Heavy Rain

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Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain cover
Developers
Quantic Dream
PlayStation 4 Virtuos
Release dates
Windows June 24, 2019
Heavy Rain guide at StrategyWiki
Heavy Rain at Wikipedia

General information

Community wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
A demo is also available.
Windows
All versions require Epic Games Launcher for installation and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user_setting.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\HeavyRainNS\

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed.[2] See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed.[3] See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or SMAA, and 2x, 4x, 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync) to disable it.
60 FPS
Limiter of 30 or 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Use the Heavy Rain Ultrawide and Multimonitor patcher[5]
2560x1080, 3440x1440 and 32:9 patchers are available.
  1. Download one of the patchers.
  2. Unpack the archive and point the patcher at <path-to-game>\HeavyRain.exe
Some of the UI elements will be scaled correctly, while others will be stretched.
Results in more horizontal and vertical FOV - no pillarboxing.
The FOV compensation method leads to some of the scenes appearing too zoomed-out compared to the original.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Edit the config file[6]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\user_setting.ini.
  2. Find VSync=1 and VSyncInterval=1 and set both values to 0.
  3. Save the file and launch the game.
Running above 60 FPS might cause issues with animations.
Adjusting the in-game Limit FPS setting will require closing the game and editing the file again.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse settings
Keyboard and mouse settings
Xbox gamepad controls
Xbox gamepad controls
DualShock 4 gamepad controls
DualShock 4 gamepad controls

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voices, FX, Music.
Surround sound
5.1 option.[9]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Language settings
Language settings

Localizations

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Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video [10]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4300 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 39 GB [11]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. Denuvo Support Page
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Tested the release version at the custom resolution of 3840x1080.
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Ran the release version at 2560x1080.
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Tested the release version at the custom resolution of 3840x2160.
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Tested the 2560x1080 patcher.
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Editing the file as instructed resulted in over 170 FPS on my computer.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Release version tested.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    The rear speakers were used.
  10. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    The game folder contains bink2w64.dll
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-25
    The official system requirements lack HD information. The release version takes up around 38.1 GB on my hard drive.