Devil May Cry HD Collection

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Devil May Cry HD Collection
Devil May Cry HD Collection cover
Developers
Original games Capcom
Remastered (2012) Double Helix Games[1]
Remastered (2012) Pipeworks Software[1]
Remastered (2012) QLOC[1]
Remastered (2018) NeoBards
Publishers
Capcom
Release dates
Windows March 13, 2018
Reception
OpenCritic 65
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Series Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry HD Collection on IGDB
Devil May Cry HD Collection guide on StrategyWiki
Devil May Cry HD Collection on MobyGames
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition 2006
Devil May Cry 4 2008
DmC: Devil May Cry 2013
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition 2015
Devil May Cry HD Collection 2018
Devil May Cry 5 2019

Key points

Includes remastered versions of:
Keyboard support is bare bones, and there is no mouse support in-game. A controller is recommended.
Devil May Cry 1 is missing some video effects (like motion blur, depth of field) and has audio bugs.[2]
Devil May Cry 3 has fewer issues than DMC1, but various Devil May Cry 3 effects are weakened (such as motion blur, ghosting, and depth of field) and textures lack transparency.[3][4] See shu_bham and cheburat0r's fixes and DMCHD Collection Helix Mod for restoring most textures. There are no mods for restoring Greed's bloom on the top portion of the coffin, Nevan's cutscene eye flashing, or the sign's flickering at the end for example.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

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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Windows

Version differences[edit]

Devil May Cry HD Collection: Devil May Cry HD includes only Devil May Cry 1 HD, and was given to Twitch Prime subscribers for free in March 2018.[5]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Theme Stylish! Free
Windows
Devil May Cry Original Soundtrack Formats include MP3 (V0), FLAC (16-bit), and AAC (VBR).
Windows
Devil May Cry 2 Original Soundtrack Formats include MP3 (V0), FLAC (16-bit), and AAC (VBR).
Windows
Devil May Cry 3 Original Soundtrack Formats include MP3 (V0), FLAC (16-bit), and AAC (VBR).
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Mods[edit]

DDMK[edit]

Features Style Switcher, Arcade mode, Boss Rush, multiplayer, texture injection, input spam reduction, and more.
Install DDMK
  1. Download DDMK.
  2. Extract DDMK's contents to your Devil May Cry HD Collection root directory.
  3. Once DMC1, 2 or 3 is running, press Ctrl+D to open the menu.

DMC3 16:9 widescreen menus mod by Vain[edit]

Changes the look of the main menu screen by making the background black instead of white.
Replaces nearly all menus in DMC3 with widescreen versions [6]
Replaces the Style part of Dante's HUD with one closely inspired by DMC4's Style HUD for better support of Style Switcher play in DDMK: the game's original HUD can be retained by not copying over the file id100.pac.
Does not replace the Bloody Palace results or tutorial messages with widescreen versions, and some of the menus such as the Mission Clear images and map cannot be changed.

DMC3 Transparency, Hell Eye, and Moon Texture Fix[edit]

Fixes the lack of hair (and Lady's bandages) transparency for all three characters in DMC3 (by shu_bham).[7]
Includes cheburat0r fixes for the pixelated Hellgate Eye texture in Mission 20 and moon texture.
Can be used with the Helix Mod/DDMK by extracting the files to <path-to-game>\data\dmc3\GData.afs (a folder created upon launching DMC3 with DDMK installed, or a folder that can be manually created).

DMC3 Antialiased Movies (shu_bham)[edit]

While most of DMC3's cutscenes are in engine, some were prerendered with in-game assets and were not re-rendered or upscaled for the HD release
Decreases the jaggedness of these scenes to better upscale for HD displays while decreasing file size of the movies.
Install by extracting the files to <path-to-game>\data\dmc3\Video and overwriting

DMC3 Coat Color and Face Fix (in-game)[edit]

Makes the ingame DMC3 Dante better resemble the cutscene model.[8]
Makes Dante's standard Coat match the cutscenes' colors and detail (by shu_bham).[9]
Includes fix to make Dante's ingame face texture match his cutscene texture (by cheburat0r).
Install by extracting the files to <path-to-game>\data\dmc3\GData.afs

An upscaled pre-rendered movie of DMC1 (TheGrimm_85)[edit]

The DMC1 pre-rendered movie has been upscaled to 720p.
Install by extracting the files to <path-to-game>\data\dmc1\Video and overwriting
Only the English version has been upscaled.
Lowered bitrate, lowered field of view

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Devil May Cry HD Collection\options.sav
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\631510\remote\options.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/631510/pfx/[Note 1]
Settings applies to all games in this collection. options.sav be modified with a text editor. Changing options in the launcher will overwrite any changes.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Devil May Cry HD Collection\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\631510\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/631510/pfx/[Note 1]
Stored individually per game as dmc1.sav, dmc2.sav, and dmc3.sav.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video Settings (main launcher).
Video Settings (main launcher).
Options.sav file.
Options.sav file.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Limited to 1920x1080 by default. Use DMC HD Launcher Fix to unlock all resolutions in the launcher.
Many game elements designed for 4:3 and are pillarboxed.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
FoV remains as if in 16:9, even with custom resolutions.
4K Ultra HD
Use DMC HD Launcher Fix or manually edit options.sav (see configuration file location).
Field of view (FOV)
Uses fixed camera angles.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Enabled by 4x. No in-game option to turn it off. From the Nvidia control panel, may force 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Post-processing AA on or off.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Can be forced off through the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
DMC3 only. Use DDMK to modify the cap. High framerate may cause some issues. See DMC3 High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

DMC3 TEXTURE PACK by pepodmc[edit]

Some of the textures, Dante's bangs, Mission 7's Moon, Mission 20's demon world gate have been fixed.
Many others have been replaced with textures taken from Devil May Cry 4, changing the look significantly.

DMC1 TEXTURE PACK by TheGrimm_85[edit]

Most textures have been upscaled
Many have been replaced with very different, and sometimes lower detail, textures [10]

DMC3 High frame rate[edit]

Use DDMK[citation needed]
  1. Once DMC3 is running, press Ctrl+D to open the DDMK menu.
  2. Search for the menu entry Speed and set Main value to either 0.5 for 120 FPS or 60 divided by desired framerate for arbitrary FPS value. Example: {{{1}}}, thus 0.5 would be the Main speed.
  3. Search for the menu entry System and set Frame Rate accordingly.
  4. Close DDMK menu and values will be applied automatically.

Notes

Selecting borderless windowed mode in the DMC HD launcher is recommended. Use graphics drivers to force screen refresh rate in exclusive fullscreen or see Run the game at screen refresh rate for alternative solution.
Arbitrary framerate values such as 144FPS have not been tested but should be possible. Using 120FPS as primary example for game logic stability.
Physics puzzles get harder to solve (for example, the two spheres puzzle in Mission 16).

Input[edit]

Input Settings (main launcher).
Input Settings (main launcher).
Keyboard Input Rebind options (main launcher).
Keyboard Input Rebind options (main launcher).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No mouse support in-game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Launcher only.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
HD and Classic presets for DMC1, no options for DMC2, fully rebindable in DMC3SE.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox One variants.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See DualShock 4.
DualShock button prompts
Use this mod. Only works with Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings (main launcher).
Audio Settings (main launcher).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Stereo output only. 2.1 soundmix for certain FMVs.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Unofficial translation; Devil May Cry 1
Russian
Fan translation, download.
Only DMC3SE is dubbed in Russian.
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Devil May Cry 1 Crashing on AMD Phenom/Athlon CPUs[edit]

Several users are reporting that Devil May Cry 1 will not run on AMD Phenom processors due to a lack of SSE4.1 support.[11]
DMC 2 and DMC 3 SE do not appear to have this problem.
The AMD FX lineup is not affected.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Override refresh rate set by game[12]
  1. Download Devil May Cry HD Collection 3D Vision Fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.
  3. Open d3dx.ini and go to the [Device] section.
  4. Uncomment the line ;refresh_rate=60 by removing the ; from the line and change value to 120 or higher depending on the display's refresh rate.

Devil May Cry 3 subtitles appearing irregularly[edit]

Subtitles may appear with garbled text underneath.
Change compatibility mode
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right click on dmc3.exe and go to Properties.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab, and change the Compatibility mode to Windows 7.
  4. Click Apply to save changes.

VR support[edit]

DMCHD Collection Helix Mod[edit]

3D Vision fix for Devil May Cry HD Collection
Provides updated texture injection
This pack includes high-res menu artwork, high-res moon, Dante hair transparency fix, and launcher fix for DMC3. Simply extract files to Devil May Cry HD Collection game folder after installing Special K.
Does not fix the lack of texture transparency for Lady's bandage.
The 3D Vision fix includes toggles for cutscene black bars, depth of field, bloom, ghosting, etc., with rebindable keys.
The part of the mod that enables the toggles conflicts with DDMK.
Download Special K first and install.
Links
  1. See the Devil May Cry HD Collection 3D Vision Fix main page for hotkey command information for each game.
  2. Details about the Hi-res Artwork and texture changes can be found in this Steam discussion thread.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 Series
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260X
DirectX 9.0 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/631510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (631510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References