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Space Channel 5: Part 2 (Steam)

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This page is for the Steam version. For other versions, see Space Channel 5: Part 2.

Space Channel 5: Part 2
Space Channel 5: Part 2 cover
United Game Artists
Steam patch Little Stone Software
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2014
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Music/rhythm
Art styles Stylized
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Space Channel 5, Dreamcast Collection
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (Steam) guide on StrategyWiki
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (Steam) on MobyGames
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (Steam) on Wikipedia
Space Channel 5
Space Channel 5: Part 2 2011
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (Steam) 2014
Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash 2020

Key points

Updated re-release of the PC version with more graphical options and bugfixes.
Game speed is tied to framerate, meaning slowdowns on lower end machines and speedups with high refresh-rate displays.
Some of the Japanese voices are used even when the game is set to English; e.g. Purge's laugh in Stage 4.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free if Steam is not installed or by creating a steam_appid.txt file containing its Steam App ID number 71260 in <path-to-game>.[1]
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.xml[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71260/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SEGA\Dreamcast Collection\Space Channel 5 Part 2\SC5PART2_DAT
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/71260/pfx/[Note 2]
Old save file is compatible with newer version of the game, but save game data location has been changed; simply copy save file from previous location to newer one.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Configuration tools graphics tab
Configuration tools graphics tab
In-game settings
In-game settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Vsync can cause the timing to go slightly "off" occasionally, making the game harder. Using Fast Sync in Nvidia Control Panel seems to fix the problem.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at half the refresh rate (e.g. 30 FPS on a 60 Hz monitor). 60 FPS requires a 120 Hz monitor. Playing the game above 60 Hz will cause the game to play too fast and mess up timings (as above, Fast Sync may improve things). Ulala's Dance mode will play fine above 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Configuration tools input tab with keyboard
Configuration tools input tab with keyboard
Configuration tools input tab with controller
Configuration tools input tab with controller


Configuration tools audio tab
Configuration tools audio tab

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
For sound only.
Surround sound
Stereo only.
Limited to on-screen lyrics during vocal songs. Toggleable from in-game settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Japanese voice acting has been put back in as an option, as well as Japanese FMV's.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
One player controls movement while the second controls "Chu" and "Hey" commands, basically splitting regular game controls between players.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Audio is in Japanese even though English was selected

Change the voice over language[2]
  1. Open the configurator and select Japanese for the voice over under the audio tab.
  2. Launch the game and close it.
  3. Open the configurator and then select English for the voice over.

Game plays too fast or too slow

Change your monitor's refresh rate to 60 Hz[3]
  1. Go to the "Display" Control Panel.
  2. Press "Change display settings" tab, then press "Advanced settings".
  3. Go to the "Monitor" tab, select "60 Hertz" for "Screen refresh rate:" under "Monitor Settings".


Exact steps vary slightly depending on your Windows version. The above is for Windows 7.

Game won't save data

Delete the save game data folder and then uninstall and reinstall the game[4]
If the save game data folder does not exist, create it and the game will save.[5]

Japanese audio plays in Report 4 when game is set to English

Move r42music.afs and r34music.afs from afs_english to the main folder[6]
Move r42music.afs and r34music.afs from afs_english to the main folder[7]

Characters fall silent when controller buttons or keys are mentioned

Replace r01voice_ps3.afs r11voice_ps3.afs r52voice_ps3.afs in afs_english folder with download[8]
Restores PS2 dialogue pertaining to buttons[9]

Other information


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7300 series
ATI Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/71260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (71260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.