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Dead Rising 3

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Dead Rising 3
Dead Rising 3 cover
Capcom Vancouver
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Release dates
Windows September 5, 2014
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 70
Monetization One-time game purchase
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 3 on HowLongToBeat
Dead Rising 3 on IGDB
Dead Rising 3 on MobyGames
Dead Rising 3 on Wikipedia
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Dead Rising 2 2010
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 2011
Dead Rising 3 2014
Dead Rising 2016
Dead Rising 4 2016

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Apocalypse Edition
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Apocalypse Edition
Green Man Gaming
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Apocalypse Edition
Humble Store
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Apocalypse Edition
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Apocalypse Edition
All versions require Steam DRM.
Not available in Germany.

DLC and expansion packs

Includes all Xbox One story DLC at no additional charge.
The latest Xbox One DLC, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α, is currently an Xbox One exclusive.[1]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 3\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/265550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 3\saves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/265550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

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


Visual settings.
Visual settings.
Advanced visual settings.
Advanced visual settings.
Flawless Widescreen's Dead Rising 3 plug-in can be used to increase the game's FOV.
Flawless Widescreen's Dead Rising 3 plug-in can be used to increase the game's FOV.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 47. See Field of view (FOV).
Toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA and SMAA Temporal 2X.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
By default frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[2] See High frame rate.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Use Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]
Fix horizontal stretching[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\datafile\viewport.txt.
  2. Open viewport.txt.
  3. Change Aspect="1.777777778" to:
    • Aspect="2.3338" for ultra-widescreen resolutions.
    • Aspect="5.3333" for multi-monitor resolutions.
    • See Common HEX Values for other aspect ratios.

Field of view (FOV)

Use Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]
Use FOV fix[citation needed]
This fix does not cause the distortion caused by Flawless Widescreen.[citation needed]

High frame rate

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default.[2]
Unlocking the framerate may cause issues with aiming.[4] Enabling Vertical sync (Vsync) or capping your game at 60 fps will resolve this. It is also possible to fix this by capping 99hz within the resolution setting.[5]
See also Game uses incorrect refresh rate to remove 120 Hz limitation.
Use Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]
Make user.ini[6]
  1. Go to the <path-to-game>.
  2. Make a text file called user.ini.
  3. Add the line gmpcr_unlock_frame_rate = True
  4. Save your changes and close the file.


General control settings.
General control settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller keys.
Controller keys.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Background Music, Sound Effects, Speech.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[7]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Dead Rising 3.

Issues unresolved

Save data deletion bug

Game has a known save data deletion bug, noted to also may occur when starting the DLC. Be sure to backup the "saves" folder in My Document every once in a while.

Issues fixed

Game uses incorrect refresh rate

The game defaults to 120 Hz on launch, even if you selected a higher refresh rate in the last session.
Fix refresh rate manually[8]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open rendersettings.ini.
  3. Change RefreshNumerator = 120000 to desired hertz; e.g. RefreshNumerator = 144000 for 144 Hz.

Random desktop crashes

Capcom has offered some support for crashing.

Nvidia Optimus Switchable Graphics

Driver update[citation needed]
  • Update to 344.11 drivers or later.

Missing Feastmobile in Dlc 2 after dying or game restart

Theres a bug where the feastmobile doesn't reload once you die or restart the game.You can find it again by going to Ingleton and its next to the safe house in the northern part of the map. You should see the health bar of the car again once you are near it.

Other information


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

SLI support

By default the Nvidia profile does not have SLI compatibility bits for the game. If you have a SLI setup on your computer and would like to improve your general performance you might want to enable SLI support.
Enable SLI support[citation needed]
  1. Open the game profile via Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Change SLI compatibility bits (DX1x) to 0x080222F5 (Batman: Arkham Origins)
  3. Change NVIDIA predefined SLI mode on Dx10 to SLI_PREDEFINED_MODE_FORCE_AFR
  4. Change NVIDIA predefined number of GPUs to use on SLI rendering mode on Dx10 to SLI_PREDEFINED_GPU_COUNT_FOUR
  5. Apply changes.


SLI is not compatible with SMAA T2X option (will cause flicking and other visual errors).
Some shadow flickering in certain areas will occur regardless of settings when using SLI.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz
Intel Core i3-3220 3.3 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
AMD Radeon HD 7870
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
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>/265550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (265550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.