Earthsiege 2

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Earthsiege 2
Earthsiege 2 cover
Developers
Dynamix
Publishers
Retail Sierra On-Line
Digital Hi-Rez Studios
Release dates
Windows March 19, 1996
Windows 3.x March 19, 1996
Taxonomy
Monetization Freeware
Series Metaltech
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Earthsiege 2 on Wikipedia
Metaltech
Metaltech: Earthsiege 1994
Metaltech: Battledrome 1994
Earthsiege 2 1996
Starsiege 1999
Tribes (series)

Key points

Re-released as a free download for the series' 20th anniversary.[1]
Very difficult to get running on modern hardware and operating systems.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows 3.x
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[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[edit]

Audio[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]

Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.

System requirements[edit]

Windows 3.x
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) 486 DX2 66 Mhz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 MB

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