X2: The Threat

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X2: The Threat
X2: The Threat cover
Developers
Egosoft
macOS (OS X) Virtual Programming
Publishers
Deep Silver
Enlight Software
OS X Virtual Programming
OS X Freeverse Software
Linux Linux Game Publishing
Engines
X2 Engine
Release dates
Windows December 1, 2003
macOS (OS X) May 31, 2005
Linux May 30, 2006
X2: The Threat on Wikipedia
X
X: Beyond the Frontier 1999
X-Tension 2000
X2: The Threat 2003
X3: Reunion 2005
X3: Terran Conflict 2008
X Rebirth 2013
X Rebirth VR Edition 2017
X4: Foundations 2018

General information

Official website
Official forums
Argonopedia - A wiki for the X series
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 4 DRM for North American release, StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1] for European releases.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches for the game are available here.

Game data[edit]

Launcher general settings.
Launcher general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2800/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\**.sav[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2800/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
[5]

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
HUD scales properly.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Launcher key/button map settings.
Launcher key/button map settings.
Launcher control settings.
Launcher control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

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

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.55.4, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
OpenGL
OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 1.4
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  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>/2800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References