Payday: The Heist

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Payday: The Heist
Release dates
October 20, 2011
Payday: The Heist at Steam Charts
Payday: The Heist at SteamDB
 Payday: The Heist at Wikipedia
Payday: The Heist 2011
The Wolf Pack
Mercy Hospital
Payday 2 2013
The Diamond Store Heist
Armored Transport
The Charlie Santa Heist
The Infamy Update
The Death Wish Update
The Election Day

General information

More information Official Website
More information Unofficial PAYDAY Wiki
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix -skip_introLink

  1. Find Payday: The Heist in your Steam Library.
  2. Right-click the game name.
  3. Select Properties.
  4. Select Set Launch Options....
  5. Input -skip_intro.
  6. Press OK.
  7. Launch the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]


Save game data location[edit]


Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video Settings.
Advanced Video Settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.png
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.png
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Gold.png
Field of view (FOV) Native Has adjustable sliders for normal and ADS view.
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]

Input Settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native
Full controller support Unknown
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Unknown


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Unknown
French Native Unknown Unknown
German Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Unknown Unknown


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN co-op Native 4 Still requires connection to Steam.[2]
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible


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]

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

Fix PhysX Beta Driver ProblemsLink

Information PAYDAY does not work properly with PhysX beta drivers, to fix it do the following:
  1. Exit Steam entirely.
  2. Uninstall NVidia PhysX from the control panel (use ADD/REMOVE program in Windows to do this).
  3. Go in your PAYDAY redist folder
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\payday the heist\redist\
  4. Run the DirectX installer
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\payday the heist\redist\DirectX\DXSETUP.exe
  5. Run the PhysX installer
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\payday the heist\redist\PhysX\PhysX_9.10.0513_SystemSoftware.exe
  6. Start Steam and play.

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

Fix Change renderer settings fileLink

Information Sometimes PAYDAY does not fit entirely to the user's screen even though the resolution is set to 1920x1080.
  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.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) P4 3 GHz or Athlon 3400+ Core 2 Duo or Athlon x2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA 7800GTX or ATI x1900 NVIDIA 260 or ATI 4850


  1. New 120Hz Games Report
  2. "lan?" - Steam Community Discussions