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]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

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\
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 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 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.

References