al Qamar Feb 7 @ 1:38pm
caveat emptor - beware buyers... there is no patch support! Devs are "dead" for long. If you wanna play it play it on Playstation 3
Hi all Sacred 2 was a masterpiece of a game but it was abandoned. There are no patches since years and you should consider gamebreaking bugs mostly in form of crashes / memory leaks, especially on Windows 7/8 64bit OSes and those are well known since years to Koch Media UK / Germany, yet they try to sell this game.


Ironically Sacred 1 will run flawless but it is clearly aged, if you do not mind the graphics Sacred 1 Gold is still a great buy. But as a hard die fan of Sacred I would never recommend this game again. I have a retail collectors edition that is doomed to stay in the shelf till I die.

The crashes are NOT fixable for MANY, just google it. And they won't be patched as the german developer went bancrupt long times ago. Do not expect a very active MP community either. The servers are shut down. You can use tunngle, hamachi or evolve networks to meet or use your LAN.

I am sorry to post this sad news, but there is less hope. If you really love to enjoy this game more stable with a bit worse graphics get it on Playstation 3 where it runs much better with rare crashes.
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Gamer of Games Feb 7 @ 4:29pm 
There is actually a communtiy patch that fixes most of the problems, but multiplayer is sadly dead.
Hadley Feb 7 @ 5:13pm 
To be fair, you don't even own this game... I'll admit the retail release was pretty bad, but the version here on Steam is as close to perfection as S2 can get. The community patch is compatable with this version, as well.

Can't argue with you about the MP, though.
dreadmetis Feb 7 @ 5:40pm 
MP is not dead if you look for solutions over the internet. I play it with Tunngle with friends quite often. And there is a community patch for many problems you can encounter with the vanilla version. Solid and full of pleasure, Sacred 2 is fully playable on PC, sorry you encountered problems but this is only your experience Al Qamar...
merchantmudcrab Feb 8 @ 2:34am 
One of the older patches caused constant crashes on Win7 but they released a fix for this, just download the latetest patch from the official patch site:
http://update.sacred2.com/
King_Kosher Feb 8 @ 2:42am 
OP is uneducated on this topic and didn`t even mention the Community Patch.Case closed
al Qamar Feb 8 @ 10:46am 
Originally posted by dreadmetis:
MP is not dead if you look for solutions over the internet. I play it with Tunngle with friends quite often. And there is a community patch for many problems you can encounter with the vanilla version. Solid and full of pleasure, Sacred 2 is fully playable on PC, sorry you encountered problems but this is only your experience Al Qamar...
google it mate "Sacred 2 crashes". It is not only my exp. You will find others on Steam community aswell. I also listed the possibilities about MP :)

The community patch is old too and won't fix the crashes.

I am fairly not uneducated. I have the game since it has been released on retail. Thanks for your bone dead assumptions. :<
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Hadley Feb 8 @ 2:36pm 
Originally posted by al Qamar:
google it mate "Sacred 2 crashes". It is not only my exp.
Really?? This is what you're basing your decision on? Amazing...

I'm willing to bet every single game Steam offers will turn up a Goggle result with "<title> crash". If you can't handle the certain amount of risk that comes with purchasing stuff, maybe being a consumer isn't for you...
DedZedNub Feb 8 @ 10:49pm 
I have Sacred 2 Gold from Steam. I currently run it perfectly fine on Windows 7 64 bit. No crashes, no problems, seriously. I also ran it before on a Windows XP setup. Again, no crashes, no problems, seriously. I even have a lousy Intel HD 3000 gpu built-into the motherboard, umkay?!

The only problems I've ever heard of was if you turned on the PhysX option. Don't. It causes massive lag and doesn't improve the visuals much at all, in fact it can be blinding. It seems to simply lead to more movement in explosions for objects and way too blinding effects, IMHO. (Do I really need to see individual leaves move -- honestly that's the greatest difference). Most crashes are related to that and sometimes the gpu of the customer has problems with the HD patch, as if it really improves anything in side by side comparison (maybe it matters if you have greater than 1920x1080 resolution, maybe, IMHO).

Point is, if I can run it, without the community patch for hours on end and no crashes, it sure isn't as broken as you describe. Heck, the Win XP computer was a frickin' Athlon XP.

Of course, your mileage may vary, but you have to be kidding with your generalization. Get it when on sale and you won't be risking much. ( I think I got the whole shebang on sale for about $7 and change, cheap enough for you?) You can save anytime anywhere, have multiple saves, and the game is enjoyable, has fabulous models, and tons to do. You could literally play the game for years and not do everything with every possible build, same with Sacred Gold (the earlier game). Give me a break.

I mostly run it in offline mode, my time played will not include the fact I have played it on different pc installations, and seems to almost never record my offline play, so don't point to that or you really don't know squat.

By the way, it is known that the various on-disk distributions, especially if you got the add-on separate from the original game, do tend more often to be problematic. Partially this was because some of the distributions got messed up, and some of the versions didn't mesh correctly being mislabelled or incorrectly pressed onto the disks. The Steam version does have the correct final version without most of those headaches.

Ok, I've wasted enough time trying to balance this thread back toward the truth, as have many others.
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al Qamar Feb 10 @ 3:18am 
There is no definetly truth about this thread. I can state that a refund request for 2 licenses on 2 different computers with Nvidia hardware was successful, and it was not the physX option that made this game unplayable due the crashes. I am not bashing the game but reporting my own experiences over years since release. And anytimeI tried it again I failed to make this game run on max settings and the delivered HD texture pack, and even without.

I admit there seem to be more lucky ones that claim this game is running fine. Just from my point of view it is not and the main point is there is no further helpful support.

Originally posted by Hadley:
To be fair, you don't even own this game...
I do not own this on Steam anymore after my refund requests were successful
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Doctor Tiki Feb 10 @ 8:40pm 
Originally posted by al Qamar:
I am fairly not uneducated.

*cough*
al Qamar Feb 11 @ 11:42am 
thanks for letting down the discussion to a personal level Tiki :)
Hadley Feb 11 @ 10:17pm 
Originally posted by al Qamar:
Originally posted by Hadley:
To be fair, you don't even own this game...
I do not own this on Steam anymore after my refund requests were successful
Well then I guess I have nothing else to offer you other than my sympathy for not being able to enjoy this great game. I just wish you'd stop trying to convince people not to buy it. Sharing your experience is one thing, flat out telling people not to even bother is another. This game runs fine for most people, and if not they can just get refunds anyway, right? This crusade you're on isn't really helping anyone at this point.
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al Qamar Feb 11 @ 10:41pm 
I just wish you'd stop trying to convince people not to buy it. << qui bono?

Why some people defend the game in this thread. Customers should be grown up enough to see both sides of the medal this game has.

Play your game if you can. I would love to enjoy it really. The problem seems that internet people can hardly seperate between haters and facts. It my thread bothers you, leave it alone and don't waste your time perhaps, but honestly stop telling me what to do.
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[NOR]Viper Feb 11 @ 10:54pm 
I really don't like playing on my FailStation, but I have been considering getting S2 for it anyway. Does it really not crash or bug out? And, almost equally as important - does it run at 60 fps (or at least considerably more than 30)?

Also, the OP raises valid points. With (several) typical PC configurations, I have been unable to run the game without it crashing regularly, and forget about PhysX effects, even with a much more powerful Nvidia card than was available at the time of release. I've gone as far as to format the boot disk several times, trying various Windows versions, both 32 and 64-bit - but I've always gotten similar, bad, results. Despite this I have racked up some considerable playtime, finishing the game several times on lower difficulty levels.

I actually considered buying a separate computer for this game, running Windows XP and with older components for better compatibility, but I finally managed to let the game go after so many months.

My point is; there ARE people out there who have had major problems getting it to run, as well as those lucky ones who have not.
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jessisceltic Feb 12 @ 7:14am 
Darkmatters is the go to site for this game. I have had no issues getting it to work on either of my computers, win 7 or vista. The community patch is pretty much necissary however. As you can see, I have MANY hours on this game. I also own it for PS3 and have had no issues there either.
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