Overlord II

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Overlord II
Overlord II cover
Developers
Triumph Studios
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming[1]
Linux Virtual Programming[1]
Publishers
Codemasters
Release dates
Windows June 23, 2009
macOS (OS X) July 26, 2016
Linux July 26, 2016
Overlord II at Wikipedia
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Key points

The version of Nvidia PhysX that Steam installs is outdated and causes the game to crash on newer Windows systems. See Assertion Failure At Launch to fix it.

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
SecuROM DRM.[2]
Windows
Developer website
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Windows
Publisher website
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Official store of OS X/Linux porter.
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename Title_***.bik in the installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Go to Video in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename all Title_***.bik files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Overlord II\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/vpltd/Overlord2/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Overlord II\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/vpltd/Overlord2/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher and in-game video settings.
Launcher and in-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Resolution is changed by dragging window borders or maximizing. Steam Overlay must be closed for this to work.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Enable through graphics control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Seems to be capped at 100FPS.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
Launcher input settings.
Launcher input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Launcher and in-game audio settings.
Launcher and in-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, music and speech sliders.
Surround sound
Up to 8.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Spanish
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Split-screen.
LAN play
Online play
Co-op
Multiplayer servers are down

Issues fixed[edit]

Assertion Failure At Launch[edit]

Install a newer version of NVidia PhysX[citation needed]
  1. Download the latest NVidia PhysX.
  2. Install it and you should be able to start the game.
You may need to restart your computer after installing this.
Install a legacy version of NVidia PhysX
  1. Download the legacy NVidia PhysX.
  2. Install it and you should be able to start the game.
You may need to restart your computer after installing this.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP2+
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64bit 3000+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM

References