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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen cover
Windows QLOC General Arcade
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows January 15, 2016
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Open world, Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Dragon's Dogma
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General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Version differences

The version lacks the last two patches released on Steam. A "parity patch" mod is available on Nexus Mods, though it may not fix all of the bugs.[1] The online pawn system is bugged and players may not receive their rewards.[2]
The and Steam versions have separate servers for online features (the Pawn system and Ur Dragon).[3]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/367500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location %LOCALAPPDATA%\\Galaxy\Applications\49987265717041704\Storage\Shared\Files\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\367500\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/367500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed.
Use Agnostic Dragon to fix the UI/aspect ratio.
Use Agnostic Dragon to fix the UI/aspect ratio.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Ranges from +0 to +15. Cheat Table also available.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use GeDoSaTo or dinput8.dll hooks.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 150 FPS.[4]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Rendered image uses SDR color space. In-game HDR option refers only to HDR Rendering.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Enter and ← Backspace are reserved for menu navigation and cannot be bound to controls.
Mouse acceleration
No mouse acceleration. Mouse smoothing can not be turned off.
Mouse sensitivity
Called Camera Sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Cannot scroll lists with a scroll wheel. Some nav elements are non-clickable.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also possible.
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput.[5]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
DirectInput only. For XInput 6 presets available.[5]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also possible.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Use Dualshock Buttons for DDDA or DualShock 3 Buttons for Dragon's Dogma.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes

Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Updated alongside the Japanese release. Voices are only available for Asian region.[6]
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download. Nexus Mods.

DDDA Japanese VoiceOver Project

The project fulfills the wishes of those fans who wanted to hear the original Japanese voices in the game instead of English dubbing. The authors converted the original lines from the console edition released in Japan and converted them to PC version of the game.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Dragons Dogma.
G3D, Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.Note: The profile has not yet been confirmed to work with both games (Dragons Dogma and Dark Arisen).

Issues fixed

Low audio volume

Enable surround sound[7][citation needed]

Use surround sound, either natively or through software (Razer Surround works fine).


Approximates surround sound without actual 5.1/7.1 hardware.
Virtualization is limited to discrete positions. Requires headphones and 3rd-party software. Lacks low tone range without specialized headphones.
Enable Loudness Equalization[citation needed]

Enabling Loudness Equalization under Enhancements in Speaker Properties alleviates this issue for users without headsets or users streaming through Steam Link.


Requires no specific hardware or 3rd-party software.
The volume contrast finesse will be lost. Far warcries, close explosions — all will sound blandly same.
Use Erquint's DDDA Sound Hack[citation needed]

Can be downloaded here.


Sound quality after the game loads user settings is untouched. Requires no specific hardware.
Requires 3rd-party software tampering with the game itself. Some clipping on the title screen.

Micro-stuttering when the framerate is capped at 60 FPS

Change the framerate cap to 30 FPS in the options menu
May not be a desirable option for anyone wishing to play at a framerate higher than the console versions.
Set the FPS limit to 60 in third-party program, like Rivatuner Statistic Server or NVIDIA Control Panel

Menu Artifacts

Edit Configuration File
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Config.ini.
  3. Find [CPU].
  4. Set Jobthread to 3.
  5. Save changes.

Other information

Original theme song

The original console release of Dragon's Dogma featured a different theme song, "Into Free -Dangan-", performed by Japanese rock duo B'z and licensed by Vermillion Records. This license was not renewed for Dark Arisen and was subsequently replaced with an original music track, "Eternal Return", sung by Aubrey Ashburn.
Replace Dark Arisen theme with "Into Free -Dangan-" with one of the following options
  • Use Combined Intro Music Mod
    • Restores the original theme, which then segues into the one normally played in Dark Arisen, like in the original console release.
  • Follow the steps on this Reddit thread
    • Completely replaces "Eternal Return" with "Into Free -Dangan-".

Berserk Equipment Restoration

The original console release of Dragon's Dogma had armor based on the Manga Berserk which was removed from the PC version. Use this mod to restore it.
Add in Berserk Equipment from original console release
  • Use Berserk Equipment Restored Mod
    • Restores various Equipment in exactly the same way as the original release.
      • Do not dispatch pawns wearing this equipment as they will be missing gear if another player doesn't have the mod installed.


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 660
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5870
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Controller XInput/DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock 4, Steam Controller and Logitech Controllers.
Some high-end integrated graphics chips 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>/367500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (367500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.