Dead to Rights II

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Dead to Rights II
Dead to Rights II cover
Developers
Widescreen Games
Windows Namco
Publishers
Namco
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2005
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Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
Dead to Rights
Dead to Rights 2003
Dead to Rights II 2005

Key points

Frame rates above 60 FPS makes controls unresponsive, see Video settings.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
English version. Uses ActiveMark DRM.[1]
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Russian version. Uses StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
Activation servers for the English version were shut down at an unknown date.[6]
Not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Change keybindings[edit]

Change keybindings
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\pc.ini\

The key bindings cannot be changed ingame, only via the launcher, which might not work anymore.

Here are some explanations for the lines and sections in the file:

# shooting
bind	Mouse	HA1_CLK					VK_LBUTTON	CLICK
bind	Mouse	HA1_DWN					VK_LBUTTON	DOWN 
bind	Mouse	HA1_UP					VK_LBUTTON	UP

# walking
bind	Keyboard	WIN_UP_ARROW			VK_ARROW_UP		DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_DOWN_ARROW			VK_ARROW_DOWN		DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_RIGHT_ARROW			VK_ARROW_RIGHT	DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_LEFT_ARROW			VK_ARROW_LEFT		DOWN

#bullet time (hold key) and jump
bind	Mouse	HA3_CLK					VK_MBUTTON		CLICK
bind	Mouse	HA3_DWN					VK_MBUTTON		DOWN
bind	Mouse	HA3_UP					VK_MBUTTON		UP

# auto aim an enemy
bind	Mouse	HA5_CLK					VK_RBUTTON		CLICK
bind	Mouse	HA5_DWN					VK_RBUTTON		DOWN
bind	Mouse	HA5_UP					VK_RBUTTON		UP

#crouch
bind	Keyboard	HA7_CLK					VK_RCONTROL	CLICK 
bind	Keyboard	HA7_DWN					VK_RCONTROL	DOWN
bind	Keyboard	HA7_UP					VK_RCONTROL	UP

# next/prev weapon/item
bind	Keyboard	HA9_CLK					VK_PRIOR	CLICK

# next/prev weapon/item
bind	Keyboard	HAA_CLK					VK_NEXT	CLICK

# switch between weapons and items category
bind	Keyboard	HAB_CLK					VK_HOME	CLICK
bind	Keyboard	HAC_CLK					VK_END	CLICK

#calling the dog
bind	Keyboard	HA8_CLK					VK_BACK	CLICK
bind	Keyboard	HA8_DWN					VK_BACK	DOWN
bind	Keyboard	HA8_UP					VK_BACK	UP

To change the key bind you have to adjust the "VK_" value to something different.

E.g. to change walking from the arrow keys to WSAD change it like this:

From:

bind	Keyboard	WIN_UP_ARROW			VK_ARROW_UP		DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_DOWN_ARROW			VK_ARROW_DOWN		DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_RIGHT_ARROW			VK_ARROW_RIGHT	DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_LEFT_ARROW			VK_ARROW_LEFT		DOWN

To:

bind	Keyboard	WIN_UP_ARROW			VK_W		DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_DOWN_ARROW			VK_S		DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_RIGHT_ARROW			VK_D	DOWN
bind	Keyboard	WIN_LEFT_ARROW			VK_A		DOWN

You can also change something from mouse to keyboard or the other way around. To change bullet time and jumping from middle mouse button to space you can this:

From:

bind	Mouse	HA3_CLK					VK_MBUTTON		CLICK
bind	Mouse	HA3_DWN					VK_MBUTTON		DOWN
bind	Mouse	HA3_UP					VK_MBUTTON		UP

To:

bind	Keyboard	HA3_CLK			        VK_SPACE		CLICK
bind	Keyboard	HA3_DWN				VK_SPACE		DOWN
bind	Keyboard	HA3_UP				VK_SPACE		UP

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro movies
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\
  2. Delete or rename INTRO_RW.pss, lg_namco.pss and lg_wsg.pss

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default, can be forced off in control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
The controls becomes unresponsive at framerates above 60 FPS.[citation needed]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set widescreen resolution[7]
  1. Remove Settings.cfg from <path-to-game>\save\ if you have it.
  2. Edit pc.cfg in the installation folder and find the following strings:
  3. SetBkInt32		ASPECT_WIDTH				4
    SetBkInt32		ASPECT_HEIGHT				3
    
    SetBkInt32		MODE_WIDTH					1024
    SetBkInt32		MODE_HEIGHT					768
    
  4. Modify them to the desired resolution, e.g. for 1920x1080:
  5. SetBkInt32		ASPECT_WIDTH				16
    SetBkInt32		ASPECT_HEIGHT				9
    
    SetBkInt32		MODE_WIDTH					1920
    SetBkInt32		MODE_HEIGHT					1080
    
  6. After this modification, always start game directly from DTR2.exe in the installation folder, not from the game launcher.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

The launcher fails to start[edit]

The root installation folder can get flagged as read-only and prevent the launcher from working.
Flag the game folder as not read-only[citation needed]
  1. Browse to the folder above <path-to-game>.
  2. Right click on the game folder and select Properties.
  3. Under Attributes, uncheck Read-only and click OK.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[2][3][4][5] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.

References

  1. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2020-08-07
    Verified using Protection ID.
  2. Windows Vista support - StarForce Support
  3. Windows 7 support - StarForce Support
  4. Windows 8.1 support - StarForce Support
  5. Windows 10 support - StarForce Support
  6. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2020-08-07
    Tried activating the game on August 7th, 2020. Could not do so.
  7. Dead to Rights II | WSGF - last accessed on 2017-04-13