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Space Rangers 2: Dominators

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Space Rangers 2: Dominators
Space Rangers 2: Dominators cover
Developers
Elemental Games
Publishers
US Cinemaware
Europe Excalibur Publishing
Russia, Poland 1C Company
Release dates
Windows September 13, 2005
Space Rangers 2: Dominators at Wikipedia
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Key points

Released as Space Rangers 2 in the UK and Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators in the US.
Re-released as Space Rangers 2: Reboot, which includes the base game and its Reboot expansion.
Wide variety of in-game graphical options.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1] on the original and Special Edition.
StarForce 5 DRM for Reboot.
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Reboot
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro cutscenes[edit]

Modify config file[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open cfg.txt.
  3. Find the line which contains SkipIntro. If the line does not exist, add it to the bottom of the file.
  4. Change the line you found to the following: SkipIntro=True

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\cfg.txt
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46330/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save
<path-to-game>\questcomplete.dat
<path-to-game>\robotcomplete.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46330/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Space and planetary battles use different screen resolution settings.
General settings from expansion.
General settings from expansion.
Video settings from expansion for Space battles.
Video settings from expansion for Space battles.
Video settings from expansion for Planetary battles.
Video settings from expansion for Planetary battles.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
800x600 or 1024x768
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Auto-minimizes on focus loss.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Unknown for planetary battles
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No FPS lock (unknown for planetary battles)
No FPS lock (unknown for planetary battles)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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]

All in-game dialogue is text-based.
Sounds and music settings are set separately for Space and Planetary battles.
Video settings from expansion for Space mode.
Video settings from expansion for Space mode.
Video settings from expansion for Planetary mode.
Video settings from expansion for Planetary mode.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sounds, Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Intro cutscene and planetary battle announcer lack subtitles. All other dialog is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian

Issues fixed[edit]

Game displays blank screen[edit]

The game renders nothing to the screen under Windows 7 and higher.
Modify config file[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open cfg.txt.
  3. Find the line which contains Window.
  4. Change the line you found to the following: Window=True
Set compatibility settings[5]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click on Rangers.exe and select Compatibility Options from the menu which appears.
  3. Click the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for: checkbox.
  5. In the drop-down menu uUnderneath the checkbox you just checked, select Windows 98/ME.
  6. Click the OK button.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8 Space battles uses DX7, Planetary battles uses DX8[5]
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Xvid

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB 1.4 GB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Minimum system requirements do not support planetary battles.

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/46330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References