Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard cover
Developers
Capcom
Engines
RE Engine
Release dates
Windows January 24, 2017
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 1996
Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis 1999
Resident Evil Survivor 2002
Resident Evil 4 2005
Resident Evil 5 2009
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 2012
Resident Evil 6 2013
Resident Evil: Revelations 2013
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition 2014
Resident Evil HD Remaster 2015
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 2015
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster 2016
Umbrella Corps 2016
Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour 2016
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 2017
Resident Evil 2 Remake TBA

Key points

Features many PC-specific customization options.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Windows Store Windows Store.png Xbox Play Anywhere (buy once, play on Windows 10/Xbox One)[2]
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM[3]
Demo version is available

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam <path-to-game>/re7_config.ini
Windows Store

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/418370/remote
Windows Store

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Other aspects than 16:9 are letter/pillarboxed.[1]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
[1]
Field of view (FOV)
70-90.[1] Use RE7 FOV Trainer.
Windowed
[1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
[1]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Listed as Texture Filtering.[1]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, FXAA+TAA, SMAA, and SSAA/Resolution Scaling[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
[1]
60 FPS
[1]
120+ FPS
Can be set to 30, 60 or Variable. Menu is capped at 100.[1]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Disabled by setting the launch option +set m_smooth 0.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Triggers and sticks can not be swapped for lefties.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Traditional Chinese

VR support[edit]

Resident Evil 7 VR is exclusive to PlayStation VR for a year.[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game stutters and freezes[edit]

Change settings[citation needed]
  1. Set Textures to Medium.
  2. Set Shadows to Medium or High.
  3. Disabling Shadow Cache can help too.
  4. Set framerate cap to "Variable" and turn on V-Sync (tested on Windows 7, AMD FX-4350, Nvidia GTX 750 Ti).

Notes

Users with 4 GB VRAM graphics cards or less will have memory leaks on highest settings due to the game's memory usage.[citation needed]

Low frame rate[edit]

Change settings[citation needed]
  1. Enabling Shadow Cache has been observed to increase framerate in certain areas, but may also increase loading stutter

Notes

Causes high VRAM usage, older cards may struggle.[citation needed]

Lighting issues/missing flashlight[edit]

On some systems there seems to be an issue with lighting, specifically a totally missing flashlight beam, and general glitchy lighting indoors.

Change settings[citation needed]
  1. Disable Subsurface Scattering and/or Set Reflections to 'Off' and/or Set Framerate to 'Variable'

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit system is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 2.70 GHz
AMD FX-6300
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 24 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 470
3 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Resident Evil 7 PC Demo out on Dec. 19th, 2016 - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard / BIOHAZARD 7 resident evil
  2. Phil Spencer: Resident Evil 7 confirmed for Xbox Play Anywhere (buy once, play on Windows 10/Xbox One)
  3. RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard / BIOHAZARD 7 resident evil on Steam - last accessed on January 4, 2017
    "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Antitamper"
  4. Resident Evil 7 VR is 'exclusive to PlayStation VR' for a year | PC Gamer