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Old 12th September 2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Here is the official DARKSIDERS II readme file.

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DARKSIDERS II READ ME v1.4
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Last Updated: July 24, 2012

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IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor issues
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Some Windows® XP users with AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processors may notice reduced video performance if they do not have the AMD Dual-core Optimizer installed.

The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can be found here:
http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/dyna...ID=153&lang=us

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1) INSTALLATION & SET UP:

1.1 Minimum System Requirements
1.2 Recommended System Specifications
1.3 Steam Client Installation and Account Creation
1.4 DirectX® Detection & Installation


2) TROUBLESHOOTING:

2.1 Installer/Patch
2.2 Video
2.3 Sound
2.4 Operating System
2.5 Known Issues


3) HOTKEYS AND CONTROLS

3.1 Default Keyboard and Mouse Controls - Menu
3.2 Default Keyboard and Mouse Controls - On Foot
3.3 Default Keyboard and Mouse Controls - Horseback
3.4 Default Keyboard and Mouse Controls - Construct
3.5 Default Keyboard and Mouse Controls - Underwater
3.6 Default Keyboard and Mouse Controls - Flight
3.7 Re-Assigning Keyboard and Mouse Controls
3.8 XBOX 360® Controller


4) IMPROVING PERFORMANCE

5) END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

6) CUSTOMER SUPPORT CONTACT

7) COPYRIGHT INFORMATION


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1) INSTALLATION & SET UP
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Please note that Darksiders II does not support Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/NT/2000.

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1.1 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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  • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows 7
  • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel® Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2) or higher
  • Memory: 2GB System RAM or more
  • Graphics: 512MB Video RAM GPU w/ Shader Model 3.0 support. NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GT or better, or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB (10 GB Free after install)
  • Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound
  • Steam: Online Steam Account
  • DVD ROM: (for physical copy only)

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1.2 RECOMMENDED SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
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  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7
  • Processor: Any Quad Core AMD or Intel processor
  • Memory: 2GB System RAM or more
  • Graphics: 1GB Video RAM GPU w/ Shader Model 4.0 support. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 512MB Video Card or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 11
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB (10 GB Free after install)
  • Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound
  • Steam: Online Steam Account
  • DVD ROM: (for physical copy only)

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1.3 Steam CLIENT INSTALLATION AND ACCOUNT CREATION
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Darksiders II: Installer will check your computer for an existing installation of the Steam Client. If it detects that no Steam Client is installed, it will automatically begin an installation of the Client. If it detects an older version of the Steam Client the installer will update that version to the most current.

Following the Steam Client installation and/or update, the installer will prompt you for your Steam Account login information. If you do not already have a Steam Account, you will need to create an account at this time.

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1.4 DIRECTX® DETECTION & INSTALLATION
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Darksiders II requires DirectX® to install and play.

Darksiders II installer will check your computer for the currently installed version of DirectX®. If it detects an older version of DirectX®, it will install DirectX® 9.0c and 11 automatically. The installation of DirectX® will not harm your DirectX® configuration.

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2) TROUBLESHOOTING
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2.1 INSTALLER/PATCH
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A. If Darksiders II is ever uninstalled, the launcher must be launched twice for a new install to complete.


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2.2 VIDEO
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A. Latest video drivers required. Steam provides a link for updating video drivers in their menus if needed.

B. Some ATI cards may experience crashing if cards are set to allow overclocking by enabling overdrive. DirectX® 11 users may see an error mentioning the device has been removed.

C. If your video drivers are set to force Antialiasing on you may see significant graphical corruption.

D. See also section 4) IMPROVING PERFORMANCE.


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2.3 SOUND
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A. Latest sound drivers required.


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2.4 OPERATING SYSTEM
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A. Windows® Aero may cause general slowdown or graphical issues, disabling Windows® Aero if in use can increase performance.

B. The latest OS service pack is required for optimal play.

C. Turning off virtual memory may result in performance issues as well as crashes.


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2.5 KNOWN ISSUES
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A. Certain Windows® operations may sometimes cause the fullscreen game to minimize. Maximizing will return the game to fullscreen mode.

B. Norman™ Security Suite may need to be disabled or adjusted to play Darksiders II.


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3) HOTKEYS AND CONTROLS
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3.1 DEFAULT KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS - MENU
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Start Game Space Bar
Select/Change Mouse
Confirm/Accept Left Mouse
Previous Screen Esc


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3.2 DEFAULT KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS - ON FOOT
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Move Forward W
Move Backward S
Move Right D
Move Left A
Move Camera Mouse
Jump Space
Interact E
Scythe Attack Left Mouse
Secondary Attack Right Mouse
Dodge Left Alt + WASD
Walk/Run Toggle B
Aim Mode Q
Use Gear Middle Mouse (Click)
Character Menu O
Reaper Form V
Use Health Potion 1
Use Wrath Potion 2
Use Wrath Ability 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/0
Equip Gear -/=/[/]
Summon Despair C
Center Camera/Target Shift (Hold) / F (Toggle)
Switch Target Middle Mouse (Wheel Up/Down)
Access Map/Quest Info O
Access Inventory/Skills O
Access Move List O
Pause Menu Esc
Access Radial Menu Tab
Summon Dust Z
Skip Cinematic Esc/Space/Enter


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3.3 DEFAULT KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS - HORSEBACK
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Move WASD
Scythe Attack Left Mouse
Aim Mode Q
Center Camera/Target Shift (Hold)/F (Toggle)
Redemption (fire gun) Middle Mouse (Click)
Sprint Left Alt
Jump Space
Banish Despair C


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3.4 DEFAULT KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS - CONSTRUCT
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Move WASD
Center Camera/Target Shift (Hold)/F (Toggle)
Attack Left Mouse
Heavy Attack Right Mouse
Aim Mode Q
Fire Construct Fist Middle Mouse (Click)
Detach Fist/Chain Middle Mouse (Click)
Dismount E


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3.5 DEFAULT KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS - UNDERWATER
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Swim WASD
Speed Burst Left Alt
Swim Up Space
Swim Down Right Mouse


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3.6 DEFAULT KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS - FLIGHT
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Move Camera Mouse


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3.7 RE-ASSIGNING KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS
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The default keyboard/mouse controls can be remapped at any time in the KEY BINDINGS. Press O then navigate to the Move List menu and select Key Bindings.

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3.8 XBOX 360® CONTROLLER
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The Xbox 360® Controller is supported and usable with the PC version. In order to use the controller, plug it in before starting the game. If you plug in or remove a Controller during game play you must save your game and restart Darksiders II to use the new settings.


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4) IMPROVING PERFORMANCE
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Ensure you have the latest sound and video drivers installed

Disable anti-virus scanners

Shut down software running in the background

Play on lower resolutions and video settings


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5) END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
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6) CUSTOMER SUPPORT CONTACT
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A. North America:
Support web address: http://support.thq.com
E-mail Address: support@thq.com
Phone (US/Canada): 818-880-0456

Mailing address:
THQ Customer Service
29903 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

B. United Kingdom:

If you are experiencing technical problems with this game,
please contact UK technical support:

Online
Register your game at www.thq-games.com for FAQs and full
online support

Email
Email our technical support staff at eursupport@thq.com

Telephone
+44 (0) 870 608 0047 (national/international call rates apply)
Mon - Fri 08:00 to 19:00 GMT
Sat - 09:00 to 17:00 GMT


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7) COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
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© 2012 THQ Inc. Developed by Vigil Games. Darksiders uses Havok™: © Copyright 2012. Havok.com Inc. (or its licensors). All Rights Reserved. See www.havok.com for details. Uses Autodesk® Scaleform® Copyright © 2012, Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Darksiders, Vigil Games, THQ and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

Use of this product is subject to the Software License Agreement located at www.thq.com/sla.
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