Grandia II

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This page is for the original 2002 release. For the 2015 version, see Grandia II Anniversary Edition.

Grandia II
Grandia II cover
Developers
Game Arts
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows March 10, 2002
Grandia II on MobyGames
Grandia II on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Grandia
Grandia II 2002
Grandia Online 2009
Grandia II Anniversary Edition 2015
Grandia HD Remaster 2019

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS outside of battles.

General information

Neoseeker thread of fixes

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2.5 DRM[Note 1] (disk 2 only).
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
Not available via digital distribution.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Move/Rename vGA_LOGO.avi and vubi.avi in <path-to-game>\VISUAL\

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config.cfg[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GRANDIA2_##.sav[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Available resolution settings.
Available resolution settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretches from 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
No native support. See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forceable through your GPU control panel (OGSSAA works well).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS in battles, 30 FPS elsewhere.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Run in borderless fullscreen windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Options and enable Expert mode.
  3. Click on Edit and Add.
  4. Set the path to <path-to-game>\Grandia2.EXE.
  5. Enable Desktop center.
  6. Insert resolution values in W and H boxes under Window initial position & size.
  7. Click OK, then File and Save.

Input settings[edit]

Configuration.
Configuration.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't view cutscenes[edit]

Run GMCONFIG.exe from the installation folder every time you run the game[citation needed]

The game can corrupt its own config file every time is it run on modern versions of Windows.[citation needed]

Run Grandia2.exe in Windows XP compatibility mode

Required for modern versions of Windows to view in-game cutscenes.

Press F9 to skip the cutscene

Game crashes due to music[edit]

Replace corrupt .vms music tracks[citation needed]

The last nine music tracks on the CD are corrupt. These are Sky02.vms, Sky03.vms, Tower.vms, Val05.vms, Valmer01.vms, Valmer02.vms, Valmer06.vms, Wk01.vms and Wk02.vms. Delete these files from your VMS folder, then copy and rename other music files to replace them.

Millenia never casts Zap[edit]

Don't talk to any tutorial givers at any point[citation needed]

Talking to the tutorial guy permanently changes the AI. Load a save before you talk to the tutorial guy, or start a new game. Then, don't talk to any tutorial givers at any point.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 850 MB (available)
Video card (GPU) 8 MB texture memory, 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8 compatible
Other 8X CD-ROM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References