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
Evolve Stage 2 on Wikipedia

Key points

Formerly known as simply Evolve; the game's title changed due to a large update that converted the game into a free-to-play format.[1]
No longer available, except for current owners.[2]
Online servers for Stage 2 were shut down in September 2018.[3]
Can still be played using Peer to Peer in the Legacy Evolve version.[4]

General information

Official site
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Install with steam://install/273350[5]
Windows

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[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/273350/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 10 MB available

Video settings[edit]

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.[6]
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.
Color blind mode

High frame rate[edit]

Set maximum frame rate[citation needed]
  1. Go to the <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in Notepad.
  3. Type sys_MaxFPS = 120 changing the last number to your preferred max frame rate.
  4. Click File then Save

Input settings[edit]

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
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Button prompts
Ability to manually choose either keyboard or controller prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Disable Mouse acceleration[citation needed]
  1. Go to the <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in Notepad.
  3. Type i_mouse_smooth = 0 and i_mouse_accel = 0
  4. Click File then Save.

Audio settings[edit]

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.

Localizations

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

VR support[edit]

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

Network[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

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[edit]

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 Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/273350/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (273350) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

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 July 6, 2018
  3. Servers Still Live (Edit: Servers are now down) - last accessed on September 13, 2018
  4. How can I play legacy Evolve? - last accessed on 2020-06-06
  5. Verified by User:Dave247 on 2020-06-05
    I own the game
  6. View topic - Evolve Big Alpha | WSGF