Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty Black Ops II Game Cover.png
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
November 13, 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II at Steam Charts
Call of Duty: Black Ops II at SteamDB
 Call of Duty: Black Ops II at Wikipedia
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Key points

Information List of known issues on Treyarch website.
Advantage FOV has been patched to a maximum of 90.[1]

General information

More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums
More information Official forum
Information BO2 Optimizations Summary - useful optimisations thread.

Availability[edit]

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Retail Steamicon.png
Amazon.com Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png
Information All versions require Steam, including retail.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Information Introduction cutscenes can generally be skipped by pressing the 'Enter' key.
Information Mission cutscenes automatically play until the mission level is loaded, upon which a left click will allow skipping.

Fix Delete video filesLink

Information This will disable the game intro video which forms part of the campaign storyline. You can keep this by not deleting the intro.webm file.
  1. Navigate to installation folder Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\video\
  2. Delete or move these files:
default.bik
default.webm
dolby.webm
frontend_load.webm
intro.webm
treyarch.webm

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\players\bindings_xx.bdg
Disadvantage There are several configuration files in the players folder but only bindings_sp/mp.bdg is unencrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\players\save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Sound settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF Incomplete.png
Multi-monitor Hackable Grading incomplete Third monitor is black.[2] Use Flawless Widescreen to fix.
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF Incomplete.png
Field of view (FOV) Native Scale from 65 to 90.[3]
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native There is a "Texture filtering" option with low, medium and high settings.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4] Set in Settings, Advanced.
Color blind mode Native Set in Options. Changes green and red elements to blue and orange.[5]
Information A comparison of video setting image quality can be found on the GameSpy Port Authority.

Highest resolution not showing[edit]

Disadvantage Monitor may support 1920x1080, but highest available setting may be 1440x900 or 1680x1050.[6][7]

Fix Set Catalyst Control Center[8]Link

  1. Go to your Catalyst Control Center > My Digital Flat Panels > Properties (Digital Flat-Panel)
  2. Activate "Enable GPU scaling".

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible No mouse acceleration, with no option.
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Master, SFX, Music, Voices, Cinematics.
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown
Advantage Game supports 7.1 positional audio and there are several sound mixing settings in menu (bass heavy, high heavy, hearing impaired etc.)

Network settings[edit]

Information Having an "open NAT" is important for VOIP, joining/hosting a party and private matches.

Fix Set static IPLink

This can be done by setting a static IP for your PC and then forwarding the following ports to it.

  • TCP: 3074, 27014-27050
  • UDP: 3074, 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27030

Issues fixed[edit]

Information TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

Mass Effect 2 disc 2[edit]

Disadvantage Users reporting that the disc 2 installation is in fact a Mass Effect 2 disc.[9]

Fix Use Steam key to download gameLink

Enter the serial key into Steam product activation and download the game.

FPS drop while zooming in[edit]

Disadvantage Framerate drop while aiming down sights.

Fix Set low Depth of Field[10]Link

Set Depth of Field option to low without significant visual impact.

Additionally you can turn off Ambient Occlusion and FSAA which affect the speed when aiming down sights.

Error '57475' When Joining Game[edit]

Fix Fixing 57475 errorLink

Information These steps should fix the error, but they reset all of your stats.
Information Please be aware that, by usng Cheat Engine or similartools, you are highly exposed to the risk of being banned by either Treyarch Anti Cheat or VAC.
  1. Download a memory address editor (like Cheat Engine).
  2. Run the game. Go to barracks. Use an editor to change the value of address '02e97ca4' (version 21.406.7) to 5.
  3. Go to 'Prestige mode' and then click 'Prestige Awards'.
  4. Select 'Fresh Start'. Your stats should now be reset, and the error shouldn't come up anymore.

Issue with changing Language[edit]

Fix Fixing Localization ProblemLink

Information This problem occurs after switching the game language. It crashes the game on startup with a message similiar to this one :

"Error during Intialization:

ERROR: sound Bank failed to load cmn_root.Englisch. You have a Build Problem."

Solution :

Set the lanuage of all three game parts (singleplayer , multiplayer and zombies) to your desired language and wait for steam to finish downloading.

Issue with campaign crashing after each mission[edit]

Fix Fixing Campaign Crashing ProblemLink

Information This problem occurs after each campaign mission is completed before the Career Record is displayed. It may also crash the game when viewing the campaign Career Record outside of mission completion. This normally occurs if you have more than 60 friends on Steam.

Solution :

Sign out of Steam Friends, play the campaign in Steam Offline Mode or remove contacts from Steam Friends so that you have less than 60.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB (32-bit) or 4 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
Information Users have the option of installing the campaign (~8.7 GB), multiplayer (~4.5 GB), and zombies (~1.0 GB) separately.

References

  1. http://community.callofduty.com/message/413552518#413552518
  2. http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=24999
  3. http://community.callofduty.com/message/413552518#413552518
  4. New 120Hz Games Report
  5. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (PC) | AbleGamers.com
  6. http://steamcommunity.com/app/202970/discussions/0/882965737372041556/
  7. http://steamcommunity.com/app/202970/discussions/0/882965737311926725/#p1
  8. http://steamcommunity.com/app/202970/discussions/0/882965737372041556/#c882965737387565006
  9. http://www.shacknews.com/article/76630/report-pc-black-ops-2-copies-include-mass-effect/
  10. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3001848