Destroy All Humans!

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Destroy All Humans!
Destroy All Humans! cover
Developers
Black Forest Games
Publishers
THQ Nordic
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[1]
Release dates
Windows July 28, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 71
IGDB 67
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Cold War, Comedy, North America, Sci-fi
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Key points

Remake of the original Destroy All Humans! from 2005.[1]

General information

Official Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from the executable.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Demo Available
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Demo Available
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use Destroy All Humans! intro skip[2]
Alternative Method[citation needed]
  1. Go to <the install directory>/DH/Content/Movies/
  2. Delete or rename the following 3 files:
BFGLogo1080p.mp4
Bumper_LegalSplash.mp4
THQNORDIC_LOGO_Color_white.mp4
  1. Create 3 empty files and give them the same names as the 3 files above.
  • Ensure file extensions are visible to avoid ending up with .mp4.txt at the end of the file name.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\DH\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/803330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\DH\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/803330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

Video options
Video options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
HUD is spanned.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and rendered cutscenes, spanned HUD.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Destroy All Humans! FOV changer.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Texture Quality option controls anisotropic filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Anti-Aliasing option uses TAA by default. See Anti-Aliasing (AA) for SSAA/downsampling.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 120 FPS. To set the cap higher, see High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Anti-Aliasing (AA)[edit]

Adjust r.ScreenPercentage for downsampling[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini with a text editor.
  3. Add [SystemSettings] to the bottom of the file, if that section doesn't already exist.
  4. Inside that section, add r.ScreenPercentage=100 where 100 is the desired resolution percentage.

High frame rate[edit]

Adjust the Framerate Cap using GameUserSettings.ini
  1. Browse to the configuration file(s) location, and open GameUserSettings.ini.
  2. Change FrameRateLimit=0.000000 to FrameRateLimit=XXX.000000, replacing "XXX" with the desired framerate limit.
  3. Save GameUserSettings.ini.
By default, when using "0", the game will use it's default behavior (120FPS cap), but this cap can be adjusted to go higher.

Input settings[edit]

Keybinding options
Keybinding options

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options
Audio options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
"Master", "Music", "Noise Effects", "Voices", "User Interface"
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
"Mute in the Background"

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Afterimage when moving view[edit]

Disable ingame TAA[4]
  1. Open <username>\Appdata\Local\DH\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\engine.ini.
  2. Add the line r.PostProcessAAQuality=0 to the file.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Direct3D 12 can be forced using the -d3d12 command line argument.[5]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Modifications[edit]

More mods can be found on the Destroy All Humans NexusMods page.

60FPS FMVs[edit]

Replaces many of the 1080p 30FPS pre-rendered FMV cutscenes with re-encoded 1080p 60FPS videos.
  • PCGamingWiki mirror can be found here.
Cutscenes are re-encoded using motion interpolation.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel i5-4690K 3.5 GHz
AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
A 64-bit system is required.
These specifications are subject to change before release.

Notes

  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>/803330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (803330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Destroy All Humans - Resistance is futile - last accessed on 2019-06-07
  2. Verified by User:Keith on 2021-01-02
  3. Verified by User:ChaosBahamut on 2020-12-26
  4. Verified by User:Diskersen on 2018-05-02
  5. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-13
    Tested using launch parameters on Steam, and checking what API is being used with RivaTuner.