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Dark Souls Remastered

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This page is for remaster of Dark Souls. For the original release of the game, see Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.

Dark Souls: Remastered
Dark Souls: Remastered cover
Original game FromSoftware
Remastered QLOC
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Japan FromSoftware
Release dates
Windows May 24, 2018
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Dark Souls
Dark Souls Remastered on HowLongToBeat
Dark Souls Remastered on IGDB
Dark Souls Remastered guide on StrategyWiki
Dark Souls Remastered on MobyGames
Dark Souls Remastered on Wikipedia
Dark Souls
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition 2012
Dark Souls II 2014
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 2015
Dark Souls III 2016
Dark Souls: Remastered 2018

Key points

Game speed is tied to frame rate.[1]
Certain bugs that occur when running Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at 60 FPS are still in this version.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FromSoftware\NBGI\DarkSouls\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


General settings
General settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Any resolution above 4K, whether it be native monitor resolution or downsampling, will render menus and the in-game UI incorrectly.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If option is grayed out, force in the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS with slowdowns below ~45 FPS.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Use DaS Remastered FOV table[3]
  1. Open the game.
  2. Download and run Cheat Engine.
  3. Select the game process in Cheat Engine.
  4. Open Dark Souls Remastered FOV fix in Cheat Engine.
  5. Enable the FOV script.
  6. Use Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown to control FOV.
Also available as a standalone executable on Nexus Mods.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Two bindings per action.
In-game controls and menu controls can be remapped separately.
Arrow keys are locked to cursor movement, but can be double-mapped to other menu actions, with conflict issues.
Esc is locked to Open Menu action and cannot be mapped to anything else.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Camera Speed with separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis (0-10).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
In-game controls and menu controls can be remapped separately.
Menu/Start button is locked to Open Menu action. D-pad in menu controls is locked to cursor movement.
The game has issues with swapping the A and B buttons in any capacity. Swapping the Confirm and Cancel buttons to Japanese style doesn't function as intended. Swapping Roll and Interact doesn't function as intended.
Controller sensitivity
Camera Speed with separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis (0-10).
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter),

​(tested on V2)
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
While moving, you can't attack, sprint or block with a shield properly.
When attempting to roll while moving, the game often executes a backstep.
Switches rapidly between controller and KB/M prompts.
Mouse acts like an analogue stick when used simultaneously, limiting turn speed.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection
Mouse acts like an analogue stick when using simultaneous input, limiting turn speed.

PlayStation button prompts

Use DSR Texture Packer and Unpacker[4]
  1. Download DSR Texture Packer and Unpacker (DSR TPUP) and follow the instructions.
  2. Button prompts are available for DualShock 3, DualShock 4 and DualSense. Follow the instructions to install them. These button prompts replace the Xbox button prompts and therefore work even if not using a DualShock 4.


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Fan dub by Unite101
Fan translation by David Pires, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish
Fan dub by Unite101 and Primera Llamada.
Fan translation.


Network settings
Network settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Password system can bypass the standard matchmaking limitations, but players will be scaled down to the host's level.
The game uses dedicated servers to match players together, but gameplay is strictly peer-to-peer.
Direct IP

DSR Watchpup

Main thread, NexusMods
While not as powerful as Dark Souls PVP Watchdog for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition due to Dark Souls Remastered's additional anti-cheat features, DSR Watchpup for Dark Souls Remastered provides tools such as rudimentary player anomaly detection and automatic in-game save backups.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
new Geo-11 3D Driver (RTX3000/4000 compatible)
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues unresolved

Clipping issues with small landscape obstructions

Slope interactions are slightly different at 60 FPS, may cause getting "stuck" on small obstructions.[5] This bug is not present in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at 30 fps, see Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition#cite note-floor collision-17.

Broken roll and feet animations

Strange animations when rolling or shifting feet unique to the Remastered version.[6]

Missing ambient sound

Ambient sound sometimes does not load for example when changing areas.[7]

Reloading fixes temporarily.

Issues fixed

Reduce occurrence of enemies teleporting when using jumping attacks [citation needed]

Use Riva Tuner Statistics Server to cap frame rate at 45-48 FPS
  1. Download RivaTuner Statistics Server (RTSS) and install.
  2. Open RTSS.
  3. Make sure Framerate Limit is selected (click on Frametime Limit, if shown, to toggle between the two settings) and set the value to 45-48 FPS, depending on preference. Most other RTSS settings may be left at default.
  4. Leave RTSS running in the background or minimized while playing.
FPS cap of 45 FPS does not excessively slow down gameplay or animations.

The game doesn't detect Xbox One (and newer) gamepads

Disable configurations support in Steam controller settings and use devreorder to hide XInput device(s)
  1. Download devreorder and unpack it into a temporary folder
  2. Run DeviceLister.exe, copy the GUIDs of all available controllers
  3. Open devreorder.ini for editing and paste the GUIDs into [hidden] section, save the file
  4. Put the edited devreorder.ini and the dinput8.dll from x64 folder into game's installation folder (where DarkSoulsRemastered.exe is)
  5. Go to Steam settings, Controller, General Controller Settings
  6. Disable all "configuration support" options and save Steam settings
  7. Xbox One/Series gamepads should be detected properly now

Mouse sensitivity increases after launching/closing a game in Windows

Game for some reason turns off enhanced pointer precision option in OS when you start the game
Install Enhanced PP Fix
  1. Download Fix from Github
  2. Put DINPUT8.dll in your DSR directory with DarkSoulsRemastered.exe and launch the game.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.4 [8]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD 4.44.61
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.200f


Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition mods are not directly compatible and require porting.[9] Many of the popular mods have Dark Souls Remastered versions.


Adds dynamic shadows to whole game, removes almost all baked lighting, fixes graphical issues and restores visual atmosphere from PtDE.
Makes whole world visible from almost anywhere.
Improves water reflections, trees and adds new landscape meshes.

Some PtDE Common Effects

Replaces some common particle effects with their equivalent from the Prepare to Die Edition.
Fully compatible with Re-Remastered mod.

DSR Shader Overhaul

Reworks lighting, increases contrast, makes metals more vibrant (like in PtDE), fixes SSAO not affecting point lights and improves light blending.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 6870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  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>/570940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (570940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.