Dead Space 2
| Release dates
January 25, 2011
|Dead Space 2||2011|
|Dead Space 3||2013|
|Dead Space 3: Awakened|
- The VSync option causes some framerate related issues, as such it is advised to disable it.
- 1 Availability
- 2 Game data
- 3 Video settings
- 4 Input settings
- 5 Audio settings
- 6 Issues fixed
- 7 System requirements
- 8 References
|Retail||All retail versions require signing into your EA account ingame. This unlocks a copy of the game on Origin for that EA account.|
|Steam||The Steam version requires signing into your EA account in-game. This unlocks a copy of the game on Origin for that EA account.|
|Origin||The Origin version requires signing into your EA account in-game.|
- All versions activate on Origin.
EA limits Dead Space 2 to being authorized on a maximum of 5 computers at a time. The games must be authorized on a computer before you can play it, but you can have the game installed on any number of computers as long as only 5 at most are authorized at a time. De-authorizing the game on a computer does not uninstall it.
To de-authorize the games on a computer, simply uninstall it, or follow these instructions:
Windows Vista and newer:
Widnows Vista and newer • Link
Windows XP • Link
- To reauthorize the game on a given computer, simply launch the game on that computer while being connected to the internet.
Activation Problems (Lucid Virtu conflict)
Some versions of Dead Space 2 may conflict with LucidLogix Virtu graphics switching software which may appear to be an activation error. After the software is installed when the user attempts to launch the game an activation software comes up after activating successfully it's supposed to launch the game executable, but the lucid virtu software will prevent it from doing so without issuing an error, which can make it appear that activation is the problem. Removing the lucid virtu software or disabling it when running Deadspace 2 can resolve the issue.
Configuration file(s) location
|Windows||%LOCALAPPDATA%\EA Games\Dead Space 2\|
Save game data location
|Windows||%USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Dead Space 2\|
|Field of view (FOV)||Use Widescreen Fixer.|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)||In-game Vsync limits frame rate to 30 FPS for all refresh rates.|
|High frame rate||Disable in-game Vsync to allow 120 FPS; force externally if desired.|
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Remapping||Unable to assign "Aim Mod (Toggle)" function to any mouse button.|
|Mouse acceleration||On by default and can't be disabled.|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Full controller support|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls|
|Mute on focus lost|
|Polish||Fan translation available here.|
|Turkish||A Turkish fan patch is available here.|
3D Vision Fix
Dead Space 2 has mediocre 3D Vision support out of the box. It has however been modded by HeliX to the point where it can be considered a 3D Vision showcase game. You can play with any convergence and depth.
Description • Link
To install the mod just follow the instructions:
Weapons/Armor Unlocked At Start
The Steam version of Dead Space 2 includes a piece of DLC that unlocks better armor and all the weapons at the start, thereby negating the need to find schematics and decreasing the difficulty. It's recommended for full effect that on the first run through you play without this DLC. To remove this DLC, either play the game on Origin, or download the original .exe here.
Simply make a backup copy of the currently installed .exe, download the old .exe, and copy it to the Dead Space 2 folder. You'll then be able to play the game without the extra unlocks. However, it recommended that you use the newer .exe for subsequent play-thoughs, as it properly unlocks some bonus items that you normally get for completing the game.
Unlock Conduit Rooms
There are four special rooms in the game that are unlocked by completing the Dead Space Ignition tie-in which is not available for Windows. With a few files these rooms can be made available. Check out this forums post for full details: Unlock Conduit Rooms.
No Suit Unlocks for Higher Difficulty Completion
Normally upon completing the game on Hardcore or Zealot difficulty, you would unlock a special suit. Unfortunately these suits don't unlock properly, unless you happen to complete the game in a single play through. Details on unlocking each suit can be found here.
Mouse Flings to Side of Screen
Mouse Flings to Side of Screen • Link
Occasionally with certain USB controllers or devices, the mouse will fling to the far edges of the screen, preventing proper aiming. To solve this, try:
Could not initialize display hardware
Could not initialize display hardware • Link
Game falls into BSOD on different occasions, either randomly or at some particular point in the game.
|Operating system (OS)|| |
XP (SP2), Vista, 7
|Processor (CPU)||2.8 GHz or equivalent, any Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, Athlon64 3000+ or better||Athlon64 X2 or Core Duo processor|
|System memory (RAM)||1 GB (XP)||2 GB (Vista, 7)|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)|| |
|Video card (GPU)|| |
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better, ATI X1600 Pro or better