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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition cover
United Front Games
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Russia Buka Entertainment[1]
Release dates
Windows October 10, 2014
macOS (OS X) March 31, 2016[2]
OpenCritic 77
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world
Vehicles Automobile, Motorcycle
Art styles Realistic
Themes China, Contemporary
Series Sleeping Dogs
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Key points

The Gold Top Dog and Silver Top Dog DLCs have been removed from the game as they provided an unfair balance to the game. All other DLCs from the original release except the Valve T-Shirt Pack are present.
Enhanced version of Sleeping Dogs containing all DLC rebalanced and properly integrated into the game's story, updated graphics and various additional enhancements.
Cannot be purchased in Germany (restriction cannot be bypassed through gifting or VPN activation).[3]

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Europe only; released on 2 DVDs.
Developer website
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X) (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
Publisher website (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
Not available for sale in Germany on Steam.

DLC and expansion packs

All DLC, aside from the Gold Top Dog and Silver Top Dog DLC, is properly integrated into the base game.

Essential improvements

Skip intro video

Delete/move/rename video file
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\Movies.
  2. Delete, move or rename HK_Intro_Video_Console.bk2.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\HK Options[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\data\DisplaySettings.xml[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition/VFS/Local/Settings/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/307690/pfx/[Note 2]
DisplaySettings.xml will contain basic settings for Ambient Occlusion, Motion Blur, and Anti-Aliasing.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\HK Autosave*[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\data\HK GameSlot*[Note 1] <path-to-game>\Save\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition/VFS/Local/Saves/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/307690/pfx/[Note 2]

Save file information:

  • Main story save files: HK Autosave Slot and HK GameSlot # (# is 1 - 10)
  • Nightmare in North Point DLC save files: HK AutosaveG Slot and HK GameSlotG # (# is 1 - 2)
  • The Year of the Snake DLC save files: HK AutosaveN Slot and HK GameSlotN # (# is 1 - 2)
  • Save files are compatible between Windows and OS X

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
The default FoV is slightly improved over the original.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Locked on FXAA and optional SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
In-engine cutscenes are internally capped at 59.94 FPS and duplicate already rendered frames to reach higher values which causes stuttering even at 60 FPS. The in-game 59.94 FPS cap (only available when the game is launched in refresh rates divisible by 60 e.g. 120 Hz) seemingly solves the issue.[4][5]
Gameplay is uncapped with optional FPS limiter and benchmark tool included. If v-sync is disabled and no in-game cap is set, menus will be limited to 120 FPS. Anything over 120 will cause single-shots (from a semi-auto or a short click) to fire twice in a rapid burst.[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Remap settings.
Remap settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Arrow keys can be remapped for movement unlike the original; alas this conflicts with unmappable keys such as radio controls, phone scrolling, and dropping items/weapons. Mouse 4 and 5 are treated as the same key, unlike the original.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both X and Y axes can be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See DualShock 4.
DualShock button prompts
Use PS Controller mod.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Music, Dialogue and Car Music
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[7]
Can also be turned on only for when Cantonese is spoken.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.

Issues Unresolved

Camera Bug when playing with Keyboard and Mouse

There's a strange bug where camera seems to zoom-in when you 'Sprint' using Keyboard & Mouse controls. Walking seems to be unaffected and brings camera back to normal. Doesn't happen when using a controller.

Wetness Bug on default and many other outfits

The drench wetness effect during rain & when you jump into the river seems to be missing on many clothes and skin. Only some clothes do have the wetness effect during free roam. Scripted Missions during rain are unaffected (Prologue and Cemetery shootout).

Issues fixed

Screen tearing on Windows 10 even with in-game Vsync set to ON

Cap the game to 58 FPS[8]
Enable Steam FPS counter[9][10]
  1. Go to Steam > Settings > In-Game
  2. Select any position in In-game FPS Counter list

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
Shader Model support 4, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
Intel HD Graphics 2500
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/307690/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (307690) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.