Syberia II

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Syberia II
Syberia II cover
Developers
Microïds
Publishers
Anuman Interactive
Steam Meridian4
Engines
Virtools
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2004
macOS (OS X) December 11, 2014
Syberia II on Wikipedia
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General information

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

Availability[edit]

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
The GOG.com version of the game also includes bonus content.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Syberia 2 Saves\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.microids.syberia2.univ/Data/Library/Application Support/Syberia 2/options.xml
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Syberia 2 Saves\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.microids.syberia2.univ/Data/Library/Application Support/Syberia 2/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Other resolutions can be forced with dgVoodoo2. Widescreen hack is impossible due to the game using pre-rendered backgrounds.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced with dgVoodoo2. May cause graphical glitches with 2D elements like menus, sprites, backgrounds, etc.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. To disable, force off via video driver.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Create a .ini file[3]
  1. Create a file named player.ini in the installation folder with the following content:
    0 BaseCMO.cmo
  2. Save the file
  3. Start the game.

Notes

(0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State 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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Windows only.
Polish
Windows only.
Spanish
Russian
Official translation by «Logrus». Retail and Origin-version available.
Russian
Unofficial translation by «Fagus». Attached as a bonus to the GOG.com version.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Minor spoiler ahead.

Missable Youkol relic[edit]

The monastery library's secret compartment and related window permanently close if one leaves the area without having taken the Youkol relic. The game prevents the player from re-lighting the necessary candles, and the item is required in order to progress. Thus, the only solution is to load an earlier save file.

Issues fixed[edit]

Irregular game speed and unsychronized sound[edit]

Certain animations, such as mouth movement, are tied to frame rate. Consequently, at high frame rates, animations appear erratic and sound may become unsychronized.
Limit frame rate

Black screen in the general store[edit]

The game has a tendency to switch to a black screen after the cutscene in which the general store owner pulls down the ladder leading to the attic, at which point the player is unable to progress.
Restart the game[4]
  1. Restart the game.
  2. Load a save made prior to the cutscene.
  3. Trigger the cutscene again.
Skip the cutscene[5]
  • During the ladder-pull-down cutscene, press Esc multiple times in order to skip to the next scene.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB graphics card
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Mac
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
Intel HD Graphics
128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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>/46510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References