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Dusk

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DUSK
DUSK cover
Developers
David Szymanski
Publishers
New Blood Interactive
Engines
Former Unity 5[Note 1]
Unity 2018[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows December 10, 2018
macOS (OS X) February 6, 2019[1]
Linux February 6, 2019[1]
Reception
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 90
IGDB 90
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS
Art styles Stylized
Themes Horror
Series Dusk
Dusk on HowLongToBeat
Dusk on IGDB
Dusk on MobyGames
Dusk on Wikipedia
Dusk
Dusk 2018
Dusk '82 2021

Dusk is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action and FPS game in the Dusk series.

General information

Official Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Contains an additional Endless Level, "THE GOGATORIUM". Intruder Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Intruder Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux and macOS support was dropped on release of Dusk HD and the "moddable" version of the game.

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain any microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Dusk HD Free DLC with overhauled graphics.
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip splash screen

Use the start parameter[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game with the -skip-dos parameter

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config\dusk.ini[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/config
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/saves

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
"Fullscreen" is actually a borderless window rendered at fullscreen resolution. With "Fullscreen" enabled, "Resolution" only affects the internal renderer resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 150
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
"Fullscreen" is a borderless fullscreen window. Optionally, a windowed mode with the -popupwindow parameter can be used to disable minimize on focus loss behavior.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Can be forced with Special K
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.
Controller layout.
Controller layout.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
There is no option to enable it.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Croatian
Fan translation Download.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Fan - AI
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Shown as supported but not available.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Shown as supported but not available.
Turkish
Ukrainian

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
[2]
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed

Game fails to start

Re-install Citrix Workspace.[3]

Judder

The in-game FPS limiter produces extremely fluctuating frame times.
Use Riva Tuner Statistics Server's built-in framerate limiter or the limiter of the GPU driver

Lag & Stutter

Dusk doesn't use flip presentation and thus, even with fullscreen enabled, runs in a borderless window with the compositor still running.
Use the -window-mode exclusive command line argument
Enforces a true exclusive fullscreen
Use the -force-d3d12 command line argument
Enforces the usage of DirectX12 and subsequently the flip presentation model
Enable the Windows setting: "Optimizations for windowed games"
Requires Windows 11+
Converts windowed DirectX10/11 games to the flip presentation model Microsoft Support - last accessed on [unknown]

Launch DUSK HD from desktop

Launching DUSK from the default Steam shortcut will always launch vanilla DUSK.
Enter the full path to your game + %command% as a launch option
Eg: "yourdrivehere:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Dusk\DLC\DUSK HD\Dusk.exe" %command%

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 4 OS X and Linux versions only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
64-bit only.[1]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
DirectX 9.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
A 64-bit operating system is required.


Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.2p1
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.2.8f1
  3. 3.0 3.1 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).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DUSK is now available for Mac, Linux and 32bit OS! 💪🤝💪 - @DUSKdev - Twitter - last accessed on 2019-02-06
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 LAN is BACK - Steam Community :: DUSK :: Events - last accessed on 2019-10-03
    "Both you and our new DRM-free players can now LAN, Direct IP connect and even join our dedicated servers with Steam players for Frag Night."
  3. DUSK crashing immediately on launch - last accessed on 2020-10-29
    "Do you have Citrix Workplace installed? It's been known to cause issues like this with DUSK."