Assassin's Creed II
|Engine|| Anvil (Scimitar)|
|First release date||March 9, 2010|
|Assassin's Creed II||2010|
|Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood||2010|
|Assassin's Creed: Revelations||2011|
|Assassin's Creed III||2012|
|Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||2013|
 Game data
 Save game location
|Save games (new patch)||C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegames|
|Save games (old patch)||%LOCALAPPDATA%\Ubisoft Game Launcher\savegame_storage|
- The save folder was relocation in a November 23, 2012 patch.
- If you change the yml config file to allow offline play, or if you select the Uplay launcher to stay offline in the options, then your progress and games will NOT be saved!
- You CAN turn cloud-sync OFF in the options, but you _must_ allow uplay to go online to allow AC2 to save games to this location on your local hard drive.
Assassin's Creed II uses Ubisoft's Uplay DRM. Formerly, an always-on internet connection was required to play the game. In a later patch, an internet connection is still required to launch the game, but is no longer required throughout play.
 Issues and Fixes
 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller fix
The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller works poorly on the default settings and does not allow you full control over rebinding commands to its buttons. Search for fan-made fix "acii_wireless_360_fix_by_khemitude" and extract its contents to the folder containing the .exe for the game and the new default controller settings will mimic that of the actual Xbox 360's controls.
 Odd Lighting Bug
Odd lighting bug that causes lights to shine through walls and other objects. This issue is cause by the nVidia Control Panel forcing graphical settings on. A fix to this is to enter the NVIDIA Control Panel select "Adjust image settings with preview" option and then select the "Let the 3D application decide". This should fix the lights shining through everything.
 Game Freeze When Given Hidden Blade
You must press "2" to select the weapon to continue the cut-scene, default mapped keys do not work as they should.
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)||Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7||Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4 GHz||Intel Core® 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better|
|System memory (RAM)||1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista/Windows 7||1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista/Windows 7|
|Video card (GPU)||256 MB DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher||GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||8 GB||8 GB|
|Operating system (OS)||OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later. (Does not support Lion X (OS 10.7))||OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later. (Does not support Lion X (OS 10.7))|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core® 2 Duo 3.06 GHz||Intel Core® i5 2.66 GHz or better|
|System memory (RAM)||3 GB||4 GB or better|
|Video card (GPU)||256 MB Dedicated Shader model 3.0 or higher||512 MB Dedicated - ATI Radeon HD 4850 , NVIDIA GeForce GT120 or better|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||9 GB||9 GB|