Transformers: Devastation

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Transformers: Devastation
Transformers: Devastation cover
Developers
PlatinumGames
Publishers
Activision
Engines
Platinum Engine
Release dates
Windows October 6, 2015
Transformers: Devastation guide on StrategyWiki
Transformers: Devastation on MobyGames
Transformers: Devastation on Wikipedia
Transformers
Beast Wars: Transformers 1998
Transformers: The Game 2007
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009
Transformers: War for Cybertron 2010
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 2012
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark 2014
Transformers: Devastation 2015
Transformers: Battlegrounds 2020

General information

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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
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]
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\TRANSFORMERS_Devastation\SystemData.dat
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/338930/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1366x768, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 3840x2160.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Lacks native support.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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 and 120+ FPS
Capped at 59 FPS initially, frame limiter is unstable and jumps further up and down the longer the game is left on. (This is a long-standing issue for PC Ports by Platinum Games) [2]

Input[edit]

Controller and keyboard settings.
Controller and keyboard settings.
Camera settings.
Camera settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
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[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voices.
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be toggled under sound options.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

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]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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

Notes

  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.

References