Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition cover
Access Games
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows June 23, 2015
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 76
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 on MobyGames
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition on Wikipedia
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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is a singleplayer third-person action and hack and slash game in the Devil May Cry series.

Key points

A graphically updated version of Devil May Cry 4 with better shadows, enhanced lighting, and tweaked/overhauled effects. However, this version doesn't allow for as high quality Anti-aliasing as the original release.[1]
Features 3 new playable characters (Vergil, Lady, and Trish) along with new costumes and pallet swaps for Dante and Nero as well as the new playable characters (However Trish's Gloria and Lady's DMC3 costumes are only available through DLC).
Uses autosaving, as opposed to save slots in the original Devil May Cry 4.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Demon Hunter Bundle also available.
All versions require Steam DRM.


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


Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/329050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
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.


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.
Use the related PCGW community tool as a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 55°. See Field of view (FOV).
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)[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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


General settings
General settings
Mouse is not used during gameplay.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Full, separate keyboard remapping for each of the five playable characters.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Full, separate 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
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings
Audio settings

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Audio is available in Japan region only. Use this mod to replace English audio with Japanese audio.
Ported from the original version by "1C".

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes when going to PC Settings[edit]

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[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

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.


  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>/329050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (329050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.