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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

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This page is for the Special Edition. For the original version, see Devil May Cry 4.

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition cover
Developers
Capcom
Access Games
Publishers
Capcom
Engines
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows June 18, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 76
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Hack and slash
Themes Fantasy
Series Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition on IGDB
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition guide on StrategyWiki
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition on MobyGames
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition on Wikipedia
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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is a singleplayer action and hack and slash game primary developed and published by Capcom. It is part of the Devil May Cry series.

A remastered version of Devil May Cry 4, Special Edition includes updated graphic details with better shadows, enhanced lighting, and overhauled effects. It also added 3 new playable characters, namely Vergil, Lady, and Trish, along with new costumes and pallet swaps for Dante and Nero as well as the new playable characters. The game also use autosaving, as opposed to save slots in the original game.

It was first released in Japan on June 18, 2015, followed by the releases worldwide on June 23, 2015.

Despite being a update version of the original game, it doesn't allow the high quality Anti-aliasing setting that the original release have.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Demon Hunter Bundle also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Monetization

Type Notes
DLC Additional game content.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Essential improvements

Better keyboard and mouse re-assignment

By default the game does not support mouse remapping, only with the keyboard and some keys are not detected (like the numeric keypad).
  1. Go to the following link, and follow the instructions: Keyboard and Mouse Remap - Steam Community.
This tool replaces the original mouse function buttons with the keys set for attacking, shooting, moving the camera, among others.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\CAPCOM\DEVILMAYCRY4SPECIALEDITION\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CAPCOM\DEVILMAYCRY4SPECIALEDITION\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Approx. 320 KB available.
Settings will sync too, except graphics settings.

Video

PC settings with graphics and display settings
PC settings with graphics and display settings
Brightness settings
Brightness settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 resolutions are rendered in full, then scaled down to letterboxed 16:9 with visible artifacting.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Use the related PCGW community tool as a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 55°. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
60 FPS or "Variable" (frame rate capped at monitor's refresh rate). Display frequency will need to be reselected on each boot up to achieve higher FPS.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Adjust FOV[2]
  1. Download DevilMayCry4SpecialEdition.v4.0.CT.
  2. Open the game and minimize it.
  3. Download and open Cheat Engine.
  4. Click on File, Open Process (DEVIL MAY CRY 4 Special Edition).
  5. Click on File, Open File (DevilMayCry4SpecialEdition.v4.0.CT)
  6. Click the checkboxes on Enable, Field of View.
  7. Enable FOV Adjust Big Screen for 70° FOV.
  8. Enable FOV Adjust 4k Big Screen for 78° FOV.

Depth of field

Disable depth of field[3]
  1. Open DevilMayCry4SpecialEdition.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Change the name of mbGSDOF to mxGSDOF.
  3. Change the name of uDOFFilter to xDOFFilter.

Motion blur

Disable motion blur[4]
  1. Open DevilMayCry4SpecialEdition.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Change the name of uMotionBlurFilter to xMotionBlurFilter.

God rays

Disable god rays[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open config.ini.
  3. Change GodRay=ON to GodRay=OFF.

Input

General settings
General settings
Mouse is not used during gameplay.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Independent reassignment for each of the characters, however, there are keys that cannot be assigned (such as the number pad on the keyboards 100%).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Full, separate keyboard remapping for each of the five playable characters.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox 360 type.
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Use this mod.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SFX
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Audio is available in Japan region only. Use this mod to replace English audio with Japanese audio.
Russian
Ported from the original version by "1C".
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan Translation Tribo Gamer.

VR support

Issues fixed

Game crashes when going to PC Settings

Follow the instructions below[7]
  1. Launch the game as normal.
  2. After everything is loaded, press Alt+ Enter to force fullscreen.
  3. Go to PC Settings, let the game crash.
  4. Reload the game, PC Settings should now work.
Update DirectX[8]

Check for Windows Update, where an update also provides improvements and fixes of DirectX.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 27 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
AMD Radeon HD 3850
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound Support (DirectX 9.0c)
Some high end integrated graphics and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References