Deus Exe

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Deus Exe is a replacement executable for Deus Ex. It's compatible with the GOTY edition of the game, which includes the Steam version. It fixes various issues running on modern computers, helps you configure the game, and includes a mod manager.


The current version is Deus Exe v8.1. Download: Download required Visual Studio 2015 runtimes: vcredist_x86.exe.
Place the contents of the DeusExe zip file in your Deus Ex 'System' directory. Examples of this are 'C:\Deus Ex\System' and 'D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Deus Ex\System'.
Readme, includes info on command-line options.

Deus Exe requires Windows Vista or later since version 6. The last version with Windows XP support is v5.3. Download:

Deus Exe requires that your game version is 1.112fm, if you have an original non-GOTY version, install the 1.112fm patch. Download: DeusExMPPatch1112fm.exe.

Unfortunately, Deus Exe is NOT compatible with the Direct2Drive version of the game. My apologies, I can't do anything about this.

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Misc Deus Ex issues and solutions

Deus Ex freezes/hangs/crashes in the LaGuardia airfield map
Will mailed me saying that his game would hang a few seconds after entering the LaGuardia topside; he hadn't been able to find a solution, only more people with the same issue. Sure enough, when I tried his quicksave the game would just hang, requiring it to be killed from the task manager. After a few tries, it finally popped up an error message:
LaGuardia crash
Evidently, some security bot's gone haywire. Not the most elegant solution, but what works is to just kill them off using the console:
  • Start the game with the -hax0r command-line option to enable cheat mode. This can be done by creating a shortcut to deusex.exe and adding the command line option as shown:
    Enabling cheats
  • Press 't', delete the 'say' text and enter 'playersonly' to freeze all creatures. This will afford you enough time for the next step.
  • Now enter 'killall deusex.securitybot3' to remove all offending bots from the map.
  • Enter 'playersonly' again to resume normal play.
Created: Apr 21 2008
Modified: Feb 21 2016