Payday: The Heist

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Payday: The Heist
Release dates
October 20, 2011
Payday: The Heist at WineHQ
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
The Shadow Raid Heist
The Big Bank
Hotline Miami

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Wolfpack Windows
The Heist Soundtrack Soundtrack. Unlocks additional masks. Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Launch the game with -skip_intro parameter

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\PAYDAY\renderer_settings.xml

Save game data location[edit]

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

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.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Gold.svg
Field of view (FOV) Native Has adjustable sliders for normal (60-100) and ADS (50-75) view.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native MSAA forced via Nvidia Inspector: Performance(0x004412C1) IQ(0x004032C1)[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Input Settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Impossible [3]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native 5.1
Subtitles Native Character chatter not subtitled,
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible


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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN co-op Native 4 Requires an internet connection for Steam authentication.[4]
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Unknown
Direct IP 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 Update DirectX and PhysX

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

Fix Change renderer settings file

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.

PhysX redistributable installation aborts[edit]

Fix 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]


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Athlon 3400+
P4 3 GHz
Athlon X2
Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) ATI x1900
ATI 4850


  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