Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

View Stats:
 This topic has been pinned, so it's probably important
WBacon [capcom]  [developer] Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:53am
DDDA FAQ (Updated: Jan. 16, 2016)
Q) I pre-ordered the game! Where can I find the soundtrack and art book? [*NEW* Jan.16]

A) Soundtrack and art book files are located in your game's installation directory below:
\\Steam\steamapps\common\DDDA\#SOUNDTRACK\
\\Steam\steamapps\common\DDDA\#ARTBOOK\

Note: FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) version must be downloaded manually by ticking the checkbox under the 'DLC' tab/section on your Steam client.

Q) Where can I find the save data and config.ini file? [*NEW* Jan.16]
A) Files can be found in the directories below.

Save data
\\Steam\userdata\YourSteamID#\367500\remote\DDDA.sav

config.ini
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\CAPCOM\DRAGONS DOGMA DARK ARISEN\config.ini

Q) Will the game work on 32bit operating systems? [*NEW* Jan.13]
A) Yes. The game has also been tested against Windows 7 32-bit edition.

Q) What's this item hot-key I keep hearing about? [*NEW* Jan.13]
A) The PC version allows you to bind commonly used items such as health/stamina recovery and lantern on/off toggle to keys 1 ~ 5. Simply highlight the target item in the Inventory Menu and press the desired key you want to bind.

Q) Will I be able to manually remap buttons when using a gamepad? [*Updated* Jan.8]
A) Yes and No. For XInput-compatible controllers (it'll display as Xbox 360 controller in-game), there are six presets you can choose from. For DirectInput-based controllers such as DualShock 4 gamepad, you can manually reassign individual buttons as you see fit.

Q) How do I access the Bitterblack Isle ("BBI") expansion content? [*Updated* Jan.8]
A) You must complete the early quest at the Encampment, create your main pawn, and then return to Cassardis at night time. Follow the purple marker on the mini-map to the dock area and talk to Olra. Be warned that BBI is considered post-game content. Players are advised to beat the main story before visiting BBI.

Q) How many hairstyles are available in the PC version? [*Updated* Jan.8]
A) There are 62 total. PC version includes all previously released hairstyles, including the DLC add-on that was released on the console. There are also 42 facial hair styles to choose from.

Q) Will the game run on my laptop? [*Updated* Jan.8]
A) While the game does not officially support laptops, the game should run well on modern laptop systems equipped with a dedicated graphics chip. We’ve played DDDA on late model laptops such as the Alienware 14/15/17 which came equipped with GTX 960M, 970M, and 980M, and they appear to run well at 1080p/60fps (960M may require some adjustment to LOD/draw distance settings to achieve a solid 60fps). wbacon has briefly played DDDA on a 3.5 years old ASUS Ultrabook laptop with a Core i7 + GT 650M chip where ‘Medium’ settings seems to be the sweet spot for running the game at 1080p with a reasonably stable 30fps (or 720p/60 with ‘Low’ settings). Laptops without a dedicated graphics chip will have to further pare down graphics and resolution settings to get the game to run at a playable frame rate. Anecdotally speaking, the game seems to run okay on the aforementioned ASUS laptop when forced to run on Intel HD3000 (correction - rechecking the CPU specs, the integrated GPU was actually an HD4000 series processor) Integrated Graphics at 720p, 30fps cap, and all other graphics settings set to low. Compatibility and performance will vary depending on other factors so there’s no guarantee; at the end of the day, you’re on your own when it comes to laptops. Capcom does not warrant nor officially provide technical support for PCs that doesn’t meet the official system requirement. If you’re still unsure, search the forums or ask other forum members who may have already tried the game on a similarly spec’d laptop.

Q) Does the game still have letterboxing? [*UPDATED* Jan.8]
A) PC version now features full screen rendering without letterboxing on standard 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen monitors. 21:9 ultra widescreen monitors are not supported natively due to static UI elements designed around 16:9 output.

Q) Is the Eternal Ferrystone and bonus items/gears available in the PC version?
A) Yes! Bonus items immediately accessible are: Swordman’s Ring, Daggerist’s Ring, Staff-Bearer’s Ring, The Lion’s Spine, Robe of Enlightenment, Wavering Cloth, Vagabond Armor, Tiara of Enlightenment, Ruminator’s Monocle, Jester’s Cap, and Fiend-luring Incense. Completing the first escort quest and reaching Gran Soren will unlock the following: Eternal Ferrystone, Set of Fop’s Trek Wear, Voldoan Armor, Priest Vestments, Lady’s Trek Wear, Queen’s Clothing, and Nun Vestments.

Q) What languages are supported in-game? Any plans to implement additional localization? What about voiceover?
A) The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese text as they were originally available on the console version. There are currently no plans to add other languages. The game includes English voiceover. Japanese VO unfortunately is not supported due to licensing restrictions.

Q) What’s the maximum frame rate supported by the game?
A) Dragon’s Dogma currently supports up to 150 frames per second, which means the game can take full advantage of 144Hz monitors provided you have a capable PC. Please note an upper limit has been imposed at 150 fps in order to avoid any potential game-breaking issues. (e.g., physics interaction and rendering error)

Q) What is the maximum resolution supported?
A) The game supports arbitrary resolutions exposed through Windows. We’ve only tested up to 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, but the game theoretically should work beyond that provided you have a capable graphics card and monitor that supports it.

Q) Can I use my saves from Xbox 360 or PS3?
A) No. Saves are not directly compatible with the PC version.

Q) Does the game support modding? Any plans to integrate with Steam Workshop?
A) Dragon’s Dogma does not officially provide mod functionality nor tools to enable community mods. This is primarily due to limitations on the proprietary MT Framework engine and MTF development tools used to create the game. Unfortunately, tools only exist as a full-on development suite, contains licensed middleware solutions, fonts, and assets that cannot be sub-licensed, and therefore commissioned for internal use only.

Q) What’s Capcom’s stance on fan-made mods?
A) We won’t stop modders from tinkering around with the Steamworks edition of the game. The act of modding Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen and use of modded content is not officially warranted or supported by Capcom. Play at your own risk.

Q) What DLCs are included? Are there any plans for future DLCs?
A) Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for Steam is the complete package. There is no additional content to purchase beyond the base game! All previously released DLCs on the console, including pre-order exclusives and bonus content, are all baked into the base game.

Q) Does the game feature Rift Crystal microtransactions like the console versions?
A) No. Microtransaction model has been removed completely for the PC version. Players can earn Rift Crystals through normal gameplay via loot drops, quest completion, and online Pawn rentals.

Q) Does the game include fast travel?
A) Yes! Fast travel system has been revamped and became a lot more accessible with the release of Dark Arisen expansion content. Several Port Crystals (these are your jump portals) can be found throughout the adventure and placed anywhere on the world map as you see fit. In addition, price of the Ferrystone has been reduced significantly from 20,000 to 2,000 gold pieces. Even better, we are now including the unlimited-use Eternal Ferrystone which can be unlocked after completing the quest “Off with its Head.” The item can be found in the Storage which can be accessed from the Gran Soren Union Inn.

Q) Does the game include the Berserk armor and weapon set?
A) Unfortunately, the Berserk gear is not included in the game due to licensing restrictions.

Q) What controllers are supported natively? Will my gamepad work?
A) Dragon’s Dogma supports both XInput and DirectInput-based controllers. This means popular gamepads such as the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Steam Controller, and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers will work right out of the box. No XInput remapper app required.

Q) Are there any regional content differences?
A) No. There is only one version of the game. Whether you buy physical or digital, the game is identical worldwide.

Q) Can you bring back “Into Free –Dangan–” theme song from the original Dragon’s Dogma?
A) The song was only licensed for the original Dragon’s Dogma (non-Dark Arisen version) on the Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2012. You can still become the Dangan by purchasing the album or a single through official channels such as iTunes[itunes.apple.com].

Q) How do I access Hard Mode?
A) Hard Mode is now unlocked by default and can be accessed from the main menu.

Q) While pawns have endearing personality and are great to have them around in my adventures, they’re a bit talkative. Any way to shut them up?
A) PC version adds a new option that completely silences the Pawns. They will only speak when talked to. To enable this feature, simply go to Options -> Gameplay and set “Pawn Chatter” to OFF.

Q) What Steamworks features are supported?
A) Dragon’s Dogma supports Steam Achievements (59 total), Steam Cloud save, Steam Controller, Steam Big Picture Mode, and of course, Trading Cards!

Q) Does the game support more than one save slot?
A) No. The pawn trading system and interaction with the Rift server was designed around a single save and player profile. While hot-swapping save file outside of the game is technically possible, this will cause synchronization issues with the pawn you have uploaded to the Rift or shared out to friends and other community members.
Last edited by WBacon [capcom]; Jan 16 @ 2:41am
< >
Showing 1-15 of 726 comments
Linblum (Banned) Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:58am 
First post for best girl Mercedes.

Originally posted by wbacon:
Q) Does the game include the Berserk armor and weapon set?
A) Unfortunately, the Berserk gear is not included in the game due to licensing restrictions.

PRE-ORDER CANCELED.

Just kidding though fam, but I am ♥♥♥♥♥♥ tbh
Last edited by Linblum; Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:03am
A9 Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:59am 
Originally posted by wbacon capcom:
Q) Does the game include the Berserk armor and weapon set?
A) Unfortunately, the Berserk gear is not included in the game due to licensing restrictions.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
WBacon [capcom]  [developer] Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:59am 
Originally posted by Linblum:
First post for best girl Mercedes.
She's your GOAT Girl of All Time
Last edited by WBacon [capcom]; Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:06am
Dfactor Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:59am 
Originally posted by wbacon capcom:
Q) Does the game include the Berserk armor and weapon set?
A) Unfortunately, the Berserk gear is not included in the game due to licensing restrictions.
That's too bad. Was looking forward to that set.
Rogue Bard Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:00am 
No Berserk armour?! Dammit!
Beeze Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:04am 
Still interested, thanks for the update.
Linblum (Banned) Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:05am 
Nice, FLAC soundtrack and design works.
gravexxi Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:08am 
Japanese VO unfortunately is not supported due to licensing restrictions.
Damn.
Rodent Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:09am 
Oh man, I would always use parts of the swordsman set on the Xbox and PS3. Oh well, atleast this will get me out of my comfort zone and try some new armor sets. Still very hyped. Can't wait to get the game a third time!
No japanese voices = no buy
Dreamer of Skyes Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:11am 
Originally posted by wbacon capcom:
Q) Does the game support more than one save slot?
A) No. The pawn trading system and interaction with the Rift server was designed around a single save and player profile. While hot-swapping save file outside of the game is technically possible, this will cause synchronization issues with the pawn you have uploaded to the Rift or shared out to friends and other community members.
Wait, so when you beat the game, how do you start over? Or what if you want to create a new character? Do you just erase all your progress or what?
Rogue Bard Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:12am 
Originally posted by Dreamer of Skyes:
Originally posted by wbacon capcom:
Q) Does the game support more than one save slot?
A) No. The pawn trading system and interaction with the Rift server was designed around a single save and player profile. While hot-swapping save file outside of the game is technically possible, this will cause synchronization issues with the pawn you have uploaded to the Rift or shared out to friends and other community members.
Wait, so when you beat the game, how do you start over? Or what if you want to create a new character? Do you just erase all your progress or what?

This game has an awesome NG+ system. And if you really want a new character, I imagine, you can just move your save file out of the folder and then press "New Game."
indyxt Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:12am 
Bah, wanted those Japanese voices
miguel_feliciano Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:13am 
Thanks wbacon, can't wait for the pre-order button to activate.

OH MY GOD IT'S HAPPENING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Cain Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:14am 
Goddamit Japan into free, the VA and even the beserk armor. why are you so cruel? may the modders save us
< >
Showing 1-15 of 726 comments
Per page: 15 30 50