Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

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Atelier Sophie 2:
The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream cover
Developers
Gust Co. Ltd.
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Release dates
Windows February 25, 2022
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 83
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG, RPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Atelier
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Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream is a singleplayer third-person JRPG and RPG game in the Atelier series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Digital Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences[edit]

Pre-orders included the "Easy Breezy" costume for Sophie.
Digital Deluxe Edition includes the Atelier Series Legacy Swimsuit Set, the Useful Weapons Set, and the Useful Items Set.
Ultimate Edition includes all Digital Deluxe Edition content and the Season Pass.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Various cosmetic items, consumable items, enhancements, and music are available for purchase to be used in-game. A Season Pass that combines all the game's DLC into one package is also available for purchase.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Boost A Season Pass is available for purchase with real money, and provides additional Recipes and Sets that contains additional consumable items and equippable weapons. These Recipes and Sets can also be purchased individually.
Cosmetic Several Costumes and Swimsuits can be purchased individually or together as part of the Season Pass.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Contains a collection of costumes, swimsuits, recipes, additional music, and an extra scenario.
Included with "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Sophie's Costume "Easy Breezy" Exclusive to pre-orders.
Windows
Extra Scenario/Area "Atelier Plachta" Contains an additional story episode.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Recipe Expansion Pack "The Art of Battle" Contains a collection of combat-focused recipes.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Recipe Expansion Pack "The Art of Synthesis" Contains a collection of synthesis-focused recipes.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Useful Items Set Contains a set of rare items.
Included with "Digital Deluxe Edition" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Useful Weapons Set Contains a set of six weapons for each character with useful effects that can be equipped from the start of the game.
Included with "Digital Deluxe Edition" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Gust Extra BGM Pack Contains a collection of music from several Atelier and Gust-developed games.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Alette's Swimsuit "Rainmaker" Contains a swimsuit for Alette.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Atelier Series Legacy Swimsuit Set Contains a set of six swimming costumes for each character based on designs introduced in past Atelier titles.
Included with "Digital Deluxe Edition" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Diebold's Swimsuit "Knight Commander" Contains a swimsuit for Diebold.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Olias's Swimsuit "Vegetable Garden" Contains a swimsuit for Olias.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Plachta's Costume "Haute Couture" Contains a costume for Plachta.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Plachta's Swimsuit "Clivia Nobilis" Contains a swimsuit for Plachta.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Ramizel's Costume "Ertona Hunter" Contains a costume for Ramizel.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Ramizel's Swimsuit "Agapanthus Romance" Contains a swimsuit for Ramizel.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Sophie's Costume "Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey" Contains a costume for Sophie.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Sophie's Costume "Comfy and Casual" Free for purchases made before March 10th, 2022.
Windows
Sophie/Plachta/Ramizel/Alette's Costumes "Bunny-Eared Salesgirl" Contains costumes for Sophie, Plachta, Ramizel, and Alette.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Sophie/Ramizel's Costumes "Grandma's Outfit (Matching Set)" Contains a pair of costumes for Sophie and Ramizel based off a special costume from "Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX".
Available as a bonus with the "Season Pass" and is included with "Ultimate Edition".
Windows
Sophie's Swimsuit "White Canvas" Contains a swimsuit for Sophie.
Included with "Season Pass" and "Ultimate Edition".
Windows

Improvements[edit]

AtelierSyncFix (Linux/SteamDeck Only)[edit]

Fixes low GPU utilization in recent Gust/Atelier games
It doesn't work with Windows[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\Atelier Sophie 2\Setting.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1621310/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\Atelier Sophie 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1621310/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Game settings
Game settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Game only supports 16:9 resolutions by default. See Ultra-widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Game only supports 16:9 resolutions by default. See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
[2]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Referred to as "Default".
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options for FXAA and TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Plays at an uncapped framerate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Edit resolution settings in Setting.ini[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Setting.ini in a text editor.
  3. Edit the ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight values under the [Graphics] section with the desired resolution.
UI elements will appear stretched.

Input[edit]

Camera settings
Camera settings
Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Two control types are available that changes the key icons: "Type B" for keyboard and mouse, and "Type C" for keyboard only.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as "Vertical Camera Speed" and "Horizontal Camera Speed".
Separate sliders are available for each setting.
Mouse input in menus
Set "Control Type" to "Type B" for mouse input.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Vertical Camera".
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Esc is used to access pause menu in-game.
Controller remapping
Confirm and cancel buttons can also be swapped.
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as "Vertical Camera Speed" and "Horizontal Camera Speed".
Separate sliders are available for each setting.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Vertical Camera".
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Set "Control Type" to "Type A" for Xbox prompts. Enabled by default.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for BGM, SFX, Speech, and Cutscene.
Can be set in intervals of 1, from 0 to 10.
Surround sound
Stereo only.[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese
Korean

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit stereo 48 kHz WAVE file compatible
Other 1280x720 resolution
Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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>/1621310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1621310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. / WindowsReportGithub - last accessed on 2022-06-24
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-02-25
    Tested by playing the game at 3840x2160 resolution.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-02-25
    Tested by playing the game at 2560x1080 resolution after editing ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight values to desired resolution in game's Setting.ini file.
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2022-02-25
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.