Wasteland 2

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Wasteland 2
Wasteland 2 cover
Developers
inXile Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment
Publishers
inXile Entertainment
Engines
Former Unity 4[Note 1]
Unity 5[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows September 19, 2014
macOS (OS X) September 19, 2014
Linux September 19, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Series Wasteland
Wasteland 2 on HowLongToBeat
Wasteland 2 on IGDB
Wasteland 2 on MobyGames
Wasteland 2 on Wikipedia

Wasteland
Wasteland 1988
Wasteland 2 2014
Wasteland Remastered 2020
Wasteland 3 2020

General information

Official forum
Official wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Director's Cut)
Steam Community Discussions (original)
Beta feedback site access (for bugs reporting)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Origin
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Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Kickstarter backers will receive a DRM-free download.[4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\inXile\Wasteland2\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/unity.inXile.Wasteland 2.plist
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/inXile/Wasteland 2
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Wasteland2\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Wasteland2/
~/Documents/Library/Application Support/Wasteland2DC/
Linux ~/.config/Wasteland2/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Display options.
Display options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Some HUD elements are stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be zoomed in or zoomed out during gameplay.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable Fullscreen from in-game display options. As with many Unity games, there is no Exclusive Fullscreen option available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Available as 'per texture' or 'forced on'. Also can be forced through video driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
Color blind mode
Added with the patch 3.[5]
Uses Unity graphic settings presets.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Global, music, SFX, VO, ambient and UI.
Surround sound
Raw, mono, stereo, quad, surround and 5.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Text-to-speech option is available for visually impaired users.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash at game launch[edit]

Launch game elevated[6]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Build, right-click on WL2.exe and select Properties
  2. Open the Compatibility tab select and enable "Run this program as an administrator".
  3. Click OK twice to save the settings and close the windows.

Notes

If the game still doesn't start, repeat this, but additionally change other compatibility settings (e.g. "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" or "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings")
Nvidia Optimus[6]
  1. Open the Nvidia Control Panel, which can be found as a tray icon on the taskbar, in the Control Panel, or by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting it.
  2. Go to Manage 3D settings, open the Program Settings tab, click on Add and either select WL2.exe in the window or click on Browse... and browse to the WL2.exe file (located in <path-to-game>\Build).
  3. In the dropdown menu below, select "High-performance NVIDIA processor".
  4. Click on Apply on the lower right corner to save the settings
The developer also recommends to disable video capturing software like Fraps or Bandicam.

Saves not showing up[edit]

There is currently a bug where none of the saves show up if even one of them is missing (specifically missing the .xml file or possibly having an empty .xml file).
Delete missing save files[7]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Wasteland2\Save Games\
  2. Double click on all saved installation folders until you find one that has no data in it. It's specifically looking for a .xml file.
  3. Delete that specific folder (or folders), the one with the missing save game files
  4. Restart Wasteland 2 and your other saved games will re-appear.

Unable to choose resolution in windowed mode[edit]

Change resolution in registry (Windows)[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\inXile\Wasteland2\
  2. Change registry key Resolution_hXXXXXXXXXX to desired resolution (e.g. 1920x1080).
  3. Change registry key Screenmanager Resolution Height_hXXXXXXXXXX to desired height (e.g. 1080) (Note: Make sure to select decimal numbers).
  4. Change registry key Screenmanager Resolution Width_hXXXXXXXXXX to desired width (e.g. 1920) (Note: Make sure to select decimal numbers).
  5. Launch the game.

Launches in wrong resolution (multi screen setups and some Linux distros)[edit]

Launch with graphics options menu[citation needed]
  1. Launch game with -show-screen-selector command line argument.
  2. Now you will see a pre-launch menu. Change resolution to desired resolution (e.g. 1920x1080).
Fix game not recognizing your resolution
  1. Find your player prefs file. On Windows, this will be in the registry under the key HKCU\Software\inXile\Wasteland 2. On Mac, this will be in ~/Library/Preferences in a file called unity.inXile.Wasteland 2.plist. On Linux, it's in ~/.config/unity3d/inXile/Wasteland 2/prefs. The directory may vary slightly if on the Director's Cut version.
  2. You'll find several key properties related to resolution. "Screenmanager Is Fullscreen mode"; set the value to 1 for fullscreen and 0 for windowed. "Screenmanager Resolution..." "Height" and "Width"; set the values to your desired resolution, such as 1080 and 1920, respectively. "UnitySelectMonitor" for multi-monitor setups; set to the desired monitor number, with a value of 0 representing the operating system's primary monitor.

Game crashes on Linux upon new game or loading new areas[edit]

Increase number of open files per program allowed by the OS
  1. Open /etc/security/limits.conf as root
  2. Add lines your_username_here soft nofile 8192 and your_username_here hard nofile 8192 and save
  3. Relog into your acount
  4. This increases number of files the OS allows a program to have open at same time (8192 is enough for Wasteland 2, but certain other games require even higher limits, so you can use an even higher number just to prevent further issues with other games)
  5. You can also check this limit with the command ulimit -n

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
OpenGL
OS X and Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Director's Cut version is 64-bit only[8], Original version is 32-bit only.[9]
macOS (OS X)
Director's Cut version is 64-bit only, Original version is 32-bit only.[9]
Linux
Director's Cut version is 64-bit only, Original version is 32-bit only.[9]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 4850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 4.5.5f1[1][2]
  2. Unity engine build: 5.2.2p2[1][3]

References