The Darkness II

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The Darkness II
Darkness 2.jpg
Release dates
February 7, 2012
April 24, 2012
The Darkness II at Steam Charts
The Darkness II at SteamDB
 The Darkness II at Wikipedia

General information

More information Official Website
More information The Darkness II 2K Forums
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums


Source(s) Store unlock Notes
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Information All versions require Steam, including retail.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]


Save game data location[edit]

Windows %APPDATA%\DarknessII

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Silver.png
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Limited.png Stretched
Field of view (FOV) Native Added in a patch.[1]
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Unknown

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

No native support. Unofficial utility Borderless Windowed is fully compatible with The Darkness II.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Impossible
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Issues fixed[edit]

Yellow Screen Issue for NVIDIA users[edit]

Fix Manage 3D SettingsLink

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. Go to Manage 3D settings.
  3. Select Application-controlled for Antialiasing - Mode under Global Settings.
  4. Ensure there is no custom profile for The Darkness II under the Program Settings tab overriding the global option you just set.
  5. Play.

Crashes right after pressing the Play button[edit]

Fix Run in Compatibility ModeLink

  1. Go the The Darkness II installation folder C:\Program Files (x86)\2K Games\Digital Extremes\The Darkness II\
  2. Right-click a file named DarknessII.exe
  3. Go to the 'Compatibility Mode' tab and check 'Disable Desktop Composition'.
  4. Try running the game.

"Could not load image"[edit]

Fix Run the game from DarknessII.exeLink

  1. Go to the The Darkness II installation folder C:\Program Files (x86)\2K Games\Digital Extremes\The Darkness II\ and look for DarknessII.exe.
  2. Run it directly from this file, rather than using the shortcut or client link.

Getting stuck in an invisible wall in a vent[edit]

Possible solutions:

Fix Capping to 60 FPS[2]Link

Fix Verifying game cache[3]Link

Fix Enable VSyncLink

Performance/FPS problems[edit]

Fix Run the game in Windowed ModeLink

Information Running the game in windowed mode has been reported to alleviate certain frame rate issues.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 @ 2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
10 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8600
ATI Radeon HD 2600
256 MB of VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX or ATI equivalent
512 MB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 10.6.8 or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Duo or better
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 2 GB or higher
Hard disk drive (HDD)
11 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD HD2600
256 MB of VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX or ATI equivalent
512 MB of VRAM


  1. News - The Darkness 2 Update Released
  2. Invisible wall bug-fix - Steam Users' Forums for The Darkness II
  3. Bug I am stuck... - Steam Users' Forums for The Darkness II