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Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 cover
Developers
Blue Castle Games
Windows Mercenary Technology
Publishers
Capcom
Russia 1C-SoftClub
Engines
Forge[1]
Release dates
Windows September 28, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 78
IGDB 81
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions Finite spend, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Survival horror, TPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, North America, Post-apocalyptic, Zombies
Series Dead Rising
Dead Rising 2 on HowLongToBeat
Dead Rising 2 on IGDB
Dead Rising 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Dead Rising 2 on MobyGames
Dead Rising 2 on Wikipedia
Dead Rising
Dead Rising 2 2010
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 2011
Dead Rising 3 2014
Dead Rising 2016
Dead Rising 4 2016
Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster 2024

Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Dead Rising 2 is a singleplayer and multiplayer action survival horror game developed by Blue Castle Games and published by Capcom.

The game was first released for Windows on September 28, 2010.

Steam version DRM switched from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.[3] Russian release has 2 discs: one for the game itself and another for installing Russian subtitles.[4]
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Not purchasable in Germany.
Windows
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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[5]
Windows
All non-Steam versions require Games for Windows - LIVE and SecuROM DRM.[Note 1][Note 2].
Retail product keys activate on Steam (Games for Windows Marketplace game and DLC cannot be transferred).[2]

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Ninja Skills Pack
Windows
Psychopath Skills Pack
Windows
Soldier of Fortune Pack
Windows
Sports Fan Skills Pack
Windows
Case Zero and Case West standalone DLCs are only available for Xbox 360.

Essential improvements

Patches

For the Russian version, use Russian patch 1.0.0.1.
A title update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run setup.exe).[7]

HD Frontend

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download HD frontend.
  2. Extract data into <path-to-game>.
  3. Accept replacements.
  4. Start the game and the new changes should be in effect.

Notes

UndeadFrankie's HD frontend Fixes many compression artifacts on hud, menus, loading screens & map[8].
Breaks the Off the Record version.

DR2Hookary

DR2Hookary enables the ability to skip intro logos, play in windowed or borderless fullscreen, and an optional debug menu (useful if you are creating/using modifications).
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download DR2Hookary.
  2. Place DR2Hookary.asi and DR2Hookary.ini into <path-to-game>.
  3. Download the 32-bit version of Ultimate ASI Loader.
  4. Place dinput8.dll into <path-to-game>.
  5. Open DR2Hookary.ini and set the options to the desired ones, then save the file.
  6. Start the game and the new changes should be in effect.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 2\rendersettings.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/45740/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dead Rising 2\saves\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\45740\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/45740/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

PC Settings
PC Settings

Field of view (FOV)

Use Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools[9][10]
  1. Download Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools and extract it somewhere.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>, and open data.
  3. Drag datafile.big and place it onto Gibbed.DeadRising2.Unpack.exe.
  4. When it's finished unpacking, open datafile_big that was created in data.
  5. Open camera.txt with Notepad, and click Edit → Replace.
  6. Type FOV = "43" in the Find, and FOV = "63" in the Replace (change 63 to desired FOV) and click Replace All.
  7. Some other cameras use FOV = "45" which can also be replaced, such as in the cVehicleBehaviorCam PushableCam section.
  8. Save the file.
  9. Drag datafile_big and place it onto Gibbed.DeadRising2.Pack.exe. This will create a new file called datafile_big.big.
  10. Backup the original datafile.big by renaming it to something else.
  11. Rename datafile_big.big to datafile.big.

Notes

Vehicles have a modifier that decreases FOV by -7 when moving at full speed. Changing this to 0 in each entry will stabilize the FOV.

Disable Depth of Field

Hex-edit the game executable[citation needed]
  1. Open deadrising2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Text-string.
  3. Find and replace gDOF with xDOF.
  4. Save the changes.

Disable Screen Vignette

Hex-edit the game executable[citation needed]
  1. Open deadrising2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Text-string.
  3. Find and replace gVignette with xVignette.
  4. Save the changes.

Disable Fog

Hex-edit the game executable[citation needed]
  1. Open deadrising2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Text-string.
  3. Find and replace mFogMax with xFogMax.
  4. Find and replace mFogEnd with xFogEnd.
  5. Find and replace mFogStart with xFogStart.
  6. Find and replace mFogColour with xFogColour.
  7. Save the changes.

Disable Luminance Variation

Hex-edit the game executable[citation needed]
  1. Open deadrising2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Text-string.
  3. Find and replace mDesiredLuminance with xDesiredLuminance.
  4. Save the changes.

Disable Blur

Hex-edit the game executable[citation needed]
  1. Open deadrising2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Text-string.
  3. Find and replace gCombinedDOFBlurParameters with xCombinedDOFBlurParameters.
  4. Find and replace gCombinedCameraBlurParameters with xCombinedCameraBlurParameters.
  5. Find and replace gCombinedVelocityBlurWeights with xCombinedVelocityBlurWeights.
  6. Find and replace gCombinedVelocityBlurOffsets with xCombinedVelocityBlurOffsets.
  7. Save the changes.

Input

Controls
Controls

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration is active.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Only if controller is disabled.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Official Xbox 360 controllers only. Otherwise, the controller will act like Xbox 360 pads, like the SN30 Pro Plus gamepad in Xbox mode.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See Remapping.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Uses Xbox 360 button prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock prompts, use the PS3 button mod for DR2.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Remapping

Use Dead Rising 2 Key Remapper[citation needed]
  1. Download Dead Rising 2 Key Remapper.exe in here.
  2. Run the executable.
  3. Use the GUI to change the keybindings, and then hit Save.

Notes

Keybindings must be written as text. Click the "?" Button for exactly what it's needed to type for special keys like Enter, Numpad, etc.
Editing input text files manually[11]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\controls\.
  2. Edit the desired text file:
    • Edit keymap.txt for keyboard bindings
    • Edit mousemap.txt for mouse bindings
    • Edit padmap.txt for Xbox 360 Controller bindings

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume sliders for music and sound effects.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output[12].
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Hungarian
Fan translation available here.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Local retail only. For digital versions use this patch.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Local retail only; Russian localization is stored on Disc 2 and requires a separate install. A patch for digital versions is available here.
Spanish

Mute on focus lost

Set mute in background[13]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Expand "Window Management" and "Input/Output Behavior".
  4. Enable "Mute Game" under "Background Behavior" and close the Control Panel.
  5. Press Ctrl+ Shift+O to toggle Special K's On-Screen Display.

Network

Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
Co-op: Co-op campaign (2 players). Versus: Terror Is Reality mode.

Issues fixed

Game crashes to desktop on launch after spawning windowed mode then fullscreen

Install to C drive or install first to C then move files and make a junction point to C location[citation needed]

Game crashes to desktop on launch

This issue was resolved in the 20 May 2015 patch released for the Steam version.
Set sound quality to 24 bit, 48000 Hz[14]

Game doesn't launch

The game is not launching after successful release date check on Windows 8 and later.
Update Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable[15]
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows – LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace.
  3. Install the Games for Windows Marketplace Client.

Item cycle buttons are reversed

Swap cycle buttons[citation needed]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\data\controls\padmap.txt.
  2. Change COMMAND_PLAYER_MAIN_ITEMS_CYCLE_LEFT from BUTTON_L1 to BUTTON_R1.
  3. Change COMMAND_PLAYER_MAIN_ITEMS_CYCLE_RIGHT from BUTTON_R1 to BUTTON_L1.

Quiet audio

Set sample format/sample rate to 24 bit 48000Hz (Studio Quality) and set 5.1 surround audio[citation needed]
  1. Right click the speaker icon in the bottom right (closest icon to the left of the clock and date) and click on Playback Devices.
  2. Click on Speakers and then click Properties, then go to the Advanced tab.
  3. Switch the default format/sample rate to 24 bit 48000Hz (Studio Quality) to start with if it isn't.
  4. Go back to the Playback Devices screen, click Speakers, and then hit Configure.
  5. Change the speaker configuration to 5.1 surround.
  6. Go through the screens as prompted while disabling any speakers that aren't desired (so if there are Stereo Speakers, enable 5.1 Surround audio and uncheck everything but Front Right and Front Left speakers in the prompts), then apply the changes.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 3850
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA+ZDPP activation, requires a Microsoft account - local profiles are not supported.
  2. The Polish "Złota Edycja" version does not contain ZDPP.[6]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. Dead Rising 2 Developer Interview and Hands-On Preview - last accessed on May 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record Steamworks transition imminent - GregaMan > Manage Blog
  3. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2021-09-17
    Tested with a retail, GFWL-enabled copy. After installing the game, launching the game without the disc, a SecuROM prompt appears, asking to re-insert the disc.
  4. Verified by User:Itzrealkardi1 on 2023-06-29
  5. Dead Rising 2 - Games For Windows - last accessed on 2022-11-16
  6. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2022-10-15
    After installation, there are no files related to ZDPP in the game folder.
  7. UPDATES & TITLE UPDATES Support Start Here Technical Support - Xbox.com Forums - last accessed on May 2023
  8. UndeadFrankie's Dead Rising 2 Mods :: Dead Rising Forums - last accessed on 2024-05-15
  9. Dead Rising 2 - PC - How to Edit datafile.big & change Field of View (FOV) - YouTube - last accessed on May 2023
  10. (TOOLS) Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools (latest revision) - last accessed on 2024-05-15
  11. PC key mapping possible - Steam Game Discussions (retrieved) - last accessed on 2024-05-15
  12. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on May 2023
  13. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2023-12-13
  14. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2023-12-13
  15. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2023-12-13