Borderlands 2

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Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 cover
Developers
Gearbox Software
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media[1]
Linux Aspyr Media[2]
Publishers
2K Games
OS X, Linux Aspyr Media
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows September 18, 2012[3]
macOS (OS X) November 21, 2012[1]
Linux September 30, 2014[2]
Reception
Metacritic 89
IGDB 81
Borderlands 2 on HowLongToBeat
Borderlands 2 on IGDB
Borderlands 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Borderlands 2 on MobyGames
Borderlands 2 on Wikipedia
Borderlands
Borderlands 2009
Borderlands 2 2012
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 2014
Tales from the Borderlands 2014
Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced 2019
Borderlands 3 2019
Borderlands 2 VR 2019

Key points

Solutions for split-screen co-op on Windows are available.
Features every menu option promised in Claptrap's love letter to PC gamers, including an FOV slider, Vsync, and controller support.
FPS drops affecting high-end hardware.[4][5][6]
No support for cross-platform cloud saving. Manual intervention is required to load the save files from Windows on Linux.

General information

Official Discord server for game series
Official knowledge base - Windows
Unofficial wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
The Handsome Collection is also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Sold by 2K Games.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Sold by Aspyr Media.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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Separate multiplayer servers (cannot play with Steam players). Exclusive skins and rocket grenade mod.[7]
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All Linux versions require Steam DRM.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (includes both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel) released in 2018 contains all available DLCs for the two included games. This is the only way to receive all available DLCs as a package as the GOTY release of Borderlands 2 only includes a subset of all released DLCs for the game.[8]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Psycho Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition, Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Sir Hammelock's Big Game Hunt Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition, Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition, Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mechromancer Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition, Pre-order Bonus.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition, Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Creature Slaughterdome Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition, Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack 2 Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Collector's Edition Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection, Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Headhunter 1: Bloody Harvest Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Headhunter 2: Wattle Gobbler Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Headhunter 3: Mercenary Day Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Headhunter 4: Wedding Day Massacre Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Assassin Madness Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Assassin Supremacy Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Assassin Domination Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Assassin Stinging Blade Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Commando Madness Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Commando Supremacy Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Commando Domination Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Commando Devilish Good Looks Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Commando Haggard Hunter Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gunzerker Madness Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gunzerker Supremacy Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gunzerker Domination Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gunzerker Dapper Gent Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gunzerker Greasy Grunt Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mechromancer Madness Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mechromancer Supremacy Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mechromancer Domination Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mechromancer Steampunk Slayer Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mechromancer Beatmaster Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Psycho Madness Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Psycho Supremacy Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Psycho Domination Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Psycho Dark Psyche Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Psycho Party Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Siren Madness Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Siren Supremacy Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Siren Domination Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Siren Glitter and Gore Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Siren Learned Warrior Pack Included in the The Handsome Collection
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Commander Lilith & The Fight For Sanctuary DLC bridging the story to Borderlands 3.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Ultra HD Texture Pack Free. Remastered 4K textures.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

A comprehensive tweak guide is available on the GeForce website.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -nomoviestartup command line argument[9]
The command line may cause cutscenes to be skipped in DLC Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary. Use a different method than the command line if the problem occurs.
Edit configuration file[10]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  3. Find [FullScreenMovie]
  4. Change values to:
[FullScreenMovie]
bForceNoMovies=FALSE
//StartupMovies=2K_logo
//StartupMovies=Gearbox_logo
//StartupMovies=NVidia
//StartupMovies=Loading
SkippableMovies=2K_logo
SkippableMovies=Gearbox_logo
SkippableMovies=NVidia
SkippableMovies=Attract
SkippableMovies=MegaIntro
//ConfirmSkipMovies=MegaIntro
Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Borderlands\WillowGame\Movies
  2. Delete or rename 2K_logo.bik, Gearbox_logo.bik, and NVidia.bik.

Shorter body decay[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowGame.ini.
  3. Find the following lines and set them to these values.
SecondsBeforeConsideringRagdollRemoval=5.0
SecondsBeforeVisibleRagdollRemoval=15.0
SecondsBetweenRagdollRemovalAttempts=1.0
SecondsBeforePhysicsShutsDown=10.0

Notes

Notable performance improvement,[citation needed] as by default most bodies disappear only after ten whole minutes.

Disable the launcher[edit]

Use -NoLauncher command line argument[9]

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\Config\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Borderlands 2/WillowGame/Config/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/aspyr-media/borderlands 2/willowgame/config/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\SaveData\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Borderlands 2/WillowGame/SaveData/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/aspyr-media/borderlands 2/willowgame/savedata/
Saves are crossplatform.
Saves manually migrated from Windows to Linux must have all lowercase characters in the filename.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Can be disabled. [11]
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.
No cross-platform syncing to prevent version mismatch when patches are delayed for OS X or Linux.[12]

Mods[edit]

Unofficial patches[edit]

A community-created patch exists which resolves many of the game's outlying issues, as well as adjusts drop rates, adds cosmetic tweaks, and more. There also exists a mod manager, which allows you to turn off certain changes in the patch. It is highly recommended. The mod manager can be found here, and the Community Patch can be found here or here.

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Distant fog disappears while sprinting at 110° FOV. To fix, set FOV to 108°.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
65-110°. Default is 90°. Does not scale weapon models[13] without a third party mod[14]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA.
Nvidia users can force SGSSAA using the compatibility bits 0x080000C1 in Nvidia Profile Inspector.[15]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High FPS causes the player/vehicle to get stuck on certain terrain, most notably the curb in front of Crimson HQ.
Color blind mode
Protanopia has problems; use deuteranopia for protanomaly or protanopia.[16]

HBAO+ (Nvidia GPUs only)[edit]

Force HBAO+[17]
  1. Disable the in-game SSAO.
  2. Download and open Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  3. Under Profiles select Borderlands 2.
  4. Under Ambient Occlusion compatibility insert the compatibility code 0x00000021.
  5. Under Ambient Occlusion setting select Performance,Quality or High Quality.
  6. Under Ambient Occlusion usage select Enabled.
  7. On the top right hand corner click on Apply changes.
  8. You now have HBAO+ enabled.

Notes

This setting can have a heavy impact on frame rate depending on your specs, if you get unplayable frame rates with High Quality try lowering this value progressively.

Disable camera shake when sprinting[edit]

Use jackfuste's fixed .exe[18]
  1. Download Borderlands2_no_shake.7z.
  2. Replace Borderlands2.exe in the game folder.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
To set sensitivity lower than 10, use this application
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Steam version use launcher as a default, to bypass, type "-nolauncher" in set launch options.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock, see Change controller prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Occasionally changes button prompts

Logitech GamePanel[edit]

Information such as mission log, friendlist, level, exprerience points, money and weapon proficiency stats can be displayed on the LCD panel or smartphone application[19].
Display Notes
Arx Control application
G19 color screen Native support. Displays mission log, friendlist, level, exprerience points, money and weapon proficiency stats.
G15 monochrome screen Native support. Displays mission log.

Change controller prompts[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowGame.ini.
  3. Find the following line and set it to 1 for an Xbox 360 controller or 2 for a DualShock controller.
FakePlatform=-1

If the above does not work, try the following. credits go to Echo127

  1. Make a backup of the DefaultGame.ini file. Just in case. I think the game would replace this file on it's own if it disappears...but...just in case.
  2. Open up DefaultGame.ini and use CTRL+F to find the sections titled ; 360 controller mappings and ; 360 mappings. Delete those sections. Should be about 22 lines of text in each section (not including the titles). You probably only need to delete the 360 controller mappings section, but I deleted both.
  3. In the ; PS3 mappings section (near the 2 sections deleted above) find every instance of Set="PS3" and change it to Set="PC-360"
  4. Still in DefaultGame.ini, use CTRL+F to find the section titled // Scaleform button mappings. Now, from this point in the document until the end of the document, you need to do two things: 1: Delete every line that contains Set="PC-360" AND 2: Find every instance of Set="PS3" and change it to Set="PC-360". You can use Notepad++ to make deleting full lines slightly quicker.

Alternatively to the method indicated in Step 4, you could instead find the portions of the Set="PC-360" lines that reference the icon type and change the reference from the X360 button to the PS3 button (for example, MappedText="<IMG src='xbox360_B' becomes MappedText="<IMG src='ps3_Circle').

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and dialogue.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.0 output.[20] Horizontal HRTF with DSOAL
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Enable HRTF[edit]

The game uses Wwise audio API but still supports DirectSound output
Use DSOAL
  1. Download DSOAL from here.
  2. Drop dsoal.dll, alsoft.ini and dsoal-aldrv.dll near the game's executable file (<path-to-game>\Binaries\Win32)

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
Windows only.
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Windows only.
Korean
Windows only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Russian users get two versions of the game on Steam. The Russian version is only for Windows and multiplayer incompatible with the base version.
Spanish
Polish
Fan translation. Download

Network[edit]

Windows, OS X and Linux players sometimes need the same game version to play together. Mismatch issues might be caused by delayed OS X and Linux versions of the patches.[21] Currently, cross-play between Linux and Windows or Mac is temporarily disabled.[22]
Steam and Mac App Store players cannot play together.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Use either this tool or follow this Steam Users' Forums Guide on hacking splitscreen into the game.
LAN play
4 Co-op
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27014-27050
UDP 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27030, 14001 (LAN only), 7777 (LAN only)
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Borderlands 2 3D Vision Patch New Version for the best experience.
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues unresolved[edit]

AMD FX chipset restart after launcher[edit]

Game resets when clicking on launcher.[24]
Some users have reported that updating your BIOS to the latest version solves this and other problems for users with AMD FX chips.

Items falling through the world[edit]

Once in a while dropped loot may fall through the world.
Setting PhysX to Low or Disabled is reported to help.

Issues fixed[edit]

Co-op doesn't connect properly[edit]

Check the ports[25]
May allow people to join your game.
Will cause decreased network protection.
  • Game seems to use strange ports for networking which aren't covered by most routers' 'unblocked ports' by default. These ports are UDP/TCP: UDP 50000-65535.
Disable your firewall or add an exception[citation needed]
Will allow Borderlands 2 and associated ports to go through system firewall.
Will cause decreased computer protection.
  • Make an exception for the Borderlands 2 application in Windows Firewall.
  • If that fails, make an exception for the ports themselves.
  • Disable Windows Firewall or your firewall provider entirely before launching the game.
Use the -tcp command line argument[citation needed]
This forces the game to use TCP network connections over UDP.
Check integrity of game cache on Steam[citation needed]
Reboot Steam[citation needed]
Run Steam or the game as an adminstrator[citation needed]
  1. Close Steam.exe.
  2. Right click Steam and select 'Run as Administrator'.
  3. Log into Steam then make a Borderlands 2 shortcut on your desktop.
  4. Right click and run the shortcut as Administrator.

Windows[edit]

Running in slow motion[edit]

Shutdown Gigabyte's OC Guru overlay[citation needed]
Remove all devices that tether to your PC via USB (a mobile phone with USB tethering enabled, for example)[citation needed]
Bridge USB tethered internet connections with physical ethernet connections when using internet via tethered devices such as mobile phones[26][27]

Disable Borderlands 3 Banner Advertisement[edit]

Delete or rename the following file in the game's folder: Borderlands 2\WillowGame\CookedPCConsole\UI_Frontend_Upsell_SF.upk (Will not remove the Borderlands 3 menu item however.)[28]

High-end Nvidia cards FPS drops[edit]

Update PhysX[citation needed]

Download NVidia PhysX installer. Unpack it.
Copy all files from PhysX-SystemSoftware\PhysX\files\Common\ to SteamApps\common\Borderlands 2\Binaries\Win32. Overwrite when asked.

Microsoft .NET Framework Client Profile Restarting Install[edit]

Make installation folder writable[29]
This is the preferred solution as it is the simplest, most convenient and safest option.
  1. Right click on the folder <path-to-game>.
  2. Click Properties, and uncheck the 'read-only' option.
  3. When starting the game, the .NET should update one more time.
  4. The next time the game is launched, the .NET will not attempt to install again.
Click 'No' To Allow Changes[30]
  1. After launching the game, it will ask to allow it to make changes to your computer.
  2. Click 'No' at this stage.
Fix value in registry[31]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\49520
  2. Right click and add a DWORD named NET40Redist and give it a value of 1.
Ultimate editing steps[31]
  1. If you have other installers launching, look at the installscript.vdf which you can find in the installation folder.
  2. Open installscript.vdf with Notepad and look at the names in quotes before each line of process 1.
  3. Add the DWORD with a value of 1 which will tell Steam the process has been completed and it will not launch again.

Linux[edit]

Game crashes instantly[edit]

This is caused by one symbol having a different size in shared object.
Use LD_PRELOAD to use libraries from your system

Run the game with LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib32" %command% in Set Launch Options

Run the game in Steam Native Mode
If you have core dumps enabled and the game crashed once, it won't start anymore.
Delete core file from the games folder

rm <your steam game library path>/steamapps/common/Borderlands 2/steamassets/binaries/win32/core

SHiFT login issue[edit]

This happens due to the fact the game uses /usr/lib/ssl path to store the certificates in Ubuntu-based distros. Some other distros however uses /etc/ssl/ path instead.
Change the direction to store certificates[citation needed]

Create a symbolic link to directory: ln -s /etc/ssl /usr/lib/ssl Or add this command to the Launch Options... SSL_CERT_DIR=/etc/ssl/certs %command%

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 3.3 OS X and Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX[32] 2.8.4.6 (2.8.4.9 with updated PSS). Linux version is not GPU accelerated.
Audio Wwise, OpenAL OpenAL is Linux only.
Interface Scaleform
Input SDL2 Linux only.
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer Epic Online Services, Steamworks

Console commands[edit]

Parameter Description
Stat FPS Displays the current FPS in game.
ToggleHUD Toggles the HUD on and off.
FOV Allows you to adjust the FOV beyond the range available from the Video Options menu. Note that some rendering issue may occur with very large or very small FOV settings.
Exit
Quit
Allows you to quickly exit the game.
Gamma value Allows you set the Gamma value (brightness) beyond the bounds of the Video Options menu. Value is a floating point number (for example, 2.5).
SetRes HxV Allows you to set a custom screen resolution to a value other than what is offered in the Video Options menu. H is the horizontal resolution. V is the verical resolution (for example, "setres 1024x768").
Shot
Screenshot
Take a screenshot.
TiledShot 6 128 Take an ultra resolution screen shot, more info here. To take a tiled screenshot you must turn the cell shade off, Disable black outlines.

Enable the console[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowInput.ini.
  3. Find the [Engine.Console] section and add these values:
ConsoleKey=Tilde
TypeKey=Backslash

Notes

Open the console with Ctrl+~ or Ctrl+\.

Engine tweaks to reduce lag[edit]

Tweaks to increase frame rate and reduce lag[6]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  3. Change these lines:
[MemoryBudgets]
AnimationMB=5000
AudioMB=5000
CodeMB=5000
LevelObjectsMB=5000
TerrainMB=5000
GameDataMB=5000
MaterialMB=5000
ParticleMB=5000
PhysicsMB=5000
ScaleformMB=5000
ShadersMB=5000
SkelMeshMB=5000
StaticMeshMB=5000
TextureMB=1000

and

DefaultPostProcessName=WillowEngineMaterials.CinematicScenePostProcess

as well as:

[Engine.Engine]
MaxParticleResize=128
PhysXGpuHeapSize=512
PhysXMeshCacheSize=256

Disable black outlines[edit]

Disable outlines[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  3. Find the following line and set it to this value.
DefaultPostProcessName=WillowEngineMaterials.RyanScenePostProcess

Notes

This will force Ambient Occlusion to be disabled, regardless of in-game settings.

Disable dynamic shadows[edit]

Disable dynamic shadows[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  3. Change DynamicShadows=True to DynamicShadows=False

Notes

Dynamic Shadows are a big resource hog, causing computers that exceed the recommended specs to see big FPS drops.

Disable reflections[edit]

Disabling reflections[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  3. Set AllowImageReflections and AllowImageReflectionShadowing to false

Reduced particles[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  3. Find the following line and set it to this value.
MaxParticleResize=512

Enable Software PhysX[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open WillowGame.ini.
  3. Add the following to the end of the file and set as read only:
    bPhysXEnabled=False
    
  4. Open willowengine.ini
  5. Under [Engine.Engine] add this:
    bDisablePhysXHardwareSupport=True
    


System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Dual core 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8500
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
The game is quite CPU dependent and as such it is recommended to use a CPU with at least two logical cores.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8800
Intel HD Graphics 3000
256 MB of VRAM
Controller Xbox 360 wired gamepad
PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller
The game is quite CPU dependent and as such it is recommended to use a CPU with at least two logical cores.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 260
1 GB of VRAM
ATI/AMD and Intel video cards are officially unsupported on Linux.[33]
The game is quite CPU dependent and as such it is recommended to use a CPU with at least two logical cores.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Borderlands 2 coming to Mac this month - Eurogamer.net - last accessed on 2015-10-15
  2. 2.0 2.1 Borderlands 2 Heading To Linux - IGN - last accessed on 2015-10-15
  3. Borderlands 2 opens up September 18 - GameSpot - last accessed on 2015-10-15
  4. [1] - last accessed on August 6, 2020
  5. [2] - last accessed on January 12, 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 [3] - last accessed on January 12, 2019
  7. Aspyr Mac FAQs: Borderlands 2 - last accessed on 2015-10-15
    "The Mac App version comes bundled with bonus content from Borderlands 2: Collector’s Edition:
    • Fired Up skin for each original Vault Hunter
    • Unique head for each original Vault Hunter
    • Contraband Sky Rocket Grenade Mod
    "
  8. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-11-13
  9. 9.0 9.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2018-01-10
  10. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=122676733
  11. Verified by User:Ultragamer2004 on 2020-05-29
  12. Borderlands 2: Profiles and save games are not saved cross-platform in the Steam Cloud. : Aspyr Support
  13. Borderlands 2: Detailed widescreen report | WSGF
  14. https://www.nexusmods.com/borderlands2/mods/69
  15. NVidia Anti-Aliasing Guide (updated)
  16. Inside the Box: Adding a Colorblind Mode to Borderlands 2 - Gearbox Software
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