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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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This page is for the original release. For the Director's Cut, see Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution cover
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
2011-2023 Square Enix
2023-present Eidos-Montréal
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows August 23, 2011
macOS (OS X) April 26, 2012
Metacritic 90
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Immersive sim, Shooter, Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Arctic, Asia, Cyberpunk, North America, Sci-fi
Series Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Human Revolution on HowLongToBeat
Deus Ex: Human Revolution on IGDB
Deus Ex: Human Revolution guide on StrategyWiki
Deus Ex: Human Revolution on MobyGames
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 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


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
Publisher website (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
Steam (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences

The Augmented Edition includes an art book and other non-game extras (install under Tools in the Steam client). The Ultimate Edition includes this content.
The Ultimate Edition is a complete edition with all DLC and the Augmented Edition extras. It is only available for OS X.
The Director's Cut has various changes and additional content; refer to its page for details.

DLC and expansion packs

DLC is no longer sold on Steam but can still be purchased from other stores like or
Name Notes
Tactical Enhancement Pack Sold separately for Windows; included with the OS X version.
macOS (OS X)
Explosive Mission Pack Sold separately for Windows; included with the OS X version.
macOS (OS X)
The Missing Link Sold separately for Windows; included with the OS X version.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use custom patch[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Make a backup of patch0.000.
  3. Download the No Intro Fix.
  4. Move this new patch0.000 to the installation folder.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/28050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\28050\remote\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/28050/pfx/[Note 1]

The file naming convention appears to be this:

  • gameq - Quicksave file (from pressing F5)
  • gamea1 and gamea2 - Autosave files. Not sure yet if it alternates or if 2 is always the most recent.
  • gamer# (where # is 1 - 99) - Manual save files. A maximum number of 99 different save files are allowed at anytime.
  • saveindex - An index to all the save files. The save files will be useless if this file is missing/corrupted from the folder.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video 1/3 settings.
Video 1/3 settings.
Video 2/3 settings.
Video 2/3 settings.
Video 3/3 settings.
Video 3/3 settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
FOV is locked at 75° in fullscreen (use borderless fullscreen to unlock FOV).[1]
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Some text elements do not scale well, such as subtitles or PDAs.
Field of view (FOV)
75-100° horizontal. Default is 75°. For multi-monitor use borderless fullscreen to allow changing FOV.[1]
Set in settings or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter. If the taskbar is visible use Borderless Gaming instead.[1]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Edge AA, FXAA (Low, Medium, High), MLAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2] Laser rifle stops consuming ammo at framerate equal or higher than 100fps (tick length lower than 10ms). Uncapped frame rate can cause temporal inability to move after some pre-rendered cutscenes and loading screens. Hacking minigame and some animations (e.g. takedowns, first person conversations) are locked at lower framerate.Enable Vsync and Set refresh rate on 60hz to fix.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Dialog, Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan made translation.

VR support

3D modes State GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Native AMD HD3D support.[4]
Nvidia 3D Vision
Native support; see the WSGF entry for an alternate method.
TriDef 3D
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Novint Falcon

Issues fixed

Mouse lag/acceleration

Some users report that the mouse feels laggy and looking around feels unnatural. Some have attributed this to an implementation of mouse acceleration, however Eidos developer Jimo has stated that there is no mouse smoothing.[5]

The problem may simply be input lag which is usually related to V-Sync. Disabling V-Sync seems to fix input lag for most users.
Changing free look speed in registry[6]

Other users, under the impression that the game implemented mouse smoothing, seem to have found a registry setting that modifies mouse behavior and have had some success with editing it to fix mouse lag. Edit this specific registry setting:

  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR
  2. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Pitch from 6e 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00
  3. Change the value of g_debugFreeLookSpeedScalingRatio_Yaw from 86 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00
  4. Re-adjust your mouse speed in game, no acceleration
This will also cause your game to crash when using a controller

Camera stuttering (stuttering while moving and looking around at the same time)

Fixing camera stuttering[citation needed]

There are multiple solutions that people have reported work:

  • Change the ingame setting "fullscreen" to "no". If you press Alt+ Enter the game will go back to fullscreen, but the stuttering should be gone.
  • If this doesn't fix stuttering in fullscreen but does fix it in windowed mode for Windows 7 users, right-click 'dxhr.exe' and open the Properties window, then navigate to the Compatibility tab and check 'disable visual themes' and 'disable desktop composition.' This could possibly fix stuttering in fullscreen.
  • Stuttering can also be reduced by turning off triple buffering in the game menu.
  • If you're playing in DX9 mode, you may try using Boris Vorontsov's ENBSeries SPEED IMPLANT.
  • Reinstall the redists located in redist in the installation folder, then restart your computer
  • The last possible solution would be to use DX11 mode (VSync enabled) and then go in to the registry.
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR

Slow and continuous FPS drop

Some users have reported a drop in fps that continues until the game is closed.[8]

Changing registry settings[citation needed]

Other users seem to have found a registry setting that has had some success with fixing the FPS issue. Edit this specific registry setting (Be sure to back up your registry before making any changes):

  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR
  2. Locate "AllowJobStealing" and change the value to "0".
For Nvidia owners: Also go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HR\Graphics and change "AtiForceFetch4" and set it to "0".

Weapon zoom and interacting with terminals is laggy

Caused by long Windows uptime, most notably on Windows 8/10 due to the Fast Startup feature
Uptime Faker[9]
  1. Download Ultimate ASI Loader (not x64 version)
  2. Copy dinput8.dll to <path-to-game> and rename it to winmm.dll
  3. Download UptimeFaker32
  4. Copy both files to <path-to-game>
  5. Rename UptimeFaker32.dll to UptimeFaker32.asi
  6. Open UptimeFaker.ini and change values as noted, then save the file

Tutorial crash

If your game crashes when a tutorial pops up and only shows black, go into the game options and disable tutorials.

No or negative performance gain when using SLI or Crossfire Multi-GPU setups and you have more than one monitor

You are more than likely experiencing microstutter. To fix this, disable your 2nd/3rd monitors in windows. So that you only are running one monitor.

Game lags and audio stutters with FX-Bulldozer CPU

See Steam CEG protected games crash or freeze the system (AMD Bulldozer CPU)

Altered HUD Placement

Some users have discovered an issue where the HUD moves itself to the left-middle of the screen, as though it were placed for a different resolution. Although a restart of the game usually fixes it, this may not be the case for everyone. This thread, on Eidos' forums, details a number of other fixes users have tried, successfully, to remedy the fix.

Fatal error - Ran out of saved memory

During the Panchea mission, some have reported that using too many gas grenades to take down the mob of "crazies," or simply even taking them all down manually causes the game to crash upon saving the game, autosaves included. Loading back to an earlier state and replaying the mission without takedowns fixes this issue.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.3
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 17 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
The following graphics cards are not supported on OS X: ATI Radeon X1xxx series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx series, Nvidia GeForce 9400, Nvidia 7xxx series, Nvidia GeForce 320M, Intel HD3000 and Intel GMA series.


  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>/28050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (28050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.