The Evil Within 2

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The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2 cover
Developers
Tango Gameworks
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
STEM Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows October 13, 2017
The Evil Within 2 at Wikipedia
The Evil Within
The Evil Within 2014
The Evil Within 2 2017

General information

Official website
The Evil Within 2 General Discussion - Bethesda Softworks Forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Last Chance Pack Pre-order bonus.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video file[citation needed]
  1. Download Intro Skip file
  2. Copy tango_logo.bk2 to <path-to-game>\base\bink and replace the file.
Only skips the first two videos, the warning text is hardcoded.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\The Evil Within 2\base\the_evil_within2Config.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\The Evil Within 2\base\savegame\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are 16:9 pillarboxed.[2] Use The Evil Within 2 21:9 Cutscenes Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider up to 90° horizontal. Changes dynamically depending on the scene/location
Windowed
Also supports Hotsampling.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, TAA+FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No in-game option and doesn't seem like there's any acceleration by default
Mouse sensitivity
Separate menu and in-game sensitivity sliders
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Native XInput support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two pre-defined presets.
Controller sensitivity
Separate X and Y axis sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available
Additional information
Button prompts
Xbox or K/M prompts appear depending on input used. Switches automatically
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master, SFX, Voice, Music and Cinematic levels. A dynamic range setting is also present
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Title screen produces sound, but main game forces a pause on alt-tab which switches to silence.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

First-person mode[edit]

Enable first-person mode[3][4]
  1. Start the game with the +com_allowconsole 1 parameter.
  2. Once in the game, press Insert.
  3. Type in and enter pl_FPS 1.
  4. Play past chapter one for the command to work properly.

Notes

The game may crash when applying the gas mask in chapter four.

Reduce micro-stuttering[edit]

Reduce micro-stuttering[citation needed]
  1. Open the installation folder
  2. Create a new folder and rename it TheEvilWithinCache.
  3. Add the launch option +fs_cachepath "C:\YOURPATH\The Evil Within 2\TheEvilWithinCache" to the game launch options in Steam. Alternatively, you can create a shortcut of the game .exe file, then open its properties and add the launch option in the target field, leaving 1 empty space between the exe and the launch option.
  4. Run the game, if you used the "shortcut method", launch the game from the shortcut.
  5. After running the game and loading an area, verify the presence of the two files FileCache000.bin and FileCacheHeader.bin in the folder TheEvilWithinCache you created.
  6. If the files are there, it means that the tweak is working.

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit system is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
Intel Core i7-4770
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 480
6 GB of VRAM

References

  1. The Evil Within 2 Powered by Modified idTech: STEM Engine - Rely on Horror
  2. https://imgur.com/a/OMqDj
  3. Steam Community :: Guide :: The Evil Within 2: First Person Mode
  4. The Evil Within 2 Has a Secret First-Person Mode - Rely on Horror