Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided cover
Eidos Montreal
Windows Nixxes Software[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[2]
Linux Feral Interactive[3]
Square Enix
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Dawn Engine[4]
Release dates
Windows August 23, 2016
Linux November 3, 2016[3]
macOS (OS X) December 12, 2017[2]
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 81
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Boost[Note 1]
Series Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on IGDB
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on MobyGames
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Wikipedia

Deus Ex
Deus Ex 2000
Deus Ex: Invisible War 2003
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut 2013
Deus Ex: The Fall 2014
Deus Ex: Revision (unofficial mod) 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2016
Deus Ex: Breach 2017
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - VR Experience 2017
Deus Ex GO 2017

Key points

The Linux version of the game uses a wrapper to convert Direct3D 11 calls into OpenGL, which may result in reduced performance.

General information

Official site Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Requires online activation
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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Eastern Europe: Steam key is obtained in Redeem.exe which checks CD-key and DVD authenticity.[6]
SecuROM 8.13.0066 DRM[citation needed].
No DVDs included in North American release.
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macOS (OS X)
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Australia: Steam key is written on the inside of the DVD case behind DVD 3
macOS (OS X)
Developer website
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Digital Deluxe Edition. Regular Edition also available.
macOS (OS X)
Publisher website
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
GOG Galaxy client required to play
Does not include the Shop and the Breach-mode. Requires GOG Galaxy for DLCs, see Version differences.
Green Man Gaming
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macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
Steam version on Windows requires Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[7][8]

Version differences

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes all the DLC for the game.
The version has no microtransactions[5] but is only available for Windows.

DLC and expansion packs

The Steam version of this game has in-game micro-transactions (not listed below).
All consumable items included in DLC are single-use micro-transactions.[9]
The GOG version of the game requires the Galaxy client to be running with an account that owns the game and season pass, and the executable not blocked in the firewall, in order to access the DLC, despite being available as an offline installer.[10]
Name Notes
Season Pass
Augmented Covert Agent Consumables Pack Exclusive to preorders, the Day One edition and Season Pass. Items can only be claimed once[11]
Classic Gear Exclusive to preorders, the Day One edition and Season Pass.
Enforcer Gear Exclusive to preorders, the Day One edition and Season Pass.
Intruder Gear Exclusive to preorders, the Day One edition and Season Pass.
Jensen Story: Desperate Measures Exclusive to preorders, the Day One edition and Season Pass.
System Rift
A Criminal Past

Essential improvements

Skip launcher

Use the -nolauncher command line argument[12]

Skip intro videos

Use the -benchmark command line argument[12]
This causes the game to skip both the launcher and the intro videos.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos Montreal\Deus Ex: MD\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Deus Ex Mankind Divided/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/337000/remote/game_options.bin
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/337000/remote/ %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Deus Ex Mankind Divided\Saves\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Launcher display Options.
Launcher display Options.
Launcher graphics Options.
Launcher graphics Options.
Display Options.
Display Options.
Graphics Options.
Graphics Options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
During hacking the node descriptions are cropped off for a 16:9 display.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Has been patched to an angle slider as of August 26, 2016. For higher values see Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Disable Exclusive fullscreen option.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA, TAA. For SMAA see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double buffered, Triple buffered
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Console versions only.[13]

Field of view (FOV)

Use FOV Changer[14]
  1. Download Enhanced FoV Settings for DXMD.
  2. Extract to <path-to-game>\retail\.
  3. Edit DXMD_FOV.ini to set the preferred default FOV and hands FOV.
Use Cheat Engine[16]
  1. Download and install Cheat Engine (Square Enix does not ban DX:MD players for use of CE[15]).
  2. Download this table.
  3. Launch the game, then launch Cheat Engine
  4. In Cheat Engine, Click File > Open process, select DXMD.exe
  5. Click File > Load, then find and open dxmd_hud_fov_timestop_174_edit.CT
  6. Check Enable FOV box

Change FOV with these hotkeys

  • Home
  • Page Up
  • Page Down

Home = 101° (game's default max), Page Up = 111°, Page Down = 121°

Anti-aliasing (AA)

SMAA anti-aliasing is a lower cost solution for eliminating jaggies and gives better performance over MSAA. MSAA can severely reduce FPS on weaker systems while TAA reduces image clarity (and can disorientate some people).
SMAA via SweetFX
  1. Download custom SweetFX
  2. Extract archive contents to <path-to-game>\retail\ and replace DLL's with ones from "x64" folder
Also includes option to remove game's tint filter.
SMAA via ReShade
  1. Download custom ReShade preset
  2. Extract archive contents to <path-to-game>\retail\
Use if SweetFX causes crashes

Film grain

Remove film grain from the game with a DLL injection
  1. Download this archive
  2. Unpack and copy files from the archive to <path-to-game>\retail\
Only works in the DirectX 11 mode.

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Fixed with Patch build 524.10[17]
Mouse sensitivity
X and Y sensitivities can be set separately and the sensitivity range was increased in version 1.1.524.10 (26.08.16).[18]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis invert also supported
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Launcher requires mouse, see skip launcher.
Controller remapping
Limited to several presets
Controller sensitivity
Separate sliders for each axis
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis invert also supported
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes DS4v2 is not detected.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, voice, music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Only mutes during gameplay


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Pre-rendered cutscenes and in-engine cutscenes are stuck with a surround mix that makes voices very difficult to decipher.
Requires the Japanese Language Pack DLC (not available in all regions).
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Exclusive Fullscreen must be enabled for DirectX 11 or disabled for DirectX 12.[19]
Nvidia 3D Vision
Refer to the GeForce Forums topic for recommended adjustments.
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues unresolved

UI crunched together in Exclusive Fullscreen mode

Toggling Exclusive Fullscreen mode can mess up the UI on some aspect ratios.[20]

All dialog audio reduced to 1% volume after using inventory

Using the inventory permanently reduces all dialog sound to almost inaudible volume.[21]
Reload savegame to restore normal audio.

Issues fixed

Can not start Redeem.exe - api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll wasn't found (Retail)

This error is caused by the DVD including d3d11.dll Windows 8.1 system library[22] never meant to be shipped in other OS.
Use fixed redeem applet[24]
  1. Download this file.
  2. Insert Disc 1 of the game.
  3. Start the downloaded program.


If there are still problems use the Support Page to request the Steam key.[23]

Game crashes when Jensen watches TV in Prague

The fix is to turn on exclusive fullscreen.
  1. In the settings dialog displayed when launching the game, turn on "Exclusive fullscreen".


"Exclusive fullscreen" appears to be the game's term for _true_ fullscreen, while the game's "Fullscreen" option is actually borderless windowed mode.

Blurry and semi-transparent faces

Due to how it presently works with facial meshes, tessellation can cause character faces to having a strange, "washed out" look to them which makes them look semi-transparent.
Disable tessellation[citation needed]


Disabling tessellation may be undesirable if you wish to keep certain environments from looking too angular.

Save games requiring DLC stop working if game is moved to / reinstalled on different drive

Fix can require re-download of several gigabytes (but not whole game).
Go to the game in your Steam library. Uncheck the DLC and wait for it to go greyed out. Check it again so that it will download/install the DLC.[25]

Game crashes when exiting the shooting range

Before entering the shooting range itself, empty your inventory, or at least remove the weapons from the inventory. Supposedly, just not interacting with the lockers at the shooting range instead of dropping the inventory works, too.[26]

Black bars in cutscenes and aspect ratio issues on TVs with 4K resolution

Follow this guide on Steam[citation needed]

Cutscene black bars/aspect ratio fix for 4K TVs

Shadows are rendered incorrectly on Linux

Nvidia - Disable GLSL's Use Collapsed Arrays
Possibly caused by Beta Vulkan drivers

Add the following command line in Launch Options:

__GL_GlslUseCollapsedArrays=0 %command%
AMD (Open source driver) - Disable Ambient Occlusion

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Toggleable from launcher or in game settings.
Linux only. Used to convert Direct3D 11 calls.
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 67 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 M290
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum[28] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.10 64-bit, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 67 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
2 GB of VRAM
Other Nvidia Driver version 367.57
A 64-bit operating system is required.
AMD GPUs are not officially supported on Linux.[28]


  1. Steam version only (the version has no microtransactions).[5]


  1. Working on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  2. 2.0 2.1 Feral Interactive on Twitter: "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to Mac and Linux this year. Embrace what you've become." - last accessed on 2016-09-15
  3. 3.0 3.1 Feral Interactive on Twitter: "On November 3, become Human 2.0 as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on Linux." - last accessed on 2016-10-21
  4. Introducing the Dawn Engine - Eidos Montreal: Community
  5. 5.0 5.1 Can anyone verify whether the game is DRM free?, page 1 - Forum - - last accessed on April 30, 2020
    "The links to the ingame shop, the Square Enix account and the Breach game mode have been removed in the GOG version."
  6. System weryfikacji produktu - FAQ -
  7. Poticha comments on We are the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided team. Our game is coming out next Tuesday. Ask us anything! - last accessed on 2016-08-23
    "The game has Denuvo, like other Square Enix games indeed."
  8. Support Page for Denuvo Anti-Tamper offline activation
  9. Poticha comments on What the hell Square, is this for real? Single use single save pre-order items? - last accessed on September 3, 2016
    "Consumables (Praxis Kits, Ammo, Credits, Crafting Parts) are one-time use items [...] they will be 'consumed' in your current playthrough, and not re-usable."
  10. mitcharts comments on Game is missing the Outfit/Weapon DLCs - last accessed on May 1, 2020
    "I did a series of tests too after you're post and my results are nearly the same: 1) Launching without Galaxy and unplugged ethernet cable: DLC does not work; 2) Launching without Galaxy and plugged in ethernet cable: DLC does not work; 3) Launching with Galaxy and unplugged ethernet cable: DLC works; 4) Launching with Galaxy and plugged in ethernet cable: DLC works; 5) Launching with Galaxy and plugged in ethernet cable and blocked game executable: DLC does not work"
  11. "Before redeeming your Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order bonus, you need to know this". 2016-08-24. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-09-11
    Skips right to the "Press key to start" screen
  13. When is HDR comming? :: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ General Discussions
  14. DXMD Enhanced FoV Settings by SeanP
  15. Confirmed: No ban for Cheat Engine or trainers
  16. Verified by User:God, owner of the universe on 2016-08-26
  18. PC Patch notes for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patch build 524.10 - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™
  19. PC Patch notes for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patch build 616.0 - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™
  20. Steam Community :: Screenshot - last accessed on 2016-9-7
  21. One of several dialog sound issue Steam forum posts. Nixxes_Official forwarded it to development
  22. MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
  23. NeoGAF - View Single Post - Denuvo, are we putting the keys to PC gaming in the hands of an unknown third party?
  24. Deus Ex: Rozłam Ludzkości - Pomoc techniczna
  25. Steam forum post solving issue that DLC save games can't be loaded after game was moved
  26. Steam forum post: "Game crashes on the gun range tutorial"
  27. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ for Mac and Linux - Home - last accessed on 2016-09-16
    "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to Mac using Apple’s Metal graphics API, delivering Deus Ex onto the OS in spectacularly polished form."
  28. 28.0 28.1 Deus Ex Mankind Divided for Linux - Requirements - Feral Interactive - last accessed on 2016-11-03