Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel cover
Developers
Ascaron Entertainment
Publishers
Deep Silver
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2008
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel guide at StrategyWiki
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel at Wikipedia
Sacred
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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel 2008
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Sacred 3 2014

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Sacred 2 Gold)
Steam Community Discussions
SacredWiki: a community maintained wiki that also hosts the community patch.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM.
Russian copies use StarForce 5 DRM.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Up to date Gold edition, Compatible with the community patch.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition.
Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Gold Edition is a complete edition containing the base game and the Ice and Blood add-on needed for the community patch.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Ice & Blood
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

  • A community patch is available to anyone who has the add-on installed. Be sure to run Sacred2Updater.exe after installing it so that you get the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Possible through editing the OptionsDefault.txt
4K Ultra HD
Possibly hackable but no idea how it would impact the game
Field of view (FOV)
FOV only needs to be edited if playing in Ultra Widescreen.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, x2, x4
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]
Color blind mode

Better Textures[edit]

  • The Collectors Edition came with a third disc with Elite textures adding an extra option to the graphics menu for them.
  • Deep Silver are happy for people to download these textures but cannot supply them as the original developer went bankrupt. Post from Deep Silver community manager.

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
Master, Music, Sound Effects and Speech all have separate levels.
Surround sound
Speaker modes: 2.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1.
Subtitles
Mission text displayed in dialog boxes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5.0.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Official servers have been shut down; see Online play.

Online play[edit]

Internet LAN play can work through Tungle, Hamachi and other VPN services
Tungle is recommended although other services will work.
Setting up Internet LAN play[citation needed]
  • Download and install Tungle. Tungle Download.
  • Run Tungle and Register/Login.
  • Go to the Sacred 2 Channel
  • Run Sacred 2 and select Multiplayer (CM Multiplayer if using the Community Patch).
  • Load a character.
  • Create or select a game and enter lobby.
If the host has the Community Patch installed you must also have the Community Patch to join. The lobby will inform you if they do.


Issues fixed[edit]

Steam version crashes on launch[edit]

The Steam version Sacred 2 Gold will crash if launched when the beta client of Steam is installed.[citation needed]
Instructions[citation needed]
  • Go to settings in the Steam client and opt out of the Beta for the Steam client.
  • Restart Steam and let it download any client updates required.

Windows 7 compatibility[edit]

Under Windows 7 Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Release-Version 2.0.2. or if fully patched 2.4.3.) will crash constantly.
Under Windows 7 the Add-on Sacred 2: Ice&Blood (Release-Version 2.64.0.0) will crash constantly.
There is no official Windows 7 Fix-Patch for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Here is a post on the Steam forum outlining potential steps to getting Sacred 2 to work on Windows 7. However, the only reliable solution is to buy the Add-on.
(pertaining to v2.43 DRM-free German) Game will work only if Windows Aero is turned off.[citation needed]
Only for the Add-on Sacred 2: Ice&Blood: Install Official Fix-Patch[citation needed]
  • Go to the official patch site: Update Sacred 2.
  • Choose the right language for your version.
  • Download and install patch 2.65.1.0.

Notes

The DRM-free version of Sacred 2: Gold installs pre-patched to 2.65.1.0.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X800
256 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
ATI Radeon 3870
512 MB of VRAM
The elite textures if installed take up an additional 9 GB of hard drive space.

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>/225640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References