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Men of War: Assault Squad 2

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Men of War: Assault Squad 2
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 cover
Developers
Digitalmindsoft
Publishers
2014-2018 1C Company
2018-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
Engines
GEM 2
Release dates
Windows May 15, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 68
OpenCritic 69
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Art styles Realistic
Themes World War II
Series Men of War
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 on HowLongToBeat
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 on IGDB
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 on MobyGames
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 on Wikipedia
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II 2004
Silent Heroes: Elite Troops of WWII 2005
Faces of War 2006
В тылу врага: Диверсанты 2 2006
В тылу врага: Диверсанты 3 2008
Men of War 2009
Men of War: Red Tide 2009
Men of War: Assault Squad 2011
Men of War: Vietnam 2011
Men of War: Condemned Heroes 2012
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 2014
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - Cold War 2019
Men of War II: Arena Cancelled
Men of War II 2024

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view RTS game in the Men of War series.

On August 25, 2016 a remake of the original Men of War campaign and scenarios were made available as a DLC for the game called Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins. Alongside the release of the DLC the game engine was also upgraded to feature new DirectX 11 visuals.[1][2]

The game's EAX support is handled through DirectSound3D, requiring restoration programs to work.

General information

Official forums for game series
Men of War Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
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Gold Edition, War Chest Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Publisher website (unavailable)
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Edition Upgrade
Windows
Iron Fist
Windows
Airborne
Windows
Ostfront Veteranen
Windows
Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins DLC that features a remake of the original Men of War campaign and scenarios.
Windows

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\men of war - assault squad 2\profiles\<user-id>
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/244450/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\men of war - assault squad 2\profiles\<user-id>\save
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/244450/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

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

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Field of view (FOV)

Alter the game's field of view
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\resource.
  2. Open gamelogic.pak with a program like 7-Zip or WinRAR.
  3. Open the \set\registry folder.
  4. Back up camera.reg.
  5. Edit camera.reg with a text editor.
  6. In the perspective section, change {65} to the desired FOV value.
  7. Save the changes.

Notes

Altering the FOV may prevent the player from joining online matches until the default values are restored.

Input

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Via DirectSound3D; issues with certain soundcards.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1, #2.
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16

Connection types

Issues fixed

Crash on startup

Disable anti-aliasing
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\men of war - assault squad 2\profiles\<user-id>.
  2. Open options.set with a text editor.
  3. Change anti-aliasing from 2x to none.
  4. Save the changes.

Issues unresolved

Cannot use DirectSound3D options with SoundBlaster X-Fi cards

SoundBlaster X-Fi soundcards cannot use any of the DirectSound3D options - even using Creative ALchemy.[3]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 [4]
Shader Model support 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 4.0 GHz Single Core
2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 10 compatible


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. Steam - Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins - Available! - last accessed on 2024-06-09
  2. Steam - Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins - last accessed on 2024-06-09
    "* Completely enhanced HD visuals and remastered audio
    * Vastly upgraded engine featuring DirectX 11 support for Soft Particles, Depth of Field, Flora translucency, Soft Alpha Rendering, SSAO and more
    "
  3. Steam Community Discussions - Can't use "DirectSound3D w/ EAX" option using Creative X-Fi soundcard and ALchemy on Windows 8.1 - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Verified by User:Aemony on 2024-06-09
    Verified using RTSS and the Steam copy of the game, both in its Normal mode as well as Safe Mode. The game only makes use of Direct3D 11. It is doubtful that the game ever made use of D3D10, however it might have originally used D3D9 as prior entries in the series. The original D3D9 mode was most likely removed back in 2016 alongside the graphics upgrade the game received with the release of the Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins DLC.