Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars

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Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars cover
Developers
GSC Game World
Publishers
cdv Software Entertainment
Digital GSC World Publishing
Release dates
Windows April 26, 2005
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars at Wikipedia
Cossacks
Cossacks: European Wars 2000
Cossacks: The Art of War 2002
Cossacks: Back to War 2002
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars 2005
Cossacks II: Battle for Europe 2006
Cossacks 3 2016

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Sold together with Cossacks II: Battle for Europe.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/115200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows C:\Program Files\GSC Game World\Cossacks II\Data\Save\Camp\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/115200/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
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
Spanish
Retail version, download.
French

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 768 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce2 Ti
ATI Radeon 7500
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200
ATI Radeon 9600
128 MB of VRAM

Crashes known[edit]

"There are too much handlers"[edit]

When playing the campagin following "liberation", a error window appear (titled "FMManager Error") with the message "There are too much handlers: 1237240".

Workaround : cheat code (press Enter) "walkover".[5]

Note: It occurs also with the latest latest patch and even with 8 GB RAM.

"Video memory ... AGP 256 ..."[edit]

The full content of the error windows that appear when launching the game:
« Engine.exe detected, that video memory is not configured properly. Please restart computer and set AGP Aperture size = 256 MB or more in BIOS configuration program. Usually you can enter BIOS configuration utility by pressing `DEL' while computer restart. »

There was a patch[6]. Note: as of 2018 it seems not downloadable anymore from this website, but it is downloadable from another[7].

Tricks[edit]

Change mouse click sound[edit]

From a file manager, open the folder: "Program Files/GSC Game World/Cossacks II/Data/Sound/interface"

Rename the file interf_click1.wav to select1.waw (less noisy). You must provide a sound file for "select1.wav" otherwise the game will not start.

Skip intro videos[edit]

From a file manager, open the folder: "Program Files/GSC Game World/Cossacks II/Data/"

Rename the following file names (you may add "_off" for example):

  • 1.bik (it is the CDV video)
  • 2.bik (it is the GSC video)
  • 3.bik (it is the game intro video)

References[edit]

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  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>/115200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (115200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References