D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die -Season One-
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die -Season One- cover
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Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 5, 2015
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Key points

Compared to original Xbox One release, the Kinect and voice controls has been redone to be playable completely with mouse only and all original DLC is now unlockable within base game.[1]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Humble Store
Humble Deluxe Edition
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Publisher website (unavailable)
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Demo available at the official site.

Version differences[edit]

Deluxe Edition includes
  • Mini soundtrack
  • Voice over script
  • Special Art book
  • Special costume set -12 Beers- DLC.
Humble Deluxe Edition is not the same as Deluxe Edition. It's Humble Bundle/Store exclusive version which includes:
  • Four postcards and two wallpapers.
  • Humble Edition Soundtrack, which different from Mini soundtrack.[2]
  • DRM-free version of the game along with Steam key for regular version of the game.

DLC and expansion packs

All the DLC that were released with Xbox One version is unlockable from the game for free. However there's optional DLC which unlocks them directly same way they would on Xbox One version.
Humble Store offers DRM-free DLC, but their compatibility with other versions, such as GOG.com version, is unknown.[citation needed]
Name Notes
Mini Soundtrack Included with Deluxe Edition.
Special Art Book Included with Deluxe Edition.
Voice Over Script Included with Deluxe Edition.
Special Costume Set -12 Beers- Included with Deluxe Edition.
SWERY's Choice Costume Set -4 Cups of Coffee-
SWERY's Choice Costume Set -4 Bottles of Tequila-
Hand Cursor Set Vol.1
Hand Cursor Set Vol.2
Hand Cursor Set Vol.3
In Game Document Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
David's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Forrest's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Amanda's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
Olivia's Costume Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.
David's Beard Full Unlock Key In-game item unlocker.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Ms01Game\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename the following files:
    • AG_Logo.bik
    • MS_Logo.bik
    • UE_Logo.bik


Do not touch Nowloading.bik. Even though file is part of the intro, it's used as part of initial loading and it will automatically skip when game files has been loaded.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die\Ms01Game\Config\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358090/pfx/[Note 2]
For demo version, look under D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die DEMO.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\my games\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die\Binaries\Win64\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\358090\remote\*.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358090/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.
Alternative launcher.
Alternative launcher.
In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS; See High frame rate.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Natively supports up to 1920x1200 only.
Use replacement D4.exe[citation needed]
  1. Download the Alternative Launcher.
  2. Go to the installation folder and backup existing D4.exe.
  3. Move the downloaded D4.exe into the installation folder.

High frame rate[edit]

Change frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Ms01Engine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file.
  5. Set to read only
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.


In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game controller settings.
In-game controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Everything is done with mouse or controller. Buttons like Esc and Enter are useable in menus.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Launcher is used.
Controller remapping
Two presets, told in manual.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Compatibility may vary.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Not allowed on QTEs and some sequences.


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects and voice.
Surround sound
Mono, stereo, 4ch, 5.1 and 7.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by ZoG Forum Team».

Issues unresolved[edit]

Graphical issues with mirrors[edit]

Visually seems like really tiny draw distance[4] or flickering.[5]

Low frame rate on gaming laptops[edit]

If you have a laptop with an integrated GPU + dedicated GPU, you may find that the game will not switch to the dedicated GPU automatically (you can verify usage via Task Manager). If your laptop has an Nvidia card, you can use the Nvidia Control Panel, go to 3D Settings -> Manage 3D settings, and either try and force it to use the Nvidia GPU on an application level, or on a global level. A good way to determine if this has taken effect or not is to add an FPS counter for the Nvidia settings, i.e. if the FPS counter does not appear, this was not applied.

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to set high resolution[edit]

When Windows text scaling is enabled, the game will not allow a high resolution to be selected (e.g. 720p may be the highest available on a 1080p display)[6]
Use Alternative Launcher[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio wwise
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Resolution of 1280x720
Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
AMD Radeon HD 6870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
Other Keyboard and mouse necessary. Compatible with XInput controllers such as the Xbox 360 controller.
64-bit operating system is required.


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/358090/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358090) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 d4-game.com - PC Version additions
  2. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - Season One - Humble Deluxe Edition :: D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die General Discussion - last accessed on December 27, 2015, Post #10.
  3. <path-to-game>\D4_GameHelp_EN.pdf, "Touch panel controls are compatible with Version 1.4 and later."
  4. Steam community :: Screenshot :: Bugging at the very start of the game *sigh* - last accessed on December 27, 2015
  5. Flickering mirror... :: D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die General Discussion - last accessed on December 27, 2015
  6. NeoGAF - View Single Post - D4 PC - last accessed on December 27, 2015, Post #180.