Dying Light

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Dying Light
Dying Light cover
Developers
Techland
Publishers
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Engines
Chrome Engine 6
Release dates
Windows January 27, 2015
Linux January 27, 2015
macOS (OS X) December 15, 2016[1]
Dying Light at Wikipedia
Dying Light
Dying Light 2015
Dying Light: Bad Blood TBA
Dying Light 2 TBA

Key points

Modding tools and custom maps are only available in the Steam version.

General information

Official Website
Official Forums
Graphics & Performance Guide
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Cannot play with Steam users.[2]
Online multiplayer requires GOG Galaxy client with account login.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All OS X and Linux versions require Steam DRM.
The demo has been hidden on Steam but can still be installed by accessing the Steam URL steam://install/381570 in a browser.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Alienware Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Be the Zombie Initially a pre-order bonus, now integrated into the base game.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Buzz Killer Weapon Pack Pre-order bonus, now part of the "Ultimate Survivor Bundle".
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
CD-Action Anniversary Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Crash Test Skin Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Cuisine & Cargo Not available individually, only as part of the Season Pass/Enhanced Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Custom Maps
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Custom Maps 2
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gun Psycho Bundle
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Harran Ranger Bundle
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Night Club Weapon Pack Pre-order bonus, now part of the "Ultimate Survivor Bundle".
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ninja Outfit Pre-order bonus, now part of the "Ultimate Survivor Bundle".
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Nvidia Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Outfit and Livery 1
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Punk Queen Weapon Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Razer Nabu Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Razer Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Season Pass Contains all released DLC.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Special Agent Outfit Pre-order bonus, now part of the "Ultimate Survivor Bundle".
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Techland Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Bozak Horde
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Constable Weapon Pack Pre-order bonus, now part of the "Ultimate Survivor Bundle".
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Following Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Lacerator Weapon Pack Pre-order bonus, now part of the "Ultimate Survivor Bundle".
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ultimate Survivor Bundle
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Urban Explorer Outfit Pre-order bonus, now part of the "Ultimate Survivor Bundle".
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Vintage Gunslinger Bundle
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Volatile Hunter Bundle
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
White Death Bundle
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Wrench Kiss Weapon Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Launch game with -nologos parameter[3]

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\DyingLight\out\settings\
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>\DW\out\Settings\
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\DyingLight\out\save\
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\239140\remote\out\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
HUD does not scale past 16:9. Cutscenes are windowboxed.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 72° vertical (102° horizontal on a 16:9 monitor). See Field of view (FOV) for more.
Windowed
Alt-tabbing to other applications will temporarily enable Windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Windowed Mode for Dying Light.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced through video driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On and off. Uses a post-process technique.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit video.scr[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open video.scr with a text editor.
  3. Modify the value for ExtraGameFov. 20 equates to 72° vertical (102° horizontal on a 16:9 monitor) FOV.

Disable sun shadows[edit]

Significant performance improvement.
Reduction in visual quality.
Create a new varlist_performance.scr in Data3.pak (latest patch)[5]
Extract the original varlist_performance.scr from Data0.pak
  1. Go <path-to-game>\DW\.
  2. Extract or open Data0.pak and navigate to data/scripts/varlist_performance.scr (Using an archive manager such as 7-Zip or Ubuntu's "Archive Manager".)
Edit varlist_performance.scr and move it to Data3.pak
  1. Open varlist_performance.scr with a text editor.
  2. Search for VarInt and change the following to ("i_shadows_sun_on", 0).
  3. Copy the modified varlist_performance.scr to Data3.pak/data/scripts (ie. maintaining the subfolder structure).
  4. Remove any extracted Data0.pak files (Do not remove the Data0.pak file itself).
Edit varlist_performance.scr (release version)[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Find and open varlist_performance.scr with a text editor.
  3. Search for VarInt and change the following to ("i_shadows_sun_on", 0).
  4. Launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
The key "*/μ" can not be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
And mouse smoothing setting.
Mouse input in menus
Implemented with a software cursor, which is susceptible to framerate changes and will feel different from the normal OS/hardware cursor.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DualShock 4. DirectInput controllers are ignored.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Limited to four presets with shoulder/stick swapping.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Windows only.[6] Any third party controller solutions have to be disabled.
Connection modes
DualShock 4 V2 is not detected (wired and wireless)
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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Speech, music and SFX.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[7]
Subtitles
Some background conversations between NPCs are not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No ability to disable it.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Network settings.
Network settings.
Steam version supports cross-platform multiplayer (Windows, OS X, Linux).
GOG.com and Steam players cannot play together.[2]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op, Versus
Option for LAN play available in Online menu.
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

VR support[edit]

Oculus Rift[edit]

Edit video.scr[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open video.scr with a text editor.
  3. Add OculusEnabled() at the end of the file and save it.

Notes

Only works in extended mode, positional tracking doesn't work, and the UI is unreadable.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't launch on open source AMD drivers on Linux[edit]

Override the OpenGL Mesa verison at launch[10]
  1. In Set Launch Options... on Steam add this code at the beginning
MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.5 MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=450 %command%
Use the specific OpenGL library for Mesa.[11]

Download and unpack the library file into the main game folder

In-game graphics won't show up on AMD drivers on Gentoo/Fedora/OpenSUSE etc.[edit]

This issue is not present on Ubuntu or any Ubuntu/Debian based distribution
Create a symlink of bin directory[12]

Open up the Terminal and type:

sudo ln -s /usr/sbin/lspci /usr/bin/lspci

NOTE: If you are using ArchLinux or an ArchLinux based distribution, you must use Linux Steam Integration, it can be found in AUR for faster and easier installation.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer Steamworks

Dying Light Manager[edit]

Allows more robust performance tweaking. Was designed for an older build of the game but still compatible with the latest; be sure to click cancel when it tells you an update is available.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 290
2 GB of VRAM
Other Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported
64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Sierra 10.12.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 @ 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7 @ 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 M370X
2 GB of VRAM
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
4 GB of VRAM
Other Only AMD Radeon graphics cards are officially supported.
64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
1 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 290
2 GB of VRAM
Other JFS and XFS file systems are not supported.
64-bit operating system is required.

References