Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die

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Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die
Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die cover
Developers
Red Entertainment
Overworks
Publishers
Sega
Dysin Interactive
AcerTWP
Tian Ren Hu Dong
Akella
Release dates
Windows March 1, 2001
Reception
IGDB TBD
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure, Strategy, Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy, Japan, Romance, Steampunk
Series Sakura Wars
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Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars 2000
Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die 2001
Sakura Wars 3: Is Paris Burning? 2003
Sakura Wars 4: Fall in Love, Maidens 2005

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).

Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die is a singleplayer cinematic camera and isometric adventure, strategy and visual novel game in the Sakura Wars series.

It was released as Sakura Taisen 2 ~Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare~ (サクラ大戦2 〜君、死にたもうことなかれ〜) on April 4, 1998 for Sega Saturn console, and later on September 21, 2000 for DreamCast console in Japan. PC received port from DreamCast and released on March 1, 2001 in Japan while China and Taiwan version was released on November 10, 2002 as Ying Hua Da Zhan 2 ~Yuan Jun Ping An~ (Simplified Chinese: 樱花大战2 ~愿君平安~, Traditional Chinese: 櫻花大戰2 ~願君平安~). An updated port for Windows XP compatibility was released on March 20, 2003 in Japan. The game was ported to PlayStation Portable on March 9, 2006 as Sakura Wars 1 + 2 combo pack. A PC Premium Edition, which includes all first four games of the Sakura Wars series with updated higher resolution FMVs and sprites compared to the original releases was released on September 21, 2006, while the DVD version of Sakura Wars 2 which the Premium Edition used was sold separately on January 25, 2007. The only western release of Sakura Wars 2 was made available in Russian version knows as Voyny Sakury 2 (Войны Сакуры 2) on December 24, 2008.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 4.60 DRM[Note 1] disc check (DVD Edition)
StarForce 5.60.001.018 DRM disc check (Russian release)
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Version differences[edit]

Game data[edit]

General options menu
General options menu

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEDATA\SAKURA2.SYS[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEDATA\SW2ADV*.*[Note 2]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Resolution set at 640 x 480
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Inconsistent framerate
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard input options menu
Keyboard input options menu
Controller input options menu
Controller input options menu

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese
Russian
Russian version only

Issues fixed[edit]

"SetDisplayMode failed (SetDisplayMode に失敗しました/SetDisplayMode 失敗)" error on launch[edit]

Enable 16-Bit (65536 color) reduced color mode in Windows compatibility settings[3]
  1. Open the <path-to-game> directory, right click SAKURA2.EXE (non DVD edition) or SAKURA2_2003.EXE (DVD edition), and go into Properties.
  2. Open the Compatibility tab, and enable the checkbox for Reduced color mode and have the dropdown box set to 16-bit (65536) color.
  3. Press the Apply in the file properties to save changes.
  4. Once the compatibility is set and executed the game, you may disable the compatibility mode as it no longer required unless the config file is removed.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

First Edition[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 16-bit resolution
8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible
Other 8x CD-ROM drive

XP Compatible Pack Edition[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 16-bit resolution
8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Other 8x CD-ROM drive

Premium Edition and DVD Edition[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.3 GB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 16-bit resolution
8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible
Other 4x DVD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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