Port Royale 2

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Port Royale 2
Port Royale 2 cover
Ascaron Entertainment
Strategy First
Release dates
Windows September 13, 2004
Port Royale 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Port Royale 2 on Wikipedia
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General information

Official site (archived)
Port Royale 2 Fansite
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Green Man Gaming
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ascaron Entertainment\Port Royale 2\Save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ascaron Entertainment\Port Royale 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External options menu.
External options menu.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

The game comes with a configuration setting that says "Run in Fullscreen mode", checked by default. While unchecking this option implies windowed mode, the actual result is the following:

  • The game runs at full desktop resolution, as if it was Borderless Windowed.
  • If it is a widescreen aspect, the game stretches with distortion.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start[edit]

Setting up compatibility settings[citation needed]
  1. Right click on the PR2.exe file (located in the installation folder) and select "Properties".
  2. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and enable Compatibility Mode (set it to "Windows 98/Windows Me"), along with the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" and "Run this program as an administrator" options.
  3. Press "OK" and launch the game.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB (98SE, ME)
256 MB (2000, XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/12470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.