Anonymous edits have been disabled on the wiki. If you want to contribute please login or create an account.

Warning for game developers: PCGamingWiki staff members will only ever reach out to you using the official mail address.
Be aware of scammers claiming to be representatives or affiliates of PCGamingWiki who promise a PCGW page for a game key.

Dungeon Siege II

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Dungeon Siege II
Dungeon Siege II cover
Gas Powered Games
Original Microsoft Studios
Broken World 2K Games
Digital Square Enix
Siege Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows August 16, 2005
Metacritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Scrolling
Controls Point and select, Multiple select
Genres ARPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Dungeon Siege
Dungeon Siege II on HowLongToBeat
Dungeon Siege II on IGDB
Dungeon Siege II on MobyGames
Dungeon Siege II on Wikipedia
Dungeon Siege
Dungeon Siege 2002
Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna 2003
Dungeon Siege II 2005
Dungeon Siege III 2011


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Dungeon Siege II is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view and scrolling ARPG game in the Dungeon Siege series.

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)
SmarteSECURE DRM[2] for the base game, SecuROM 7 DRM for the expansion.
Without DS2: Broken World expansion, bundled with Dungeon Siege (without expansion), Dungeon Siege III, and Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun.
Green Man Gaming
Icon overlay.png
Humble Store
Icon overlay.png
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)

Version differences

The retail-only Deluxe Edition includes the base game, the Broken World expansion pack and a bonus DVD.
The Steam and versions have no multiplayer and do not include the Broken World expansion. Despite this, their reported version is 2.30, which is the launch version of Broken World.


Type Notes
Expansion pack The expansion pack includes 2 new classes, a new campaign, a new race (dwarves), 2 new pets, monsters, items, and the recipe system.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Broken World Unavailable digitally, and installing it manually on digital versions will significantly decrease the framerate on some systems.[3]

Essential improvements


  • The latest official patch for the base game is 2.2.
  • The latest official patch for the toolkit is 1.1.
  • The Broken World expansion never received any official patches.
  • The retail-only Polish localization also received this fix.

Skip intro videos

Run the game with the nointro=true command line argument.[4]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dungeon Siege 2\DungeonSiege2.ini
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dungeon Siege 2 Broken World\DungeonSiege2BrokenWorld.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dungeon Siege 2\save\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dungeon Siege 2 Broken World\save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
External settings (DS2VideoConfig.exe).
External settings (DS2VideoConfig.exe).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution. Vert- without corrected FOV files, Hor+ otherwise.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
No FOV settings; can only be modified to a different static value using the widescreen mod to adapt to a non-4:3 aspect ratio.
Use fullscreen=false command line argument.[4]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set windowed mode and use a borderless tool.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only bilinear and trilinear filtering options available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Use the maxfps=xxx command line argument
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Use modified interface files and edit configuration file[5]
  1. Download the modified interface files.
  2. Extract the appropriate *.ds2res file to <path-to-game>\Resources. Refer to the included readme file for information on which file corresponds to which aspect ratio.
  3. Copy <path-to-game>\maps\World.ds2map to <path-to-game>\Resources and rename it to World.ds2res.
  4. Go to the configuration file location and open the file with a text editor.
  5. Change the width and height entries to the desired values.
  6. Save the changes.


The main menu will still have a limited maximum resolution; this does not affect the gameplay resolution.
Cutscenes are anamorphic and windowboxed in widescreen resolutions.
The custom character's portrait is displayed at an incorrect position and distance in widescreen resolutions.
Menus and interface elements do not scale; refer to the dgVoodoo 2 notes under the Video initialization failure solution to force this.


Input settings.
Input settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Ambient, Voice.
Surround sound
In-game only; not applicable in FMVs
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Fades in/out when focus changes.
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail and Steam only.
Retail and Steam only; download for release.
Retail and Steam only.
Retail and Steam only.
Retail only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Retail and Steam only.


The Steam and versions do not include multiplayer.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op
For 8-player co-op, use oldschool=true parameter.[6]
Online play
The official GameSpy service has been shut down.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 2300-2400, 6073
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, read important setting notes in the / vorpx forum profile introduction.Note: This also contains a simple trick to run the game on high res fullscreen with cursor visibility.

Issues fixed

No mouse cursor

Occurs in the main menu as of the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703).[citation needed]
Use a hex-edited executable.[7]
It makes the camera rotate way too fast when using middle-click in windowed mode.
Run the game in borderless fullscreen windowed mode.[8]
  • Run the game with the fullscreen=false command line argument and use an external borderless tool.
  • If using the Borderless Gaming application, set the 'No Size Change' option to prevent the UI from becoming difficult to use (see notes).


This causes the main menu to use the monitor resolution, making the UI appear in the top-left corner.
The in-game UI will be hard to navigate, because cursor position does not fit position of icons.

Broken World does not recognize base game when it is installed

Occurs in windowed mode.
Use registry fix by GenesisFR[9]

Video initialization failure

Occurs either when using a resolution unsupported by the GPU or, in certain cases, pressing Alt+Tab .
Set an appropriate widescreen resolution or a standard one.[9]
Run the game in windowed mode.[9]
Use dgVoodoo 2[9]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and MS\x86\d3d9.dll to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. In the DirectX tab, select GeForce FX 5700 Ultra as the emulated graphics card, force the resolution to the desired widescreen resolution and untick the dgVoodoo watermark option.


To scale the UI, set the in-game resolution to a standard one, but leave the dgVoodoo 2 resolution setting forced.

Saving the game fails

Add the game to the antivirus/firewall exception list[9]
Run the game as administrator[9]
Use a profile name without special (non-Latin characters)[9]

Dragon bug in Snowbrook Heaven

Download fix file[10]
  1. Download this fix (
  2. Extract it to <path-to-game>\Resources.
  3. Run the game.
  4. Speak to the commander and after the quest completion sound, open the locked door.

The Kaltrathian Rebellion bug

Download fix file[11]
  1. Download this fix.
  2. Extract it to <path-to-game>\Resources.
  3. Run the game.
  4. Kill one Morden enemy and the quest will be completed.

Username "taken" error in LAN

Deactivate and reactivate network adapter[12]
Best done when the game is windowed.
Not required if using a LAN emulator like Hamachi, RadminVPN or GameRanger.
  1. Launch the game and go to the Multiplayer menu.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel and enter the Network Sharing Center.
  3. Deactivate the network adapter you use for your main Internet connection.
  4. In-game, choose the LAN option.
  5. Once in a LAN lobby, go back to the Network Sharing Center and reactivate the network adapter.

Join button in LAN does not work

Enable DirectPlay[9]
Further issues can be fixed by referring to GenesisFR's troubleshooting guide.

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Operating system (OS) XP SP1 or newer
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz equivalent or higher processor
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon series 7000 or better
Nvidia GeForce series
Intel Extreme Graphics 82845, 82865, 82915


  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>/39200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.