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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).
Disadvantage Editing .ini files prevents Dunwall City Trials scores to be posted to the leaderboards[3]

General information

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


Source(s) Store unlock Notes
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Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Movie configurationLink

  1. Open DishonoredEngine.ini with a text editor
  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.

Fix Delete/move/rename intro videosLink

Advantage Works without interfering with Dunwall City Trials scores
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\DishonoredGame\Movies\
  2. Delete, move or rename Legal.bik, LogoArkane.bik, LogoBethesda.bik, UE3_logo.bik, ZenimaxLegal.bik and ZenimaxLegalFR.bik.

Display/Hide HUD[edit]

  1. Open DishonoredInput.ini with a text editor
  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.[4]

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

  1. Open DishonoredEngine.ini with a text editor
  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).

Stop bodies from disappearing[edit]

Fix Increase Default Number of Bodies In AreasLink

  1. Open <path-to-game>\DishonoredGame\Config\DefaultAI.ini with a text editor
  2. Modify the values of m_CorpseAbsoluteMaximumCount=10 and m_CorpseIdealMaximumCount=5 as necessary.

Mute Note/Book Reading Ambient Sound Effect[edit]

Fix Mute Note/Book Reading SELink

  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\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

Mute all Powers Sound Effects[edit]

Fix Mute Powers SELink

  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\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

AA/AF fix[edit]

Fix Improve AA/AF[5]Link

  1. Download the Nvidia Inspector utility [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 decreasing 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.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Default UE settings %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\
In-game settings <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\205100\remote\options.sav
Window settings HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Arkane\Dishonored\

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Dishonored's video settings menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg Use Flawless Widescreen for the best experience.
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 paramter.[6]
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible Tested using Borderless Windowed and AutoHotKey.[7]
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable 4x by default; for higher values see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA and MLAA only.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[8]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Information FOV slider maximum is 110°; for higher settings use Racer_S FOV hack or the method below.[4]

Fix Add FOV hotkey[4]Link

  1. Open DishonoredInput.ini with a text editor
  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.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

  1. Open DishonoredEngine.ini with a text editor
  2. Find the line MaxAnisotropy
  3. Change value to desired level 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 and save the document.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native 5.1 but center channel is flaky[9]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native No option to turn it off.

Issues unresolved[edit]

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

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.

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

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

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

Generic placeholder images are replacing some 2D icons and images in-game.[10]

Game crash at startup[edit]

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

Fix Game crash at startupLink

  1. Delete remotecache.vdf
  2. Disable Steam Cloud (close settings window).
  3. Enable Steam Cloud (close settings window).
  4. Let Steam sync your saved games.
  5. Launch Dishonored.

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Bright screen bug

Fix white/bright screen

  1. Right-click on Dishonored in the Steam client and click Properties.
  2. Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

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

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

Or simply run Steam as administrator and start the game. Accept all installation requests. After closing and restarting the game without running as an administrator, the dialogs will be gone.

Texture Pop-in When Switching Weapons[edit]

  1. Open 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.

System requirements[edit]

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
DirectX 9 compatible
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.[11]


  1. ▶ ► WTF Is... - Dishonored ? - YouTube
  2. A look at Dishonored’s many UI options | Bethesda Blog
  3. Dishonored Graphics (TWEAKS) - Steam Users' Forums
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 How to change FOV in Dishonored - Reddit
  5. Dishonored Graphics (TWEAKS) - Steam Users' Forums
  6. Dishonored crash issues affect PC version, Bethesda advise workaround | PCGamesN
  7. Tested by Andytizer.
  8. New 120Hz Games Report
  9. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  10. Missing image files in new DLC - Steam community discussions
  11. Dishonored on XP & XP x64 - Steam Users' Forums