Icewind Dale II

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Icewind Dale II
Icewind Dale II cover
Developers
Black Isle Studios
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
Infinity
Release dates
Windows August 27, 2002
macOS (OS X) April 17, 2014[1]
Icewind Dale II at Wikipedia
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Key points

Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS by default; increasing affects game speed.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Patched for modern systems. Includes the Adventure Pack expansion.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Adventure Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\
  2. Delete or rename BISlogo.mve, Credits.mve, Nvidia.mve and WOTC.mve.

Playing without CD[edit]

If you performed a full install you can play without the CD in your drive by tricking the game. The copy protection will only check for the presence of a CD drive and the presence of a certain file. Set up a virtual CD drive using a tool of your choice and make sure it has the following file in its file tree:

  • CD2/Data/IWD2CD.2

Wine users can use Wine's winecfg program to set up a folder as a CD drive. Using cracks is not recommended since they can break compatibility with mods.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\icewind2.ini[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Keymap.ini[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\mpsave\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Widescreen mod.
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen mod.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Widescreen mod.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30 FPS default cap. Frame rate is tied directly to the game's clock and changing it will change the game speed.

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
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Polish audio only in retail copies.
Russian
1) Official localization by «Akella» – local retail and GOG version.
2) Official localization by «1C-SoftClub - local retail»
Russian
Fan translation by prowler

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Co-op
Online play
6 Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Frame Rate and Lag Fix[edit]

Use Aqrit's DDrawFix. The GOG.com version is already patched.

Game does not start on Windows 10 (GOG.com)[edit]

The GOG.com version does not start correctly on Windows 10.
Delete/rename ddraw.dll[2]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename ddraw.dll. The game should now start correctly.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References