Dusk

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DUSK
DUSK cover
Developers
David Szymanski
Publishers
New Blood Interactive
Engines
Former Unity 5
Unity 2018[Note 1]
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
Series Dusk
Dusk on HowLongToBeat
Dusk on IGDB
Dusk on MobyGames
Dusk on Wikipedia
Dusk
Dusk 2018
Dusk '82 2021

General information

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

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip splash screen[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\David Szymanski\Dusk
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/config
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/saves

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Fullscreen is actually 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 actually borderless fullscreen windowed. Optionally, a windowed mode with -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)

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master and Music slider only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to enable it.

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
[2]
Online play

Connection types

Issues Fixed[edit]

Game fails to start[edit]

Re-install Citrix Workspace.[3]

The ingame fps limiter produces extremly fluctuating frametimes[edit]

Use Riva Tuner Statistics Server's build in framerate limiter instead or your GPU driver's equivalent.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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[edit]

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: 2018.2.8f1
  2. 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."