Stronghold 2

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Stronghold 2
Stronghold 2 cover
Developers
Firefly Studios
Publishers
2K Games
Engines
Dragonfly
Release dates
Windows April 18, 2005
Stronghold 2 at Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Key points

Updated for compatibility with modern versions of Windows.
GameSpy online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy services being shut down.[1][2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Stronghold 2 Heaven
Firefly Studios official forum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stronghold 2\Stronghold2.GraphicsSettings.xml
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/901735/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Stronghold 2\Saves
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/901735/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings are only available in the launcher, not in-game.
Graphics settings are only available in the launcher, not in-game.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretches from 4:3; also causes problems with the cutscenes.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
"Game Speed" in options menu; FPS is locked to game speed, and capped at 90.

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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Certain important messages not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
No longer working due to GameSpy services being shut down.[2]
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy services being shut down.[2]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz Pentium III or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
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>/901735/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (901735) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References