Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut cover
Eidos Montreal[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows October 22, 2013
macOS (OS X) April 15, 2014
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut guide on StrategyWiki
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut on MobyGames
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut on Wikipedia
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Deus Ex: Breach 2017
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - VR Experience 2017
Deus Ex GO 2017

Key points

Updated version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution with new content and additions.
Director's Cut has various issues with performance and stability not present in the original Deus Ex HR release.

General information

Official website
Official manual
Official forums
Deux Ex Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences[edit]

The Director's Cut includes all Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC but does not include the Augmented Edition's non-game extras (art book, motion comic, etc.)

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HRDC\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/238010/remote/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/238010/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[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.

Video settings[edit]

External general video settings.
External general video settings.
External advanced video settings.
External advanced video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor resolutions may have an incorrect aspect ratio.[2]
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Most HUD elements (radar, health, etc.) will appear very small at this resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 100°, Hor+. See Field of view (FOV) for higher values.
Set in settings or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, MLAA. For less jaggies, see SMAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[3] Laser rifle stops consuming ammo at high frame rates. 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.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Increase FOV to 120°[4]
This requires registry editing
  1. Open RegEdit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Eidos/Deus Ex: HRDC
  3. Find g_fov
  4. Change value data to 71 00 00 00.
Changing in-menu display settings will revert this change.
This tweak can possibly fix distortion when using multi-monitors with the game.


SMAA Anti-Aliasing with SweetFX[4]
  1. Download custom SweetFX
  2. Extract archive contents to executable location

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Dialog, Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


The Director's Cut does not include Polish or Russian support unlike the original Deus Ex: Human Revolution and its DLC (a Polish localization mod and Russian localization mod are available).
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Translation taken from original version, download.
Retail version, download.

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Broken multi-monitor support[edit]

Multi-monitor resolutions worked correctly in the original version but have an incorrect aspect ratio in the Director's Cut.[2]

No HUD scaling for higher resolutions[edit]

Using a 4k monitor or super resolution techniques like Nvidia DSR results in very small HUD elements. No solution is known for this.

Issues fixed[edit]

Mouse lag/acceleration[edit]

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 applied in DXHR".
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[7]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HRDC
  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)[edit]

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: HRDC

Poor performance[edit]

Some players have reported poor performance with the Director's Cut version.
Change registry settings[9]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HRDC
  2. Open dword AllowJobStealing and set it to 0
  3. Nvidia users only: go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos\Deus Ex: HRDC\Graphics and change AtiForceFetch4 to 0

Crash on start (Windows 8 and later)[edit]

Some players have reported that when starting the game, it crashes outright when the integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics adapter is enabled.
Disable the integrated display adapter[citation needed]
  1. Right-click the Start corner (or press Win+X) and choose Device Manager.
  2. Expand Display adapters.
  3. Right-click Intel(R) HD Graphics, choose Disable. Confirm when prompted.
Add launch options to Steam[citation needed]

An alternative work-around for some users, without disabling their graphics card, is to add "-nosound" to the Steam Launch Options. Some additional testing is needed to verify if this works for the majority of users.

  1. Open Steam and right-click on the game, selecting Properties.
  2. Under the General tab, select the button for Set Launch Options...
  3. Add "-nosound" without quotes into the box, and hit OK.

Despite the wording of the setting being added, this does not disable sound for the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
OS X only.
Shader Model support 3, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform

Access the external setup utility[edit]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 17 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8000 series
ATI Radeon HD 2000 series
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8.5
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
The following graphics cards are not supported on OS X: ATI Radeon X1xxx series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce 7xxx series, Nvidia GeForce 8xxx series, Nvidia GeForce 9400 and Nvidia GeForce 3xx series. The following cards require you to have 8 GB of system RAM: Intel HD4000.


  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>/238010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (238010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.