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Wasteland 2

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Wasteland 2
Wasteland 2 cover
Developers
inXile Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment
Publishers
inXile Entertainment
Engines
Former Unity 4[Note 1]
Unity 5[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows September 19, 2014
macOS (OS X) September 19, 2014
Linux September 19, 2014
Wasteland 2 at Wikipedia
Wasteland
Wasteland 1988
Wasteland 2 2014
Wasteland 3 2019

General information

Official website
Official forum
Official wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Director's Cut)
Steam Community Discussions (original)
Beta feedback site access (for bugs reporting)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Includes Wasteland 1.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Origin
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Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Kickstarter backers will receive a DRM-free download.[4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\inXile\Wasteland2\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Preferences/unity.inXile.Wasteland 2.plist
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/inXile/Wasteland 2
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Wasteland2\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Wasteland2/
~/Documents/Library/Application Support/Wasteland2DC/
Linux ~/.config/Wasteland2/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display options.
Display options.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Some HUD elements are stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be zoomed in or zoomed out during gameplay.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable Fullscreen from in-game display options.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Available as 'per texture' or 'forced on'. Also can be forced through video driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA only.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.
Color blind mode
Added with the patch 3.[5]
Uses Unity graphic settings presets.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Global, music, SFX, VO, ambient and UI.
Surround sound
Raw, mono, stereo, quad, surround and 5.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Text-to-speech option is available for visually impaired users.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash at game launch[edit]

Launch game elevated[6]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Build, right-click on WL2.exe and select Properties
  2. Open the Compatibility tab select and enable "Run this program as an administrator".
  3. Click OK twice to save the settings and close the windows.

Notes

If the game still doesn't start, repeat this, but additionally change other compatibility settings (e.g. "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" or "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings")
Nvidia Optimus[6]
  1. Open the Nvidia Control Panel, which can be found as a tray icon on the taskbar, in the Control Panel, or by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting it.
  2. Go to Manage 3D settings, open the Program Settings tab, click on Add and either select WL2.exe in the window or click on Browse... and browse to the WL2.exe file (located in <path-to-game>\Build).
  3. In the dropdown menu below, select "High-performance NVIDIA processor".
  4. Click on Apply on the lower right corner to save the settings
The developer also recommends to disable video capturing software like Fraps or Bandicam.

Saves not showing up[edit]

There is currently a bug where none of the saves show up if even one of them is missing (specifically missing the .xml file or possibly having an empty .xml file).
Delete missing save files[7]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Wasteland2\Save Games\
  2. Double click on all saved installation folders until you find one that has no data in it. It's specifically looking for a .xml file.
  3. Delete that specific folder (or folders), the one with the missing save game files
  4. Restart Wasteland 2 and your other saved games will re-appear.

Unable to choose resolution in windowed mode[edit]

Change resolution in registry (Windows)[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\inXile\Wasteland2\
  2. Change registry key Resolution_hXXXXXXXXXX to desired resolution (e.g. 1920x1080).
  3. Change registry key Screenmanager Resolution Height_hXXXXXXXXXX to desired height (e.g. 1080) (Note: Make sure to select decimal numbers).
  4. Change registry key Screenmanager Resolution Width_hXXXXXXXXXX to desired width (e.g. 1920) (Note: Make sure to select decimal numbers).
  5. Launch the game.

Launches in wrong resolution (multi screen setups and some Linux distros)[edit]

Launch with graphics options menu[citation needed]
  1. Launch game with -show-screen-selector command line argument.
  2. Now you will see a pre-launch menu. Change resolution to desired resolution (e.g. 1920x1080).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent Intel Core i5 series or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 4850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
AMD Radeon HD 5770
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 4.5.5f1[1][2]
  2. Unity engine build: 5.2.2p2[1][3]

References