Dishonored 2

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Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 cover
Developers
Arkane Studios
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Void Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2016
Dishonored 2 at Wikipedia
Dishonored
Dishonored 2012
Dishonored 2 2016
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 2017

Key points

Plagued by significant performance issues.[2][3]

General information

Official game site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4]
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the +com_showLoadingScreen 0 command line argument[6]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/403640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\savegame\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/403640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
65-110° horizontal. For higher values see Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Appears to be enabled by default, samples unknown, cannot be disabled.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 120 FPS to prevent physics issues.[7]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use DLL injection with Cheat Engine[citation needed]
  1. Download Hattiwatti's DLL - works with patch 1.2[7] (exe v1.75.0.7) and patch 1.3 (exe v1.75.0.12).
  2. Download and install Cheat Engine.
  3. Once you have started the game, use the button at the left top in the Cheat Engine window to open the process selector and choose "Dishonored2.exe".
  4. Open the "Memory View" window with the button on the left.
  5. Select "Inject DLL" in the menu "Tools", then select the DLL file you unpacked from the ZIP. Confirm "Execute?" with yes.
  6. You can close Cheat Engine. Mind that you have to inject the DLL whenever you run the game, if you want the FOV features.
  7. In the game, use PageUp and PageDown to change the FOV. You can also press Home to toggle HUD objective locators without having to go through the menus.

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Speech, Voice options
Surround sound
Mixing is good.
Subtitles
None, Main Dialogue, All Dialogue
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Mexican Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to enter Fullscreen[edit]

Change value in CFG[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\
  2. Open dishonored2Config.cfg with a text editor and look for r_fullscreen
  3. If present change value from 2 to 1 otherwise add r_fullscreen "1" manually at the end of the file and save.

Unable to invert controller Y axis[edit]

Caused by the game recognizing the gamepad as a mouse input due to a Steam setting
Change setting in Steam Big Picture settings[citation needed]
  1. Open Steam Big Picture mode
  2. Click on the gear in the top right (settings)
  3. Go to Controller Settings
  4. Uncheck Xbox Configuration Support or PS4 Configuration Support depending on the controller you are using

Dirty glass effect on screen[edit]

Part of the game's visuals so there is no official way to disable the effect
Disable Bloom[8]
  1. Open the Options menu from either the main menu or pause menu
  2. Open Visuals and go to the Quality Settings tab
  3. Set Bloom to No
  4. Close the menu and save your settings

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
Intel Core i7-4770
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2/3 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 480
6/8 GB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) used for Windows game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). The app ID (403640) may differ in some cases.

References