FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PC Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 5:40 PM

Our videos of Deadlight PC

Our videos of Deadlight PC

A few months after the 360 version, Deadlight finally arrived on PC yesterday but unfortunately the port is rather lazy. Indeed, not only are the graphics options limited, but the framerate is also caped at only 30 frames per second. The game does not look very different from the console version but there is a bit less aliasing however. That being said, we think the game is a proof of poor optimization since we witnessed a few framerate drops even with our newly-acquired GTX 670. Odd to say the least.
Update: One 60 fps gameplay video added. Details inside.

Note: Two engine.ini files need to be modified ("\Steam\SteamApps\common\Deadlight\LOTDGame\Config" and "My Documents\My Games\UnrealEngine3\LOTDGame\Config") to make it work. Search for MinSmoothedFrameRate and MaxSmoothedFrameRate and replace 20 and 30 by 60 and 62.

PC gameplay
60 fps gameplay

All comments

Commented on 2012-10-27 10:28:02
PM durante.
Commented on 2012-10-27 10:45:44
Sounds like pretty bad port. The game is really short and nothing special at all. Some people were expecting something close to Shadow Complex, but Deadlight is totally different game. It's linear platformer without any exploration.

Save your money.
Commented on 2012-10-27 11:12:46
played on 6850 with removed 30 fps cap, and for the whole game I was getting 60fps(gpu usage 30-40%), so looks like nvidia problem, not the game oh and btw I think this game is really awesome! :)
Commented on 2012-10-27 11:51:34 In reply to madziaj11
Posted by madziaj11
played on 6850 with removed 30 fps cap, and for the whole game I was getting 60fps(gpu usage 30-40%), so looks like nvidia problem, not the game oh and btw I think this game is really awesome! :)
ha ha.

And the game is indeed awesome. but short. with the + of 0 artsy fartsy bullcock.
Commented on 2012-10-27 18:32:32 In reply to madziaj11
Posted by madziaj11
played on 6850 with removed 30 fps cap, and for the whole game I was getting 60fps(gpu usage 30-40%), so looks like nvidia problem, not the game oh and btw I think this game is really awesome! :)
I agree. And thanks for the tip. I removed the cap as well. Game runs much better.

Here is how to do it.

Browse to \My Documents\My Games\UnrealEngine3\LOTDGame\Config\LOTDEngine.ini
Find MaxSmoothedFrameRate=30 and change the value.
Commented on 2012-10-27 21:44:17
thats the first thing i do when i play a pc game that shows bad frame-rate, tearing or no AA, i go to steam or not and search the right lines to modify in the config ini.
Commented on 2012-10-27 22:19:40 In reply to nostradamus
it makes absolutely no difference for me to change the ini file so...
Commented on 2012-10-27 23:44:36
they should have made this game first person and the ability to go third person, what a waste of a perfectly good idea....:/
Commented on 2012-10-28 00:30:24 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
PM durante.
Haha!
Commented on 2012-10-28 18:06:17 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
ha ha.

And the game is indeed awesome. but short. with the + of 0 artsy fartsy bullcock.
The whole game looks pretty artsy fartsy if you wanna call it that
Commented on 2012-10-29 20:53:42 In reply to infamouz956
Posted by infamouz956
they should have made this game first person and the ability to go third person, what a waste of a perfectly good idea....:/
No, that would be a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT idea/game.

If you want first-person "Zombie Am Legend", I'm sure there's some mods out there for Left 4 Dead.

This game is more in the vein of Out of this World (Another World) and Flashback, than the Zombie FPS you would think wasn't "a waste".

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