Deus Ex: The Fall

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Deus Ex: The Fall
Deus Ex: The Fall cover
N-Fusion Interactive
Eidos Montreal
Square Enix
Unity 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows March 18, 2014
Deus Ex: The Fall at Wikipedia
Deus Ex
Deus Ex 2000
Deus Ex: Invisible War 2003
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut 2013
Deus Ex: The Fall 2014
Deus Ex: Revision (unofficial mod) 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2016
Deus Ex: Breach 2017
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - VR Experience 2017
Deus Ex GO 2017

Key points

Does not include the mobile versions' microtransactions.[2]
Enable Vsync in-game to avoid various issues including mouse sensitivity problems.[3]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\N_Fusion Interactive\Deus Ex_ The Fall\PlayerPrefs.txt
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/258180/pfx/[Note 2]
PlayerPrefs.txt contains all settings as well as turntable model unlocking progress.
*.xml files are generated during gameplay and don't contain useful settings.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\N_Fusion Interactive\Deus Ex_ The Fall\dxmsave.sav
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\N_Fusion Interactive\Deus Ex_ The Fall\endgamesave.sav
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\N_Fusion Interactive\Deus Ex_ The Fall\PlayerPrefs.txt
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/258180/pfx/[Note 2]
dxmsave.sav contains current save data.
endgamesave.sav contains endgame save data (only exists after completing the game).
PlayerPrefs.txt contains all settings as well as turntable model unlocking progress.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
60° vertical. Can be modified with FOV Changer.
Set in Options, Video or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA up to x8; for SGSSAA see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default. Set in Options, Video. Enable to fix various issues.[3]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap. Framerate affects zoom out recoil effect.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

SGSSAA can be forced with Nvidia Inspector (Nvidia cards only).
Set AA with Nvidia Profile Inspector[4]
  1. Download and run NVIDIA Profile Inspector.
  2. Copy the compatibility bits for Deus Ex Human Revolution to a new profile for Deus Ex: The Fall.
  3. Set the anti-aliasing quality and sampling for the profile.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Added in 1.0.1 patch.[5] Quick save/load can only be remapped by editing a config file.
Mouse acceleration
Cannot be turned off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Moving a cursor for a pixel (or more) while clicking on the button, will make the game ignore the input.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Touchscreen functionality has been removed.
Controller support
Disabled by default.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Third-party XInput controllers are not recognised.[6]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound FX and Dialog.
Surround sound
Stereo output only.[7]
Enabled by default. Toggle in Options, Audio.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Instead of mute music uses low-pass filter.
The 1.0.1 patch did not add surround sound support, it simply corrected an incompatibility with surround sound systems.[7]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Deus Ex the Fall.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Third-party XInput controller not recognised[edit]

Third-party XInput controllers do not work with this game; only official Microsoft controllers are detected correctly. There is no known solution.[6]

Issues fixed[edit]

Loading stops at "Downloading assets... 0%"[edit]

Restart Steam in offline mode[8]
  1. Restart Steam in offline mode.
  2. Run the game.
Delete configuration folder[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Delete or rename the Deus Ex_ The Fall folder.
  3. The game should now launch properly.

Games crashes upon launch[edit]

Close the game and make sure the .exe isn't running in Task Manager
  1. Open your firewall (Windows Firewall works well)
  2. Create an outbound traffic rule that blocks the game's .exe file within the steamapps folder.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

No Tint Filter[edit]

Disable the game's gold filter, making it more colorful[10]
  1. Download custom SweetFX
  2. Extract archive contents to executable location
  3. Download custom preset and replace other SweetFX_Settings.txt file with this one
  4. Open SweetFX_Settings.txt, find define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING 1. Change 1 to 0.
  5. Find define USE_LUMASHARPEN 1. Change 1 to 0.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6500
ATI Radeon X1300
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. Unity engine build: 4.3.4f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/258180/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (258180) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.