Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars

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Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars cover
GSC Game World
cdv Software Entertainment
Digital GSC World Publishing
Release dates
Windows April 26, 2005
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Europe
Series Cossacks
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars on MobyGames
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars on Wikipedia
Cossacks: European Wars 2000
Cossacks: The Art of War 2002
Cossacks: Back to War 2002
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars 2005
Cossacks II: Battle for Europe 2006
Cossacks 3 2016

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1].
Sold together with Cossacks II: Battle for Europe.
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StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).


  • 1.1 (2006): Game less slow. bugfixes, Balancing Changes.
  • 1.2 (2006): Bugfixes, Balancing Changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/115200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Save\Camp\[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/115200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud



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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail version, download.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce2 Ti
ATI Radeon 7500
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Crashes known[edit]

"There are too much handlers"[edit]

When playing the campagin following "liberation", a error window appear (titled "FMManager Error") with the message "There are too much handlers: 1237240".

Workaround : cheat code (press Enter) "walkover".[5]

Note: It occurs also with the latest latest patch and even with 8 GB RAM.

"Video memory ... AGP 256 ..."[edit]

The full content of the error windows that appear when launching the game:
« Engine.exe detected, that video memory is not configured properly. Please restart computer and set AGP Aperture size = 256 MB or more in BIOS configuration program. Usually you can enter BIOS configuration utility by pressing `DEL' while computer restart. »

There was a patch.[6] Note: as of 2018 it seems not downloadable anymore from this website, but it is downloadable from another.[7]


Change mouse click sound[edit]

From a file manager, open the folder: "Program Files/GSC Game World/Cossacks II/Data/Sound/interface"

Rename the file interf_click1.wav to select1.waw (less noisy). You must provide a sound file for "select1.wav" otherwise the game will not start.

Skip intro videos[edit]

From a file manager, open the folder: "Program Files/GSC Game World/Cossacks II/Data/"

Rename the following file names (you may add "_off" for example):

  • 1.bik (it is the CDV video)
  • 2.bik (it is the GSC video)
  • 3.bik (it is the game intro video)

1280x1024 screen[edit]

The game start (v1.2) but set a wrong refresh rate (not 60 HZ).

Fix: unknown. If the OS is Linux then you may run 'winecfg' to force the display to a 'Emulate a Virtual desktop' (example 1024x768).


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/115200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (115200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).