to Billie Lurk again.
  5. Say "Yes" and exit the level.

[edit] Knife of Dunwall: Low resolution textures on butchers

The game is using the low detail textures on butchers instead of the high detail textures.

[edit] Knife of Dunwall: Missing 2D image files

Generic placeholder images are replacing some 2D icons and images in-game.[8]

[edit] Game crash at startup

Information Some users report that turning Steam Cloud off and on again solves the problem.

Fix Game crash at startupLink

  1. Go to Steam\userdata\<user-id>\205100
  2. Delete remotecache.vdf
  3. Disable Steam Cloud (close settings window).
  4. Enable Steam Cloud (close settings window).
  5. Let Steam sync your saved games.
  6. Launch Dishonored.

[edit] Issues fixed

[edit] Screen turns white or very bright randomly during gameplay

Bright screen bug

Fix white/bright screen

  1. Right-click on Dishonored in the Steam client and click Properties.
  2. Uncheck Enable Steam Community In-Game.

[edit] "First time setup" runs every time game is started

Run the following from the command line:

32-bit: reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\Apps\205100 /v PhysXRedist /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

64-bit: reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\205100 /v PhysXRedist /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

[edit] Not remembering settings in offline mode

Fixed in patch 1.2.[9]

[edit] Texture Pop-in When Switching Weapons

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredEngine.ini
  2. Change the values of both MipFadeInSpeed0 and MipFadeInSpeed1 to 0
Information Please note that unless the high quality texture can be loaded right away by your computer, this can make the texture pop-in even more noticeable, since it only disable the fade that is meant to hide the transition from low to high quality texture.

[edit] System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 3.0 GHz Dual Core 2.4 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
9 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce GTX 460
Radeon HD 5850
512 MB of VRAM
GeForce GTX 460
Radeon HD 5850
768 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Information Although official system requirements show Windows Vista as a minimum, the game does run on Windows XP.[10]


  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2
  4. Dishonored Graphics (TWEAKS) - Steam Users' Forums
  6. Tested by Andytizer.
  7. New 120Hz Games Report

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