Dead by Daylight

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Negan Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:04am
Tutorial: Disable VSync, Mute Music, Custom Graphics & More!
Introduction
Hey guys, since much of you guys are requesting most customization for the game, I am here to show you how you can customize some settings by yourself by editing the config file. I know there's no options for Anti-Aliasing and VSync and such in the in-game's options, but it does support them however. So let me show you. :)


How to edit your config file
Go to the following folder location (on Windows):
C:\Users\"Your PC name"\AppData\Local\DeadByDaylight\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

In this folder you will find the file called "GameUserSettings.ini". Edit this file in Notepad or a better program like Notepad++ by right clicking on it and choosing for "Open with".


I can't find the AppData folder?
If you don't see the AppData folder, go to your Windows Control Panel. Then choose Large Icons in the right top and click on the Folder Options.

In the Folder Options, go to the "View" tab and under "Hidden files and folders" choose the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives". After that apply and close and you should be able to find it.


Customizing the settings
Once you open the GameUserSettings.ini file you can customize all the settings in there. I will show you what you can change (as far as I know). Always save and close the file after editing. Then when you start the game the settings should have been changed.

Adjusting Resolution
The following lines can be changed to your screen's resolution that you want to use:
ResolutionSizeX
ResolutionSizeY
After the = replace the number with your desired resolution dimensions. So if your resolution is 1920x1080 it will have to look like this:
ResolutionSizeX = 1920
ResolutionSizeY = 1080
I didn't change this since the game always automatically adjusts the resolution, but if you want a custom resolution you can change the values there.

Graphic settings
The following values are the graphics settings that you can customize to your likings:
sg.ResolutionQuality=100
sg.ViewDistanceQuality=0
sg.AntiAliasingQuality=0
sg.ShadowQuality=0
sg.PostProcessQuality=0
sg.TextureQuality=0
sg.EffectsQuality=0

You should keep ResolutionQuality on 100 as it's 100%.
The other values can be changed freely to the following numbers:

0 = Low
1 = Medium
2 = High
3 = Ultra


Fullscreen/Windowed mode
True = Fullscreen
False = Windowed mode

Sound settings
You can change the following settings:

MainVolume = Pick a number between 0 and 100. 0 is muted sound, 100 is max volume.
UseHeadPhones = If you are using headphones, put it on True for best quality, but if you use Speakers or Home Surround System put it on False.
MuteMusic = If you put this on False it should mute the music in game, but it doesn't seem to work at the moment.


Controller - Invert Y
If you want to invert Y on your controller, you can put the "InvertY" setting on "True".

Changing language
You can change the language by editing the two letters after the "Language" value.

Currently available languages:
en = English
fr = French
de = German
es = Spanish
it = Italian


Disabling VSync
If you want to disable VSync (for lower end PC's) change the following value:
"bUseVSync". Change it to False to disable VSync or True for enabling it.

What to do if settings don't save or get reverted after starting game
If this happens, right click on your file and choose "Properties". And then add "Attributes" select "Read Only". Apply and close and it should work. After, when you want to edit the file again disable read only again, edit, save and then repeat.


If you have any questions feel free to ask me. ;)
Last edited by Negan; Jul 9, 2016 @ 10:28am
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Spotter racist Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:09am 
Where are my graphic settings, devs?
Negan Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:10am 
Originally posted by Slowpork:
Where are my graphic settings, devs?
Right there in the config file. ;)
You can change them freely.
Traps Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:10am 
Nice guide and all, but wouldn't editing your files be marked as 'tampering' and potentially get you banned?
Negan Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:11am 
Originally posted by Mr.Trapper:
Nice guide and all, but wouldn't editing your files be marked as 'tampering' and potentially get you banned?
No you can change the config files for any game freely, it's not "tampering" with your files, you're just changing the settings. ;)
Traps Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:13am 
Ahhh okay, cool. Just checking cause I sure as heck do NOT wanna get banned from this game. Having a blast atm.
Spotter racist Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:13am 
Originally posted by Cash.net Mr. Payday:
Originally posted by Slowpork:
Where are my graphic settings, devs?
Right there in the config file. ;)
You can change them freely.
I wonder what was the reason for not adding them into the game. I find it really hilarious how most games can run great but then you meet DbD and your 20-30 FPS on high.
Negan Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:16am 
Originally posted by Mr.Trapper:
Ahhh okay, cool. Just checking cause I sure as heck do NOT wanna get banned from this game. Having a blast atm.
Yeah, I love the game, that's why I am posting this to help people like you and me to improve their experience by adjusting graphics settings or disabling VSync on low end PC's. :)

Originally posted by Slowpork:
Originally posted by Cash.net Mr. Payday:
Right there in the config file. ;)
You can change them freely.
I wonder what was the reason for not adding them into the game. I find it really hilarious how most games can run great but then you meet DbD and your 20-30 FPS on high.
Yeah I agree, but as I said you can customize all settings freely. If you want to have High textures and Low effects quality you can do it exactly as I described in this "guide".
hrax Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:17am 
Originally posted by Mr.Trapper:
Nice guide and all, but wouldn't editing your files be marked as 'tampering' and potentially get you banned?

Banned? In P2P game? Please... ;)

And no I don't think editing game setting files (like turning off V-sync) will get you banned. These settings were supposed to be in game since it went out of Beta to full sale... ;)
Spotter racist Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:18am 
Originally posted by Cash.net Mr. Payday:

Originally posted by Slowpork:
I wonder what was the reason for not adding them into the game. I find it really hilarious how most games can run great but then you meet DbD and your 20-30 FPS on high.
Yeah I agree, but as I said you can customize all settings freely. If you want to have High textures and Low effects quality you can do it exactly as I described in this "guide".
I'm gonna do just that.
Negan Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:18am 
Originally posted by Slowpork:
Originally posted by Cash.net Mr. Payday:


Yeah I agree, but as I said you can customize all settings freely. If you want to have High textures and Low effects quality you can do it exactly as I described in this "guide".
I'm gonna do just that.
Good luck, let me know if you like it. ;)
Leppie Jul 9, 2016 @ 8:53am 
To set fullscreen/windowed mode:
- Fullscreen: FullscreenMode=1
- Windowed: FullscreenMode=2
Gdumal Jul 9, 2016 @ 8:58am 
why when i open the game it came all back to ultra?
:(
Kareo Jul 9, 2016 @ 9:02am 
Originally posted by Gdumal:
why when i open the game it came all back to ultra?
:(

mark the ini as read only
Dweet Jul 9, 2016 @ 9:07am 
THIS THREAD SHOULD BE PINNED. PLEASE!
Gdumal Jul 9, 2016 @ 9:07am 
on atributes? or other where, because it doesn't worked :/ it keep coming back :(

Originally posted by Kareo:
Originally posted by Gdumal:
why when i open the game it came all back to ultra?
:(

mark the ini as read only
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Date Posted: Jul 6, 2016 @ 5:04am
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