Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2

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DisableBore Sep 6, 2016 @ 1:14pm
PC Optimization : A Friendly Compilation
This thread is meant to be an informative summary on the PC features and customization options.

Before you ask anything in a new thread, check if your concern is listed.

Also consider checking the system requirements on the store before asking as well.
They are there for a reason.

Thread will be updated before and after release.

Now, many thanks to KriS for all the details and sticking the thread so others can quickly see it.

Disclaimer : These are all said by the developer Flying Wild Hog. I am not related in any way to the studio, I'm just a fan who decided to gather their posts and intel in order to make a useful guide to keep users informed on the game's polish.

All present features

No Denuvo and GOG version has no form of DRM

Uncapped FPS, Variable refresh rates available

21:9 Ultrawide support

Controller support

Photo Mode with features like FOV, post process, exposure, filters, camera tilt, hi-res screenshots and slowmotion

Uses DX11

Temporal AA support

SSAA support

Sli support

Customizable crosshair

AMD Eyefinity and NVIDIA Surround support (HUD and movies are automatically constrained to the center display)

Resolution scale slider

HDR display

Full key mapping

FOV slider

Playing at 1080p FPS rates are = 660 - 40 fps on High / 970 - 60fps on Ultra

Texture quality = 2 gb - High textures / 4 gb - Ultra textures

You can turn off almost the entire HUD and Ui if you want, eg. Damage numbers and the enemy health bars.

You can disable and edit chromatic aberration / lens dirt / motion blur / DOF / lens flare

Steam Cloud support

Crossfire support

Linux and Mac versions are upcoming. No support at launch.

OTHER GAME FEATURES

Volumetric fog and light shafts , real-time reflections ,real-time shadows for a lot of lights sources

No regional censorship (eg Germany or Australia )

Crossplay with GOG players

Coop is 100% optional and campaing never forces you to buddy up.

Ancient Chinese Secrets ;)

Video showing option menus and performance benchmarks

ULTRA in a 1070
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTOye_Bub_Y

LOW in a 1070
https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_230025893&feature=iv&src_vid=WTOye_Bub_Y&v=TEr909SrYhA

http://gamegpu.com/action-/-fps-/-tps/shadow-warrior-2-test-gpu ( Russian text

http://gamegpu.com/images/stories/Test_GPU/Action/Shadow_Warrior_2_/sw2_1920.png (AVG FPS




Thanks in advance to the devs and to all forum members, yer welcome.



On Media


Thread got quite the attention, so for those interested, here's some of the sites that got this linked one way or another.

https://twitter.com/ShadowWarrior/status/783734373296189440

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/56sert/developer_fliying_wild_hog_on_shadow_warrior_2/

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/55s5do/optimization_for_shadow_warrior_2_no_denuvo_or/

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/shadow-warrior-2-new-pc-details-revealed-will-feature-fov-slider-will-support-slicrossfire/#comments

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/shadow-warrior-2-dev-denuvo-would-make-a-worse-version-for-our-legit-customers-comments-on-downgraded-visuals/

http://www.gry-online.pl/S013.asp?ID=100707 (Polish

http://gameranx.com/updates/id/76996/article/brand-new-details-for-shadow-warrior-2-on-pc-have-been-revealed/

http://kotaku.com/pc-game-developers-say-anti-piracy-tech-would-make-thei-1787747680

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucn5j0GQYKU

https://www.mobipicker.com/shadow-warrior-2-pc-features-revealed/

http://segmentnext.com/2016/10/04/shadow-warrior-2-pc-port/

http://www.gamestar.hu/hir/shadow-warrior-2-pc-valtozat-218132.html (Hungarian, didnt credit the thread, nor KriS )

http://www.playm.de/2016/10/shadow-warrior-2-exklusive-funktionen-fuer-den-pc-enthuellt-313268/ ( German, also didn't credit us haha )

http://benchmarkhardware.com/2016/10/se-desvelan-las-tecnologias-requisitos-del-shadow-warrior-2-100111/ ( Spanish. Also not credited the thread, but clearly used the info too )


All Sources. WARNING: Wall text

http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343788552531152332/#c343788552531213517
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574522302345/#c343785574527084497
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343785574531036740
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574522302345/#c343785574523315422
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574512598772/#c343785574532426880
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574516359329/#c343785574517486862
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343785574532432663
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574511614323/#c343785574516584371
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574514762766/#c343785574515928021
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343786195659092579
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343786195663185595
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/?ctp=2#c343786746004522512
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343787920130157232/#c343787920130331501
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343787920137330994/#c343787920140013840
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343788552530570443
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343788552530570443
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343788552545648227/#c343788552545718853
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343788552541017471/#c343788552541032392
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343788552542778203
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343785574529270965/#c343788552542778203
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343788552533208200/#c343788552534089974
http://steamcommunity.com/app/324800/discussions/0/343788552542759023/#c343788552542784834
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Originally posted by KriS:
In final options there won't be NV Ansel (as now it's replaced by own in-game photomode) and there will be a few more gfx options (e.g. temporal AA, fog quality).

That's great, no features only for specific GPU owners (and I'm saying this as a GTX 1070 owner).
Last edited by Piotrek, Engineer of Design; Oct 9, 2016 @ 6:01am
cortek Oct 9, 2016 @ 6:01am 
Multiplayer upgrade[puu.sh]

What this is ?

Multiplayer slots
Multiplayer upgrade slot
jordyexists Oct 9, 2016 @ 9:02pm 
Originally posted by cortek:
Multiplayer upgrade[puu.sh]

What this is ?

Multiplayer slots
Multiplayer upgrade slot
Certain upgrade items (gems, etc) will only drop in co-op mode and will have co-op specific buffs (IE: raises the chi regeneration of your teammates.) I think that's what he's referring to.
TZODnmr2K5 Oct 10, 2016 @ 12:06am 
Originally posted by jordyexists:
Originally posted by cortek:
Multiplayer upgrade[puu.sh]

What this is ?

Multiplayer slots
Multiplayer upgrade slot
Certain upgrade items (gems, etc) will only drop in co-op mode and will have co-op specific buffs (IE: raises the chi regeneration of your teammates.) I think that's what he's referring to.

I sincerely hope they didn't skimp on the single player campaign in favor for the multilayer aspect! As I just bought the pre order!
Last edited by TZODnmr2K5; Oct 10, 2016 @ 12:06am
Originally posted by TZODnmr2K5:
Originally posted by jordyexists:
Certain upgrade items (gems, etc) will only drop in co-op mode and will have co-op specific buffs (IE: raises the chi regeneration of your teammates.) I think that's what he's referring to.

I sincerely hope they didn't skimp on the single player campaign in favor for the multilayer aspect! As I just bought the pre order!

Oh boy, pre-ordering games after all...
SHREDDER Oct 10, 2016 @ 2:14am 
about HDR support does it mean that it will work onlly on 4k Tvs that has HDR included? Since there is monitors currently avaliavle with HDR support. Can you try and see if there is a way to enable this feautre on ,on monitors too? I have a 24'' 1440P 60 HZ IPS monitor.

Also why you decided to not use denuvo since it is the most powerful DRM currently and in fact the only one who takes months to get cracked? Dont you want to ensuer the most sales possible? Do you want people to pirate your game at release date? You know that with denuvo you will force many pirates to buy the game instead of waiting months to get cracked
FeilDOW Oct 10, 2016 @ 3:04am 
Originally posted by TZODnmr2K5:
Originally posted by jordyexists:
Certain upgrade items (gems, etc) will only drop in co-op mode and will have co-op specific buffs (IE: raises the chi regeneration of your teammates.) I think that's what he's referring to.

I sincerely hope they didn't skimp on the single player campaign in favor for the multilayer aspect! As I just bought the pre order!


Originally posted by KriS:
FWH is a small studio and we need to pick our battles carefully. We decided to focus on good single player experience and add optional co-op to that. Despite that, we had to delay some things like consoles or Linux/Mac. We simply don't have the required manpower and budget to do good PvP on top of planned features.
You should give the thread a read.
FeilDOW Oct 10, 2016 @ 3:14am 
Originally posted by SHREDDER:
about HDR support does it mean that it will work onlly on 4k Tvs that has HDR included? Since there is monitors currently avaliavle with HDR support. Can you try and see if there is a way to enable this feautre on ,on monitors too? I have a 24'' 1440P 60 HZ IPS monitor.

Also why you decided to not use denuvo since it is the most powerful DRM currently and in fact the only one who takes months to get cracked? Dont you want to ensuer the most sales possible? Do you want people to pirate your game at release date? You know that with denuvo you will force many pirates to buy the game instead of waiting months to get cracked
Your display has to be HDR capable, the only way to enable it on a moitor is if it supports it.

No DRM is not a bad thing, makes me feel they have confidence that thier game is worth it, like the witcher 3 had zero issues. Most people who pirate will not buy a game with drm but will wait for it to get cracked. A game that just launched like mafia in it's state should of had drm, because you ♥♥♥♥ off the pc community with bad half ♥♥♥ ports people will pirate it because it's an $80 alpha release.
chris_clash Oct 10, 2016 @ 6:28am 
Originally posted by *§*FeilDOW:
Originally posted by SHREDDER:
about HDR support does it mean that it will work onlly on 4k Tvs that has HDR included? Since there is monitors currently avaliavle with HDR support. Can you try and see if there is a way to enable this feautre on ,on monitors too? I have a 24'' 1440P 60 HZ IPS monitor.

Also why you decided to not use denuvo since it is the most powerful DRM currently and in fact the only one who takes months to get cracked? Dont you want to ensuer the most sales possible? Do you want people to pirate your game at release date? You know that with denuvo you will force many pirates to buy the game instead of waiting months to get cracked
Your display has to be HDR capable, the only way to enable it on a moitor is if it supports it.

No DRM is not a bad thing, makes me feel they have confidence that thier game is worth it, like the witcher 3 had zero issues. Most people who pirate will not buy a game with drm but will wait for it to get cracked. A game that just launched like mafia in it's state should of had drm, because you ♥♥♥♥ off the pc community with bad half ♥♥♥ ports people will pirate it because it's an $80 alpha release.

well bad ports are common industry practice nowerdays XD
Crystal Oct 10, 2016 @ 6:48am 
Originally posted by chris_clash:
Originally posted by *§*FeilDOW:
Your display has to be HDR capable, the only way to enable it on a moitor is if it supports it.

No DRM is not a bad thing, makes me feel they have confidence that thier game is worth it, like the witcher 3 had zero issues. Most people who pirate will not buy a game with drm but will wait for it to get cracked. A game that just launched like mafia in it's state should of had drm, because you ♥♥♥♥ off the pc community with bad half ♥♥♥ ports people will pirate it because it's an $80 alpha release.

well bad ports are common industry practice nowerdays XD
and thats why PCGamingWiki exist. if you guys find enything that can help resolve problems for other users, feel free yo share your knowledge http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Shadow_Warrior_2
chris_clash Oct 10, 2016 @ 6:49am 
well nice to know that exsists XD
KriS Oct 10, 2016 @ 8:01am 
Originally posted by SHREDDER:
about HDR support does it mean that it will work onlly on 4k Tvs that has HDR included? Since there is monitors currently avaliavle with HDR support. Can you try and see if there is a way to enable this feautre on ,on monitors too? I have a 24'' 1440P 60 HZ IPS monitor.

You need to have a HDR display in order to use that feature. Currently there are no consumer monitors with HDR support.

Originally posted by SHREDDER:
Also why you decided to not use denuvo since it is the most powerful DRM currently and in fact the only one who takes months to get cracked? Dont you want to ensuer the most sales possible? Do you want people to pirate your game at release date? You know that with denuvo you will force many pirates to buy the game instead of waiting months to get cracked

We don't support piracy, but currently there isn't a good way to stop it without hurting our customers. Denuvo means we would have to spend money for making a worse version for our legit customers. It's like this FBI warning screen on legit movies.
DisableBore Oct 10, 2016 @ 8:03am 
Originally posted by KriS:
Originally posted by SHREDDER:
Also why you decided to not use denuvo since it is the most powerful DRM currently and in fact the only one who takes months to get cracked? Dont you want to ensuer the most sales possible? Do you want people to pirate your game at release date? You know that with denuvo you will force many pirates to buy the game instead of waiting months to get cracked

We don't support piracy, but currently there isn't a good way to stop it without hurting our customers. Denuvo means we would have to spend money for making a worse version for our legit customers. It's like this FBI warning screen on legit movies.

You guys get it.
DisableBore Oct 10, 2016 @ 8:04am 
Even if I personally dont mind Denuvo THAT much I can see why it can hurt a customer trust and cause some unessesary troubles, and also considering how expensive it is, its just not worth anyone's time.

Kudos.
Last edited by DisableBore; Oct 10, 2016 @ 8:10am
Crystal Oct 10, 2016 @ 8:17am 
[use denuvo on your game]¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [release it on gog]
take this is a rumour or unofficial info but from what i heared, denuve refunds license for studio if if it gets cracked under certain period
Last edited by Crystal; Oct 10, 2016 @ 8:18am
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