Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard cover
Developers
Capcom
Not a Hero HexaDrive
Publishers
Capcom
Engines
RE Engine
Release dates
Windows January 24, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 80
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on IGDB
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard guide on StrategyWiki
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on MobyGames
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on Wikipedia
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Key points

Features many PC-specific customization options.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on January 28, 2019.[3]
Demo version is available.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
Banned Footage Vol.1
Windows
Banned Footage Vol.2
Windows
End of Zoe
Windows
Not A Hero Free.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam <path-to-game>\re7_config.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/418370/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\418370\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/418370/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Other aspects than 16:9 are letter/pillarboxed.[1] See the Mod DB files.
Multi-monitor
See the Mod DB files.
Ultra-widescreen
See the Mod DB files.
4K Ultra HD
[1]
Field of view (FOV)
70-90°. See RE7 FOV & AR Trainer.
Windowed
[1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
[1]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Listed as Texture Filtering.[1]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, FXAA+TAA, SMAA, and SSAA/Resolution Scaling.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
[1]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
[1]
Can be set to 30, 60 or Variable.[1] Menu is capped at 100.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Post-processing[edit]

Disable post-process effects[citation needed]
  1. Download Resident Evil 7 3D Vision fix.
  2. Extract the contents to the installation folder.

Hotkeys

F4: SMAA toggle. Not disabled by default.
F5: Barrel distortion toggle. Disabled by default.
F6: Vignette toggle. Disabled by default.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Disabled by setting the launch option +set m_smooth 0.[citation needed]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Triggers and sticks can not be swapped for lefties.
Controller sensitivity
For quicker controller response, disable camera acceleration in the options menu
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse disables when trying to use KB+M with Steam Controller.[4]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Even at 100% volume the game seems quiet due to poor mastering. Turn up Windows volume to adjust volume and/or use volume/loudness equalization
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Uses Yamaha ViReal for HRTF.[6]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, download.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Fan voice-over by «Team Raccoon».
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Resident Evil 7 VR is exclusive to PlayStation VR for a year.[7]
3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Resident Evil 7 biohazard.
vorpX
G3D, Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

Low frame rate[edit]

Enable Shadow Cache[citation needed]
May increase loading stutter.
Causes high VRAM usage.

Lighting issues/missing flashlight[edit]

On some systems, the flashlight beam may be missing entirely and indoor lighting is generally glitchy.
Disable Subsurface Scattering and/or Set Reflections to 'Off' and/or Set Framerate to 'Variable'[citation needed]

DLC / Season Pass / Gold Edition Content won't download / install from Microsoft Store[edit]

Install the game and DLC to your System (Windows) drive

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 2.70 GHz
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 24 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

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>/418370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (418370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References