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Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos

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Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos
Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos cover
Developers
Particle Systems
Publishers
Infogrames
Release dates
Windows June 28, 2001
Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos at Wikipedia
Independence War
Independence War 1997
Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos 2001

Key points

For Windows 8 and later apply the low frame rate fix.
Released as Edge of Chaos: Independence War 2 in Europe and Galaxy Commander: Edge of Chaos for the German re-release.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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You need an optical drive for the singleplayer.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies\
  2. Delete or rename Infogrames.bik, intro.bik, and psys.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\flux.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/359630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/359630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

By default, the game's AA can only be toggled on/off for the in-game HUD lines and orb stalks.
Force Anti-aliasing (AA) using either the NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center[citation needed]

Windowed[edit]

Set windowed mode in flux.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Edit flux.ini
  3. Change full_screen = 1 to full_screen = 0
  4. Save your changes and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Speech, Music, Movie, and Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Low frame rate in fullscreen mode[edit]

This issue occurs on Windows 8 and later.
Use low frame rate fix

Apply the low frame rate fix

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input DirectInput
Cutscenes Bink

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 XP
Processor (CPU) 600 MHz Pentium or better 2 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Riva TNT 2 or better
DirectX 8 compatible
HD 3000 Series or better
DirectX 9 compatible
These requirements are for the GOG.com release.

Notes

  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>/359630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (359630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References