Death end re;Quest

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Death end re;Quest
Death end re;Quest cover
Developers
Idea Factory
Compile Heart
Publishers
Idea Factory International
Engines
OROCHI 4
Release dates
Windows May 16, 2019
Reception
OpenCritic 69
IGDB 75
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time, Turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres JRPG, Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Horror, Japan, Sci-fi, Supernatural, Detective/mystery
Series Death end re;Quest
Death end re;Quest on HowLongToBeat
Death end re;Quest on IGDB
Death end re;Quest on MobyGames

Death end re;Quest
Death end re;Quest 2019
Death end re;Quest 2 2020

Death end re;Quest is a singleplayer third-person JRPG game developed by Idea Factory, Compile Heart and published by Idea Factory International.

The game released on May 16, 2019 on Steam. At release, the game only supported an internal resolution of 1080p, which was updated on July 9, 2019 to support a native 4K resolution.[1] Resolutions between 1080p and 4K remain upscaled.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Idea Factory PC Support

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition Bundle is also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition Bundle is also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition Bundle and Complete Deluxe Edition Bundle are also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.
The "Deluxe Edition" only includes the base game, and "Deluxe Pack" DLC.
The "Deluxe Edition" and "Complete Deluxe Edition" bundles do not include the free DLC, and need to be downloaded separately.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Pack Contains digital art-book, soundtrack, and wallpapers.
Windows
Extra Boss & Items Free DLC that unlocks three item bundles and one hidden boss.
Windows
Swimsuit Costume Set Free DLC.
Windows
Additional Character: Ripuka
Windows
Rook's Warrior Set
Windows
Rook's Traveller Set
Windows
Healing Item Set
Windows
Early Bird Special Unlocks BONUS Mode, which allows reviewing of certain visual novel events, character information and soundtrack.
Windows
Dungeon Re;Quest Pack Unlocks 1 additional quest and 4 additional dungeons.
Windows
Alternative Costume Set
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Boost DLC for the characters containing weapons and accessories that are usually unlocked in late chapters of the game.
Unlocking Bonus Mode early without having to complete the game first.
Cosmetic Cosmetic DLC for the characters.
Unlock Additional dungeons and quests as DLC.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\resource\bin\Application.ini[Note 1]
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\990050\remote\SYSTEMSAVE_GAME.BIN
<Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\990050\remote\SYSTEMSAVE_param.sfo
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/990050/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\990050\remote
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/990050/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics options
Graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game only supports 16:9 resolutions and only 13 predefined resolutions are available.[Note 3]
Multi-monitor
Stretched when attemping to force exclusive fullscreen. When selecting borderless windowed the game runs on a single monitor. [2]
Ultra-widescreen
Stretched when attemping to force exclusive fullscreen. When selecting borderless windowed the game runs in 16:9 while omitting the rest of the desktop. [3][4]
4K Ultra HD
Can be enabled through the "3840x2160 4K Native" resolution option. Every other resolution is upscaled from 1920x1080.[5]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also supported.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Uses post-process AA, but the option is tied to the "Post-Processing" setting.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use Special K alongside setting "Presentation Interval" to 0 to disable VSync.[6]
60 FPS
Capped at 63-64 FPS when using a monitor with a higher refresh rate than 60 Hz[7]
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

High frame rate[edit]

Raise the framerate cap to 240 FPS by hex editing[8]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\resource\bin\
  2. Open Application.exe in a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Search for 41 55 55 85 41 and replace with 41 71 1C 87 40.
When finding and replacing these hex values, make sure that the find/replace tools are using the "Hex-values" mode.
Alternatively, the hex value can be changed to use a custom framerate cap by dividing or multiplying the desired framerate cap by 60 (depending if the number is larger or smaller than 60), and then dividing 16.66666603 by the result of that calculation. For example, a 30 FPS cap hypothetically can be achieved by 30 / 60 = 0.5, taking the result of that calculation to do "16.66666603 / 0.5 = 33.33333206", then using HxD's replace tool's floating point number utility to find and replace the 16.66666603 value with 33.33333206.
Raise the framerate cap to 240 FPS by patching Application.exe[9]
  1. Download the FPS Uncap Patch.
  2. Unpack the archive (using the password mentioned in the file description).
  3. Launch the patcher and change the target file to <path-to-game>\resource\bin\Application.exe, before pressing "Start".

Input settings[edit]

Options menu
Options menu

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse bindings are not supported. Some keybinds use multiple actions, and some descriptions don't mention the binding's functionality.[10]
Mouse acceleration
Camera movement has mouse acceleration that can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
"Camera Speed" option has three different values. Mouse cursor sensitivity depends on OS mouse settings.
Mouse input in menus
Navigating menus requires double-clicking on selections, rather than highlighting based on where the mouse is located.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller Y axis option affects mouse Y axis as well.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Some controller bindings use multiple actions, and some descriptions don't mention the binding's functionality.
Controller sensitivity
"Camera Speed", has three selectable options.[11]
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox button prompts display even when using a keyboard and mouse.[12]
Impulse Trigger vibration
[13]
DualShock 4 controllers
Requires using Steam's Dualshock 4 controller support or third-party software.
DualShock button prompts
Xbox button prompts display even when using a DualShock 4.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[14]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[15]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Options for "BGM", "FX", "Voice Levels", and "Protag Voice Levels", though each is limited to 5 presets.
Surround sound
Subtitles
The game uses visual novel style text boxes for all dialogue.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Japanese

Issues unresolved[edit]

Performance issues[edit]

Several reports indicate that performance issues are present, even on hardware that is within the listed system requirements.[16][17][18][19][20][21]
Lowering the in-game graphics options may not result in significant performance improvement.[22]

Exclusive fullscreen mode stretching selected resolution to desktop resolution[edit]

This happens when using a desktop resolution with an aspect ratio that is wider than 16:9 widescreen, regardless of whether aspect ratio preservation is enabled in the Nvidia Control Panel or AMD Radeon Software.[23]

Issues fixed[edit]

Resolution limit lower than current resolution when using DPI Scaling[edit]
The game limits resolution options based on the DPI Scaling settings set in Windows. For example, if a 3840x2160 resolution is being used, but DPI Scaling is set to 200%, the in-game resolution will be limited to 1920x1080.[24]
Windows 7 users may need to use the fix mentioned for 4K resolution to work properly, as noted by the announcement for the 7.09.2019 Build update.[25]
Instructions[26]
  1. Open the <path-to-game>\resource\bin directory, right click Application.exe, and go into Properties.
  2. Open the Compatibility tab, and go into Change high DPI settings.
  3. Enable Override high DPI scaling behavior and have the dropdown box set to Application.
  4. Press the OK button to exit out of the DPI properties, and then press Apply in the file properties to save changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Despite the system requirements listing a "DirectX 12 compatible" graphics card, the game uses DirectX 11 for its graphics API, and the operating system requirements list "DirectX 11 equivalent".[27]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video, Criware

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz
AMD A9 2.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10.35 GB[28]
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (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>/990050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (990050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. Available resolutions:
    • 640x360
    • 720x405
    • 800x450
    • 1024x576
    • 1152x648
    • 1280x720
    • 1360x765
    • 1366x768
    • 1600x900
    • 1920x1080
    • 2560x1440
    • 3840x2160
    • 4K Native

References

  1. 7.09.2019 Build Update - 4k Support - last accessed on 2020-08-12
  2. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-08-12
    Tested using a custom resolution of 5760x1080.
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-08-12
    Tested using a custom resolution of 2560x1080.
  4. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Attempting to force a custom resolution with an outdated build will cause occlusion culling to be visible, issues with camera transitions, minimap issues, and objects clipping based on camera rotation. Tested using hex editing on game builds before the 7.09.2019 update.
  5. 7.09.2019 Build Update - 4k Support - last accessed on 2019-07-09
  6. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-08-18
    Tested on a 60Hz refresh rate. Forcing VSync to disable in the NVCP or AMD Radeon Software doesn't work.
  7. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-19
    Tested using 144Hz and 200Hz monitors.
  8. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2019-10-16
    Tested by finding the required value in Cheat Engine, then finding the value in a disassembler.
  9. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2019-10-18
    Tested and Created Patch using Cheat Engine, IDA's Freeware version, and HxD.
  10. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Checked key rebinding options.
  11. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  12. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Tested by using keyboard and mouse in-game.
  13. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  14. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  15. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  16. whats with the FPS in this game - last accessed on 2020-06-25
  17. FPS ? - last accessed on 2020-02-15
  18. 30 fps? - last accessed on 2019-05-17
  19. FPS - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  20. Low FPS? - last accessed on 2019-05-17
  21. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Tested with a Radeon RX 5700 and Ryzen 7 2700X using MSI Afterburner. Using API Wrappers like DXVK doesn't improve performance either.
  22. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Tested by lowering graphics options and adjusting the in-game resolution. Based on testing, raising the in-game resolution to "4K Native" on an RX 5700 nets equivalent performance to running at 1080p.
  23. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-17
    Tested by changing resolution options and by having "preserve aspect ratio" checked in GPU control panel.
  24. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-18
    Tested with a 5120x2160 custom resolution and 200% DPI scaling on a 2560x1080 monitor. When the 1920x1080 option is selected in-game, it centers on the screen similarly to what would happen at 2560x1080. When selecting 2560x1440, the image appears zoomed in, due to having a higher vertical resolution than what typically happens with native resolution.
  25. 7.09.2019 Build Update - 4k Support - last accessed on 2019-07-0-09
    "*Note: In order to allow 4K settings to work properly, Windows 7 users must first access the Properties menu of the EXE file and change the DPI setting to "Application" (please see image below). Afterwards the 4k resolution should work without issue. Non-Windows 7 users will not need to do this."
  26. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-18
    Tested using 4K resolution with 200% DPI Scaling.
  27. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Checked using RivaTuner.
  28. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-20
    Checked install size without DLC.