Black Desert

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Black Desert
Black Desert cover
Developers
Pearl Abyss
Publishers
Pearl Abyss
South America RedFox Games
Engines
Black Desert Engine
Release dates
Windows December 17, 2014
Taxonomy
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Free-to-grind, Infinite spend, Loot box
Black Desert on MobyGames
Black Desert on Wikipedia

Black Desert is a third-person sandbox MMORPG developed by Pearl Abyss and self published from February 25, 2021. The game features extensive character customization, action-style combat, large scale PVP, PVE as well as an extensive lifeskill system. Black Desert uses its own Black Desert Engine.

General information

Official Website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Windows
Steam
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From June 22, 2021 the different regional versions of the game are unified
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Black Desert\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582660/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582660/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Not all HUD elements movable
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
"Vision Range" option in video settings
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode
Protanomaly, Deuteranomaly

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Only when minimized to tray

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
French
German
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 8888,9991-9993
UDP 8888,9991-9993
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Cursor doesn't stay locked in other games[edit]

Apply mouse lock fix[1]
  1. Download Black Desert Online Mouse Lock Fix.
  2. Copy contents of 32bit folder to <path-to-game>\bin\.
  3. Copy contents of 64bit folder to <path-to-game>\bin64\.

Black Desert Online resetting desktop resolution due to downsampling[edit]

  1. Go to in-game settings
  2. Go to 'Display Settings'
  3. Under 'Game Window' you will select your desire resolution under 'Screen Resolution Scaling' that matches your desktop resolution

Misaligned mouse cursor[edit]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bin\ if you're using the 32-bit client or <path-to-game>\bin64\ if you're using the 64-bit client
  2. Right click on BlackDesert32.exe (32-bit) or BlackDesert64.exe (64-bit) and select Properties
  3. Under Properties you want to go to the Compatibility tab then go to 'Change high DPI settings'
  4. Under 'Change high DPI settings' you want to put a checkmark on 'Override high DPI scaling behavior and then set 'Scaling performed by:' to 'Application'

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [2] (XIGNCODE3 previously)[3]

System requirements[edit]

Windows[4]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 530 2.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 39 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/582660/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (582660) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References