Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard cover
Not a Hero HexaDrive
RE Engine
Release dates
Windows January 24, 2017
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 86
Series Resident Evil
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Key points

Features many PC-specific customization options.[1]
VR mode is exclusive to PlayStation 4.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


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


A standalone demo with a unique scenario was released as Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour.


DLC and expansion packs

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

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 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\F024294D.RESIDENTEVIL7biohazard_8fty0by30jkny\SystemAppData\wgs\
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


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 anamorphic.[1] See the Mod DB files.
See the Mod DB files.
See the Mod DB files.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-90°. Use Resident Evil 7 FOV Tool.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Listed as Texture Filtering.[1]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, FXAA+TAA, SMAA, and SSAA/Resolution Scaling.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Can be set to 30, 60 or Variable.[1] Menu is capped at 100.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Supported in fullscreen mode. HDR calibration settings within game.


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


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


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Only accessible on computers that have never seen non-KBM USB devices and have no software HIDs (common with third-party input software, e.g. Razer's)[4]
Mouse acceleration
Disabled by setting the launch option +set m_smooth 0.[citation needed]
Mouse sensitivity
Only accessible on computers that have never seen non-KBM USB devices and have no software HIDs (common with third-party input software, e.g. Razer's)[5]
Mouse input in menus
Only accessible on computers that have never seen non-KBM USB devices and have no software HIDs (common with third-party input software, e.g. Razer's) [5]
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Only accessible on computers that have never seen non-KBM USB devices and have no software HIDs (common with third-party input software, e.g. Razer's) [5]
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
DualShock 4 controllers can be used by enabling "PlayStation Configuration Support".
DualShock button prompts
No native support for DualShock 4 prompts. Can be modded.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Keyboard and mouse disabled if any other HIDs have ever been available, incl. virtual inputs from common software (e.g. Razer).[6]


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.[7]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Uses Yamaha ViReal for HRTF.[8]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation, download.
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan voice-over by «Team Raccoon».

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Resident Evil 7 biohazard.
G3D, Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

KB+M input does not work[edit]

Physically remove and disable all other virtual and physical XInput devices.
Includes virtual HIDs exposed by programmable mice and keyboards
Includes virtual HIDs exposed by case hardware, e.g. Corsair composite virtual input devices
Includes accessibility devices
Some users reportedly need to fully uninstall devices instead of just disabling in Device Manager

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

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Modify the game executable to disable anti-aliasing.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\re7.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for E9 60 79 E6 01 8B D6 as hex.
  3. Replace it with E9 60 79 E6 01 B2 04.
  4. Search for 48 8B 4E 58 0F 5A C0 66 0F 5A C8 as hex.
  5. Replace it with 48 8B 4E 58 0F 5A C0 0F 57 C9 90.
  6. Save the changes.

Other information[edit]


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

System requirements[edit]

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 operating system is required.


  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.