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Second Sight

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Second Sight
Second Sight cover
Developers
Free Radical Design
Publishers
Codemasters
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 73
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Europe, North America, Supernatural
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Second Sight guide on StrategyWiki
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Second Sight on Wikipedia

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3.4.62.00 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Peixoto's patch

Forces the game to run at native desktop resolution - or higher - without shrinking the HUD\Menus

Skip intro videos

Instructions[3]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename the trailers folder.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\secondsight.cfg[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11550/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profiles\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/11550/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Anything higher than 1080p may cause artifacts.[citation needed]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Windowed

Force windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Install ThirteenAG's fix.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Create wndmode.ini.
Causes graphical issues [4]
Use DxWnd[5]
If some translucent effects (during Projection and Charm powers in main character, for example) looks completely invisible, check Anti-aliasing (AA) settings.
In Nvidia Control panel, check it to not to be Override applications settings and be instead Enhance the Application Setting[6].

Input

Control settings.
Control settings.
Movement keybindings.
Movement keybindings.
Combat keybindings.
Combat keybindings.
Actions keybindings.
Actions keybindings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput not supported

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Voices
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed

Low frame rate

The game may initially run at a low frame rate, such as 38 FPS.
Restart your computer[7]
  • Restarting your computer fixes the low frame rate issue.

Black screen with some resolutions

Setting the resolution higher than 1024x768 using the in-game options may result in a black screen.
Use widescreen fix[citation needed]

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Although the in-game graphics option allows you to select 85 Hz, the game will not run higher than 60 Hz.
Set refresh rate manually[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open secondsight.cfg.
  3. Change scr_hz=60 to the screen refresh rate.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3 Ti200
ATI Radeon 8500
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/11550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (11550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References