Payday: The Heist

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Payday: The Heist
Payday: The Heist cover
Developers
Overkill Software
Publishers
Sony Online Entertainment
Engines
Diesel
Release dates
Windows October 20, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 76
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Payday
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Payday: The Heist on IGDB
Payday: The Heist on MobyGames
Payday: The Heist on Wikipedia

Key points

Officially compatible with Linux via Steam's Proton compatibility tool.

General information

Unofficial PAYDAY Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Wolfpack Buying this DLC also gives you the "Wolf Pack" DLC for Payday 2.
Windows
Soundtrack Unlocks additional masks.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Launch the game with -skip_intro parameter[1]

Mods[edit]

DorHUD provides HUD improvements, fixes for many issues, cheat prevention measures, a mod framework and controller support. It comes in two variants, with the main version having a collection of other mods included.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\PAYDAY\renderer_settings.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\PAYDAY\saves\<user-id>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\24240\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.

Video[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Both in-game and menu UI may become too small on displays with a high pixel density.
Field of view (FOV)
Has adjustable sliders for normal (60-100°) and ADS (50-75°) view.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA forced via Nvidia Inspector: Performance(0x004412C1) IQ(0x004032C1)[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Defaults to 60 Hz. See Run the game at screen refresh rate.

Input[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
No out-of-the-box official support.[3] Use DorHUD.
Full controller support
See DorHUD. XInput is required.
Controller remapping
Use DorHUD. Not remappable in-game, but can be done by modifying the mod files.
Controller sensitivity
Use DorHUD.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Use DorHUD.
Additional information
Button prompts
Use DorHUD. Can choose between graphical DualShock layout (default) or plain-text Xbox layout.
Controller hotplugging
Use DorHUD. Chosen at the start screen. Cannot switch between controller and keyboard without restarting.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Character chatter not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op
Requires an internet connection for Steam authentication.[4]
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 98-99
UDP 98-99
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crash just before level starts[edit]

Happens simultaneously to all connected players with an access violation in AK::MemoryMgr::SetMonitoring
Can possibly be worked around by waiting some seconds before pressing ready, after loading has finished for everyone[5]

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen on start up or random crashes during the game[edit]

Don't run PAYDAY with Teamspeak 3 or Ventrilo - both will likely cause the game to fail to load.
ALIENWARE users make sure you have AlienFX installed.
Update DirectX and PhysX[citation needed]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode only runs at 60 Hz by default.
Override refresh rate set by game[6]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open renderer_settings.xml with a text editor.
  3. If the resolution doesn't look right despite setting screen native one, find resolution= and make sure it's followed by your resolution, e.g. "1920 1080".
  4. Find refresh_rate= and make sure it's followed by your refresh rate, e.g. "120".

PhysX redistributable installation aborts[edit]

Fix everlasting first time setup[citation needed]
  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Run reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam\Apps\24240 /v PhysXNew /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX 3.2.0.1
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.9a
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon XP 3400+
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.4 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1900
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  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>/24240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (24240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References