Payday: The Heist

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Payday: The Heist
Payday: The Heist cover
Developers
Overkill Software
Publishers
Sony Online Entertainment
Engines
Diesel
Release dates
Windows October 20, 2011
Payday
Payday: The Heist 2011
Payday 2 2013

General information

Official Website
Unofficial PAYDAY Wiki
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
Steam
All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Wolfpack
Soundtrack Unlocks additional masks.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Launch the game with -skip_intro parameter

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\PAYDAY\renderer_settings.xml

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\PAYDAY\saves\<user-id>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\24240\remote\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Field of view (FOV)
Has adjustable sliders for normal (60-100°) and ADS (50-75°) view.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA forced via Nvidia Inspector: Performance(0x004412C1) IQ(0x004032C1)[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Character chatter not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op
Requires an internet connection for Steam authentication.[4]
Online play
4 Co-op
Not available in the Mac App Store version.[citation needed]

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 98-99
UDP (outbound) 98-99

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen on start up or random crashes during the game[edit]

Don't run PAYDAY with Teamspeak 3 or Ventrilo - both will likely cause the game to fail to load.
ALIENWARE users make sure you have AlienFX installed.
Update DirectX and PhysX

Not fitting to screen despite running at 1080p[edit]

Change renderer settings file
Sometimes PAYDAY does not fit entirely to the user's screen even though the resolution is set to 1920x1080.
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\PAYDAY\
  2. Edit renderer_settings.xml
  3. There are two lines of text. On the bottom line, find where it says resolution= and make sure that's followed by 1920 1080.
  4. Finally, then look for refresh_rate= and make sure that's followed by "60".
  5. The game should be running entirely in full screen now.

PhysX redistributable installation aborts[edit]

Fix everlasting first time setup
  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Run reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\Apps\24240 /v PhysXNew /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon XP 3400+
Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon X2
Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.4 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

References

  1. NVidia Anti-Aliasing Guide (updated)
  2. New 120Hz Games Report
  3. Twitter / OVERKILL_TM: @NewerBark Not at the moment, ...
  4. "lan?" - Steam Community Discussions