Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen cover
Windows QLOC
GOG.com General Arcade
MT Framework
Release dates
Windows January 15, 2016
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Open world, Hack and slash
Themes Fantasy
Series Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen guide on StrategyWiki
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on MobyGames
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on Wikipedia
Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma Online 2015
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen 2016

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Version differences[edit]

The GOG.com and Steam versions have separate servers for online features (the Pawn system and Ur Dragon).[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\GOG.com\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[edit]

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.[2]
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.[3]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
DirectInput only. For XInput 6 presets available.[3]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also possible.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use Dualshock Buttons for DDDA or DualShock 3 Buttons for Dragon's Dogma.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Updated along the Japanese release
Traditional Chinese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native 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[edit]

Low audio volume[edit]

Enable surround sound[4][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]

The thread at Steam Guides explains how it works and has a download link.


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.

Black Screen on start-up[edit]

Delete config.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Delete config.ini.


May be caused by v-sync[citation needed]

Micro-stuttering when the framerate is capped at 60 FPS[edit]

Change the framerate cap to 30 FPS in the options menu, this will remove the stuttering problem[citation needed]
Setting the FPS limit to 60 in Rivatuner Statistic server seems to remove the issue[citation needed]


May not be a desirable option for anyone wishing to play at a framerate higher than the console versions.

Other information[edit]

Cut Content: Original Theme song[edit]

The Dark Arisen expansion removed the awesome original theme song and replaced it with a new one. You can bring back the original song by simply downloading this mod with the Nexus mod manage or following the steps on the reddit thread below:

https://www.nexusmods.com/dragonsdogma/mods/169 (This restores the original song which then seques into the one normally played in Dark Arisen. This is the behavior the original console release had).



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

System requirements[edit]

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.