Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II cover
Developers
LucasArts
Windows Aspyr Media
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Engines
Ronin 2.0[1]
Release dates
Windows October 26, 2010
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II at Wikipedia
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Subseries of Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2009
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 2010

Key points

Capped at 30 FPS; see High frame rate to fix.

General information

Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe
LucasArts Forums for game discussion (defunct)
LucasArts Forums for game support (defunct)
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)
SecuROM 7 DRM. European copies use SecuROM 8 DRM.
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
All DLCs are console exclusives.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Download this patch.
  2. Extract zip file into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run NoIntro_SWTFU2.exe and click "Disable Intro".
  4. Start the game.

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.1[edit]

  • Fix memory leak
  • Pre-rendered cut-scenes and game "attract" mode stop functioning after about 50 minutes of game play.
  • Some textures & characters appear dark and without texture after about 50 minutes of game play with some ATI Radeon video card configurations.
  • Reflections may not work properly with Nvidia GeForce 9800 series cards.
  • Some Stormtroopers and other enemies can become stuck in the air when hit with "Force Push" causing a progression stop to the next level/area until all enemies were found and destroyed.
  • During level "Salvation - Battle for the Salvation" a power core may not be able to be retrieved if the apprentice is defeated while in the same room as the power core or if the game is exited and re-loaded while in the power core room.
Download[edit]

Restoring wet clothes[edit]

This effect was originally available for console versions but it was absent in the PC version. Download from Mod DB

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\LucasArts\Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32500/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\LucasArts\Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2\Saves\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32500/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
Game may crash on start if multiple monitors are enabled.[citation needed]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped at 30 FPS by default; use the FPS cap fix.
120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS by default; use the FPS cap fix.

High frame rate[edit]

Use Patched EXE[citation needed]

Use the FPS cap fix. Available options are 40 FPS, 50 FPS, 60 FPS, and unlimited.

Notes

All cutscenes, both pre-rendered and rendered in-engine, will continue to run at 30fps.
This may cause occasional crashes.
Force-gripped objects/enemies may constantly move upwards when using the 50 and 60 FPS exes; if this happens, use the 40 FPS exe.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Menus do not have full mouse support if a controller is connected.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Invert x-axis also available.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Invert x-axis also available.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

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
Turkish
Fan translation.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup[edit]

If your monitor resolution does not match the game's or you are using a second monitor it will crash on load. This seems most common when your desktop is set to 1920x1080.
There is also a problem where if your monitor is set to a refresh rate of 59 instead of 60 the game may crash.
Fix 1920x1080 crash[citation needed]
  1. Set your desktop resolution to 1650x1050 and boot the game.
  2. From there navigate to the options and change the game resolution.
  3. You can now exit out of the game and change your resolution back and the game should boot.
Fix 59 Hz crash[citation needed]
  1. Right click your desktop, select properties or screen resolution.
  2. Click advanced under the resolution tab, and change your monitor to a 60 Hz refresh rate.
Fix dual screen crash[citation needed]
  1. Open SWTFU2.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Check the box saying "Disable Desktop Composition".

Notes

This will disable Aero but turn it back on when you're done playing and you can keep both screens plugged in.
Set compatibility mode[citation needed]
  1. Open SWTFU2.exe compatibility settings.
  2. Set Windows 7 compatibility mode.

In game videos not playing[edit]

Change WMV association[citation needed]

Change the default .wmv video player to Windows Media Player.

Disable in-game videos[citation needed]

Rename FMV folder located in <path-to-game>/Game/Disc/ (to FMV_old, for example).

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 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 5200+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 6000+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
ATI Radeon HD 4800
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
512 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c 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>/32500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (32500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References