F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin cover
Monolith Productions
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Lithtech Jupiter EX
Release dates
Windows February 10, 2009
F.E.A.R. 2005
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate 2007
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin 2009
F.E.A.R. 3 2011
F.E.A.R. Online 2014

Key points

GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com Includes F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Reborn Steam version cannot be activated or purchased in Romania and other regions. However, the GOG.com version is available for everyone.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[1]
  1. Download this file.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\interface\videos
  3. Replace the video files with the files in the archive.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\WBGames\FEAR2\<user-id>\settings.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\WBGames\FEAR2\<user-id>\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

"Performance" Settings
"Performance" Settings
"Performance" Advanced Settings
"Performance" Advanced Settings

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Set custom FOV[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit autoexec.cfg with Notepad.
  3. Add FovY XX on a new line, where XX is the desired vertical FOV.


Set windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit autoexec.cfg with Notepad.
  3. Add Windowed 1 on a new line.

Frame rate (FPS)[edit]

Having a frame rate above 60 will cause the mouse to not register slower movements.
Set max FPS to 60[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit autoexec.cfg with Notepad.
  3. Add MaxFPS 62 on a new line.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard Settings
Keyboard Settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Primary and alternate mappings available. After the latest patch, Delete cannot be bound due to being used to delete key bindings.
Mouse acceleration
See Frame rate (FPS).
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse sensitivity cannot be altered.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support

Side mouse buttons[edit]

Map mouse buttons to keys[2]
  1. You have to use XMouseButtonControl.
  2. Then map "Mouse Button 4" and "Mouse Button 5" to keys to your liking.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, dialog
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output[3]
"Captions" under Options -> Game settings
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Official servers have been shut down.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: FEAR 2 - Project Origin for better support.
TriDef 3D
Works well with no 2D artifacts. Crosshair can be disabled by mod.
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Other information[edit]

Disable the HUD[edit]

Use mod[4]
  1. Download the Fear2noHUD mod.
  2. Paste the contents into the installation folder.
This will remove the crosshair.
To get around this use OverlayXhair

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy services have been shut down.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista SP1 XP SP3, Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (3200+ Vista)
P4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz Vista)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (1.5 GB Vista) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB 12 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X700
Nvidia GeForce 6800
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0b support
ATI Radeon HD 2900
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. Verified by Suicide Machine on August 11, 2016
  2. A Simple Solution to the Mouse Button 4 and 5 Problem. - GameFAQs
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  4. No HUD mod for F.E.A.R 2 - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)