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Syberia II

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Not to be confused with Cyberia 2: Resurrection.

Syberia II
Syberia II cover
Anuman Interactive
Russia 1C Company
Digital Microids
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2004
macOS (OS X) December 11, 2014
Metacritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics, Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Eastern Europe
Series Syberia
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Syberia II on Wikipedia
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General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
The version of the game also includes bonus content.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Syberia 2 Saves\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.microids.syberia2.univ/Data/Library/Application Support/Syberia 2/options.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Syberia 2 Saves\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.microids.syberia2.univ/Data/Library/Application Support/Syberia 2/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

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


General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Other resolutions can be forced with dgVoodoo2. Widescreen hack is impossible due to the game using pre-rendered backgrounds.
4K Ultra HD
See 4K Ultra HD. Work in Windows 10. Also 1080p and 1440p.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced with dgVoodoo2. May cause graphical glitches with 2D elements like menus, sprites, backgrounds, etc.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See Irregular game speed and desynchronized sound.


Create a .ini file[3]
  1. Create a file named player.ini in the installation folder with the following content:
    0 BaseCMO.cmo
  2. Save the file
  3. Start the game.


(0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode)

4K Ultra HD

Possible with dgVoodoo2.
  1. First (game support only 4:3 resolution) create a custom 2160p 4:3 resolution (2880x2160) in nVidia/AMD/Intel panel. Optional change aspect ratio 1:1 scaling in nVidia/AMD/Intel panel.
  2. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and extract the archive.
  3. Copy dgVoodooCpl.exe to game folder.
  4. Open the MS\x86 folder and copy all files to game folder.
  5. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe in game folder and set DirectX resolution (2880x2160).
  6. Unmark DirectX dgVoodoo Watermark
  7. Run game


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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
5.1 Supported
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Windows only.
Windows only.
Official translation by «Logrus». Retail and Origin-version available.
Unofficial translation by «Fargus». Attached as a bonus to the version.

Issues unresolved

Minor spoiler ahead.

Missable Youkol relic

The monastery library's secret compartment and related window permanently close if one leaves the monastery without having taken the Youkol relic. The game prevents the player from re-lighting the necessary candles, and the item is required in order to progress. Thus, the only solution is to load an earlier save file.

Issues fixed

Irregular game speed and desynchronized sound

Certain animations, such as mouth movement, are tied to frame rate. Consequently, at high frame rates, animations appear erratic and sound may become desynchronized.
Limit frame rate to 60 fps

Vsync (Always on) not working on Windows 10

  1. Download the d3d8to9.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the folder to the game install directory.

Black screen in the general store

The game has a tendency to switch to a black screen after the cutscene in which the general store owner pulls down the ladder leading to the attic, at which point the player is unable to progress.
Restart the game[4]
  1. Restart the game.
  2. Load a save made prior to the cutscene.
  3. Trigger the cutscene again.
Skip the cutscene[5]
  • During the ladder-pull-down cutscene, press Esc multiple times in order to skip to the next scene.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Mac
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
Intel HD Graphics
128 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 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 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>/46510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.