hh Jul 18, 2017 @ 10:31am
can someone explain why im not getting the arctic suit?
ive started a new game on zealot about 3 times now, beat all of them, and started new game+'s on them, yet for some reason the arctic suit is still not available for me at the store. can someone help me please?
McSwifty Jul 23, 2017 @ 2:17pm
I have no idea why it happens but it's a pretty common issue. I was gonna link you to a post a made not too long ago detailing how to unlock it - along with the otherwise unobtainable Hacker Suit - but my reference links are all dead now thanks to the Steam Forums being shut down.

Thank goodness for web.archive:

You'll simply be changing some values in your settings.txt file. It's located in "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\EA Games\Dead Space 2\" on XP or in "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\EA Games\Dead Space 2\" on Windows 7 or Vista.

The two settings you're looking for are Controls.AcL.X and Controls.AcL.Y.

I'd suggest converting the hexadecimal values to binary (can use the Windows Calculator in scientific view), so you can verify the flags aren't already set, and it can be easier to understand and get your new values as well. I'll use these values from some normal gameplay as an example:

Controls.AcL.X = 0xFFA5FF7E
Controls.AcL.Y = 0x000717AF

in binary, with the bits of interest indicated:
Code:

Controls.AcL.X = 1111 1111 1010 0101 1111 1111 0111 1110
^^
Controls.AcL.Y = 0000 0000 0000 0111 0001 0111 1010 1111
^
So let's say I want the Arctic Suit, obviously because I've just completed the game on Zealot difficulty. In the Controls.AcL.X value I'll flip bit 17 to 1:
Code:

Controls.AcL.X = 1111 1111 1010 0111 1111 1111 0111 1110
^

converted back to hex, this is:

Controls.AcL.X = 0xFFA7FF7E

Put that new value into settings.txt and save it, and now the Arctic Suit will show up in stores just like the Riot Suit did.

The above is not my work but I'm not sure who to credit since the original thread on the EA forums appears to be gonezo. Just posting it here for posterity and trimmed it down to focus on the stuff relevant to the Arctic Suit for you. You can also refer back to this thread[web.archive.org] on the old Steam forums for more info.

Hope that helps!
Last edited by McSwifty; Jul 23, 2017 @ 2:20pm
hh Jul 23, 2017 @ 4:05pm
This is for windows 7 and XP, i have windows 10, any way to know how i find these files on windows 10 becase i cant seem to find them.
hh Jul 23, 2017 @ 4:15pm
nevermind... found it
Phillipia413 Feb 20 @ 8:23pm
Originally posted by hh:
This is for windows 7 and XP, i have windows 10, any way to know how i find these files on windows

Originally posted by hh:
nevermind... found it

Where I have win 11 and files arnt matching up