Deep Rock Galactic

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Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic cover
Developers
Ghost Ship Games
Publishers
Coffee Stain Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows May 13, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 85
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Themes Space, Sci-fi
Deep Rock Galactic on HowLongToBeat
Deep Rock Galactic on IGDB
Deep Rock Galactic on MobyGames
Deep Rock Galactic on Wikipedia

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Dwarven Legacy also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition and Dwarven Legacy also available.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Deluxe Edition includes the Dark Future Pack and MegaCorp Pack.
The Ultimate Edition is exclusive to the Microsoft Store and includes the Dark Future Pack, MegaCorp Pack and Supporter Upgrade.
The Dwarven Legacy bundle includes all current and future DLC for the game, including the soundtrack.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Supporter Upgrade
Windows
Dark Future Pack
Windows
MegaCorp Pack
Windows
Roughneck Pack
Windows
Dawn of the Dread Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Modify Game.ini[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Game.ini with a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines to the end of the file, then save and close it:
[/Script/MoviePlayer.MoviePlayerSettings]
StartupMovies=

Skip splash screen[edit]

Use the -nosplash command line argument[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\*.ini[Note 1]
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\SaveGames\*.sav[Note 1]
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\CoffeeStainStudios.DeepRockGalactic_496a1srhmar9w\SystemAppData\wgs\[long alphanumeric sequence folder]\[long alphanumeric sequence folder]\[long alphanumeric sequence file (this file is actually an unnamed .sav file and can be used with steam as well)]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
UI settings
UI settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Set from 80 - 120° in Gameplay options (default is 100°). Can be increased in .ini file.[citation needed]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Texture quality affects anisotropic filtering and streaming memory size. Can be manually set in .ini file.[citation needed]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA (experimental), or off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Maximum framerate can optionally be set between 30 and 244 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Experimental. Windows HDR, DX12 mode, and fullscreen mode must be enabled.[citation needed]
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Disable lens flare[edit]

Edit Engine.ini
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following:
[SystemSettings]
r.LensFlareQuality=0

Disable bloom[edit]

Edit Engine.ini
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following:
[SystemSettings]
r.BloomQuality=0

Disable chromatic aberration[edit]

Edit Scalability.ini
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  2. Open Scalability.ini.
  3. Add the following:
[PostProcessQuality@2]
r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0

[PostProcessQuality@3]
r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Default gamepad controls
Default gamepad controls

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing can be toggled on/off.
Mouse sensitivity
Horizontal and vertical sensitivity can be adjusted separately.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Flight controls Y-axis and mouse wheel can be inverted separately.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Aim acceleration and inner dead zone can also be adjusted.
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.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Characters, Mission Control, Music, Sound Effects, Incoming Voice Chat.
Surround sound
6.1[3]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Croatian
Work in progress.
Czech
Work in progress.
Danish
Work in progress.
Dutch
Work in progress.
Finnish
Work in progress.
French
German
Hungarian
Work in progress.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Work in progress.
Russian
Slovenian
Work in progress.
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Work in progress.
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Work in progress.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod.
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Crossplay between Xbox One and Microsoft Store, but not Steam.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
This is a planned feature.[citation needed]
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Low FPS on Nvidia cards[edit]

Disable Nvidia Ansel[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Steam launch menu
Steam launch menu
Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 DX12 is standard in the Windows store version.

It can be enabled in the Steam version in the Settings menu.

Up to a 70% FPS improvement in CPU limited Scenarios[5]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Privacy settings
Privacy settings

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/548430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (548430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Whisper on 2019-03-05
  2. Verified by User:aaronth07 on 2020-12-23
    Compared 16:9 and 21:9 screenshots, can conclude that it's expanding aspect ratio horizontally without cropping vertically
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-07-10
    Tested with Special K. No audio output was detected on the center channel.
  4. Are you having random fps drops? Try disabling Ansel.
  5. Verified by User:Dominik1411 on 2020-11-16
    CPU limited on a Ryzen 7 3800x from 91FPS(DX11) to 155FPS(DX12)