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Divine Divinity

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Divine Divinity
Divine Divinity cover
Larian Studios
Retail (Europe) Cdv Software Entertainment
Retail (Japan) Game Village
Retail (Russia) 1C Company
Digital Larian Studios
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2002
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[1]
Metacritic 81
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Direct control
Genres RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Divinity
Divine Divinity on HowLongToBeat
Divine Divinity on IGDB
Divine Divinity on MobyGames
Divine Divinity on Wikipedia
Divine Divinity 2002
Beyond Divinity 2004
Divinity II: Ego Draconis 2009
Divinity II: Developer's Cut 2012
Divinity: Dragon Commander 2013
Divinity: Original Sin 2014
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 2015
Divinity: Original Sin II 2017
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition 2018


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Divine Divinity is a singleplayer isometric RPG game in the Divinity series.

General information

Official Larian forums Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
Anthology (Collector's Pack) release.
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Developer website
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macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).


An English demo is available here (German site, but English demo). Install this patch for the demo it it doesn't launch.

Essential improvements


Patch V1.34 updates the game to the latest version. The DVD release is already patched.[4]

Unofficial patches

The Performance Patch fixes slow, jerky performance in Direct3D mode on Windows 8 and 10. It doesn't alter the game, only the compatibility settings.
The Font Enlargement Patch fixes the tiny font size. It's most useful on high resolution monitors.
dgVoodoo 2 is a Direct3D/DirectX wrapper that allows hardware rendering on current Windows versions.

Game data

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.div[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214170/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegames[Note 2]
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/ Divinity⁩/savegames⁩
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214170/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Configuration tool settings.
Configuration tool settings.
Video performance settings.
Video performance settings.
Video visual settings.
Video visual settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use software rendering instead of Direct3D for resolutions greater than 1920x1200.[5]
Choose software rendering from the configuration tool. Direct3D will cause the game to crash.[5]
4K Ultra HD
No scaling.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
For Windows 8 and later use the Software renderer to avoid frame rate issues.

Windowed mode

The game supports windowed mode only through enabling Debug mode. Windowed mode can also be achieved with cnc-ddraw and setting the game to Software rendering
Enable Debug mode[6]
  1. Open div.exe on a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for the first result of the pattern 89 5E 28 89 7E 2C 89 5E 34 89 5E as hex and change the first 5E byte to 7E.
  3. Save div.exe.
Applying this configuration enables usage of wrappers such as DgVoodoo for optimizing performance in modern systems
Use cnc-ddraw[7]
The game must be set to run on Software rendering mode using its included configuration tool.
  1. Download cnc-ddraw from Github.
  2. Extract the downloaded files into the game's install directory.
  3. Open cnc-ddraw config.exe and set the Presentation dropbox to Windowed.
  4. Close the tool and run the game.
If the game presents problems check the Compatibility settings option in the configuration tool.



Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, Sound Effects, Music, Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation - #1
Fan translation by Clan Dlan, download.

Issues fixed

Game fails to launch

Use software rendering instead of Direct3D[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Run configtool.exe.
  3. Under New rendering system, select Software.
  4. Optionally, click Test to ensure the configuration is functional.
  5. Click Apply & Close.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD 3.6
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.5g

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8.1 compatible
Other 4X CD-ROM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: