F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Patch v1.05

Here is the long awaited FEAR 2 Patch that has several game...

  • Category First Person
  • Size 909.9 MB
  • Program by Warner Bros. Monolith

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Patch v1.05

Here is the long awaited FEAR 2 Patch that has several game improvement and includes the second DLC with two Multiplayer Map that include EPA armor suit to use in combat and customizable troop heads.

This patch includes a DLC with two maps for EPA mechs to mess around with. One of the maps is a former training facility turned warzone, as dummies targets pop up to distract you from the real enemy. To top it off, the experienced FEAR soldiers get 4 heads to customize characters with.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin



• Conductor Map: Push your way out of a train yard into the vast and open-ended junction station built around a turntable. EPAs will battle their way through the ground floor, as infantry can choose to either support from below or scale the heights of the station and engage in long-range combat.

• Decoy Map: Put your skill to the test in this full-scale training ground for Replica soldiers! Once a controlled arena for combat exercises, now it is under a full-blown assault for control between Replica and ATC. Watch out for ambushes, and don’t let the pop-up target dummies fool you!

• Character Heads: Four unique heads to customize your character.



About This Document:

Thank you for purchasing F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

This README file contains last-minute information about

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and other information about the program not

found in the game manual. It also includes information that pertains

to general problems and questions you may have concerning the game or

your computer. Should you experience any problems with the game,

please refer to this file first before contacting technical support for

assistance. If you cannot find an answer to your problem in this

document, then please refer to sections II, III and IV below for

additional options.






IV. CONTACTING Warner Brothers Games

V. Updates



F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is designed to function with

Windows(R) XP/Vista compatible graphics and sound cards. Drivers for these

devices are provided by Windows(R) itself or the respective card

manufacturers and may occasionally result in compatibility problems beyond

our control.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin does not support Windows(R) 95, Windows(R) 98,

Windows(R) ME or Windows 2000.

If you experience any problems, it is always recommended that you

obtain the latest drivers for your hardware. Driver updates resolve

the overwhelming majority of compatibility issues. Most hardware

vendors make their drivers available on their web site. If you are

unsure of a web site URL for a particular hardware vendor, you may

want to try accessing one of the popular Windows(R) software update


Additionally, a brief list of manufacturer web sites appears below

for your reference.







The following items are known issues with the release version of the game.


* This application is not compatible with the /3GB setting in the windows boot.ini file. This setting will cause the game to blue screen crash if specified.

* Selecting a display resolution that is supported by your video card but not your monitor will result in a black screen. If this occurs, use ALT-F4 to quit the application, and then relaunch the application in Safe Mode (instructions below) to select a resolution supported by your monitor.

* Forcing on Anistropic Filtering in your video card driver settings may cause visual anomalies when playing.

* F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin does not support integrated video chipsets. A dedicated Video Card is necessary to play F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.

*Running the game using Crossfire (AMD’s solution for using two video cards at once) can result in significant graphical corruption. Disabling Catalyst AI in the Catalyst Control Center should clear up this corruption. We are currently communicating with AMD regarding this issue.

*If this error is seen when running the game - Error copying file gameclient.dll - please close Steam, relaunch Steam, and relaunch the game.

*Running the game using Crossfire (AMD’s solution for using two video cards at once) shows little to no performance improvement over using one AMD video card. We are currently communicating with AMD regarding this issue.

Safe Mode-

Safe Mode is made available to users as a means of working around and isolating problems with video display and audio playback. Launching the game in Safe Mode does the following-

• Sets display resolution to 640x480

• Sets all advanced performance options to minimum

• Disables all sound and sound filters

• Disables music

• Disables all movies

To launch the game in Safe mode using the Steam* version, please do the following-

1. Launch Steam.exe

2. In Steam, go to My Games

3. Right Click F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

4. Go to Properties

5. Under the General tab, click button labeled Set Launch Options

6. In the text field in the Set Launch Options window, type the following without quotes-


To exit safe mode, the program must be restarted without –safemode.

To launch the game in safe mode using the Installshield* version, please do the following-

1. Find the game in the Start Menu under All Programs|WBGames|Monolith Productions|F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin|F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin - Safe Mode. Select this option.

2. When asked if you want to enter Safe Mode, click Yes

To exit safe mode, the program must be restarted using the option in the Start Menu found in All Programs|WBGames|Monolith Productions|F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin called F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin.

*How to tell which version you are running - If a 3rd party application called Steam, which is clearly labeled as such, is used to install and run the game, then you are running the Steam version. If the first window of the installer is titled "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin - InstallShield Wizard", then you are running the InstallShield version.

Sound Acceleration Error

If you receive an error when starting the game stating “Sound Acceleration Error. Please refer to the readme.txt for instructions on setting up the sound hardware on your computer”, please perform the following steps.

Make sure sound hardware is installed.

XP - Go to Start|Control Panel|System. Go to the Hardware tab. Click the Device Manager button. Under Sound, Video and game controllers, make sure audio hardware is present and does not show any errors. If there are errors, please resolve them using Device Manager or the Add Hardware Wizard found in Control Panel.

Vista – Go to Start|Control Panel. Open Device Manager. Under Sound, Video and game controllers, make sure audio hardware is present and does not show any errors. If there are errors, please resolve them using Device Manager or Add Hardware found in Control Panel.

Verify hardware acceleration is enabled (XP only)

Go to Start|Control Panel|Sound and Audio Devices. Then select the Audio tab. Click the Advanced button under the Sound playback section. Then select the Performance Tab. Under Audio Playback, Hardware Acceleration, move the slider to be more than none.

Unsupported Video Card Error.

The current video card is unsupported. Please see the readme.txt file for more information.

If this message is seen, it means that your video card is insufficient, or you are trying to run the game in an unsupported manner, such as through Remote Desktop. Please make sure that your video card meets or exceeds the minimum system specifications noted in the manual.

Installing Steam or attempting to run game for the first time from a Standard or Limited account fails.

Log in to an administrator account to install Steam and run the game for the first time to finish installing components on which the game depends.

Steam failed to initialize. Please make sure your Steam installation is valid.

This error means that the game could not find and start Steam on your system. You may need to re-install Steam and the game in order to resolve the issue. Please see for more information on resolving your steam installation issue.

Other Sound Errors:

* If the in-game sounds, music and dialogue (voices) do not play, or there are problems with the quality of these sounds, then please try updating audio hardware drivers. Please see the instructions below.

Make sure that you have the latest drivers available for your sound hardware installed. These can usually be found on the manufacturer's website. Before installing the driver, uninstall the audio device using the Device Manager. If possible, run a "driver cleaner" application to fully clean out any extra pieces of the driver and/or leftover files of another sound card's drivers. Do NOT allow Windows to install its default driver when asked. Instead, only install the driver you downloaded from the manufacturer's website.

* Please note that since this game uses an MP3 codec for sound, 3rd party codec packs such as the ACE Mega CoDecS Pack may cause unpredictable audio performance. If you have a codec pack installed and still have sound issues after trying all of the steps listed above, then you will need to disable installed codecs from the CoDecS Dashboard settings screen before running the game. Please note which Codecs are being disabled so those Codecs can be enabled at a later time

* If 3d sounds seem to be change volume wildly (i.e. looking directly at an object will make it sound quieter than when it is to the side), then you may have your speaker configuration set up incorrectly. For instance, if you're listening in headphones but have the speaker configuration set to Surround 5.1, then a lot of sounds will be sent to speakers that don't exist. You can change the speaker configuration in your sound card's applications (such as Creative's AudioHQ or Surround Mixer) or in the Control Panel.

* On some Realtek audio chipsets, audio originating from certain positions relative to the player are far quieter than they should be. This is experienced when using a two speaker configuration, such as headphones. Realtek has been made aware of the issue. A workaround that will resolve this issue is to lower the audio hardware acceleration. To change this, go to Control Panel – Sounds and Audio Devices – Volume Tab. Under this section, Speaker Settings are found at the bottom. Click Advanced, then go to the Performance tab. Reduce Hardware Acceleration down to Basic.

* If sounds that are originating in front of you sound as if they are coming from behind, and if these sounds seem distorted, and you are playing in 5.1, 7.1 or any other surround configuration, then you may need to turn off CMSS in your EAX(TM) console. CMSS is used to create a multi-channel version of a stereo source. Unfortunately, it can cause issues like this when using it on sounds that are already designed to be in Surround. Note that sometimes you can choose not to install the EAX(TM) Console when installing your sound card, so you may have to reinstall the driver in order to get this application.

* Hardware conflicts with some RAID servers have been reported. If you're experiencing very poor frame-rates and are running a RAID as your primary hard-drive, then disable sound hardware acceleration in the Windows control panel, or in DxDiag. Disabling sound hardware acceleration inside the game will not alleviate the problem in these cases.

General Troubleshooting

* If problems of any kind are encountered, please make sure that all applications that are running in the background such as virus scanners, desktop Utilities (menus/toolbars), media players, and chat programs are disabled before running F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.

* Please download the latest Windows(R) service pack before playing.

* Striking the Shift key five times may cause the 'Sticky Key' feature to become enabled in Windows(R). If this happens, the feature will task switch to a desktop dialogue box with options related to this feature, including one to disable it entirely.



Q. The game is a bit slow or choppy. How do I increase my performance?


If poor performance is being experienced, try selecting Auto-Detect in the Performance menu under Options in the Main Menu. This will set your detail and effects settings to defaults for your configuration.

If problems are still being seen, go to Options – Performance – Advanced Options from the Main Menu to find all of the performance settings that can be edited by the user. Try adjusting these down to achieve better performance.

For more detailed settings instructions on how to optimize settings for your computer, please try the following-

In order to get the best game play experience, it is not recommended to run F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin at high resolutions. You should avoid resolutions above 1024x768 for 4:3 displays, 1280x768 for 16:10 displays, and 1280x720 for 16:9 displays on any current generation card. Instead, use the full-screen anti-aliasing (FSAA) option under the Advanced Options menu. This helps improve the visual quality of the final scene without dramatically increasing the amount of work that must be performed.

For manual control of specific detail and effects settings, go to Options – Performance – Advanced Options. In this menu, specific detail and effects settings can be edited to adjust quality level, or adjusted on/off where applicable. Editing these functions may affect in game performance.


If you are dissatisfied with the level of detail that your system can handle, then you may wish to consider upgrading. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin performance is most affected by your video card, followed closely by the CPU speed and the amount of installed memory in your machine. A high end video card and CPU will usually result in considerable frame rate improvements, while installing more RAM will result in shorter load times and less hitching during game play.

IV. CONTACTING Warner Brothers Games


Customer Support

In the unlikely event of a problem with your Product, you may only need simple instructions to correct the problem. Please contact WB Games Customer Service Department by calling us at 1-888-352-1642 or by emailing us at [email protected] before returning the Product to a retailer. Please do not send any Product to WB Games without contacting us first.

Warner Games US 1-888-352-1642

Warner Games UK +1 519-772-0464

Warner Games Spain +1 519-772-0465

Warner Games Italy +1 519-772-0466

Warner Games Germany +1 519-772-0467

Warner Games France +1 519-772-0468

V. Updates


V1.02 Patch

-Difficulty of Hard mode has been increased.

-Implemented a toggle for switching between widescreen (16:9) and full screen (4:3) in the Options|Performance|Advanced Settings menu

-Implemented a toggle for head bob in Options|Game Settings

-Implemented a toggle for film grain in the Options|Performance|Advanced Settings menu

-Leaving a multiplayer lobby now returns the player to the associated multiplayer menu instead of the front end main menu

-Added mp3 codec installer to ensure proper audio functionality

-Applied fix for energy weapon audio causing lag

-Applied fix for team balancing host options not being applied properly

-Changing team swap during selection and grace periods to swap at the next spawn

-Applied fix for team name showing as "undefined" after swapping teams

V1.03 Patch

-Added ‘Toy Soldier’ multiplayer maps

-Fixed some AI path finding errors

-Fixed the way the Leaderboard counted wins/losses for Blitz games

-Team is notified when an EPA comes online

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