Port Royale 2

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Port Royale 2
Port Royale 2 cover
Developers
Ascaron Entertainment
Publishers
Retail Take-Two Interactive
Digital Strategy First
Release dates
Windows April 30, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 75
Taxonomy
Series Port Royale
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Warnings

General information

Port Royale 2 Fansite
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
VOB ProtectCD v5.9
Windows
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
GamersGate (unavailable)
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ascaron Entertainment\Port Royale 2\Save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ascaron Entertainment\Port Royale 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

External options menu.
External options menu.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

The game comes with a configuration setting that says "Run in Fullscreen mode", checked by default. While unchecking this option implies windowed mode, the actual result is the following:

  • The game runs at full desktop resolution, as if it was Borderless Windowed.
  • If it is a widescreen aspect, the game stretches with distortion.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail and GOG.com only.
German
Retail only.
Japanese
Retail only.
Spanish
Retail

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start[edit]

Setting up compatibility settings[citation needed]
  1. Right click on the PR2.exe file (located in the installation folder) and select "Properties".
  2. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and enable Compatibility Mode (set it to "Windows 98/Windows Me"), along with the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" and "Run this program as an administrator" options.
  3. Press "OK" and launch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB (98SE, ME)
256 MB (2000, XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/12470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References