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Deus Ex: The Fall

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Deus Ex: The Fall
Deus Ex: The Fall cover
N-Fusion Interactive
2014-2023 Square Enix
2023-present Eidos-Montréal
Unity 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows March 18, 2014
Metacritic 45
OpenCritic 47
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None[2]
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Immersive sim, Shooter, Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Cyberpunk
Series Deus Ex
Deus Ex: The Fall on HowLongToBeat
Deus Ex: The Fall on IGDB
Deus Ex: The Fall on MobyGames
Deus Ex: The Fall 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: The Fall is a singleplayer first-person and third-person immersive sim, shooter and stealth game in the Deus Ex series.

Enable Vsync in-game to avoid various issues including mouse sensitivity problems.[3]

General information

PC Report
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\N_Fusion Interactive\Deus Ex_ The Fall\PlayerPrefs.txt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\N-Fusion Interactive\Deus Ex: The Fall\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/258180/pfx/[Note 2]
PlayerPrefs.txt contains all settings as well as turntable model unlocking progress.
*.xml files are generated during gameplay and don't contain useful settings.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\N_Fusion Interactive\Deus Ex_ The Fall\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/258180/pfx/[Note 2]
dxmsave.sav contains current save data.
endgamesave.sav contains endgame save data (only exists after completing the game).
PlayerPrefs.txt contains all settings as well as turntable model unlocking progress.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
60° vertical. Can be overwritten with CheatEngine script. Requires reloading or switching level to apply changes.
Set in Options, Video or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA up to x8; for SGSSAA see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default. Set in Options, Video. Enable to fix various issues.[3]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap. Framerate affects zoom out recoil effect.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

SGSSAA can be forced with Nvidia Inspector (Nvidia cards only).
Set AA with Nvidia Profile Inspector[4]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Copy the compatibility bits for Deus Ex Human Revolution to a new profile for Deus Ex: The Fall.
  3. Set the anti-aliasing quality and sampling for the profile.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.


Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Added in 1.0.1 patch.[5] Quick save/load can only be remapped by editing a config file.
Mouse acceleration
Cannot be turned off.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Moving a cursor for a pixel (or more) while clicking on the button, will make the game ignore the input.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Touchscreen functionality has been removed.
Controller support
Disabled by default.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Third-party XInput controllers are not recognised.[6]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
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
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound FX and Dialog.
Surround sound
Stereo output only.[7]
Enabled by default. Toggle in Options, Audio.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Instead of mute music uses low-pass filter.
Royalty free audio
The 1.0.1 patch did not add surround sound support, it simply corrected an incompatibility with surround sound systems.[7]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan Translation, download

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Deus Ex the Fall.
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues unresolved

Third-party XInput controller not recognised

Third-party XInput controllers do not work with this game; only official Microsoft controllers are detected correctly. There is no known solution.[6]

Issues fixed

Loading stops at "Downloading assets... 0%"

Restart Steam in offline mode[8]
  1. Restart Steam in offline mode.
  2. Run the game.
Delete configuration folder[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Delete or rename the Deus Ex_ The Fall folder.
  3. The game should now launch properly.

Games crashes upon launch

Block EXE in firewall[citation needed]
  1. Close the game and make sure the .exe isn't running in Task Manager
  2. Open your firewall (Windows Firewall works well)
  3. Create an outbound traffic rule that blocks the game's .exe file within the steamapps folder.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

No Tint Filter

Disable the game's gold filter, making it more colorful[10]
  1. Download custom SweetFX
  2. Extract archive contents to executable location
  3. Download custom preset and replace other SweetFX_Settings.txt file with this one
  4. Open SweetFX_Settings.txt, find define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING 1. Change 1 to 0.
  5. Find define USE_LUMASHARPEN 1. Change 1 to 0.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6500
ATI Radeon X1300
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. Unity engine build: 4.3.4f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2017-05-23
  2. Deus Ex: The Fall PC Edition Heads to Steam - Eidos Montreal: Community (Archived) - last accessed on May 25, 2020
    "So what’s on the complete feature list, compared to last year's mobile version of the game?
    • No in-game purchase options"
  3. 3.0 3.1 PSA: TURN VSYNC ON :: Deus Ex: The Fall General Discussions
  4. SGSSAA Antialiasing :: Deus Ex: The Fall General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  5. Deus Ex The Fall Patch 1.0.1 Update
  6. 6.0 6.1 No Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad Support :: Deus Ex: The Fall General Discussions
  7. 7.0 7.1 Still not 5.1/7.1; audio bug just fixed. :: Deus Ex: The Fall General Discussions
  8. downlaoding assets 0% :: Deus Ex: The Fall General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  9. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-08-20
    For some odd reason my old files caused freeze at 0% even though I didn't touch them since 2014
  10. Verified by User:Aday on 15 November 2017