The Typing of the Dead 2

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The Typing of the Dead 2
The Typing of the Dead 2 cover
Developers
Smilebit
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows March 6, 2008
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Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
The game is not sold digitally.
The game was only released in Japan.

Essential improvements[edit]

Fix garbled text[edit]

Starting the game normally will display garbled text and make most text unreadable.
Install Locale Emulator[citation needed]
  • Install the Locale Emulator, which can be downloaded from here
  • Right-click tod2.exe and choose Run in Japanese.

Notes

For Windows XP to Windows 8.1, using Microsoft's AppLocale may also fix this problem (unconfirmed)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\SEGA\THE TYPING OF THE DEAD II

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\SEGA\THE TYPING OF THE DEAD II

Video settings[edit]

Graphical options menu
Graphical options menu

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only supports resolutions up to 1280x1024.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Cap cannot be changed.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Japanese only, cannot be toggled
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Issues unresolved[edit]

Symbols and punctuation[edit]

The game registers symbol and punctuation input differently than usual, making certain sections of the game extremely difficult if one does not know which key corresponds to the right symbol.

On Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600, using the "English (United States) Swiss French" layout

Exclamation point: Shift + 1
Question mark: Shift + underscore key (- and _)
Dash: ^/tilde/` key

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't make new save files under "Game Start"[edit]

When attempting to make a save file for the main game mode, the player is unable to give the save file a name.
Use Japanese IME[citation needed]
  • Go to Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Change input methods
  • Choose Add a language and install the Japanese input method.
  • Switch your keyboard layout to the Japanese IME.
  • Right-click the new taskbar icon that appears, and switch to Full-width Alphanumeric.
  • Make sure to run the game with the Locale Emulator/AppLocale.
  • Choose Game Start, and pick an empty save file. You should now be able to give the file a name.
  • You can switch back to your preferred keyboard layout after you create the save file.

Notes

Upon entering the name of the save file, the first letter will be cut off - this only happens once, and the name entry will work fine afterwards.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 530 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM

References