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Port Royale 2

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Port Royale 2
Port Royale 2 cover
Developers
Ascaron Entertainment
Publishers
Strategy First
Release dates
Windows September 13, 2004
Port Royale 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Port Royale 2 at Wikipedia
Port Royale
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Port Royale 2 2004
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants 2012

General information

Official site (archived)
Port Royale 2 Fansite
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
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ascaron Entertainment\Port Royale 2\Save
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ascaron Entertainment\Port Royale 2\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12470/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External options menu.
External options menu.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

The game comes with a configuration setting that says "Run in Fullscreen mode", checked by default. While unchecking this option implies windowed mode, the actual result is the following:

  • The game runs at full desktop resolution, as if it was Borderless Windowed.
  • If it is a widescreen aspect, the game stretches with distortion.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not start[edit]

Setting up compatibility settings[citation needed]
  1. Right click on the PR2.exe file (located in the installation folder) and select "Properties".
  2. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and enable Compatibility Mode (set it to "Windows 98/Windows Me"), along with the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" and "Run this program as an administrator" options.
  3. Press "OK" and launch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 700 MHz Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB (98SE, ME)
256 MB (2000, XP)
512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible

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>/12470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References