Icewind Dale II

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Icewind Dale II
Icewind Dale II cover
Developers
Black Isle Studios
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
Infinity
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2002
macOS (OS X) April 17, 2014[1]
Reception
Metacritic 83
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Series Icewind Dale
Icewind Dale II on HowLongToBeat
Icewind Dale II on IGDB
Icewind Dale II on MobyGames
Icewind Dale II on Wikipedia
Icewind Dale
Icewind Dale 2000
Icewind Dale II 2002
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition 2014

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; increasing affects game speed.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Patched for modern systems. Includes the Adventure Pack expansion.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Adventure Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\
  2. Delete or rename BISlogo.mve, Credits.mve, Nvidia.mve and WOTC.mve.

Improve load times[edit]

Increase cache size
  1. Execute config.exe in the game directory.
  2. Go to tab game.
  3. Set cache size up to a maximum of 999.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\icewind2.ini[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Keymap.ini
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\mpsave\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Widescreen mod. UI does not scale and the camera gets zoomed out more the higher the resolution is (zooming in is not possible), so everything becomes very small at high resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen mod.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Widescreen mod. UI does not scale and the camera gets zoomed out more the higher the resolution is (zooming in is not possible), so everything becomes very small at high resolutions.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30 FPS default cap. Frame rate is tied directly to the game's clock and changing it will change the game speed.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Alt-tabbing crashes the game.
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Russian
1) Official localization by «Akella» – local retail and GOG.com version.
2) Official localization by «1C-SoftClub - local retail»
Russian
Fan translation by prowler

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Co-op
Online play
6 Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Frame Rate and Lag Fix[edit]

Use Aqrit's DDrawFix. The GOG.com version is already patched.

Game does not start on Windows 10 (GOG.com)[edit]

The GOG.com version does not start correctly on Windows 10.
Delete/rename ddraw.dll[2]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename ddraw.dll. The game should now start correctly.

"Not enough free disk space" error followed by shut down on large capacity partitions[edit]

Install Windows compatibility fix
  1. Download custom compatibility fix from https://mega.nz/file/ahkWjbxR#rEKQssrG_0XgL8djCrZEUieScflxmBvUzWSGfSEycy8
  2. Either use command line to install the compatibility file or run the BATCH file as an administrator to do it automatically.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8 compatible

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