Earthsiege 2

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Earthsiege 2
Earthsiege 2 cover
Developers
Dynamix
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
Windows 1996
Earthsiege 2 on Wikipedia
Metaltech
Metaltech: Earthsiege 1994
Metaltech: Battledrome 1994
Earthsiege 2 1996
Starsiege 1999

Key points

Re-released as a free download for the series' 20th anniversary.[1]

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Official website
DRM-free
Free download. Does not include music.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip 256 color warning[edit]

Go to the compatibility settings for ES.EXE and set 256 color mode.

Modern Windows installer[edit]

The Sierrahelp Earthsiege 2 Installer automatically applies the latest patch, rips (or downloads) all of the music tracks in high quality MP3 to play and loop in-game properly, and adds a no-CD patch.

Works with the freeware release.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\DATA\*.cfg[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAV\[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

General settings (launcher).
General settings (launcher).
General settings (in-game).
General settings (in-game).

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only supports 320x240 and 640x480.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set in options or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
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)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
On/off only.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Issues fixed[edit]

"VSHELL.EXE - Entry Point Not Found" error on launch[edit]

Error message: "The procedure entry point FT_Thunk could not be located in the dynamic link library".
Delete Earthsiege 2 DDRAW.DLL[2]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename DDRAW.DLL.

"You don't have enough virtual memory to run Earthsiege II" error on launch[edit]

Use Windows 95 compatibility mode[2]

Set the game to run in Windows 95 compatibility mode.

Game refuses to run under Windows 10[edit]

See DirectDraw is broken[3]

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. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. Tribes Universe
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Garrett on 2016-04-27
  3. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2016-03-01