Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record cover
Developers
Capcom Vancouver
Windows Mercenary Technology
Publishers
Capcom
Engines
Forge[1]
Release dates
Windows October 11, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 66
IGDB 72
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America, Post-apocalyptic, Zombies
Series Dead Rising
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record on HowLongToBeat
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record on IGDB
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record on MobyGames
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record on Wikipedia
Dead Rising
Dead Rising 2 2010
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 2011
Dead Rising 3 2014
Dead Rising 2016
Dead Rising 4 2016

Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Key points

Based on Dead Rising 2 with similar overall content but slightly improved gameplay features.
Steam version DRM switched from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Some regions excluded (Germany/Israel).
Windows
All non-Steam versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]
Retail product keys activate on Steam (Games for Windows Marketplace game and DLC cannot be transferred).[2]

DLC and expansion packs

Purchasing DLC has been disabled from Steam, it also has issues working properly for some users.
Name Notes
Cyborg Skills Pack
Windows
BBQ Chef Skills Pack
Windows
COSPLAY Skills Pack
Windows
Firefighter Skills Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

A title update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run setup.exe).[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 2 Off The Record
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/45770/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 2 Off The Record\saves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/45770/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools[5][6]
  1. Download Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools and extract it somewhere.
  2. Go to the Dead Rising 2 Off the Record installation folder, and open the data folder.
  3. Drag datafile.big and place it onto Gibbed.DeadRising2.Unpack.exe.
  4. When it's finished unpacking, open the datafile_big folder that was created in the data folder.
  5. Open camera.txt with Notepad, and click Edit -> Replace.
  6. Type FOV = "43" in the Find, and FOV = "63" in the Replace (change 63 to desired FOV) and click Replace All.
  7. Some other cameras use FOV = "45" which can also be replaced, such as in the cVehicleBehaviorCam PushableCam section.
  8. Save the file.
  9. Drag the datafile_big folder and place it onto Gibbed.DeadRising2.Pack.exe. This will create a new file called datafile_big.big.
  10. Backup the original datafile.big by renaming it to something else.
  11. Rename datafile_big.big to datafile.big.

Notes

Vehicles have a modifier that decreases FOV by -7 when moving at full speed. Changing this to 0 in each entry will stabilize the FOV.

Disable depth of field[edit]

Hex-edit the game executable[7]
  1. Open deadrising2otr.exe using the hex editor of your choice.
  2. Find and replace gDOF with xDOF.
  3. Save your changes

Disable screen vignette[edit]

Hex-edit the game executable[7]
  1. Open deadrising2otr.exe using the hex editor of your choice.
  2. Find and replace gVignette with xVignette
  3. Save your changes

Disable fog[edit]

Hex-edit the game executable[8]
  1. Open deadrising2otr.exe using the hex editor of your choice.
  2. Find and replace mFogMax with xFogMax.
  3. Find and replace mFogEnd with xFogEnd.
  4. Find and replace mFogStart with xFogStart.
  5. Find and replace mFogColour with xFogColour.
  6. Save your changes.

Notes

May improve game performance.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration is active.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Only if controller is disabled.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See Remapping.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox 360 controller only.[9]
Xbox button prompts
Uses Xbox 360 button prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
for dualshock prompts use this mod Ps3 botton mod for DR2 has been tested by me an does replace Xbox prompts for ps3 prompts with dr2otr
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Remapping[edit]

Rebinding keys[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\controls\
  2. Edit the file keymap.txt (keyboard controls) or mousemap.txt (mouse controls) with Notepad++.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume sliders for music and sound effects.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output[10]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

Network[edit]

Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op
Co-op campaign.

VR Support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
In the properties of deadrising2otr.exe, go to the Compatibility tab and check Disable fullscreen optimizations and Run this program as administrator

Issues fixed[edit]

Game is stuck on a white screen after starting a new save[edit]

Fixing corrupted save game[3]
The example used in this guide is for Steam downloads.
  1. Right click Dead Rising 2: Off the Record in Steam
  2. Click on Properties
  3. Click on the Updates tab
  4. Disable Steam Cloud synchronization
  5. Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 2 Off The Record\saves\
  6. Delete any save files in this folder
  7. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata
  8. Select your SteamID folder
  9. Open the 45770 folder
  10. Delete all files inside this folder

Notes

If you're unable to find the Dead Rising 2 Off the Record folder in My Games try using the search bar in File Explorer.

Game doesn't recognize Xbox 360 controller[edit]

Enabling controller support[11]
  1. Download TocaEdit Xbox 360 Controller Emulator.
  2. Extract x360ce.exe to the DR:OTR folder.
  3. Unplug the controller.
  4. Open x360ce.exe. Say yes when it wants to create some files.
  5. In the Presets dropdown menu, select Controller (Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows). Click Load.
  6. In the Options tab, check xinput1_2.dll, xinput1_1.dll, xinput9_1_0.dll. InputHook Hook Mode: Compatibility.
  7. In the Advanced tab of the conroller tab, Device Type: GamePad.
  8. Plug in the controller and verify all the buttons work.
  9. Save and close, then run the game.

Game cannot connect to the internet to verify release date for the GFWL version[edit]

After installing the game, it tries to verify the release date using ZDPP but fails, making it impossible to launch and activate the game.
Manually install the title update.[12]
  1. Download and extract the title update.
  2. Go to <path-to-game> and delete deadrising2otr.exe.zdp and the Zdp folder.
  3. Launch setup.exe from the extracted title update.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 3850
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA+ZDPP activation, requires a Microsoft account - local profiles are not supported.
  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>/45770/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (45770) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Dead Rising 2 Developer Interview and Hands-On Preview
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record Steamworks transition imminent - GregaMan > Manage Blog
  3. GFWL won't connect. Can't play! - Page 2 - Steam Users' Forums
  4. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-09-20
    Tested with a retail, GFWL-enabled copy and a 144hz display. With the 144hz resolution option selected and Vsync turned off, the game does not exceed 120 FPS. I am not able to verify what happens with Vsync on as trying to enable Vsync while having a 144hz resolution selected causes the game to freeze.
  5. Dead Rising 2 - PC - How to Edit datafile.big & change Field of View (FOV) - YouTube
  6. (TOOLS) Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools (latest revision) | Dead Rising Console & PC Modding
  7. 7.0 7.1 [1]
  8. [2]
  9. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-04-19
    Tested with a wired Xbox One (model 1537) controller. The game does not recognize Xbox One controllers at all.
  10. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  11. Xbox 360 Controller Fix - last accessed on 2020-21-03
  12. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-09-17
    Tested with the retail, GFWL-enabled copy. After trying to launch the game, a window for ZDPP appears. After accepting the date check, it times out after 15-20 seconds. Manually installing the title update allowed me to launch and activate the copy.