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 2 TBA

General information

Official website
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
GameStop
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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.

Version differences[edit]

GOG.com and Steam players cannot play together.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Alienware Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Be the Zombie
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Buzz Killer Weapon Pack
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
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
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ninja Outfit
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 and future DLC.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Special Agent Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Techland Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Bozak Horde
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Constable Weapon Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Following
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Lacerator Weapon Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ultimate Survivor Bundle
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Urban Explorer Outfit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Volatile Hunter 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[citation needed]

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.

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.[3]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
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)[citation needed]
Extract the original varlist_performance.scr from Data0.pak
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location and navigate to ~/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 (older versions)[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
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
Choose type of button prompts in settings.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Choose type of button prompts in settings.
Light bar support
Windows only.[4] Any third party controller solutions have to be disabled.
Connection modes unknown
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.[5]
Subtitles
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
Mexican Spanish

Network[edit]

Network settings.
Network settings.
GOG.com and Steam players cannot play together.[2]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Option for LAN play available in Online menu
Online play

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[7]
  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[8]
  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%

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

System requirements[edit]

64-bit OS is required.
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 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
DirectX 11 compatible
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 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

References