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Dungeon Siege II

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Dungeon Siege II
Dungeon Siege II cover
Developers
Gas Powered Games
Publishers
Original Microsoft Studios
Broken World 2K Games
Digital Square Enix
Engines
Siege Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows August 16, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 80
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
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
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Warnings

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

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SmarteSECURE DRM[2] for the base game, SecuROM 7 DRM for the expansion.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Without DS2: Broken World expansion, bundled with Dungeon Siege (without expansion), Dungeon Siege III, and Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Windows

Version differences

The retail-only Deluxe Edition includes the base game, the Broken World expansion pack and a bonus DVD.
The Steam and GOG.com versions have no multiplayer and do not include the Broken World expansion. Despite this, their reported version is 2.60, which is the launch version of Broken World.

Monetization

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]
Windows

Essential improvements

Patches

  • 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

Use nointro parameter[4]

Use the nointro=true command line argument.

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
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry. Solution requires these files.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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 as ingame options
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Use the maxfps=xxx command line argument
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail and Steam only.
German
Retail and Steam only; download for GOG.com release.
Italian
Retail and Steam only.
Japanese
Retail and Steam only.
Polish
Retail only.
Spanish
Retail and Steam only.

Network

The Steam and GOG.com 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.[5]
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[6] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Ports

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 Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, read important setting notes in the / vorpx forum profile introduction.

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).

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.

Username "taken" error in LAN

Deactivate and reactivate network adapter[9]
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.

Other information

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
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

Notes

  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.

References