Dungeon Siege II

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Dungeon Siege II
Dungeon Siege II cover
Gas Powered Games
Microsoft Studios
Steam Square Enix
Release dates
Windows August 16, 2005
Dungeon Siege II at Wikipedia
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Key points

The Broken World expansion is unavailable digitally, and installing it manually on digital versions will significantly decrease the framerate.[1]
GameSpy online services have been shut down.
Since the Windows 10 Creators Update the mouse no longer works in the main menu, except when using Windowed or Borderless Fullscreen. See No Mouse Cursor.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
SmarteSECURE DRM.[citation needed]
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Version differences[edit]

The Steam version has no multiplayer and does not include the Broken World expansion.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Broken World

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use nointro parameter[2]

Use the nointro=true command line argument.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Dungeon Siege 2\save\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39200/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
External settings (DS2VideoConfig.exe).
External settings (DS2VideoConfig.exe).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use fullscreen=false command line argument.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set windowed mode and use a borderless tool.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only bilinear and trilinear as ingame options
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Use the maxfps=xxx command line argument

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Ambient, Voice.
Surround sound
Not for FMVs
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


The Steam version does not include multiplayer.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Co-op
For 8 player co-op use oldschool=true parameter.[3]
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

No Mouse Cursor[edit]

You are also required to run Dungeon Siege 2 in windowed mode by setting the start parameter (via Steam or shortcut) as follows: fullscreen=false

To prevent the UI from being almost unusable (see notes), you have to set 'No Size Change' for the game within the Borderless Gaming application.


This causes the main menu to use the monitor resolution, making the UI appear in the top-left corner. Furthermore, the UI in-game will be hard to navigate, because cursor position does not fit position of icons.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy services have been shut down.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP1 or newer
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz equivalent or higher processor
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon series 7000 or better
Nvidia GeForce series
Intel Extreme Graphics 82845, 82865, 82915


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/39200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.