SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars

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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars
SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars cover
Developers
Phenomic
Publishers
JoWood Productions
Nordic Games
Release dates
Windows April 20, 2006
SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars at Wikipedia
SpellForce
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn 2003
SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars 2006
SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm 2007
SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny 2012
SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past 2014
SpellForce 3 2017
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest 2019

Key points

SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition offers full compatibility with modern operating systems.[1]

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
TAGES DRM. StarForce DRM for European release[2]
Windows
GamersGate
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SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition
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GOG.com
DRM-free
SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition
Windows
Humble Store
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SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition
Windows
Steam
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SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition
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SpellForce 2 - Anniversary Edition includes the SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm expansion.

Version differences[edit]

SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm[edit]

SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm is an expansion to SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars and comes with a campaign scenario, Skirmish Mode, and Free Play mode which allows the players to run the game without any known missions. Throughout the storyline the player will encounter new allies or enemies dependent on the choices of the player.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SpellForce2\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SpellForce2\save\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/39550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit config.xml[3]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\SpellForce2\
  2. Edit config.xml
  3. Change screenheight= and screenwidth to match your resolution, then save your changes.
  4. Set config.xml to read-only to prevent the game overwriting your changes.
  5. Open the in-game console by pressing Ctrl+] and type:
    • UI:SetCameraFOV(0.94) for 16:10
    • UI:SetCameraFOV(1.027) for 16:9

Notes

This will make the game Hor+, however, the cutscenes will remain Vert-.

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
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6
Online play
6

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0[4]
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (32 or 64bit)
Processor (CPU) AMD/Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card with shader model 3.0
DirectX 9.0c compatible
These requirements are from the GOG.com version.

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>/39550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (39550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References