The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 cover
Developers
King Art
Publishers
Nordic Games
Engines
Unity 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows February 19, 2015
macOS (OS X) February 19, 2015
Linux February 19, 2015
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Themes Fantasy, Comedy
Series The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 guide on StrategyWiki
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 on MobyGames
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 on Wikipedia
The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2009
The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles 2012
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 2015

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a singleplayer adventure game in the The Book of Unwritten Tales series.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
DRM-free
Almanac Edition also available.
GOG.com key
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Almanac Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Almanac Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Almanac Edition also available.
Windows
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Almanac Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Almanac Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Origin
Origin
Almanac Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Almanac Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
One-time game purchase Requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic The Almanac Edition Extras DLC includes an in-game option to change Critter's color.[2]
Finite spend The Almanac Edition Extras DLC can only be bought once.[2]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Almanac Edition Extras Includes a cosmetic game option to change Critter's color.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Bout2\config.xml
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\KING Art GmbH\The Book of Unwritten Tales 2\
macOS (OS X) ~/Bout2/config.xml
Linux ~/Bout2/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Bout2\savegames\
macOS (OS X) ~/Bout2/savegames/
Linux ~/Bout2/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video[edit]

In-game general settings
In-game general settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Default fullscreen is borderless. See Unity.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA is used on the higher graphics quality presets.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Active on the "Medium" graphics preset and above.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Hotspot key can't be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Input method has to be changed in the settings menu.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Speech, sound and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Korean
Polish
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Nvidia 3D Vision.
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Nvidia 3D Vision[edit]

In the GOG.com version, 3D Vision will only trigger by executing <path-to-game>\bout2.exe, and not the <path-to-game>\Windows\BouT2.exe used for the normal shortcuts.
3D Vision fix by DarkStarSword[3]
  1. Download the fix from Helix Mod's web site.
  2. Extract the content to <path-to-game>.
  3. Ingame, the "K", "L", "semicolon" and "quote" keys will switch to higher convergence presets respectively. "L" is recommended for most of the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL
OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
[4]
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Leopard 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8 Series
ATI Radeon X1600
Shader model 3.0 support
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8 Series
ATI Radeon X1600
Shader model 3.0 support

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 4.6.1f1[1]

References

  1. Verified by User:Anonymous on 2016-07-19
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Steam - The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Almanac Edition Extras - last accessed on 2022-10-19
  3. helixmod.blogspot.com - Helix Mod: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Updated) - last accessed on 2017-01-11
  4. GOG.com - The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 - last accessed on 2022-10-20
    "Mac notice: The game is 32-bit only and will not work on macOS 10.15 and up."