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 October 18, 2012
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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Divinity II: Developer's Cut on Wikipedia
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Divinity: Fallen Heroes TBA

Key points

Previously released as Divinity II: Ego Draconis and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga.
Good PC version with many graphical options
In-game option for anti-aliasing does nothing
Micro-stuttering on Windows Vista/7.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com 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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Humble Store
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GamersGate (unavailable)
Requires online activation


A demo for The Dragon Knight Saga is available on Steam (only per direct link, allow popup by Steam): steam://install/58600

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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.[1] See Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


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

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

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)[edit]

Change 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.


Mouse Y-axis inversion[edit]

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.
Always enabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native 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[edit]

Low frame rate[edit]

Enable timeslice shadow updates[citation needed]
  • Enable timeslice shadow updates for a large frame rate increase with no loss to video quality.

Crash on saving/ exiting buildings/ on loading[edit]

Sometimes in particular areas the game may crash when exiting buildings, trying to save or load. Patching the game executable to allow access to 4gb of ram seems to resolve this.

ntcore 4gb .exe patcher

Micro-stuttering on multi-core systems[edit]

Multi-core support is broken in that it induces severe stuttering in-game and also on the main-menu.

  1. Disable "Use multi-core" option in the game settings.

Micro-stuttering on Windows Vista/7[edit]

Disable desktop composition on launch[citation needed]
May fix micro-stuttering for some
May cause alt-tabbing issues
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bin\
  2. Right click on Divinity2.exe and choose Properties.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab and enable Disable desktop composition.
Lower FPS cap to 55fps[citation needed]
  1. Open Divinity 2
  2. Go to advanced graphics options
  3. Enable FPS cap and set to 55fps or ([refresh rate] - 5)fps
Lower mouse polling rate
  1. The game engine drops mouse input if it is too frequent
  2. In your mouse control panel, lower the polling rate to 125Hz
Use an external framerate limiter to run the game at 30 fps[3]
  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[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D
Cutscenes Windows Media Foundation

System requirements[edit]

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.