Resident Evil 4 – Guide to Steam Deck Settings

With this settings you can play at 30 or 40 FPS.

Steam Deck Settings

Prerequisites

  • Update to the latest Stable Version and Proton Experimental / Proton Hotfix as Valve has put fixes for RE4 remake in those.
  • Use Cryoutilities 2 with all recommended tweaks and at least a 12gb swapfile.
  • Set your deck’s Vram to 4gb (shown in video below).
  • It is recommended that you install the game to an SSD if you have it on your deck.

Settings for 30 FPS (Prettier)

  • Use the MANGO 30FPSLOCK.
  • Put this in the launch command options.
MANGOHUD_CONFIG=fps_limit=30,no_display mangohud %command%

This will lock the framerate with better input latency, locking RE4 at 30 with any other method will cause playability issues.

Settings

In Game

  • 1280*800
  • 60Hz
  • Variable Framerate (remember Mangohud limits it, leave this alone in-game)
  • Fullscreen
  • Vsync OFF
  • Cinematics Full HD
  • FidelityFX SR2 (FSR 2) Quality
  • FSR 1 NONE
  • Image 100%
  • Rendering Mode: Normal
  • AA Off
  • Textures: High 2GB
  • Filtering: Aniso x4
  • Mesh Quality: High
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Shadow Cache: On
  • Contact Shadows: On
  • AO: SSAO
  • Volumetric Lighting: Medium
  • Particle Lighting: High
  • Bloom: On
  • SSR: On
  • SS Scattering: On
  • Hair Strands: Off
  • Dismemberment: On
  • Persistent Corpses: up to you
  • Corpse Physics: Low
  • Diverse Animations: On
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Rain: High
  • Terrain Tesselation: Off
  • Destrutctible Enviroments: On
  • Lens Flare: On
  • Lens Distortion: OFF
  • DOF: On
  • RI Lights: High
  • RI Effects: Low

On Display Settings

  • Turn off Chromatic Aberration
  • Set FOV as high as it will go.

Steam Overlay

  • 60Hz
  • Leave the cap at 60 as it comes by default, since it’s not capped from here.
  • Do not enable Allow Tearing
  • Cap TDP at 11w or 12/13 if you have drops.

Settings for 40 FPS (More Responsive)

  • Use the Steam Overlay 40fps lock
  • Set to 40hz
  • Set to 40 Fps
  • Do not allow tearing

You can also try mangohud cap by using this command instead of capping from the steam overlay.

MANGOHUD_CONFIG=fps_limit=30,no_display mangohud %command%

YMMV. On 30 you MUST use mangohud. You can choose a limiter for 40.

Settings

In Game

  • Select Preset and Choose the LOWEST PRESET.
  • Now we change these values:
  • 1280*800
  • 60Hz
  • Variable Framerate
  • Fullscreen
  • Vsync OFF
  • Cinematics Full HD
  • FidelityFX SR2 (FSR 2) Balanced
  • AA: TAA
  • Rendering: Normal
  • Textures High 2GB
  • Filtering: Anisotropic x2
  • Contact Shadows: On
  • Lens Distortion: OFF
  • DOF: On
  • Destructible Enviroments: ON
  • Diverse Animations: ON

On Display Settings

  • Turn off Chromatic Aberration
  • Set FOV as high as it will go.
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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