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Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: JoWood / Aspyr
Developer: Phenomic

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'Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2006 @ 4:04 a.m. PST

In SpellForce II the player takes over both roles - he is Commander of his troops and also a front fighting hero, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also leads armies as in an RTS. The Players character is supported by up to 5 heroes who can be summoned at special monuments - these will become available in stronger versions as play progresses and the player reveals more of the epic storyline. In most scenarios, which are placed in huge and detailed environments, the player leads one of three factions (Alliance of Light, Hordes of Chaos, Brotherhood of Darkness) and builds bases to gather resources and summon troops at monuments.

Get the Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars demo off WP (590mb)

Thank you for downloading the Spellforce 2 demo!

If you are having difficulties running the demo, check that your system meets the minimum system requirements below and that your video card's chipset is supported. Then try the following steps:

1.) Ensure that you are running the latest version of DirectX.

2.) Update your graphics drivers to the latest version.

3.) Have the latest firmware for your motherboard chipsets.

4.) If you have an nVidia graphics card and are still having issues with the demo, you may need to get nVidia's official beta drivers. You will need version 84.11 or later. You may find them at

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_winxp_2k_32bit_84.12.html

5.) To help get your demo working, Aspyr may provide limited technical support for the Spellforce 2 Demo.


MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
- 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX 9.0 compatible 128 MB with latest drivers
- English version of Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
- Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or AMD Sempron 2800+ or higher
- 512 MB RAM (1024 MB Recommended)
- DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
- Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard with latest drivers
- 8x speed CD-ROM drive or 4X DVD-ROM drive

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
- Windows XP
- Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 4000+ or higher
- 1 GB RAM
- Geforce 6800 or Radeon X850 or better 3D Accelerator Card

MULTIPLAYER REQUIREMENTS:
- Internet(TCP/IP) or LAN(TCP/IP) play supported
- Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers
- LAN play requires network interface card with latest drivers

This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME or NT.

Notice: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Spellforce 2. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.

SUPPORTED CHIPSETS:
- ATI Radeon 9600
- ATI Radeon 9700
- ATI Radeon 9800
- ATI Radeon X300
- ATI Radeon X500
- ATI Radeon X700
- ATI Radeon X800
- ATI Radeon X1300*
- ATI Radeon X1600*
- ATI Radeon X1800*
- Geforce 4/Ti 4800*
- Geforce FX 5600*
- Geforce FX 5700*
- Geforce FX 5800
- Geforce FX 5900
- Geforce 6200
- Geforce 6600
- Geforce 6800
- Geforce 7800

*: These cards have known issues in the demo. See KNOWN ISSUES below for more information.

Notice: Integrated and Mobile video chipsets are not supported.

Notice: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives.


KNOWN ISSUES:
Some graphical issues have been known to occur if you do not restart the application after making changes in the Graphics Options.

Spellforce 2 Demo may have stability issues on the following video chipsets:
Nvidia Geforce 4TI 4800, Geforce FX 5600, Geforce FX 5700 series
ATI Radeon X1300, X1600, X1800 series

To help alleviate these issues with Nvidia Chipsets please try the following beta driver update if you have an Nvidia video card:

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_winxp_2k_32bit_84.12.html

We are currently working with Nvidia and ATI regarding these issues and will
address them in the retail version of the game.


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