Deadpool

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Deadpool
Deadpool cover
Developers
High Moon Studios
Windows Mercenary Technology
Publishers
Activision
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2013
Deadpool on Wikipedia

Key points

Basic in-game graphics settings.
Remapping limited to certain keys only. Gamepad recommended.
The game is limited to 59 FPS which produces a frame skip every second.[1]

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

This game is no longer available.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Merc with a Map Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\TransGame\Movies
  2. Delete or rename the following files:
Logo_Marvel.bik
Logo_Mercenary.bik
Logo_Activision.bik
Logo_HighMoon.bik
TF_InitialStartup.bik
TF_InitialStartup_DEU.bik
TF_InitialStartup_ESN.bik
TF_InitialStartup_FRA.bik
TF_InitialStartup_ITA.bik
TF_InitialStartup_RUS.bik

SLI support[edit]

By default the Nvidia profile does not have SLI compatibility bits for the game, but it is possible to run the game in SLI.
Enable SLI support[citation needed]
  1. Open the game profile via Nvidia Profile Inspector
  2. Change SLI compatibility bits to 0x42402005[3]
  3. Change NVIDIA predefined SLI mode to SLI_PREDEFINED_MODE_FORCE_AFR2
  4. Change NVIDIA predefined number of GPUs to use on SLI rendering mode to SLI_PREDEFINED_GPU_COUNT_FOUR
  5. Apply changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\DeadPool[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\TransGame\Config\PC\Cooked
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224060/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Deadpool\SaveData\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224060/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
There are no advanced graphics options, only presets.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD spanning and FOV issues.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD spanning and FOV issues.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use GeDoSaTo.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Extra graphics uses post-process AA. For sampling-based AA, see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 59 FPS.[1]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

The Deadpool plugin for Flawless Widescreen can be modified to get a wider FOV.
Adjust FOV range[citation needed]
  1. Install Flawless Widescreen.
  2. Run it and install the Deadpool plugin.
  3. Go to the Flawless Widescreen installation folder.
  4. Go into PluginCache\FWS_Plugins\Modules\Deadpool\Dependencies\Scripts\.
  5. Open Deadpool.lua with a text editor.
  6. Find fAdditionalFOV = Sender:GetScaledFloat(5).
  7. Change it to fAdditionalFOV = Sender:GetScaledFloat(3).
  8. Restart Flawless Widescreen and adjust the slider.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Use Nvidia Inspector (Nvidia only)[4]
  1. Open the game profile via Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Change Antialiasing compatibility to...
  3. Change Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting.
  4. Change Antialiasing - Setting to 4x [4x Multisampling] or 8xQ [8x Multisampling].
    • If using SGSSAA, change Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling or 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling.
  5. Apply changes.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Remap settings.
Remap settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only certain keys are available for rebinding.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Called Camera Sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock Prompts use this mod
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, dialog and music.
Surround sound
Detected by game automatically. No in-game option available.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Music only. Background Sound effects in Main Menu remain being played.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Deadpool.

Issues fixed[edit]

Redists always installing at game startup[edit]

Even though most of the following were not tested with this particular game, these are the recommended methods for this problem (see Borderlands 2) since this may be caused by Steam itself.
Make Folder Writable[5]
Issue can be fixed by making the entire Deadpool folder writable.
This is the preferred solution as it is the simplest, most convenient and safest option.
  1. Right-click on the installation folder.
  2. Choose Properties, and uncheck the 'read-only' option.
  3. When starting the game, the redistributables should update one more time.
  4. The next time the game is launched, they will not attempt to install again.
Click 'No' To Allow Changes[citation needed]
  1. After launching the game, it will ask to allow it to make changes to your computer.
  2. Click 'No' at this stage.
Delete Redist Folder[6]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename the Redist folder.

Notes

Every time 'verify local game files' is activated, the Redist folder will also be redownloaded, reinitiating this problem.
Regedit[2][7]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\224060
  2. Look at the installscript.vdf in the installation folder.
  3. Open installscript.vdf with Notepad and look at the names in quotes before each line of process 1.
  4. Add the DWORD with a value of 1 which will tell Steam that the process has been completed and it will not launch again.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD Ex
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.99d

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom X3 8750
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4850
512 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  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>/224060/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224060) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References