Divine Divinity

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Divine Divinity
Divine Divinity cover
Developers
Larian Studios
Publishers
Retail (Europe) Cdv Software Entertainment
Retail (Japan) Game Village
Retail (Russia) 1C Company
Digital Larian Studios
Engines
Divinity
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2002
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[1]
Reception
Metacritic 81
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Isometric
Controls Direct control
Genres RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Divinity
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Divinity
Divine Divinity 2002
Beyond Divinity 2004
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
Divinity: Fallen Heroes TBA

Warnings

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.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
Anthology (Collector's Pack) release.
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Demo[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

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

Unofficial patches[edit]

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.

Game data[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Choose software rendering from the configuration tool. Direct3D will cause the game to crash.[5]
4K Ultra HD
No scaling.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Russian
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to launch[edit]

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[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6, 7
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD 3.6
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.5g

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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

Notes

  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 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>/214170/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (214170) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References