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PC Version

Game Info

Release date: April 25, 2014

Buy through: Dark Souls 2 @ steampowered.com or your digital/local retailer of choice.

Play online via: Dark souls 2 for PC will most likely require activation on steam, to use steamworks online component.

PC system requirements:
Minimum:
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIAGeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

PC Game Tips

  • PC Controls information here.
  • Using a controller with PC: How to (add link to wiki page)
  • PC Subforum here
  • Optimal resolution/settings
  • PC in-game options via Forbes
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Game Troubleshooting


Where is my save file and how can I make a backup?

  1. Type "%appdata% without the quotes in your Start Menu.
  2. Go into the Roaming folder.
  3. Locate and go into the Dark Souls II subfolder.
  4. Go into the only folder that should be present which will have some long alphanumeric name, typically "01100001028557af."
  5. Copy the .sl2 file from this folder and paste into a new location. This is now your backup.


Installation:
When purchased through steam, the steam client will download and install Dark Souls 2 for launch from the client.
Disc-based versions would still require activation on steam, at which point the game will download from steam.
You can learn how to install disc-based steam games from the disc here: Installing from Disc(if you really want to.)
Online:
  • Detail common online issues and troubleshooting
  • Ports
  • Connectivity


Mods:
List of useful mods/fixes and links to them

(A note on mods)
Dark Souls II is now Valve Anti-Cheat enabled, according to the Steam store page. It is possible that certain types of
mods may be flagged as cheats by the system, even if they aren't. It's recommended that you play the game in offline
mode if you intend to use mods.


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