Resident Evil HD Remaster

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Resident Evil HD Remaster
Resident Evil HD Remaster cover
Developers
Capcom
Engines
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows January 20, 2015
Resident Evil HD Remaster at Wikipedia
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 1996
Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis 1999
Resident Evil Survivor 2002
Resident Evil 4 2005
Resident Evil 5 2009
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 2012
Resident Evil 6 2013
Resident Evil: Revelations 2013
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition 2014
Resident Evil HD Remaster 2015
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 2015
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster 2016
Umbrella Corps 2016
Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour 2016
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 2017
Resident Evil 2 Remake TBA

This page is for the remake. For the original game, see Resident Evil.

Key points

Includes redone lighting, upscaled and enhanced textures, a new "Very Easy" difficulty, a new optional control scheme (tank controls are optional), BSAA outfits from Resident Evil 5, and 60 FPS support.
When using the 30 or 60 FPS options, the game speed is tied to the frame rate. So if you drop frames, the game will slow down. Not so with the variable option.
Internal rendering resolution is forced at 1920x1440, which can cause performance issues on some low-medium range systems. See Poor performance or slowdowns.

General information

Official forums
Resident Evil Wiki
Resident Evil Modding Forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Door skip plugin[edit]

This plugin removes the lengthy door loading sequences.[1]

Normalized music mod[edit]

This mod raises the volume of the background music, which may be too quiet, and fixes an issue with certain tracks playing too fast.

REHDHook[edit]

This Direct3D wrapper adds various new features such as an in-game console, scripts, key bindings, plugins, addons, and extensive movable font objects.[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\CAPCOM\Resident Evil - biohazard@HD REMASTER\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\304240\remote\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game aspect ratio settings.
In-game aspect ratio settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 is letterboxed. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Game is limited to 1920x1440. Everything else is upscaled.[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA only (up to FXAA3HQ). Nvidia users can use 0x08000041 for MSAA and 0x080000C1 for SGSSAA (Needs AA fix)[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
When using the 30 or 60 FPS options, the game speed is tied to the frame rate.
120+ FPS
Variable frame rate is capped at 120 FPS. See Run the game at screen refresh rate.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen comparison. Note how the chandelier in the top right corner is missing in the widescreen version. Because of this, purists should choose 4:3 mode.
Widescreen comparison. Note how the chandelier in the top right corner is missing in the widescreen version. Because of this, purists should choose 4:3 mode.
Player can toggle between original 4:3 or cropped pan-and-scan 16:9. The game uses pre-rendered backgrounds which are all stuck in 4:3.
In 16:9 aspect ratio, the 4:3 backgrounds are cropped and zoomed in with a camera pan added as the character moves higher and lower on the screen. Unfortunately, many areas are still cropped on the top or bottom in 16:9, so purists will want to choose 4:3 original aspect ratio. FMVs and cutscenes are also cropped in 16:9.
Adjust aspect ratio[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.ini.
  3. Add Aspect=4:3 under [DISPLAY] section (adjust it accordingly)

Notes

Make sure to still use in-game 4:3 setting
The game will no longer be letterboxed during gameplay, but all FMVs and 2D elements will be squished from 16:9 (even 4:3 FMVs)[5]
Putting Aspect=16:10 removes letterboxing in 16:10 screens but is stretched vertically

HQ FMVs for non-1080p monitors[edit]

HQ FMVs for non 1080p monitors[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\nativePC\movie\
  2. Inside the 01 and 02 folders, delete or move ALL video files
  3. Open the 00 folder in a separate window
  4. Copy/Paste all of the video files to the 02 folder

Notes

If you find this isn't working for your resolution, try moving the files to the "01" folder instead

Post-processing[edit]

Hotkeys to toggle the noise filter, color filter, black level, fog and bloom.

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
No support for thumb mouse remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput gamepad recommended (e.g. Xbox 360 gamepad).
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Five presets to choose from. See Controller remapping.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
For Duelshock buttons, use PlayStation Button Mod.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts

Controller remapping[edit]

XRemap is a plugin for REHDHook that allows users to remap the XInput controls for their controller.
Adjust controls with XRemap[6]
  1. Download and install REHDHook.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\REHDHook\Configs\.
  3. Open xremap.xml and edit the button values as needed.
  4. Open <path-to-game>\REHDHook\Scripts\Default.txt.
  5. Add /load XRemap to the Load Default Plugins section.
  6. Start the game with <path-to-game>\Launcher.exe.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effect only.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Japanese audio is only available if you purchase game from Japan.
Spanish

Mute on focus lost[edit]

Set mute in background[6]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Expand Window Management and Input/Output Behavior.
  4. Enable Mute Game under Background Behavior.

Issues fixed[edit]

Poor performance or slowdowns[edit]

The mod below may dramatically increase FPS. It works by removing an unneeded call to query the game for its current state every frame.
Apply frame rate fix[8]
  1. Download Resident Evil HD Remaster fps fix
  2. Copy d3d9.dll to the installation folder.
The mod below allows you to override the texture creation parameters (width and height) that the game uses while creating the various textures. This can help with lower-end systems that have FPS problems.
Adjust texture rendering resolution[9]
  1. Download Resident Evil HD Remaster slowdown fix.
  2. Copy the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Adjust the texture rendering resolution in rehd_resfix.ini.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode only offers the option to use a refresh rate of 60 Hz or less, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[6]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\bhd.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Mouse cursor visible during gameplay[edit]

Auto-hide mouse cursor[6]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Expand Input Management and Mouse Cursor.
  4. Enable Hide When Not Moved and adjust Seconds Before Hiding to your liking.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 3.0 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 6790
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
DirectX 9.0c compatible
AMD Radeon HD 6950
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560

References

  1. Resident Evil - The Doors - YouTube
  2. REHDHook - Direct3D Hook / Plugins / Addons and more!
  3. Warning! Resident Evil HD Remaster is NOT 4k friendly, NOT SLI friendly, and does NOT support 1440p or higher! : reddit
  4. 4.0 4.1 NVidia Anti-Aliasing Guide (updated) - Guru3D.com Forums
  5. Regarding "Fix letterboxing " - Talk:Resident Evil HD Remaster
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Verified by User:Keith on 2017-09-27
  7. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  8. [FPS FIX] - How to gain 20 fps or more!!!
  9. Slowdown fix for laptops :: Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTER General Discussions