SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past

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SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past
SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past cover
Nordic Games
Mind Over Matter Studios
Nordic Games
Release dates
Windows January 16, 2014
Metacritic 54
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RPG, RTS
Themes Fantasy
Series SpellForce
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SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past on IGDB
SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past on MobyGames
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Key points

No longer being maintained; there will be no further fixes or patches.[1]

General information

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


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename pub_logo.bik[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\video.
  2. Rename pub_logo.bik to disable intro.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SpellForce2\config_dotp.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/245050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SpellForce2\save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/245050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings


Change fullscreen value to 0 in config_todp.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SpellForce2\
  2. Edit config_todp.xml
  3. Change fullscreen="1"= to fullscreen="0" and save your changes.
  4. Set config_todp.xml to read-only to prevent the game overwriting your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effect, voice and message
Surround sound
No option for turning on or off, ingame cutscenes features subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

The game won't launch (runtime error)[edit]

Delete Spellforce 2 folder inside %USERPROFILE%\Documents[2]

Opening cinematic has no sound[edit]

Restart the campaign[3]

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible


  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>/245050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (245050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.