Resident Evil 5

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Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 cover
Developers
Capcom
Windows Mercenary Technology
Engines
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows September 17, 2009
Resident Evil 5 guide at StrategyWiki
Resident Evil 5 at Wikipedia
Resident Evil
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Key points

Installing the Windows Live application is mandatory to install the game but not necessary to run it.
Retail version owners can use the LIVE key to activate the Steamworks version. Also, the LIVE version is available to Steam version owners who miss the features removed during the transition to Steamworks or who use mods incompatible with the Steamworks version.
New Steam version update removed DirectX 10 and Nvidia 3D Vision support[1] and introduced some minor bugs.[2]

General information

Official website
Official Capcom-Unity Forum
Resident Evil Wiki
Resident Evil Modding Forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Steam version DRM switched from Games for Windows - LIVE and SecuROM to Steam.
All non-Steam versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.
All retail product keys activate on Steam (Games for Windows Marketplace product keys do not work).[3]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Untold Stories Bundle Also known as "Gold Edition".
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Unofficial Patch[edit]

Fixes the region lock, gives weapon to AI, fixes versus bugs, etc.
Corrupts game's compatibility with Windows XP.

Mods[edit]

Crosshair[edit]

Crosshair can be replaced with laser sights when playing with keyboard and mouse.
Laser sights mods[citation needed]

Gold Edition

GFWL version

See Custom Crosshair Pack[citation needed]

Minimalist HUD[edit]

Removes unnecessary HUD character names and dark circles around health.
A version compatible with the DualShock button mod can be found here.

No control scheme pop-up[edit]

Disables the notification when you switch between controller and keyboard and mouse.
Use unofficial patch[citation needed]

Use Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Unofficial Patch to configure.

Use No control scheme pop-up[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CAPCOM\RESIDENT EVIL 5\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CAPCOM\RESIDENT EVIL 5\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\21690\remote\
When trying to move/backup save games in the GFWL version, including the folder %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\XLive\ is essential. This folder needs to be restored back to the same location.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Letterboxed black bars in cutscenes.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this mod. May cause minor bugs in DLC content.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Set via 'Overall quality' (4x or 16x) or force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA and 16x QCSAA, causes black outlines around objects.[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 120 FPS, even if unlocked frame rate and higher refresh rate have been selected.

Post-processing[edit]

3D Vision Fix adds hotkeys to toggle color filter, depth of field in cutscenes, HDR/bloom level, HUD, and disable heat waves and lens flares.
Use 3D Vision Fix[citation needed]

Use Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition 3D Vision Fix.

Color filter[edit]

The filter is disabled on the bottom.
The filter is disabled on the bottom.
Disabling the color filter will make the game look more colorful, but sometimes more washed out in dark chapters.
Use 3D Vision Fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Press F6 to toggle the color filter used in-game.
Use ENBSeries[4]
  1. Download ENBSeries 1.3.
  2. Extract all but effect folder into the installation folder.
  3. Go into shaderinput.
  4. Rename psh031923D9.txt to pshCBF350A4.txt.

Notes

Only works with the DX9 executable.
Decreasing the in-game brightness is recommended to compensate for the lack of filter.
Doesn't remove the pink filter in the ending of Lost in Nightmares.
For an additional color boost, download this and extract it to the installation folder. Replace all files with it. Brightness should be normal. Don't Alt+Tab on fullscreen mode or it will crash.

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.
Full controller support
launcher.exe error requires mouse. See Issues with Games for Windows - LIVE.
Controller remapping
Choice of four presets only. See Controller remapping. With DirectInput, you can alternatively use XInput wrapper.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock Prompts see DualShock Button Prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Remapping[edit]

When mapping a button which already is mapped to another function, a warning will show up, informing the player that the controls may not work properly. To solve this, just either unbind the other function or preferably just remap it to another unused button.

Controller remapping[edit]

Modify config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open Config.ini and find the [JOYPAD] section
  3. Edit the button numbers as desired.
Example for DualShock 4:
[JOYPAD]
ProductName=Wireless Controller
A=1
B=2
X=0
Y=3
LEFT=POV
RIGHT=POV
UP=POV
DOWN=POV
START=9
BACK=8
LT=4
LB=6
RT=5
RB=7
LSTICK_PUSH=10
LSTICK_VERT=Y
LSTICK_HORZ=X
RSTICK_PUSH=11
RSTICK_VERT=RZ
RSTICK_HORZ=Z

Notes

Controller button numbers can be found by opening Set up USB game controllers (accessed by Win+R and joy.cpl), clicking properties, and then switching to the Test tab. Actual button number is -1 from shown, e.g. if button 1 lights up, it's button 0.

DualShock Button Prompts[edit]

DualShock 1 and 3 variants available for both Steam and GFWL versions of the game.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SFX
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
Czech
Polish
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Use the Splitscreen Mod.
LAN play
4 Co-op, Versus
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
2 players Co-op, 4 players Versus. Use the Versus Mod or Untold Stories Bundle DLC (official support).

Connection types

Split screen mod[edit]

This mod enables split screen coop in the GFWL version, which was left hidden in the code of the game. While it is only playable with gamepads, it is possible to use a keyboard via PPJoy.[6][7] This mod is also included in the versus mod mentioned below, making this mod obsolete.[8]
Split screen is impossible in the Steam version because the code was removed. However, there is a way to revert to the GFWL version by following this instruction.
Mod Download
Config file for PPJoy Download

Versus mod[edit]

Official support for versus mode is included with the Untold Stories Bundle DLC.
This mod enables versus mode in the GFWL version, which also was left in the game's code.[9]
Mod Download
Extras (optional) Download

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Native for GFWL. See Helix Mod: Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition.
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Supports Razer Hydra.[citation needed]
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed[edit]

Issues with Games for Windows - LIVE[edit]

See Games for Windows - LIVE Issues fixed.
As of Steamworks update, game does still require GFWL components to be installed so users are able to import their save game data and achievements, even though it isn't used with main game.
Launcher errors, such as res = 1, err = 0x0000007e and res = 1, err = 0x00000012, are GFWL related and is possibly linked that there's no GFWL related data found.[10] Game should still work normally,[11][12] but as window requires manual closing it breaks full controller compatibility and may get irritating.
Remove GFWL requirement[13]

Use Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Unofficial Patch.

Majini with a key card gets stuck[edit]

In chapter 6-1, sometimes the Majini with a key card can't jump down after spawning and you can't kill him to get a key card.
Use unofficial patch[citation needed]

Use Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Unofficial Patch.

Use unofficial fix[2]

Use Resident Evil 5 - Chapter 6-1: Ship Deck bug fix.

Startup video mode errors[edit]

Error messages caused by an unsupported video mode: ERR09: Unsupported function and mpSwapChain->REsizeTarget(&mdesc).
Edit the config.ini file[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CAPCOM\RESIDENT EVIL 5\config.ini
  2. Look for Resolution and RefreshRate and change to a known good setting (e.g. 640x480, or disable FullScreen).
  3. Save your changes.

Graphics flicker in fullscreen[edit]

This flickering can occur on modern graphics cards and drivers, popping up as frequently as several minutes or as infrequently as every couple hours.
Use SweetFX Shader Suite[citation needed]
  1. Download SweetFX Shader Suite
  2. Unpack to the installation folder.
  3. While playing, Alt+Tab to switch back to your desktop or another window.
  4. Switch back to the game. The flickering will not occur again.

Notes

The game will retain all its original visuals, and performance will not be significantly impacted.

Incorrect lens flare coming from light sources[edit]

Disable lens flares[citation needed]

Use Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition 3D Vision Fix.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10 Direct3D 10 was removed from the Steam version.[1]
Shader Model support 3, 4 Direct3D 10 was removed from the Steam version, inherently removing Shader Model 4 support.[1]
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Multiplayer Games for Windows - LIVE, Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz
AMD Phenom II x4 3.4 GHz
Intel Core i5-3570
Phenom II x4 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800
ATI Radeon HD 7770
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DirectX 10 is gone :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 General Discussions
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bugs found in RE5 (Steam) so far + links to fan made fixes for some... :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 General Discussions - last accessed on 2017-01-23
  3. "Gold Edition" Content Now Available! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5
  4. Resident Evil 5 - Comparaison MOD ENB (PC) - YouTube - last accessed on 2017-01-23
  5. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  6. "(PC) Resident Evil 5 Split-Screen (Mercenaries) Gameplay" - YouTube
  7. Play Maluc's Split Screen With Keyboard, No mouse support :( - Resident Evil Modding Forum
  8. Information Regarding Split-screen Modes, massage (sic) from Mr.nightmare - Resident Evil Modding Forum
  9. Versus - Resident Evil Modding Forum
  10. Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Launcher help :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 General Discussion - Post #1
  11. the specified module could not be found :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 General Discussion - Post #2
  12. Windows 10 :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 General Discussion - Post #9
  13. Patch 1 Fixes By Maluc. :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 General Discussion