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
Developers
Original game FromSoftware
Remastered QLOC
Publishers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Japan FromSoftware
Release dates
Windows May 24, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 85
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
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, anything lower than 60 FPS will cause the game to slow down.[1]
Certain bugs that occur when running Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at 60fps are still in this version, only now they're unfixable because you cannot choose to revert to 30fps. See Issues unresolved for more information.
Using a controller is strongly recommended.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NBGI\DARK SOULS REMASTERED\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
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).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and TAA
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)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

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.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
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
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless adapter, V2
​(tested on V2)
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
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[edit]

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[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Catalan
Fan translation.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Fan dub available from 14 October 2021 by Unite101
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Fan translation by David Pires, download
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Ukrainian
Fan translation.

Network[edit]

Network settings.
Network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
6

Connection types

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

DSR Watchpup[edit]

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[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Clipping issues with small landscape obstructions[edit]

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[edit]

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

Missing ambient sound[edit]

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

Reloading fixes temporarily.

Issues fixed[edit]

"Fatal error: The system does not meet the minimum memory requirement to run the application"[edit]

Install ≥6GB RAM or install DSR.rar fix[8][9]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.4 [10]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

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

Modding[edit]

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition mods are not directly compatible and require porting.[11] Many of the popular mods have Dark Souls Remastered versions.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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.

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>/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.

References