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Warlords Battlecry II

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Warlords Battlecry II
Warlords Battlecry II cover
Developers
Strategic Studies Group
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows March 12, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 82
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Series Warlords Battlecry
Warlords Battlecry II on HowLongToBeat
Warlords Battlecry II on IGDB
Warlords Battlecry II guide on StrategyWiki
Warlords Battlecry II on MobyGames
Warlords Battlecry II on Wikipedia
Warlords Battlecry
Subseries of Warlords
Warlords Battlecry 2000
Warlords Battlecry II 2002
Warlords Battlecry III 2004

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]. Permits multiplayer without CD.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Ubisoft Store
Icon overlay.png
Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A free demo version is available from Archive.org.

Essential improvements

Patches

For the retail game

1.03 (2002).
1.04 beta (2003). Miscellaneous Stability issues. Available for English language only.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Warlords Battlecry II\

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Warlords Battlecry II\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Ubisoft Connect
[3]

Video

Windowed

DxWnd has a stock import for Warlords Battlecry II, but it needs a few changes:

  • Main tab: Check "Do not notify on task switch", and "Run in Window". Position Width/Height should match your desired resolution, and should be placed on Desktop center.
  • Video tab: Choose Thick frame. Check Force win resize, Recover screen mode, Refresh on win resize. Window size & Position should change to Free. Z order should change to unlock.
  • Input: Cursor visibility should be set to Hide. Cursor Clipper set to On. Check Correct mouse position, Keep cursor within window, and Release mouse outside window.

Input

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

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music. Certain sound types may be disabled.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Announcer not subtitled (e.g. new units/buildings available)
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only; download for GOG.com release.
Polish
Russian
Новый Диск, download.
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6
Online play
6 The official Ubi.com service has been shut down.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300
UDP 2350
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.0a
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
AMD K6-3 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 845 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0a compatible

Notes

  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]

References