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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided cover
Developers
Eidos-Montréal
Windows Nixxes Software[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[2]
Linux Feral Interactive[3]
GOG.com General Arcade[4]
Publishers
2016-2023 Square Enix
2023-present Eidos-Montréal
Linux, OS X Feral Interactive
Engines
Dawn Engine[5]
Release dates
Windows August 23, 2016
Linux November 3, 2016[3]
macOS (OS X) December 12, 2017[2]
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Cross-game bonus
Microtransactions Boost, Currency, Infinite spend[Note 1]
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Immersive sim, Shooter, Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Cyberpunk, Europe, Sci-fi
Series Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on HowLongToBeat
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on IGDB
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on MobyGames
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Wikipedia
Deus Ex
Deus Ex 2000
Deus Ex: Invisible War 2003
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut 2013
Deus Ex: The Fall 2014
Deus Ex: Revision (unofficial mod) 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2016
Deus Ex: Breach 2017
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - VR Experience 2017
Deus Ex GO 2017

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a singleplayer first-person immersive sim, shooter and stealth game in the Deus Ex series.

The Linux version of the game uses a wrapper to convert Direct3D 11 calls into OpenGL, which may result in reduced performance.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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Eastern Europe: Steam key is obtained in Redeem.exe which checks CD-key and DVD authenticity.[7]
SecuROM 8.13.0066 DRM[citation needed].
No DVDs included in North American release.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Retail
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Australia: Steam key is written on the inside of the DVD case behind DVD 3
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Game can be launched directly from the executable.[8] Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Publisher website (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences

The Windows version on Steam requires Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[9][10]
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes all of the DLCs for the game.

Monetization

Type Notes
Cross-game bonus Playing through Deus Ex GO before that game shut down entirely, would grant extra Praxis Kits in new savefiles. It is believed, albeit unconfirmed, that this extended to Deus Ex GO's Microsoft Store version.

DLC and expansion packs

All consumable items included in DLC are single-use microtransactions.[11]
Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
Augmented Covert Agent Consumables Pack Exclusive to pre-orders, the Day One Edition and Season Pass.[12]
Windows
Classic Gear Exclusive to pre-orders, the Day One Edition and Season Pass.
Windows
Enforcer Gear Exclusive to pre-orders, the Day One Edition and Season Pass.
Windows
Intruder Gear Exclusive to pre-orders, the Day One Edition and Season Pass.
Windows
Jensen Story: Desperate Measures Exclusive to pre-orders, the Day One Edition and Season Pass.
Windows
System Rift
Windows
A Criminal Past
Windows
Japanese Language Pack Only available in Japan.
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip launcher

Use the -nolauncher command line argument[13]

Skip intro videos

Use the -benchmark command line argument[13]
This causes the game to skip both the launcher and the intro videos.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos Montreal\Deus Ex: MD\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Deus Ex Mankind Divided/
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\337000\remote\game_options.bin
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\337000\remote\
GOG.com %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Deus Ex Mankind Divided\Saves\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Launcher display Options.
Launcher display Options.
Launcher graphics Options.
Launcher graphics Options.
Display Options.
Display Options.
Graphics Options.
Graphics Options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
During hacking the node descriptions are cropped off for a 16:9 display.
32:9 aspect ratio is pillarboxed to 21:9. Aspect ratio fix see in FOV, down the page.[14][15]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
67 to 101. For higher values see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Disable Exclusive fullscreen option.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA, TAA. For SMAA see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double buffered, Triple buffered
60 FPS
120+ FPS
There is a high tendency to get stuck moving up over small changes in elevation. Staircases, planks of wood on the ground, road to sidewalk transitions and so on require a jump to overcome at high framerates where one could simply walk over them at lower framerates.[16]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Use RenoDX.

Field of view (FOV)

Use FOV Changer[17]
  1. Download Enhanced FoV Settings for DXMD.
  2. Extract to <path-to-game>\retail\.
  3. Edit DXMD_FOV.ini to set the preferred default FOV and hands FOV.
Use Cheat Engine[18]
  1. Download and install Cheat Engine (Square Enix does not ban DX:MD players for use of CE[19]).
  2. Download this table.
  3. Launch the game, then launch Cheat Engine
  4. In Cheat Engine, Click File > Open process, select DXMD.exe
  5. Click File > Load, then find and open dxmd_hud_fov_timestop_174_edit.CT
  6. Check Enable FOV box

Change FOV with these hotkeys

  • Home
  • Page Up
  • Page Down

Aspect ratio for 32:9

Aspect ratio is skewed so must be set manually in the registry.

Set your other video settings in the launcher or in-game, then exit and go to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Eidos\Deus Ex: MD\Graphics

Edit AspectRatio and choose Decimal format. Enter the following value: 2400 for 3840x1080

Home = 101° (game's default max), Page Up = 111°, Page Down = 121°

Anti-aliasing (AA)

SMAA anti-aliasing is a lower cost solution for eliminating jaggies and gives better performance over MSAA in this game due as MSAA can severely reduce FPS due to the deferred nature of the engine, while TAA can reduce image clarity, introduce trails and smearing, and can disorientate some people.
SMAA via ReShade SweetFX shader pack[20]
  1. While installing ReShade to the game's directory, you will be prompted to select your choice of shader packages.
  2. Click the checkbox next to SweetFX until the checkbox shows a black square.
  3. Click Next
  4. From the window which appears, ensure only the checkbox next to SMAA.fx is checked.
  5. Continue installing ReShade.
  6. After completing installation, check the box next to SMAA in the ReShade window which appears in-game to activate SMAA.

Notes:

The quality and type of SMAA applied can be modified from the in-game ReShade window.
If running the game on Linux through Proton or Wine + dxvk/vkd3d-proton, SMAA anti-aliasing for it can be enabled with Vk Basalt.

Film grain

Remove film grain from the game with a DLL injection
  1. Download this archive
  2. Unpack and copy files from the archive to <path-to-game>\retail\
Only works in the DirectX 11 mode.
Causes periodic hard freezes upon loading new areas or segments (traveling by train, after cutscenes, etc.), requiring task manager closures. The freezes do not corrupt existing saves but occur BEFORE potential autosaves, forcing replays of potentially long or unskippable segments.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Fixed with Patch build 524.10[21]
Mouse sensitivity
X and Y sensitivities can be set separately and the sensitivity range was increased in version 1.1.524.10 (26.08.16).[22]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis invert also supported
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher requires mouse, see skip launcher.
Controller remapping
Limited to several presets
Controller sensitivity
Separate sliders for each axis
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis invert also supported
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Use Aurora to add DS4 light bar support.
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes

Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, voice, music
Surround sound
7.1[23]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Only mutes during gameplay
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Pre-rendered cutscenes and in-engine cutscenes are stuck with a surround mix that makes voices very difficult to decipher.
German
Italian
Japanese
Requires the Japanese Language Pack DLC (not available in all regions).
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
Exclusive Fullscreen must be enabled for DirectX 11 or disabled for DirectX 12.[24]
Nvidia 3D Vision
Refer to the GeForce Forums topic for recommended adjustments.
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Clean UI, Cover at Gaze, Icarus Dash at Gaze, Interaction at Gaze, Quick Inventory Items.

Issues unresolved

UI crunched together in Exclusive Fullscreen mode

Toggling Exclusive Fullscreen mode can mess up the UI on some aspect ratios.[25]

All dialog audio reduced to 1% volume after using inventory

Using the inventory permanently reduces all dialog sound to almost inaudible volume.[26]
Reload savegame to restore normal audio.

Combat music loops forever

After engaging in combat and then going back to the normal state, combat music keeps playing forever until the loading screen[27][28]
Quicksave and then Quickload restores the proper music

Issues fixed

Game Enters Infinite Loading Screen

Use NVidia Control Panel to turn 'Threaded Optimization' 'off' for Game.
  1. Open NVidia Control Panel
  2. Navigate to the 'Manage 3D Settings' page
  3. Click on the 'Program Settings' tab
  4. Click the 'add' button
  5. Find Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in the list or if it's missing, click 'browse'
  6. Once added to the list, scroll down to find 'Threaded Optimization', click on the drop down menu beside it, and select 'off'
  7. Click 'apply' on the bottom right of the window
  8. Close NVidia Control Panel

[29]

Set the game to use half of the number of CPU cores.
  1. Launch the game.
  2. Start up Task Manager go to Details → "Deus Ex" (Right Click) → Set Affinity → Select only half the number of CPUs on PC.[30]
Setting affinity to half of the number of CPU cores may also help reduce frame drops in game capturing software like OBS.[31]
Use the /High command line argument. This will increase the priority for the program to speed it up. It may help to also not be running anything else in the background. This can work with conjunction with other command line arguments. See the reference link for more information on different priority commands.[32]

Can not start Redeem.exe - api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll wasn't found (Retail)

This error is caused by the DVD including d3d11.dll Windows 8.1 system library[33] never meant to be shipped in other OS.
Use fixed redeem applet[34]
  1. Download this file.
  2. Insert Disc 1 of the game.
  3. Start the downloaded program.

Notes

If there are still problems use the Support Page to request the Steam key.[35]

Game crashes when Jensen watches TV in Prague

The fix is to turn on exclusive fullscreen.
  1. In the settings dialog displayed when launching the game, turn on "Exclusive fullscreen".

Notes

"Exclusive fullscreen" appears to be the game's term for _true_ fullscreen, while the game's "Fullscreen" option is actually borderless windowed mode.

Blurry and semi-transparent faces

Due to how it presently works with facial meshes, tessellation can cause character faces to having a strange, "washed out" look to them which makes them look semi-transparent.
Disable tessellation[36][37]

Notes

Disabling tessellation may be undesirable if you wish to keep certain environments from looking too angular.

Game crashes at Prague train station cutscene

At the beginning cutscene when Jensen meets Alex the game crashes. Below there are some, confirmed, workarounds.[38]
  1. Lower the graphic settings
  2. Deselect DLC content from the game’s properties in the library
  3. Run the game in windowed mode
  4. Turn off subtitles

Save games requiring DLC stop working if game is moved to / reinstalled on different drive

Fix can require re-download of several gigabytes (but not whole game).
Go to the game in your Steam library. Uncheck the DLC and wait for it to go greyed out. Check it again so that it will download/install the DLC.[39]

Game crashes when exiting the shooting range

Before entering the shooting range itself, empty your inventory, or at least remove the weapons from the inventory. Supposedly, just not interacting with the lockers at the shooting range instead of dropping the inventory works, too.[40]

Black bars during cutscenes or squished image

Game incorrectly renders at 4096x2160 (17:9) resolution, resulting in display oddities.
Remove all references to the 4096x2160 resolution[41][42]
  1. Download and start CRU.
  2. Make sure the display you want to modify is selected in the top box. If it's connected and in use, it will be marked as (active).
  3. In the Extension blocks box, select the CEA-861 entry and press Edit.
  4. Select the TV resolutions entry and press Edit.
  5. One by one, select all the 4096x2160 entries and press Delete. Press OK when done.
  6. Select the HDMI support entry and press Edit.
  7. Select any 4096x2160 entries and press Delete.
  8. Press OK on all the windows to return to the main application window. Press OK to close.
  9. Run restart64.exe/restart.exe to re-initialize the display driver.

Shadows are rendered incorrectly on Linux

Nvidia - Disable GLSL's Use Collapsed Arrays
Possibly caused by Beta Vulkan drivers

Add the following command line in Launch Options:

__GL_GlslUseCollapsedArrays=0 %command%
AMD (Open source driver) - Disable Ambient Occlusion

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Toggleable from launcher or in game settings.
OpenGL
Linux only. Used to convert Direct3D 11 calls.
Metal support
[43]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 67 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 M290
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum[44] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.10 64-bit, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 67 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
2 GB of VRAM
Other Nvidia Driver version 367.57
A 64-bit operating system is required.
AMD GPUs are not officially supported on Linux.[44]

Notes

  1. Steam version only (the GOG.com version has no microtransactions).[6]

References

  1. Working on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - last accessed on May 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 Feral Interactive on Twitter: "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to Mac and Linux this year. Embrace what you've become." - last accessed on 2016-09-15
  3. 3.0 3.1 Feral Interactive on Twitter: "On November 3, become Human 2.0 as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on Linux." - last accessed on 2016-10-21
  4. General Arcade: "Prepared the DRM-Free version for GOG" - last accessed on May 2023
  5. Introducing the Dawn Engine - Eidos Montreal: Community - last accessed on May 2023
  6. Can anyone verify whether the game is DRM free?, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com - last accessed on April 30, 2020
    "The links to the ingame shop, the Square Enix account and the Breach game mode have been removed in the GOG version."
  7. System weryfikacji produktu - FAQ - Cenega.pl - last accessed on May 2023
  8. Verified by User:Dribbleondo on 2024-03-14
    Ran for 15 minutes offline, away from EGS, and had no issues with gameplay or timeouts.
  9. Poticha comments on We are the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided team. Our game is coming out next Tuesday. Ask us anything! - last accessed on 2016-08-23
    "The game has Denuvo, like other Square Enix games indeed."
  10. Support Page for Denuvo Anti-Tamper offline activation
  11. Poticha comments on What the hell Square, is this for real? Single use single save pre-order items? - last accessed on September 3, 2016
    "Consumables (Praxis Kits, Ammo, Credits, Crafting Parts) are one-time use items [...] they will be 'consumed' in your current playthrough, and not re-usable."
  12. "Before redeeming your Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order bonus, you need to know this". 2016-08-24. https://www.vg247.com/2016/08/24/before-redeeming-your-deus-ex-mankind-divided-pre-order-bonus-you-need-to-know-this/. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-09-11
    Skips right to the "Press key to start" screen
  14. MKM TV 32:9 video - last accessed on 2020-10-19
  15. 32:9 Support for Deus Ex Mankind Divided - last accessed on 2020-10-19
  16. Verified by User:B78wo2 on 2024-05-14
  17. DXMD Enhanced FoV Settings by SeanP - last accessed on May 2023
  18. Verified by User:God, owner of the universe on 2016-08-26
  19. Confirmed: No ban for Cheat Engine or trainers - last accessed on May 2023
  20. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-05-17
  21. http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=190793
  22. PC Patch notes for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patch build 524.10 - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  23. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on 2020-07-25
  24. PC Patch notes for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patch build 616.0 - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  25. Steam Community :: Screenshot - last accessed on 2016-9-7
  26. One of several dialog sound issue Steam forum posts. Nixxes_Official forwarded it to development - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  27. Combat music loops forever bug :: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-09-22
  28. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2020-09-22
  29. PSA Infinite Loading Times? Easy Nvidia CP Fix!: June 4, 2022 - last accessed on May 2023
  30. Permanent loading after escaping from Golem City: October 5, 2019 - last accessed on May 2023
  31. Streaming with OBS Frames drops: August 31, 2018 - last accessed on May 2023
  32. Windows Task Manager- The Complete Guide: April 2, 2020 - last accessed on May 2023
  33. MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014 - last accessed on May 2023
  34. Deus Ex: Rozłam Ludzkości - Pomoc techniczna Cenega.pl
  35. NeoGAF - View Single Post - Denuvo, are we putting the keys to PC gaming in the hands of an unknown third party? - last accessed on May 2023
  36. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Tessellation Bug - last accessed on May 2023
  37. Tessellation is causing cables to bug the hell out! - last accessed on May 2023
  38. pcinvasion.com - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  39. Steam forum post solving issue that DLC save games can't be loaded after game was moved - last accessed on May 2023
  40. Steam forum post: "Game crashes on the gun range tutorial" - last accessed on May 2023
  41. Steam Community :: Guide :: Fix black bars in cutscenes and aspect ratio issues with 4K/UHD TVs on PC - last accessed on 2024-01-07
  42. Verified by User:Keith on 2024-01-07
  43. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ for Mac and Linux - Home - last accessed on 2016-09-16
    "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to Mac using Apple’s Metal graphics API, delivering Deus Ex onto the OS in spectacularly polished form."
  44. 44.0 44.1 Deus Ex Mankind Divided for Linux - Requirements - Feral Interactive - last accessed on 2016-11-03