Raiden II

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Raiden II
Raiden II cover
Developers
Seibu Kaihatsu
Windows Kinesoft
Publishers
Japan, early copies GameBank
Japan, later copies CYBERFRONT Corporation
America Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
Windows 1997
Raiden II on Wikipedia
Raiden
Raiden 1994
Raiden II 1997
Raiden III 2006
Raiden Legacy 2013
Raiden Fighters 2013
Raiden III Digital Edition 2014
Raiden IV: OverKill 2015
Raiden V: Director's Cut 2017

Key points

Has a TATE display option.
In fullscreen mode, it's stretched from it's intended 3:4 aspect ratio. See Fix stretched output in fullscreen mode for a fix.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Runs directly off of the disc, uses Redbook audio for music.[1]
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Play without the disc[edit]

At least copying the game files to a folder on your hard drive is the bare minimum requirement for more fixes, if needed.
Music will now loop correctly, and will play on cue 100% of time as side effects to this fix.
How to run the game completely off the hard drive[2]
  1. Copy all of the files from the disc into a folder of your choosing.
  2. Download the _inmm.dll installer and extract it, then run the installer.
  3. Open your game CD in any application that rips audio CDs, and rip the audio into an easy to find place, preferably into a folder in the game’s directory.
  4. Open _inmmcnf.exe, and on the "Method" tab, change the "default" option to DirectShow.
  5. Select the "_inmm.dll" tab, then click "add".
  6. Go to the folder you ripped the game's music into. Then select all of the "track" files.
  7. Select "Save", go to the folder you installed Raiden II in, then save the ini file.
  8. Close _inmmcnf.exe, then drag raidenii.exe onto the _inmmcnf.exe file itself. This will pop up a message asking if you want to patch the executable. Select "Ok".
  9. Launch loader.exe whenever you want to play the game, or launch raidenii.exe to skip the launcher.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Gamebank\RaidenII[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Gamebank\RaidenII[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 aspect ratio, stretched in fullscreen.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Uses desktop resolution when fullscreen.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Japanese UI is only available on Japanese copies.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Issues fixed[edit]

Fix stretched output in fullscreen mode[edit]

Fullscreen mode fix[4]
  1. Copy the contents of the game disc to a folder, if you haven't already.
  2. Download dgVoodoo.
  3. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to <path-to-game>, where raidenii.exe resides.
  4. Open the MS folder in the dgVoodoo zip and extract DDraw.dll, D3DImm.dll, and D3D8.dll to <path-to-game>, again where raidenii.exe resides.
  5. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  6. Make sure the Config folder / Running instance is set to <path-to-game>, it may already be there by default.
  7. In the General tab, set Adapter(s) to use / enable to your current graphics card, Appearance to Full Screen, and Scaling mode to either Stretched, keep Aspect Ratio or Stretched, 4:3 Aspect Ratio.
  8. In the DirectX tab, make sure Disable and passthru to real DirectX is unchecked, and set Resolution to Max. You can uncheck dgVoodoo Watermark if you wish.
  9. Click Apply and exit the program.
  10. Open the game, and select fullscreen mode in the options menu.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX-compatible GPU

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-20
  2. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-20
  3. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-20
    Tested with wired Xbox One controller.
  4. Verified by User:Ptolemy on 2019-08-20