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Divinity: Original Sin

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This page is for the original version. For the Enhanced Edition, see Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition.

Divinity: Original Sin
Divinity: Original Sin cover
Larian Studios
Divinity Engine
Release dates
Windows June 30, 2014
macOS (OS X) June 30, 2014
Linux June 30, 2014
Metacritic 87
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres RPG
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Series Divinity
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Divinity: Original Sin 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
Divinity: Fallen Heroes TBA

Divinity: Original Sin is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view 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
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macOS (OS X)
Developer website
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Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Includes Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition.[1]
macOS (OS X) (unavailable)
macOS (OS X)
Kickstarter backers can choose between a Steam or key (set in Larian Vault account settings).[2]
Buyers will receive Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition.[3]

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename the video file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Localization\[your language]\Video.
  2. Delete or rename Splash_Logo_Larian.bik.

Game data

Game settings
Game settings

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/230230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin\PlayerProfiles\<user-id>\Savegames
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Documents/Larian Studios/Divinity Original Sin/PlayerProfiles/<user-id>/Savegames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/230230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

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


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Called "Fake Fullscreen".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and SMAA x1
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double and triple buffering.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap by default. Optionally frame rate cap can be enabled from the options.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Game does not allow you to remove any key bindings. You can only assign a second key to the same task, so both keys are always active.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio settings
Audio settings

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


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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op
Can be modded to support 4 (extras play as companion).

Connection types

VR support

Issues fixed

Frame rate drops/stuttering

Disable texture streaming in 'graphicsettings.lsx'[4]
This setting potentially uses more VRAM. Revert changes if crashes occur.
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin\graphicsettings.lsx with Notepad.
  2. Find the following section:
    <node id="ConfigEntry">
    <attribute id="MapKey" value="TextureStreamingEnabled" type="22" />
    <attribute id="Type" value="0" type="5" />
    <attribute id="Value" value="1" type="4" />
  3. Change value="1" to value="0"

Dedicated graphics card not detected on a laptop

The game doesn't recognize the graphics card and only runs with an onboard chip.
Might only work for Nvidia cards.[5]
Disable Secure Boot Device in BIOS[6]
  1. Restart the laptop and enter your BIOS
  2. Search for the option Secure Boot Device and disable it
  3. Save your settings and restart
  4. Divinity should now be able to detect the graphics card

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL 3.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

Minimum[7] Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum[7] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 3000/4000 benefit from 8 GB of RAM.
HFS+ filesystem with case-sensitivity is not supported.


  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>/230230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (230230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.