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Dead Rising 3 will officially launch for PC this Friday, after being an exclusive on the Xbox One for a little under a year. The game will be coming with a few things that gamers may need to look into in order to get the most out of their experience on PC.
Craveonline has a quick guide on how to upgrade your visual experience in Dead Rising 3 for PC. The game – for those of you who don't know – is capped at 30fps. The way the engine was built it was designed to run at that frame-rate on the Xbox One when it first released.
There are two steps to getting the game to run beyond the 30fps cap. Check it out below...
1. Create a “user.ini” file in the same folder as deadrising3.exe (for Windows 8.1 users it’s located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common).
A couple of things worth noting. If your Steam folder isn't located on the C:\ or in Program Files, just head to the directory where you installed Steam. If you have Dead Rising 3 on an alternative hard drive or a different directory from where you installed the Steam.exe, just head to the drive or directory where you put Dead Rising 3. It should still be in the Steam\SteamApps\common\ directory, even if it's on a separate drive from the Steam.exe.
Alternatively, if you're having trouble locating the directory, you can easily use the “Search” function in windows to find the Deadrising3.exe file and then open the file location in order to access the user.ini file.
Once you get in the file you just follow step two from the quoted section above. Also, is it not hilarious that the switch is called “gmpcr”? Glorious Master PC Race for the win. I kid, I kid.
Anyway, Dead Rising 3 was originally announced as being hard-locked at 30fps for PC. Developers at Capcom did mention that it would be possible to unlock the game to 60fps, but that gamers would be doing so at their own risk.
Some gamers were a bit disappointed to find out this news, but like all good things that come to pass, it was at least made simple enough to unlock the frame-cap. A similar issue also occurred with Need for Speed Rivals, where the PC version suffered from a bit of a frame-rate discrepancy.
Thankfully, (as usual) gamers and modders came to the rescue and offered a helping hand in getting the game to run at the proper 60fps without all the engine glitches.
Dead Rising 3 features a large open-world environment, tons of different weapons to use, as well as the ability to customize and build your own makeshift zombie-killing devices by gathering materials and crafting things via a work bench. There are all different sorts of vehicles that players can commandeer as well as a bevy cache of different costumes to deck out the main character with.
The game will be available on PC starting September 5th for $49.99.