Shadow Warrior 2

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Shadow Warrior 2
Shadow Warrior 2 cover
Developers
Flying Wild Hog
Publishers
Devolver Digital
Engines
Road Hog Engine
Release dates
Windows October 13, 2016
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Key points

GOG.com and Steam players can play multiplayer together.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Version differences[edit]

The Deluxe Edition contains Solid Gold Pack DLC, the game soundtrack and a digital artbook.
The Microsoft Store version does not offer multiplayer.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Alienware DLC Free. Use steam://install/522332 to install.
Windows
Bounty Hunt DLC Part 1 Free
Windows
Bounty Hunt DLC Part 2 Free
Windows
PAX West DLC Free. Use steam://install/522330 to install.
Windows
Quakecon DLC Free. Use steam://install/508970 to install.
Windows
Solid Gold Pack Included with Shadow Warrior 2 Deluxe
Windows
The Way of the Wang Free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -novideos command line argument[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Flying Wild Hog\Shadow Warrior 2\profiles\<user-id>\config.cfg
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Flying Wild Hog\Shadow Warrior 2\profiles\<user-id>\config.cfg
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/324800/pfx/[Note 1]
Photo Mode screenshots are stored in %USERPROFILE%\Screenshot\Flying Wild Hog\Shadow Warrior 2\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Flying Wild Hog\Shadow Warrior 2\profiles\
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Flying Wild Hog\Shadow Warrior 2\profiles\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/324800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display and graphics settings
Display and graphics settings
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
50-100 vertical; see also Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Window can be freely resized to any resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA, up to 4x SSAA via Resolution Scale setting.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
To lock the frame rate, see Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Adjusting the Viewmodel FOV (default 50)
Autoexec.cfg[2]
  1. Create autoexec.cfg in <path-to-game>\ if it's not present already
  2. Add line r_weapon_fov X where X is the desired value
Command line argument[3]

Use r_weapon_fov X command line argument where X is the desired value

Console command[3]
  1. Press Ctrl+~ and enter r_weapon_fov X where X is the desired value

Frame rate (FPS)[edit]

FPS Cap
  1. Create autoexec.cfg in <path-to-game>\ if it's not present already
  2. Add line r_max_fps X where X is the maximum framerate you want to lock on.

Disable lens dirt[edit]

Post process lens dirt toggle[4]
  1. Open the console (Ctrl+~).
  2. Type in pp_lens_dirt_enable 0.
  3. Type in pp_lens_flare_enable 0 if certain effects look buggy.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
"Fortune cookies" are only in English.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Issues unresolved[edit]

"A Delicate Subject" mission is stuck on 3/4 Demonic Rods[edit]

If this happens you have to quit to the main menu and then resume the game again for the last object to spawn.[6][7]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 [5]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD Ex

Enable AlienFX[edit]

Use the -alienfx command line argument[2]

Disable Razer Chroma[edit]

Use the -nochroma command line argument[2]

Console[edit]

The console can be toggled with Ctrl+~. For a full list of commands, see Shadow Warrior 2: PC Console Commands Guide.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz
AMD A10-5800K 3.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 14 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 6850
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.

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>/324800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (324800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Shadow Warrior 2 - Patch 1.1.1.0 is live! - last accessed on 2016-10-15
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Patch 1.1.3.0 is live! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Shadow Warrior 2 - last accessed on 2016-10-22
  3. 3.0 3.1 PSA: Viewmodel FOV CAN Be Changed In Shadow Warrior 2 - last accessed on 2016-10-22
  4. Shadow Warrior 2: PC Console Commands Guide
  5. 5.0 5.1 PC Optimization : A Friendly Compilation :: Shadow Warrior 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-10-05
  6. A delicate subject :: Shadow Warrior 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2018-08-09
  7. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2018-08-09
    This worked. It seems the last object has tendency to spawn in same spawn point as any of the previous ones which causes this bug.