Sleeping Dogs

This GTA3-like lets you experience the life of an undercover cop in the brutal world of Honk Kong triads. Contains graphical violence, strong language and explicit kung-fu.

Support summary
  • Native
  • Proper
  • Native
  • Hindrance
  • Native
  • Optimized
4k UltraHD:
Rendered Cut-Scene:
  • Static Aspect
FMV Cut-Scene:
  • Static Aspect
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Monday, 13 August, 2012

Tested Version: 

Play styles: 

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Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Sleeping Dogs
  • 16:10 Screenshot
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  • 16:9 Screenshot
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  • Ultra-Wide (21:9) Screenshot
    Sleeping Dogs
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
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  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Sleeping Dogs
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

All resolutions are supported natively, but only at the highest available refresh rate for some reason. FOV is vastly Hor+, with a slight Vert loss.

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

The game works pretty great natively in 21:9. Some minor issues occur though. The HUD remains in the same location as on a 16:9 display, obstructing the view slightly more than is desirable. Overlay effects like the low health effect are still at a 16:9 aspect ratio in the center.

Some cut-scenes display at 21:9 some at 16:9.

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Half of the real-time rendered cut-scenes are strictly anamorphic 16:9, the other half are as "vastly Hor+" as gameplay.
Likewise some specific minigames have anamorphic gameplay: karaoke, camera hacking, lockbox safecracking. See additional screenshots.
Apparently there are a few FMVs at key points of the story as well, I have not seen any yet. (Editor: Setting behavior on FMV to anamorphic. This is the highest probability of performance. Can be corrected if needed.)

(Negligible) the HKPD logo on the security camera monitoring interface stretches !

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues
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Submitted by Anonymous on 20 August, 2012 - 17:56
Updated by skipclarke on 24 March, 2022 - 04:49