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Divinity II: Developer's Cut

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Divinity II: Developer's Cut
Divinity II: Developer's Cut cover
Larian Studios
Original DTP Entertainment
Developer's Cut (retail) Focus Home Interactive
Developer's Cut (digital) Larian Studios
Release dates
Windows July 24, 2009
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Divinity
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Divine Divinity 2002
Beyond Divinity 2004
Divinity II: Ego Draconis 2009
Divinity II: Developer's Cut 2012
Divinity: Dragon Commander 2013
Divinity: Original Sin 2014
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 2015
Divinity: Original Sin II 2017
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition 2018

Divinity II: Developer's Cut is a singleplayer third-person RPG game in the Divinity series.

The game was originally released as Divinity II: Ego Draconis in July 2009, with its expansion Flames of Vengeance coming out in July 2010. The two were bundled in The Dragon Knight Saga in October 2010, with Ego Draconis receiving a visual update.

Digital releases have all been upgraded to the fully patched Director's Cut edition in October 2012, featuring a separate debug executable that the developers used for development and troubleshooting and which allows the usage of various console commands not otherwise accessible.

The game's known issues range from microstuttering, crashes caused by running on a system with more than 4 GB RAM, and poor multi-core processor support resulting in performance hits.

General information

Official Larian forums 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)
SecuROM 8 DRM.
Anthology (Collector's Pack) release.
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Developer website
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Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
GamersGate (unavailable)
Requires online activation
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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A demo for The Dragon Knight Saga is available on Steam (only per direct link, allow popup by Steam): steam://install/58600

Version differences

The Dragon Knight Saga includes Ego Draconis and Flames of Vengeance. Ego Draconis content has received a visual overhaul and a significant rebalancing. Retail copies with the Flames of Vengeance expansion installed can be updated to The Dragon Knight Saga build with the latest official patch.
The Developer's Cut edition is a fully updated version of The Dragon Knight Saga release which includes a separate executable with the debug mode used by developers, developer diaries, design documents, and concept art. It is currently the only digitally available version.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Flames of Vengeance Included in The Dragon Knight Saga and Developer's Cut releases.

Essential improvements


Official patches exist for the original retail versions of Ego Draconis, Flames of Vengeance and The Dragon Knight Saga bundle.
blankname's Div2Patcher appears to fix the game's issues with crashing, microstuttering, and multi-core support on modern hardware.

Game data

Configuration file location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Divinity 2\Profile
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/219780/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Divinity 2\Savegames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/219780/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Separate options for terrain only and full AF
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Syncs to the FPS cap.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate cap is configurable, but camera's movement is still capped at 60 FPS (!) and main menu is always capped at 30 FPS.[2] See Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR option is for HDR rendering.


Set windowed mode
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit graphicoptions.xml.
  3. Change Fullscreen="1" to Fullscreen="0".

Anti-aliasing (AA)

The in-game option for Screen Space Anti-Aliasing does nothing in Ego Draconis, Flames of Vengeance, and the Developer's Cut.
Use SMAA Injector[citation needed]
  1. Download SMAA Injector and extract the files.
  2. Move the files from D3D9 to <path-to-game>\bin
  3. For the Steam version, open injector.ini and change the line weird_steam_hack = 0 to weird_steam_hack = 1.
  4. Launch a game.

Frame rate (FPS)

Install blankname's Div2Patcher
Fixes issues tied to frame rate, removing the need to limit it.
  1. Download Div2Patcher and extract the files.
  2. Move the bin and Data folders to <path-to-game>.
  3. Merge with/replace the original files.
  4. Disable in-game FPS cap.
Manually set FPS cap[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit graphicoptions.xml.
  3. Change FPSCap="XX" where XX is the desired cap.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
See Mouse Y-axis inversion.
Controller support
Controller types

Mouse Y-axis inversion

Allow inverted mouse in dragon form[citation needed]
  1. Download Y-Axis Hotfix from here
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\bin
  3. Rename Divinity2.exe and Divinity2-debug.exe to something else.
  4. Extract the hotfix versions of Divinity2.exe and Divinity2-debug.exe.
  5. Start the game.
  6. Go to Control options.
  7. Enable inverted Y-axis in Dragon Form.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output with DirectSound3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Divinity 2 - Developers Cut & Dragon Knight Saga: 3D Vision Fix.
User created game profile, see vorpx forum containing important settings hints.

Issues fixed

Crash on saving/loading or exiting buildings

In particular areas, the game may crash when exiting buildings or when trying to save or load. Patching the game executable to allow access to 4 GB RAM seems to resolve this.

Apply the NTCORE 4 GB RAM patcher[citation needed]
blankname's Div2Patcher comes with the 4GB Patch pre-installed

Low frame rate

Enable timeslice shadow updates in game settings[citation needed]
Installing blankname's Div2Patcher will also alleviate low frame rate issues

Micro-stuttering on multi-core systems

In-built multi-core support is broken in that it induces severe stuttering in-game and also on the main menu.
Disable the multi-core option in game settings[citation needed]
blankname's Div2Patcher fixes the broken multi-core support

Micro-stuttering on Windows Vista/7

May cause alt-tabbing issues
Disable desktop composition in the executable's properties[citation needed]
Lower FPS cap to 55 FPS[citation needed]
  1. Go to the graphics options menu and show the advanced settings
  2. Enable the FPS cap and set it to 55 FPS or ([refresh rate] - 5) FPS
Lower mouse polling rate
  1. The game engine drops mouse input if it is too frequent
  2. In the mouse control panel, lower the polling rate to 125 Hz
Use an external framerate limiter to run the game at 30 fps[4]
  1. Disable the in-game FPS limiter from the options menu by moving the slider to zero.
  2. Using an external framerate limiter such as RTSS, run the game at 30 FPS.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D
Cutscenes Windows Media Foundation

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7, 8)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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>/219780/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (219780) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Welcome to Games for Windows Marketplace - last accessed on 19 August 2022
  2. New 120Hz Games Report - last accessed on May 2023
  3. Divinity 2 OpenAL Soft HRTF (DSOAL) - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Steam Community Discussion - last accessed on 2021-03-30