Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition cover
Developers
Vigil Games
Remaster Gunfire Games
Nordic Games
Publishers
Nordic Games
Release dates
Windows November 5, 2015
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition guide at StrategyWiki
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition at Wikipedia
Darksiders
Darksiders 2010
Darksiders II 2012
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition 2015
Darksiders Warmastered Edition 2016
Darksiders III 2018

This page is for the Deathinitive Edition. For the original release, see Darksiders II.

Key points

Updated version of Darksiders II with enhanced graphics, DLC integrated, and game balance and loot tweaks
Owners of Darksiders Franchise Pack on Steam[1] or Darksiders and Darksiders II with DLC on GOG.com[2] before November 5, 2015 received the game for free
Players owning the original Darksiders II and DLC on Steam can unlock the Deathinitive Edition at Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Redeem

General information

Official forums
Darksiders Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Can be played without Steam running.[3]
Windows

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game UI settings.
In-game UI settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Darksiders2\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/388410/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Not accessible by the Options menu but by selecting Key Bindings from the pause menu.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available.
Controller
Controller support
With controller plugged in, mouse and keyboard are disabled other than for menu navigation.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available.
Additional information
Button prompts
Keyboard button prompts when controller not plugged in.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game freezes during the final boss fight[edit]

There is a high chance that the game itself will freeze, but audio will still play when the final boss' health is at 75% after the cutscene. The problem disappears only if you disconnect your PC from the internet.

Cannot move after leaving the menu[edit]

This happens when you quickly open the second menu at the same time as 1st one. You can exit from the 2nd one, but since the 1st one isn't showed up, your character is stuck in entire game. The only way to regain your control is to exit the game and run it.

Stuck in Guardian destruction scene end[edit]

After leaving the menu which describes the weapon you have received. There is a small chance that you will be stuck in a cutscene which supposed to end. Exit to the main menu and continue the game. Keep in mind that you still have to fight The Guardian once more.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after speaking to Archon[edit]

Opt in to beta on Steam[5]
  1. Right click on the game in your Steam library and choose Properties from the menu.
  2. Click the Betas tab and select 'publicbeta', then click Close.
  3. Wait for Steam to update game and then relaunch it.

Frequent crashes in combat when dealing high amounts of damage[edit]

Disable damage numbers/Combat text[citation needed]
  1. Press Esc.
  2. Go to options.
  3. Disable damage numbers.

Low framerate[edit]

Improve low fps by making the game only use 2 cpu cores[7]
  1. Go into the installation folder.
  2. Rename Darksiders2.exe to Darksiders2fix.exe.
  3. Open Notepad and type the code: start /affinity 3 Darksiders2fix.exe (this will set the game to be running on core 1&2)
  4. name the file Darksiders2.bat and save it in the games folder
  5. download the program called bat to exe converter and convert Darksiders2.bat to Darksiders2.exe[6]

Alternate method:

  1. Make a text file in the same folder as the game's Darksiders2.exe, and rename the text file to "Darksiders II Affinity.BAT", with the following text in it: start /affinity AA Darksiders2.exe
  2. The "/affinity AA" makes it run on odd cores (1,3,5 of 0,1,2,3,4,5 on a 6 core) and this gave me better results than core /affinity 3.
  3. Create a shortcut to the Darksiders II Affinity.BAT file and run the game from that. No need to rename darksiders2.exe (breaks Nvidia profiles) or download extra programs.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit OS is required
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista SP1, 7, 8, 10 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Quad core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

References