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PC/Mac system requirements?
Operating system: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual Core recommended)
Memory: 1 GB
Hard disk space: 1.5 GB
Video: ATi Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better (Shader Model 3.0 needs to be supported)
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
*Please note that Trine 2 may not run on most Intel graphics solutions used in 2004-2009. The game does run on new (2010-) Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better.
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or better
Processor: Intel Mac
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 1.5 GB
Video: OpenGL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0 compatible video card with 128 MB shared or dedicated RAM*
Other: Keyboard, Mouse/Trackpad with Secondary click enabled
*Minimum Mac model requirements:
MacBook mid 2010 (GeForce 320M) or better
MacBook Air late 2010 (GeForce 320M) or better
MacBook Pro mid 2007 (GeForce 8600M) or better
iMac mid 2007 (Radeon HD 2400 XT) or better
Mac Pro early 2008 (Radeon HD 2600 XT) or better
Mac mini late 2010 (GeForce 320M) or better
*Please note that that Trine 2 does not run on Intel graphics solutions used in 2006-2008. The game does run on new (2010-) Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better. Macs with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M may not achieve smooth gameplay.
Windows FAQ for Trine 2
PC: Very Low settings cause more loading?!
The Very Low settings will cause longer loading screens (considerably so). This is due to the fact that all textures will have to be loaded into memory in a different way. It is advisable to try Low settings before Very Low, and see if that would be acceptable, because Very Low can be painful to try out. We may have some fixes coming for this but no promises (the fix would be a predefined data package of around 300 MB, which we may or may not make available later - sorry).
PC: Overscan / refresh rate issues (HDMI, black borders, etc)
If you get black borders when running the game over HDMI, it is probably related to refresh rates. The simple fix is to set Trine 2 to use the same refresh rate as your desktop is using.
PC: Laptop crashes
Old Radeon graphics drivers may crash Trine 2 at launch. Some laptops, at least some that use the Radeon chipsets, may not be able to use graphics drivers issued by ATi/AMD. You will need to obtain the drivers from the laptop manufacturer in this case.
If that fails and the manufacturer doesn't have new drivers available, you may try Mobility Modder.
Steam/PC: Game crashes or freezes when using the Xbox 360 Controller
If you use an Xbox 360 Controller, some users have reported crashes or freezes with Trine 2 and several other games (incl. Psychonauts and Bit.Trip.Runner). This is related to the Xbox 360 Controller sending rumble information (the problems can be related to e.g. losing health). To fix these issues, update the Xbox 360 Controller drivers. If the problems continue, please get in touch.
PC: ATi/AMD Radeon CrossFire issues
CrossFire GPUs may face an issue where the screen freezes momentarily quite often, making the game unplayable. We are aware of the problem and are working on a fix. In the meantime, please disable CrossFire if this issue happens to you - sorry!
PC: Game does not launch (Launcher does nothing)
Go to the game folder (i.e. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\trine 2\ ) and try to launch trine2_32bit.exe . This should give some kind of an error message.
Also, try running the executable with Steam logged in, and not logged in. When Steam isn't open, the executable should prompt the Steam login screen, and after you login it should launch the game. In some rare cases this has actually helped.
PC: Crash upon launch with AMD/ATi cards
If the game crashes with the following error:
Exception code: 0xc0000005
c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\trine 2\log\trine2_32bit.exe.dmp
There are a few possible solutions: if you have an AMD/ATi Radeon card, update your video card drivers.
If that doesn't help, try renaming/removing the atigs.dll file in the Trine 2 folder.
PC: Crash upon launch (general)
If the game crashes, and nothing seems to work, here's a list of items that have helped other users and/or software that has caused trouble:
- SpeedBit Video Accelerator (try updating it or uninstalling)
PC: Freezes, crashes, black screen (graphics card overheating)
Trine 2 is very taxing on the graphics card. If you have any weird issues, try limiting the framerate to see if it's an overheating issue or something else related to the graphics card.
There's a couple of ways to do this, and the easiest is to go to the game's Visual Settings menu, and enable "FPS cap". Set it to 30. Alternatively, you can enable V-sync in the Launcher to limit the framerate to e.g. 60.
PC/Mac: Character change using the comma key by default?
The comma key is a secondary function for weapon change. This can be fixed though - go to your %APPDATA%\Trine2 folder (just paste that to Windows Explorer, or on Mac the folder is ~/Library/Trine2/ ), and then to the UserBinds folder.
You should find these files there:
In both of these, there's a line:
selectNextWeapon = 1, Button, Undefined, 51
Change 51 to 0, and save the file.
Notepad may not open the files correctly, so if you have any other text editing software please use that instead. Notepad might work too but it's just a bit more difficult to use.
After that change everything should work.
PC: Gamepad Axis invert/inversion
If you have a gamepad where the Axis doesn't seem to work properly (it's inverted or otherwise wrong), try this:
go to %APPDATA%\Trine2\ and edit options.txt, and change the line that reads
"setOption(inputModule, "DefaultAxisPointerSensitivity", 1)"
"setOption(inputModule, "DefaultAxisPointerSensitivity", -1)".
This will fix the inversion.
PC: Launch issues (antivirus)
One recent issue for another user that their AV software was flagging the trine2_32bit.exe file as something that was deleted constantly/not allowed to run.
If you have Nod32 go to Tools > Quarantine (make sure the display is in advanced mode) then find "trine2_32bit.exe" and restore it.
Also if you get a warning (from the .exe file because it will tell you that it is not a safe file) just check the box that won't notify you from this file again and that it won't place it in quarantine again.
You can try this with your own Antivirus, just check the AV's vault/quarantine folder or menu and check that trine2_32bit.exe is restored.
PC: NOD32 exception instructions
This was posted on the Steam Forums:
If you have NOD32 that means it sees Trine.exe as an unidentified virus, which it isn't actually. So when you install trine, nod32 prevents trine.exe from being created, so you probably don't even have the exe in your trine folder in steam.
- You need to disable the AMON module, at least for the time you want to play.
- Next, go to your library in steam, select trine, right click, properties, third tab (local files) and you have the option to check file integrity or something. This will install the missing trine.exe file
- Next go to ANOM settings in NOD32, tab 4, click add , select the Trine.exe file and exclude it from future searches.
- You can next turn on the AMON module and all should work
(Oh, and if anyone has similar problems with Trine 2, it probably should work also, if you're missing the exe file from the Trine folder)
PC: Old Athlon processors not launching the game (SSE2 instructions issue)
Old Athlon processors/CPUs cannot run the regular Trine 2 version due to missing SSE2 instructions (Trine 2 is compiled with SSE2 enabled). See for example this thread on our forums.
While we do not officially support this, you can get in touch with our support and we can see if we have a solution, if not immediately then in a few weeks' or months' time. It is worth noting that nothing will improve the processor itself, so gameplay may not be smooth regardless.
PC: Steam general launch issues
- Offline mode; Use Steam's "Go Offline" mode; unplug your internet connection, disable your antivirus software, and then try running the game from Steam and from the folder
- Try running trine2_32bit.exe from the game folder with Steam already logged in
- Try running trine2_32bit.exe from the game folder with Steam logged out so that Steam is not yet running; then input your login when prompted by the trine2_32bit.exe, and see if that helps any
- check the \log\ folder under the game folder, does it have any files/information in them?
Also check all your software and perhaps disable them temporarily. This could include your graphics card software (AMD Catalyst Center or NVIDIA Control Panel), your motherboard software, and anything.
You could also try updating Java, for some reason that has helped fix a couple of problems with the original Trine.
PC/Mac: Trine 2 multiplayer can't join online game
If you can't join an online game but you see a list of games (servers) available, make sure Steam is not in Offline mode.
PC/Mac: Low framerate / improve performance
To improve performance in Trine 2, the first thing to do is to set everything to Medium or Low, and then lower the resolution a bit (try e.g. 1280x800 or 800x600). Also make sure antialiasing is off.
Another thing, which is a bit more complex, is to go to the game's settings in %APPDATA%\Trine2\ (Windows) or ~/Library/Trine2/ (Mac) and edit options.txt, and find the line
setOption(renderingModule, "ResolutionReduction", 0)
and set that to 3 instead of 0. That will help a little bit too. Also, while you're at it, enable the line:
setOption(renderingModule, "ShowFPS", false)
to true, and then you will see the framerate counter in the upper-left corner.
This should help a bit.
PC: Mouse cursor stuck in the upper-left corner
Here is a user case of this problem:
"When the ESRB rating screen displays as the game is starting, the windows mouse cursor becomes locked into an invisible box in the upper-left quadrant of the screen, it can move maybe an inch in any direction but zeroes back to the same location. It's the same cursor icon used for a frozen/working program in Windows. It stays this way until I leave the game. There is also a second mouse cursor, which uses the game's icon. This second mouse cursor works properly, and otherwise the game has been working fine for me. However, the first cursor is a distraction during the entire time I'm in the game."
"I wanted to give you an update on this issue. I had tried running the game in windowed mode before I had contacted you, and it hadn't worked. However, when I enabled multiple mice and keyboards in the control settings, it worked, and now the phantom cursor is gone. Thank you very much for the prompt reply."
"We managed to figure it out, for future reference it seems it might have been the aspect ratio of the monitor. Apparently in 1360 by 768 the mouse cursor was unresponsive in certain screens. Seems it was only the target cursor not the windows cursor thats used in the control options screen. I didn't see it in person so I'm not completely sure but I think lowering/changing the resolution to 1280/768 got it to work."
PC: NVIDIA Control Panel profiles
NVIDIA Control Panel and AMD Catalyst Center may create various profiles and other such setting files for games. Sometimes these can cause problems. Here's one such Steam thread.
Mac: Disconnecting Xbox 360 Controller during game causes major issues
There is a known issue with Trine 2 on the Mac and disconnecting an Xbox 360 Controller during the game. This is most likely not fixable, because it is related to a third party library (SDL) that we use.
Several things with varying seriousness have happened:
- All input stops working. Cmd-tab doesn't work, mouse doesn't move, nothing (game was running in window)
- Nothing seems to happen, but when game is exited, it doesn't completely exit. Therefore Steam can't shutdown and OS can't shutdown
- Trying to start the game after unplugging controller in game doesn't work. Game icon appears but nothing else happens (even debugger doesn't quite work, but it freezes somewhere inside SDL_INIT)
- At least once Trine 2 started enough to show a window, but otherwise seemed to be similarly stuck
- Once I crashed the whole thing badly enough to require hard reset by pressing and holding power button, though this may have been because of debugging, killing and force quitting stuff
- Only happens with the Xbox 360 Controller and with it, it's 100 %. Probably a problem with Colin Munro's driver and SDL. We probably cannot fix this on our side.
Mac: No fonts/text in the main menu?
Trine 2 (as of 1.09) has a minor issue with fonts/texts on Macs that don't have fonts installed in their default location (due to e.g. graphic design work or other tweaks like that). We have made some fixes to this that will be rolled out in a future update, but at the moment here is the solution if you cannot see any text in the main menu (just greed dots).
Basically, the game looks for /Library/Fonts/Georgia.ttf file. If that file is not present, the game will not show any text. Note that the fonts are in the system Library, i.e. in the Library that's in the root of the Macintosh HD, not in the user Library folder. So find the Georgia.ttf file on your Mac and copy it to the /Library/Fonts/ folder, and then the game should work again.
If you can't locate the Georgia.ttf font, please get in touch with us.
Mac: Right-click / Secondary click enable?
Trine 2 needs right-clicking for its controls - many Macs don't have this enabled because it's not the default setting.
To enable right-click, or Secondary click as it is called on the Mac, go to System Preferences in the Dock, and check the settings for Mouse (or Trackpad), and the checkbox for Secondary click. That should do the trick. You can check this image on the Apple website to get a better idea: http://images.apple.com/magicmouse/images/software_20091020.jpg
Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl button on the keyboard to emulate the Secondary click, but it's not as convenient.
Also note that the game needs continuous use of the Secondary click, to keep the levitation magic going on.
XBLA release dates? Europe? Australia?
Trine 2 is now available on XBLA worldwide. Australia & New Zealand release was in summer 2012 (June/July).
Update March 2012: Trine 2 is now available on European PSN.
PSN release dates? Europe? Australia?
PS3: Full save game for the X/O issue on the Asian consoles
To mitigate the X/O issue on Asian consoles before we get an official update out, here's savegames that will help:
Trine 2 full save game (for North American version only) (has all the skills unlocked)
Trine 2 full save game (for European version only) (has all the skills unlocked)