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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die -Season One-
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die -Season One- cover
Developers
Access Games
Windows Iron Galaxy Studios[1]
Publishers
AGM PLAYISM
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 5, 2015
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die at Wikipedia

Key points

Compared to original Xbox One release, the Kinect and voice controls has been redone to be playable completely with mouse only and all original DLC is now unlockable within base game.[2]

General information

Official site
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Demo available at the official site.

Version differences[edit]

Deluxe Edition includes
  • Mini soundtrack
  • Voice over script
  • Special Art book
  • Special costume set -12 Beers- DLC.
Humble Deluxe Edition is not the same as Deluxe Edition. It's Humble Bundle/Store exclusive version which includes:
  • Four postcards and two wallpapers.
  • Humble Edition Soundtrack, which different from Mini soundtrack.[3]
  • DRM-free version of the game along with Steam key for regular version of the game.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

All the DLC that were released with Xbox One version is unlockable from the game for free. However there's optional DLC which unlocks them directly same way they would on Xbox One version.
Humble Store offers DRM-free DLC, but their compatibility with other versions, such as GOG.com version, is unknown.[citation needed]
Name Notes
Mini Soundtrack Included with Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Special Art Book Included with Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Voice Over Script Included with Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Special Costume Set -12 Beers- Included with Deluxe Edition.
Windows
SWERY's Choice Costume Set -4 Cups of Coffee-
Windows
SWERY's Choice Costume Set -4 Bottles of Tequila-
Windows
Hand Cursor Set Vol.1
Windows
Hand Cursor Set Vol.2
Windows
Hand Cursor Set Vol.3
Windows
In Game Document Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Windows
David's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Windows
Forrest's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Windows
Amanda's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Windows
Olivia's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Windows
David's Beard Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Ms01Game\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename the following files:
    • AG_Logo.bik
    • MS_Logo.bik
    • UE_Logo.bik

Notes

Do not touch Nowloading.bik. Even though file is part of the intro, it's used as part of initial loading and it will automatically skip when game files has been loaded.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die\Ms01Game\Config\
<path-to-game>\config.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358090/pfx/[Note 1]
For demo version, look under D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die DEMO.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\358090\remote\*.sav
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358090/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.
Alternative launcher.
Alternative launcher.
In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS; See High frame rate.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Natively supports up to 1920x1200 only.
Use replacement D4.exe[citation needed]
  1. Download the Alternative Launcher.
  2. Go to the installation folder and backup existing D4.exe.
  3. Move the downloaded D4.exe into the installation folder.

High frame rate[edit]

Change frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Ms01Engine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file.
  5. Set to read only
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game controller settings.
In-game controller settings.
Keyboard and mouse, touch Native Notes
Remapping
Everything is done with mouse or controller. Buttons like Esc and Enter are useable in menus.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
[4]
Controller
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Launcher is used.
Controller remapping
Two presets, told in manual.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects and voice.
Surround sound
Mono, stereo, 4ch, 5.1 and 7.1.
Subtitles
[2]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Japanese
Portuguese

Issues unresolved[edit]

Graphical issues with mirrors[edit]

Visually seems like really tiny draw distance[5] or flickering.[6]

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to set high resolution[edit]

When Windows text scaling is enabled, the game will not allow a high resolution to be selected (e.g. 720p may be the highest available on a 1080p display)[7]
Use Alternative Launcher[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio wwise
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Resolution of 1280x720
Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
AMD Radeon HD 6870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Resolution of 1920x1080
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
Other Keyboard and mouse necessary. Compatible with XInput controllers such as the Xbox 360 controller.
64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/358090/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358090) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. https://imgur.com/5c0cyrI
  2. 2.0 2.1 d4-game.com - PC Version additions
  3. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - Season One - Humble Deluxe Edition :: D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die General Discussion - last accessed on December 27, 2015, Post #10.
  4. <path-to-game>\D4_GameHelp_EN.pdf, "Touch panel controls are compatible with Version 1.4 and later."
  5. Steam community :: Screenshot :: Bugging at the very start of the game *sigh* - last accessed on December 27, 2015
  6. Flickering mirror... :: D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die General Discussion - last accessed on December 27, 2015
  7. NeoGAF - View Single Post - D4 PC - last accessed on December 27, 2015, Post #180.