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Evolve Stage 2

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Evolve Stage 2
Evolve Stage 2 cover
Developers
Turtle Rock Studios
Publishers
2K Games
Engines
CryEngine (4th generation)
Release dates
Windows February 10, 2015
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Themes Sci-fi
Evolve Stage 2 on MobyGames
Evolve Stage 2 on Wikipedia

Evolve Stage 2 is a multiplayer first-person FPS game.

The game was originally released as Evolve; the game's title changed due to a large update that converted the game into a free-to-play format.[1]

The game is no longer available, except for current owners and unused retail copies.[2] Online servers for Stage 2 were shut down in September 2018,[3] but the game can still be played using peer-to-peer mode in the Legacy Evolve version.[4]

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

With free to play conversion, all the content can be unlocked by in game currency and DLC is no longer on sale. Earlier bought DLC is unlocked by default.
Name Notes
Assault Ragnarok Skin Pack
Windows
Assault Sword Skin Pack
Windows
Bog Monster Skin Pack
Windows
Carnivore Monster Skin Pack
Windows
Medic Savior Skin Pack
Windows
Medic Valkyrie Skin Pack
Windows
Hunting Season Pass
Windows
Hunting Season 2
Windows
Support Nordita Skin Pack
Windows
Support Tempest Skin Pack
Windows
Trapper Blood Eagle Skin Pack
Windows
Trapper Bushman Skin Pack
Windows
Wendigo Monster Skin Pack
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game.
  2. Delete or rename videos.pak.

Notes

A key press is still required to skip the intro. Removes the startup videos including the animated main menu.
The file will be downloaded again on every update if missing. Renaming it is recommended, as the game may be updated at some point.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\system.cfg[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\273350\local\USER\Profiles\default\settings.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/273350/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\273350\local\USER\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/273350/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 10 MB available

Video

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
FoV settings.
FoV settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
The 2D elements are rendered on the outside screens.[5]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
The subtitles and some UI elements does not scale with resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 120°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA, FXAA or TXAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Color blind mode

High frame rate

Set maximum frame rate[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  3. Type sys_MaxFPS = 120 and change the last number to the preferred max frame rate.
  4. Save the changes.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.
Key rebinding.
Key rebinding.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Enter cannot be remapped. Single key bindings.
Mouse acceleration
See Mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
5 presets and custom.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Ability to manually choose either keyboard or controller prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse acceleration

Disable Mouse acceleration[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  3. Type i_mouse_smooth = 0 and i_mouse_accel = 0
  4. Save the changes.

Audio

A separate audio language can be set through the +g_optionsLanguageAudio loc_name command. See Command line arguments.
Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects, dialog and chat
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Separate volume slider for out of focus window, can be completely muted.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language settings.
Language settings.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Shut down in September 2018.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

VR support

3D modes State Notes
vorpX
Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD
Multiplayer Steamworks Can be used to link into my2K account as well.
Anti-cheat Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC)

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5770
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX Compliant Sound card
A 64-bit system is required.


Notes

  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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. Introducing Evolve Stage 2 – FREE on PC Today - last accessed on July 9, 2016
  2. An important announcement about Evolve - last accessed on 2024-07-05
  3. Servers Still Live (Edit: Servers are now down) - last accessed on September 13, 2018
  4. [missing title] - last accessed on 2024-07-05
  5. View topic - Evolve Big Alpha | WSGF