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Revision as of 20:12, 29 July 2021

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel cover
Developers
Studio II Software
Publishers
International until 2020 Deep Silver
International as of 2020 THQ Nordic
North America CDV Entertainment USA
Release dates
Windows October 2, 2008
Windows November 11, 2008
Windows April 4, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 71
IGDB 65
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Point and select
Genres ARPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Sacred
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on HowLongToBeat
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on IGDB
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel guide on StrategyWiki
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on MobyGames
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel on Wikipedia
Sacred
Sacred 2004
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel 2008
Sacred Citadel 2013
Sacred 3 2014

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Sacred 2 Gold)
Steam Community Discussions
SacredWiki: a community maintained wiki that also hosts the community patch.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
CD key
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM.
Russian copies use StarForce 5 DRM and its online activation.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Gold Edition.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition.
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Gold Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition.
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Fallen Angel only. Community pages still public.
Windows

Version differences

The Gold Edition is a complete edition containing the base game and the Ice and Blood add-on needed for the community patch. The English-language version is based off the UK release.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Ice & Blood Included in Gold Edition. North American localization was not released, only European and Japanese versions exist.
Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

  • The latest version for Fallen Angel is 2.43, which requires patch 2.40 first. Both are available here.
  • The latest versions for Ice & Blood and the Gold Edition are 2.65.1 and the 2.65.2 hotfix. Both are available here.
  • A community patch is available to anyone who has the add-on installed. It requires Ice & Blood or Gold Edition updated to at least version 2.65.1 (the 2.65.2 hotfix is included in the package).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Possible through editing the OptionsDefault.txt
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV only needs to be edited if playing in Ultra Widescreen.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, x2, x4
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]

Better Textures

  • The Collectors Edition came with a third disc with Elite textures adding an extra option to the graphics menu for them.
  • Deep Silver are happy for people to download these textures but cannot supply them as the original developer went bankrupt. Post from Deep Silver community manager.

Input settings

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

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects and Speech all have separate levels.
Surround sound
Speaker modes: 2.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1.
Subtitles
Mission text displayed in dialog boxes, but unique voiced responses are not shown in text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5.0

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Separate UK and US versions for Fallen Angel; UK only for Ice & Blood and Gold Edition.
Czech
Retail only
French
German
With this fan made mod, you can play the High Elf with the voice of the Seraphim.
Italian
Japanese
Retail only.
Polish
Retail only. Download available here
Russian
Retail only
Spanish

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Official servers have been shut down; see Online play.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated
Via the community-made lobby replacement


Online play

Internet LAN play can work through Hamachi, RadminVPN and other VPN services
A community-made lobby replacement is available and does not require extra downloads (other than the latest version of the game). More information is available here, and the source code is available on GitHub.
If the host has the Community Patch installed, you must also have the Community Patch to join. The lobby will inform you if they do.

Issues fixed

Steam version crashes on launch

The Steam version Sacred 2 Gold will crash if launched when the beta client of Steam is installed.[citation needed]
Instructions[citation needed]
  • Go to settings in the Steam client and opt out of the Beta for the Steam client.
  • Restart Steam and let it download any client updates required.

Windows 7 compatibility

Under Windows 7 Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Release-Version 2.0.2. or if fully patched 2.4.3.) will crash constantly.
Under Windows 7 the Add-on Sacred 2: Ice&Blood (Release-Version 2.64.0.0) will crash constantly.
There is no official Windows 7 Fix-Patch for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Here is a post on the Steam forum outlining potential steps to getting Sacred 2 to work on Windows 7. However, the only reliable solution is to buy the Add-on.
(pertaining to v2.43 DRM-free German) Game will work only if Windows Aero is turned off.[citation needed]
Only for the Add-on Sacred 2: Ice&Blood: Install Official Fix-Patch[citation needed]
  • Go to the official patch site: Update Sacred 2.
  • Choose the right language for your version.
  • Download and install patch 2.65.1.0.

Notes

The DRM-free version of Sacred 2: Gold installs pre-patched to 2.65.1.0.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Optional setting; buggy feature unless the community patch is used
Audio Miles Sound System
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer TinCat

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X800
256 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
The elite textures if installed take up an additional 9 GB of hard drive space.

Notes

  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>/225640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References