Transformers: Devastation

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Transformers: Devastation
Transformers: Devastation cover
Platinum Games
Platinum Engine
Release dates
Windows October 6, 2015
Transformers: Devastation guide on StrategyWiki
Transformers: Devastation on MobyGames
Transformers: Devastation on Wikipedia
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General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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This game is no longer available digitally, due to Activision losing the license for the IP.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Activision\TRANSFORMERS - Devastation[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/338930/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\TRANSFORMERS_Devastation\GameData.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/338930/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1366x768, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 3840x2160.
Lacks native support.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Controller and keyboard settings.
Controller and keyboard settings.
Camera settings.
Camera settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration is enabled by default.[citation needed]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Presets only.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both axes can be inverted independently.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voices.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be toggled under sound options.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Game defaults monitor refresh rate to 60 Hz. This can result in screen tearing on high refresh rate monitors using G-Sync or FreeSync.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\TransformersDevastation.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4400
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (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>/338930/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (338930) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.