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
Release dates
Windows October 10, 2014
macOS (OS X) March 31, 2016[1]
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition on Wikipedia
Sleeping Dogs
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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition 2014

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 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).[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro video[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition/VFS/Local/Settings/
Linux (Proton) <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[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition/VFS/Local/Saves/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/307690/pfx/[Note 2]

Save file information:

  • Main story save files: HK Autosave Slot and HK GameSlot # (# is 1 - 4)
  • 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[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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
Use Borderless Gaming
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
Optional FPS limiter and benchmark tool included.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

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
XInput controllers only. Back and Start are not intuitively labeled.
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 the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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.[3]
Can also be turned on only for when Cantonese is spoken.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Enable Steam FPS counter[5][6]
  1. Go to Steam > Settings > In-Game
  2. Select any position in In-game FPS Counter list

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
Shader Model support 4, 5
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

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) ATI Radeon HD 3870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
Intel HD Graphics 2500
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
64-bit operating systems only.
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
64-bit operating systems only.


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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.