Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution cover
Eidos Montreal
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Square Enix
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows August 23, 2011
macOS (OS X) April 26, 2012
Deus Ex: Human Revolution guide at StrategyWiki
Deus Ex: Human Revolution at Wikipedia
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This page is for the original release. For the Director's Cut, see Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut.

General information

Technical Support Forum - official PC-specific tech forum
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Mac App Store
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Ultimate Edition
macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences[edit]

The Augmented Edition includes an art book and other non-game extras (install under Tools in the Steam client). The Ultimate Edition includes this content.
The Ultimate Edition is a complete edition with all DLC and the Augmented Edition extras. It is only available for OS X.
The Director's Cut has various changes and additional content; refer to its page for details.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

DLC is no longer sold on Steam but can still be purchased from other stores like
Name Notes
Tactical Enhancement Pack Sold separately for Windows; included with the OS X version.
macOS (OS X)
Explosive Mission Pack Sold separately for Windows; included with the OS X version.
macOS (OS X)
The Missing Link Sold separately for Windows; included with the OS X version.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use custom patch[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Make a backup of patch0.000.
  3. Download the No Intro Fix.
  4. Move this new patch0.000 to the installation folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\28050\remote\
macOS (OS X)

The file naming convention appears to be this:

  • gameq - Quicksave file (from pressing F5)
  • gamea1 and gamea2 - Autosave files. Not sure yet if it alternates or if 2 is always the most recent.
  • gamer# (where # is 1 - 99) - Manual save files. A maximum number of 99 different save files are allowed at anytime.
  • saveindex - An index to all the save files. The save files will be useless if this file is missing/corrupted from the folder.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video 1/3 settings.
Video 1/3 settings.
Video 2/3 settings.
Video 2/3 settings.
Video 3/3 settings.
Video 3/3 settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
FOV is locked at 75° in fullscreen (use borderless fullscreen to unlock FOV).[1]
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Some text elements do not scale well, such as subtitles or PDAs.
Field of view (FOV)
75-100° horizontal; for multi-monitor use borderless fullscreen to allow changing FOV.[1]
Set in settings or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter. If the taskbar is visible use Borderless Gaming instead.[1]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2] Laser rifle stops consuming ammo at high frame rates. Uncapped frame rate can cause temporal inability to move after some pre-rendered cutscenes and loading screens. Hacking minigame and some animations (e.g. takedowns, first person conversations) are locked at lower framerate.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Although mouse acceleration is disabled, players could still experience some weird behaviors. See mouse "acceleration".
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Mouse "acceleration"[edit]

Fix mouse lag[3]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR
  2. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Pitch to 00 00 00 00
  3. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Yaw to 00 00 00 00
  4. Re-adjust your mouse speed in game, no acceleration
  5. This will also cause your game to crash when using a controller

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Dialog, Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Native AMD HD3D support.[5]
Nvidia 3D Vision
Native support; see the WSGF entry for an alternate method.
TriDef 3D

Issues fixed[edit]

TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

Mouse lag/acceleration[edit]

Some users report that the mouse feels laggy and looking around feels unnatural. Some have attributed this to an implementation of mouse acceleration, however Eidos developer Jimo has stated that there is "no mouse smoothing applied in DXHR".[6]

The problem may simply be input lag which is usually related to V-Sync. Disabling V-Sync seems to fix input lag for most users.
Changing free look speed in registry[7]

Other users, under the impression that the game implemented mouse smoothing, seem to have found a registry setting that modifies mouse behavior and have had some success with editing it to fix mouse lag. Edit this specific registry setting (Be sure to back up your registry before making any changes):

  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR
  2. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Pitch from 6e 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00
  3. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Yaw from 86 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00
  4. Re-adjust your mouse speed in game, no acceleration

Camera stuttering (stuttering while moving and looking around at the same time)[edit]

Fixing camera stuttering[citation needed]

There are multiple solutions that people have reported work:

  • Change the ingame setting "fullscreen" to "no". If you press Alt+ Enter the game will go back to fullscreen, but the stuttering should be gone.
  • If this doesn't fix stuttering in fullscreen but does fix it in windowed mode for Windows 7 users, right-click 'dxhr.exe' and open the Properties window, then navigate to the Compatibility tab and check 'disable visual themes' and 'disable desktop composition.' This could possibly fix stuttering in fullscreen.
  • Stuttering can also be reduced by turning off triple buffering in the game menu.
  • If you're playing in DX9 mode, you may try using Boris Vorontsov's ENBSeries SPEED IMPLANT.
  • Reinstall the redists located in redist in the installation folder, then restart your computer
  • The last possible solution would be to use DX11 mode (VSync enabled) and then go in to the registry.
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR

Slow and continuous FPS drop[edit]

Some users have reported a drop in fps that continues until the game is closed.[9]

Changing registry settings[citation needed]

Other users seem to have found a registry setting that has had some success with fixing the FPS issue. Edit this specific registry setting (Be sure to back up your registry before making any changes):

  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR
  2. Locate "AllowJobStealing" and change the value to "0".
For Nvidia owners: Also change "AtiForceFetch4" and set it to "0".

Tutorial crash[edit]

If your game crashes when a tutorial pops up and only shows black, go into the game options and disable tutorials.

No or negative performance gain when using SLI or Crossfire Multi-GPU setups and you have more than one monitor[edit]

You are more than likely experiencing microstutter. To fix this, disable your 2nd/3rd monitors in windows. So that you only are running one monitor.

Game lags and audio stutters with FX-Bulldozer CPU[edit]

If you own an AMD Bulldozer CPU and the game is laggy (or the audio is stuttering), you can download and run a program called Orochi-Ceg that may fix the issue. It should be noted that this solution is temporary and that it may have already been fixed by your motherboard manufacturer. You are recommended to search for a BIOS update on their website for a permanent fix.

You should not, in any case, run this program if you have an Intel processor.

There are modified unofficial BIOSes that you can run that may also fix the issues. Use of these BIOSes are at your own discretion.

GA-M68MT-S2 (3.x) - FCd

Altered HUD Placement[edit]

Some users have discovered an issue where the HUD moves itself to the left-middle of the screen, as though it were placed for a different resolution. Although a restart of the game usually fixes it, this may not be the case for everyone. This thread, on Eidos' forums, details a number of other fixes users have tried, successfully, to remedy the fix.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 / Intel Core 2 Quad or better
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista, 7) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series or better
AMD Radeon HD 5850 or better
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.3
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 17 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM 512 MB of VRAM
The following graphics cards are not supported on OS X: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Nvidia GeForce 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series, Nvidia GeForce 320M, Intel HD3000 and Intel GMA series.


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  6. KEYBOARD & MOUSE & CONTROLLER -Key Mapping/Customise, Mouse Lag, Controls -All Issues - Page 3
  8. Square Enix Forums - STUTTERING & LAG / FRAME RATE Drop - Video & Audio - All Discussion - Page 43
  9. Steam Forums: Possible performance fix for Nvidia users