Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation cover
Developers
Idea Factory
Compile Heart
Felistella
Publishers
Idea Factory International
Release dates
Windows May 29, 2015
Reception
IGDB 71
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Art styles Anime
Series Hyperdimension Neptunia
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Key points

Offers some improvements over Re;Birth 1, including native borderless windowed mode, fix for analog sticks axial direction lock and fixed issues with cutscenes.
Games resolution option is for windowed mode only and game doesn't feature any other graphical settings. Use Neptastic to increase either performance or visuals.
Has pretty widespread issue, where FPS drops when Guard break is performed in combat.[1]

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Available with the Limited Edition Trilogy Pack.[2] No install disc included.[3]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Free DLC is already included with base installation[4] and can be toggled from main menu before starting the game.
Some DLC (Anime Collaboration Set, Histy's Rescue Plans and Nepgear's Beam Zapper ZERO) are known to break games leveling curve, by giving items that far surpass stats of the normal game items from the very start.
Name Notes
DLC Pack GOG.com only. Includes all the DLC.
Windows
DLC Pack 2 GOG.com only. Includes additional DLC.
Windows
Deluxe Pack
Windows
Histy's Rehabilitation Package Free DLC.
Windows
Histy's Beginner Package Free DLC.
Windows
Believe in Pippin Set Free DLC.
Windows
Nepgear's 『Nepgear Eye Mask』 Free DLC.
Windows
Anime Collaboration Set Free DLC.
Windows
Additional Content Pack 1
Windows
Additional Content Pack 2
Windows
Additional Content Pack 3
Windows
Histy's Rescue Plans
Windows
Nepgear's Beam Zapper ZERO
Windows
Lily-ad Dungeon
Windows
Mini Island
Windows
Survival Mode
Windows
Babysitter’s Club
Windows
Giant Island
Windows
Shares Quests
Windows
Uzume Battle Entry
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Neptastic[edit]

The game is locked to 1088p internal resolution, 60 fps and has a blurry, always-on FXAA. This mod removes the resolution and framerate locks, removes the blurry FXAA overlay, adds up/downsampling, as well as high resolution shadows and high quality bloom, all of which is fully configurable.
Fixes all the remaining issues with the old Hyperresolution Neptunia mod, such as the blurry FXAA shader and broken tutorial images. Adds many new features as well.
Install the mod
  1. Download archive and extract it into <path-to-game>.
  2. Open nep.ini with a text editor, if you want to change any of the settings.

(Outdated) Hyperresolution Neptunia[edit]

Game's resolution options only go up to 1920x1080. With fullscreen game always uses desktop's resolution despite selected resolution option and resolution overall does not go above roughly 1080p.[5][6] This may become problematic for low end machines as resolution is only graphical option to get more performance and high end will get blurry visuals.
With this mod it's possible to force games renderer to use specific resolution. This means it's possible to improve performance with lower values, get better visuals when using desktop's native resolution and use it for downsampling as when using higher resolutions.
This mod may cause certain objects, such as tutorial images, to fail to render on some hardware.[7]
Install the mod[citation needed]
  1. Download archive and extract it into <path-to-game>.
  2. Open gliConfig.ini with preferred text editor.
  3. Change values renderWidth and renderHeight at the top of the file to desired values.
  4. Save the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Neptune2.ini[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\351710\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/351710/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\351710\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/351710/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Use Neptastic.
Field of view (FOV)
Camera distance can be changed with d-pad up/down and mouse scroll.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Use Neptastic.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low resolution FXAA. Use Neptastic to disable FXAA & use downsampling.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled. Can be disabled or changed to adaptive with Neptastic.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS. Use Neptastic to remove the FPS lock.

Input[edit]

Controller prompts are always used.
Device select.
Device select.
Keyboard and controller rebinding.
Keyboard and controller rebinding.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Keys are bind into controller buttons.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
All button prompts can be clicked on to perform their functions and right mouse button is back.
Scroll wheel doesn't scroll in scrollable lists.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. With DirectInput rebind the buttons.
Full controller support
If game doesn't detect controller it has to be selected with mouse or keyboard from settings. Cursor stays on the screen.
Controller remapping
Select controller on Device Select.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Supported both through rebinding and direct axis inversion.
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock use the Playstation Button Replacer mod.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio and camera settings.
Audio and camera settings.
Some cutscenes completely lack voice acting and lipsyncing, including in Japanese.
Even though audio sliders are provided, audio mixing is somewhat inconsistent. Most notable example is overworld map music, which much higher constant volume.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects, voice and movie.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Videos are subtitled only if japanese audio has been selected.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
True for windowed mode.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Lipsyncing is done for japanese audio.
Spanish
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team», text + textures or text.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Severe FPS drop with Guard Break[edit]

This seems to have been the problem since closed beta state and is occurring even on higher end machines. Using Hyperresolution to lower rendering resolution and playing from SSD doesn't fix the issue,[1] but will make the drop last much less.[8]

Game crashing in certain parts[edit]

In game parts include entering the "LAN castle" for the first time.
Codecs and codec packs (CCCP, KCP, K-Lite) may be causing issues with the game.[citation needed]
Uninstall all third party codecs[citation needed]
  1. Uninstall all third party codecs.
    • Try to resolve if there's any codec conflicts (e.g. with Microsoft Fixit Codec tool, Codec Tweak tool, InstalledCodec, etc.) and clean registry from possible leftover values (e.g. with CCleaner).
  2. Reboot the machine and try out the game.

Notes

You may also try resetting codec packs settings to defaults.
For some users, this issue seems to be related to some DLC. Playing without DLC solves the issue.[citation needed]

Rainbow textures in dungeons on recent AMD drivers[edit]

The developers claim this issue has been resolved as of the 18.2.1 AMD driver release.[9]
Recent AMD drivers break textures in dungeons on most AMD hardware.[10] Driver version 17.7.2 is known to work with re;birth 2.[11]
Downgrading to Radeon Software 17.7.2
  1. Uninstall current graphics drivers if needed.
  2. Install Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 or older.
  3. Reboot if rainbow textures persist.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 is old enough to cause compatibility problems with other games like Overwatch.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9
OpenGL 3.3
Shader Model support 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics E-mote

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.3 compatible
DirectX 10 compatible
Shader model 4 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5xxx, 1 GB 5000 series may not work properly with this game.

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).
  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>/351710/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (351710) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guard Break fps drop :: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 Sisters Generation General Discussion
  2. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth Limited Trilogy PC - last accessed on 2020-07-26
  3. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-26
    Checked contents of physical copy.
  4. Timeline photos - Idea Factory International, Inc. - Facebook - "DLC is not 50% off, BUT the free ones are already included in the game so you don't need to download them separately. :)"
  5. Steam community :: Group announcements :: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 - 1080p windowed support! Note: If you have your in-game video settings set to Fullscreen Mode, the game will automatically adjust to your monitor's resolution.
  6. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 hits Steam January 28th, $14.99, Dual Audio, 900p - FWIW, it's rendering at 1920x1088 on my system, when set to "Fullscreen" [...]
  7. Example of a tutorial image failing to display because of Hyperresolution Neptunia. - last accessed on 2017-12-25
  8. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 17 August 2015
  9. Developer statement - last accessed on 2018-02-21
  10. AMD rainbow textures bug - last accessed on 2017-12-25
  11. Thread discussing AMD driver downgrading - last accessed on 2017-12-25