Dead Rising 3

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Dead Rising 3
Dead Rising 3 cover
Capcom Vancouver
Release dates
Windows September 5, 2014
Dead Rising
Dead Rising 2 2010
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 2011
Dead Rising 3 2014
Dead Rising 2016
Dead Rising 4 2016

Key points

Capcom has offered some support for crashing.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default[1] although this can easily be removed—see High frame rate.
Currently considered as an overly taxing and badly optimized port.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Official website


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate Apocalypse Edition
Green Man Gaming Apocalypse Edition
Humble Store Apocalypse Edition
Steam Apocalypse Edition
Uplay (US/Canada) Apocalypse Edition
Uplay (EMEA/other) Apocalypse Edition
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions[edit]

Includes all Xbox One story DLC at no additional charge.
The latest Xbox One DLC, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α, is currently an Xbox One exclusive.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Flawless Widescreen's Dead Rising 3 plug-in can be used to increase the game's FOV.
Flawless Widescreen's Dead Rising 3 plug-in can be used to increase the game's FOV.

SLI support[edit]

By default the NVIDIA profile does not have SLI compatibility bits for the game. If you have a SLI setup on your computer and would like to improve your general performance you might want to enable SLI support.
Enable SLI support[citation needed]
  1. Open the game profile via NVIDIA Profile Inspector
  2. Change SLI compatibility bits (DX1x) to 0x080222F5 (Batman: Arkham Origins)
  3. Change NVIDIA predefined SLI mode on Dx10 to SLI_PREDEFINED_MODE_FORCE_AFR
  4. Change NVIDIA predefined number of GPUs to use on SLI rendering mode on Dx10 to SLI_PREDEFINED_GPU_COUNT_FOUR
  5. Apply changes.


SLI is not compatible with SMAA T2X option (will cause flicking and other visual errors).
Some shadow flickering in certain areas will occur regardless of settings when using SLI.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 3\rendersettings.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 3\saves\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Visual settings.
Visual settings.
Advanced visual settings.
Advanced visual settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 users can remove letterboxing using Flawless Widescreen.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Remove rendering resolution limitation using Flawless Widescreen.
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 47. See Field of view (FOV).
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA and SMAA Temporal 2X.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
By default frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[1] See High frame rate.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]

Use Flawless Widescreen.

tommah FOV fix[citation needed]

Use the tommah FOV fix.


This fix does not cause the distortion caused by Flawless Widescreen.[citation needed]

High frame rate[edit]

Make user.ini[3]
  1. Go to the <path-to-game>.
  2. Make a text file called user.ini.
  3. Add the line gmpcr_unlock_frame_rate = True
  4. Save your changes and close the file.
Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]

Use Flawless Widescreen.

Input settings[edit]

General control settings.
General control settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller keys.
Controller keys.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
On by default, no way to turn off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both X and Y axes can be inverted.
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Background Music, Sound Effects, Speech.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Mexican Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Issues fixed[edit]

Random desktop crashes[edit]

Capcom has offered some support for crashing.

Nvidia Optimus Switchable Graphics[edit]

Driver update[citation needed]
  • Update to 344.11 drivers or later.

Crash on boot issue[edit]

Crash on boot[citation needed]
  • Make sure the game is set to receive all updates. All affected copies have received a 1.4GB updated that addresses this issue.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Only 64-bit systems are supported.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 running at 2.83 GHz Intel Core i5-4570 running at 3.20GHz or equivalent AMD CPU
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
AMD Radeon HD 7870
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon 7970
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 [UPDATE: Jun. 19] 30fps Cap and Minimum System Requirement :: Dead Rising 3 General Discussions
  2. Dead Rising 3's Super Ultra Arcade Remix DLC To Remain Xbox Exclusive - Siliconera
  3. Dead Rising 3 Steam/PC FAQ :: Dead Rising 3 General Discussions
  4. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up