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Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise

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Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
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Developers
Now Production
White Owls
Toybox Inc.
Publishers
Rising Star Games
Engines
Unity 2018[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows June 11, 2022
Reception
OpenCritic 60
IGDB 69
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, TPS
Sports Skateboarding
Art styles Cel-shaded
Themes Contemporary, Detective/mystery, Horror, North America, Supernatural
Series Deadly Premonition
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Deadly Premonition
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut 2013
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise 2022

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is a singleplayer third-person open world and TPS game in the Deadly Premonition series.

Originally released as a Nintendo Switch exclusive on July 10, 2020, it was later revealed through Thunderful Group's 2020 annual report that the game would be coming to Steam in 2021.[2] After an extended period of silence, the game was shadowdropped on June 11, 2022.

The game is missing basic resolution settings, display mode settings, and other PC-specific options. The game does not support keyboard and mouse and uses the Nintendo Switch controller layout remapped onto a Xbox controller, which results in unusual controller bindings, such as B being confirm, while A is cancel.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements

Sui's Hack

Sui's Hack is a Melon Loader mod that allows the player to configure many graphics options, while also adding PlayStation button prompts and more conventional ones for Xbox controllers.
Install Sui's Hack[3]
  1. Download Melon Loader Installer and launch it.
  2. Under the Automatic tab, click Select and navigate to the game's directory.
  3. Select DeadlyPremonition2.exe and click Open, then click Install.
  4. Download Sui's Hack and extract it into to the game's directory.

Notes:

To configure the hack, press F11 while in-game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ToyBox Inc.\DeadlyPremonition2
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1271100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\ToyBox Inc\DeadlyPremonition2\Saved\SaveGames\<user-id>\*.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1271100/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Game options
Game options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Natively locked at 16:9. Use Sui's Hack or see Force screen resolution for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Game is rendered at 1080p internally with no resolution selection. Use Sui's Hack or see Force screen resolution for higher resolutions.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
No in-game option; can be changed between borderless fullscreen and windowed with Alt+ Enter. Defaults to borderless fullscreen on launch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Enabled by default for all textures. Can be modified using Sui's Hack.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA. Can be modified using Sui's Hack.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Can be modified using Sui's Hack.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Camera movement is locked to 50 FPS, so there is judder when the refresh rate is not a multiple of 50 (50 Hz, 100 Hz, etc.).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Uses HDR Rendering with tone mapping the final image to LDR.[4] See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Force screen resolution

Use a third party program to force the game to your desktop resolution[5]

This can be done with at least two methods:

  1. Use Special K to overwrite the resolution via the in-game Special K overlay. To do this click your window resolution in the aforementioned overlay at the top and it should activate. Because it doesn't stay upon re-launching, you must go into the overlay and re-click "Override Resolution" or "window resolution" to get it to change it again.
  2. Use Borderless Gaming. Once the game is loaded press Alt+ Enter to get it to go into windowed mode and then use Borderless Gaming to force it back to borderless windowed mode. This time it should be at your desktops resolution.

This also works to get rid of the pillarboxes for 21:9; game is Hor+ and UI mostly scales well. However, some UI elements that were not meant to be seen seem visible.

Input

Control options
Control options

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
This game requires a supported controller. Keyboard and mouse are not supported.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Choice between several presets. Can be modified using Steam Input.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Camera and aiming may be inverted separately.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Via Steam Input API.
Controls are forced to B as confirm and A as cancel, which is not standard for Xbox controllers and is leftover from Switch's controller layout. Prompts can be modified using Sui's Hack.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects, and voices.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be disabled with Special K.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

Other information

API

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

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2018.4.16f1[1]
  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>/1271100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1271100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Cn9740 on 2022-06-11
  2. https://thunderfulgroup.com/media/kmhbsvxg/thunderful_ar2020_eng.pdf
  3. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2022-06-15
  4. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2022-06-18
    The canera does use HDR and it has HDR buffer, but Unity 2018.4 does not support HDR displays (feature added in 2019.4).
  5. Verified by User:Zaphyre on 2022-06-11
    Tested this works on a 3440x1440 screen via both Special K and Borderless Gaming.