BLOOD BOWL 2: TECHNICAL FAQ

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BLOOD BOWL 2: TECHNICAL FAQ

Postby Jolly Roger » 08 September 2015, 17:07

SUMMARY

- MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
- HOW TO CHOOSE THE GAME LANGUAGE
- CANNOT RUN THE GAME
- DISPLAY ISSUE (IMAGE SIZE TOO BIG)
- COMPUTER WITH TWO GRAPHICS CARDS (INTEL+NVIDIA)
- COMPUTER WITH TWO GRAPHICS CARDS (INTEL+AMD)
- MISSING IN-GAME MOUSE POINTER
- HOW TO TRANSFER THE DATA OF YOUR LEAGUE (SOLO MODE) AND
YOUR REPLAYS FROM THE PREVIOUS TO THE NEW GAME VERSION
- HOW TO IMPROVE THE GAME PERFORMANCE
- HOW TO RESET THE GAME STEAM CLOUD STORAGE



MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS*: WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8/WINDOWS 10
PROCESSOR: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
RAM MEMORY: 3072 MB
GRAPHICS CARD: 768 MB 100% DIRECTX 10 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE
AMD RADEON HD 5670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 260 OR HIGHER
HARD DISK SPACE: 8 GB
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
*WINDOWS XP NOT SUPPORTED


HOW TO CHOOSE THE GAME LANGUAGE

1. Run Steam and click LIBRARY.
2. Right click on 'Blood Bowl 2' and click 'Properties'.
3. Click the tab 'LANGUAGE'.


CANNOT RUN THE GAME

A. Please check that Blood Bowl 2 is correctly installed:

1. Run Steam and click LIBRARY.
2. Right click on 'Blood Bowl 2' and click 'Properties'.
3. Click the tab 'LOCAL FILES' then click the button 'VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE'.

B. Please configure Blood Bowl 2 in order to run it in administrator mode:

1. Run Steam and click LIBRARY.
2. Right click on 'Blood Bowl 2' and click 'Properties'.
3. Click the tab 'LOCAL FILES' then the button 'BROWSE LOCAL FILES'.
4. Right click on the application 'BloodBowl2' and click 'Properties'.
5. Click the tab 'Compatibility' and check 'Run this program as an administrator' under Privilege Level.
6. Click the button 'OK'.
7. Right click on the application 'BloodBowl2_DX_32' and click 'Properties'.
8. Click the tab 'Compatibility' and check 'Run this program as an administrator' under Privilege Level.
9. Click the button 'OK'.

C. Please update Microsoft DirectX:

1. Run Steam and click LIBRARY.
2. Right click on 'Blood Bowl 2' and click 'Properties'.
3. Click the tab 'LOCAL FILES' then the button 'BROWSE LOCAL FILES'.
4. Open the folder '_CommonRedist' then the folder 'DirectX'.
5. Open the folder 'Jun2010' and run the application 'DXSETUP'.
6. Follow the instructions.

D. Please install or repair the library Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable:

1. Run Steam and click LIBRARY.
2. Right click 'Blood Bowl 2' and click 'Properties'.
3. Click the tab 'LOCAL FILES' then click the button 'BROWSE LOCAL FILES...'.
4. Open the folder '_CommonRedist' then the folder 'vcredist' and the folder '2012'.
5. Run the application 'vcredist_x64' and click the button 'Install' or 'Repair'.
6. Run the application 'vcredist_x86' and click the button 'Install' or 'Repair'.

E. Please update the drivers of the graphics card:

AMD RADEON

1. Click http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
2. Click the button ‘DOWNLOAD NOW’ under Automatically Detect and Install Your Driver.
3. Download and run the application 'autodetectutility'.
4. If an update is available, click the button 'DOWNLOAD NOW'.
5. Once the download done, click the button 'Install' from the AMD Catalyst Software installation.
6. Click the button 'Next' and follow the instructions.

NVIDIA GEFORCE

1. Click http://www.geforce.com/drivers
2. Click the button 'DOWNLOAD' under Automatic Driver Updates.
3. Save the application 'GeForce_Experience_v2.5.14.5'.
4. Once the download done, run the application 'GeForce_Experience_v2.5.14.5'.
5. Once the installation done, run GeForce Experience.
6. Click the tab 'DRIVERS' then the button 'Check for updates'.
7. Follow the instructions.


DISPLAY ISSUE (IMAGE SIZE TOO BIG)

Please disable the display scaling on high DPI settings:

1. Run Steam.
2. Right click 'Blood Bowl 2' under LIBRARY and click 'Properties'.
3. Click the tab 'LOCAL FILES' then the button 'BROWSE LOCAL FILES'.
4. Right click on the application 'BloodBowl2_DX_32' and click 'Properties'.
5. Click the tab 'Compatibility'.
6. Check 'Disable display scaling on high DPI settings' under Settings.
7. Click the button 'OK'.


COMPUTER WITH TWO GRAPHICS CARDS (INTEL+NVIDIA)

For a computer with two graphics cards (INTEL HD and NVIDIA GEFORCE), please select the NVIDIA graphics card to play Blood Bowl 2:

1. Right click on the background of the Windows Desktop and click NVIDIA Control Panel.
2. Click 'Manage 3D settings' under '3D Settings' in 'Select a Task...'.
3. Click the tab 'Program Settings' under 'I would like to use the following 3D settings:'.
4. Click the button 'Add' under '1. Select a program to customize:'.
5. Click the button 'Browse'.
6. Browse the hard disk drive and open the folder 'Blood Bowl 2' located by default in 'Local Disk (C:)', folder 'Program Files' or 'Program Files (x86)', 'Steam', 'SteamApps' and 'Common'.
7. Select the application 'BloodBowl2_DX_32' and click the button 'Open'.
8. Select 'High-performance NVIDIA processor' under '2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program:'.
9. Click the button 'Apply' then close the NVIDIA Control Panel and run the game.


COMPUTER WITH TWO GRAPHICS CARDS (INTEL+AMD)

For a computer with two graphics cards (INTEL HD and AMD RADEON), please select the AMD graphics card to play Blood Bowl 2:

1. Right click on the background of the Desktop and click AMD Catalyst Control Center.
2. Click the button 'Power' then 'Switchable Graphics'.
3. Click the button 'High-performance' or 'High-performance GPU' under 'Choose a Graphics Processing Unit'.
4. Click the button 'Browse' under 'Other Applications'.
5. Browse the hard disk drive and open the folder 'Blood Bowl 2' located by default in 'Local Disk (C:)', folder 'Program Files' or 'Program Files (x86)', 'Steam', 'SteamApps' and 'Common'.
6. Select the application 'BloodBowl2_DX_32' and click the button 'Open'.
7. Click the button 'Apply' then close the AMD Catalyst Control Center and run the game.


MISSING IN-GAME MOUSE POINTER

1. Open 'Windows Explorer' or 'File Explorer' from the taskbar.
2. Click 'Documents' under 'Librairies' or 'This PC'.
3. Open the folder 'BloodBowl2'.
4. Right click on the file 'Config' (or 'Config.xml') and click 'Edit'.
5. Find the line: <Controls>
6. Set the parameter <Mode> to 0: <Mode>0</Mode>
7. Save the file and run the game.


HOW TO IMPROVE THE GAME PERFORMANCE

Since the game update 1.8.0.7, a new graphics option is available: DownScaleScene
With this option, the 3D rendering resolution is downscaled in increments of 20% improving the game performance without any impact of the image quality.
Four values are available: 0 (off), 1, 2 and 3.

For example in 1080p display mode:

DownScaleScene 1 = 900p 3D rendering resolution.
DownScaleScene 2 = 720p 3D rendering resolution.
DownScaleScene 3 = 600p 3D rendering resolution.

To enable DownScaleScene, please add this option in the file 'Game.xml' located in the folder 'BloodBowl2' from 'Documents':

1. Open 'Windows Explorer' or 'File Explorer' from the taskbar.
2. Click 'Documents' under 'Libraries' or 'This PC'.
3. Open the folder 'BloodBowl2'.
4. Right click on the file 'Config' or 'Config.xml' and click 'Edit'.
5. Add the following line under <Renderer>:

<DownScaleScene>x</DownScaleScene>

6. Set the value x to the desired 3D rendering resolution mode (1, 2 or 3) or 0 for off.

For example:

<Renderer>
<QualityLevel>4</QualityLevel>
<MultiSampling>2</MultiSampling>
<NbBackBuffers>1</NbBackBuffers>
<Anisotropy>4</Anisotropy>
<DownScaleScene>1</DownScaleScene>
</Renderer>

7. Save the file and run the game.


HOW TO RESET THE GAME STEAM CLOUD STORAGE

1. Run Steam and click LIBRARY.
2. Right click on 'Blood Bowl 2' and click 'Properties'.
3. Click the tab 'UPDATES'.
4. Uncheck 'Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for 'Blood Bowl 2' under 'Steam Cloud'.
5. Click the button 'CLOSE'.
6. Open 'Windows Explorer' or 'File Explorer' from the taskbar.
7. Click 'Documents' under 'Libraries' or 'This PC'.
8. Delete the folder 'BloodBowl2'.
9. Run the game and check that everything is working.
10. If everything is working, quit the game.
11. Right click on 'Blood Bowl 2' and click 'Properties' under LIBRARY.
12. Click the tab 'UPDATES'.
13. Check 'Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for Blood Bowl 2' under 'Steam Cloud'.
14. Click the button 'CLOSE'.
15. Run Blood Bowl 2.
16. Click the button 'UPLOAD TO STEAM CLOUD' from 'LOCAL FILES' under 'Steam - Cloud Sync Conflict'.

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