Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne

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Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne cover
Developers
Triumph Studios
Publishers
Take-Two Interactive
Release dates
Windows June 12, 2002
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General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
AoW2 Heaven fansite

Availability[edit]

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Settings[citation needed]
  1. Open the Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne Launcher.
  2. Uncheck the box labelled "Show Intro".
  3. Press OK.

Patches[edit]

v1.1 Patch updates the game to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/61510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\[Note 3]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/61510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
HUD stretches from 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native 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 options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Local retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
LAN play
8
Online play
8
Asynchronous multiplayer
Play by Email.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/61510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (61510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References