Dungeon Siege II: Broken World - A Guide to Re-Enable the Expansion and Play Online
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World is an action role-playing game that concludes the story of Dungeon Siege II. You must hunt down the Dark Wizard in order to exact your vengeance and undo the evil brought to the world of Aranna. The game features new character classes, items, monsters, quests, and modes of play.
However, if you bought the game from Steam, you may have noticed that the expansion is not available by default. This is due to some licensing issues or server bugs that prevent Steam from delivering the full game. But don't worry, there is a way to re-enable the expansion and play online with other players.
In this article, we will show you how to fix the game and enjoy the Broken World expansion as well as multiplayer mode. You will need to download some missing files, install a registry patch, and use a program called GameRanger to create or join online games. Follow these steps carefully and you will be able to play Dungeon Siege II: Broken World in no time.
Step 1: Download the Missing Files
The first thing you need to do is to download the missing files that will enable the expansion and update the game to the latest version. You can find them here. On the download link, look on the right corner of the screen and select \"download everything as a zip file\".
After downloading, open the Dungeon Siege II (Broken World) Fix folder. Copy everything inside that folder to your Dungeon Siege installation folder. The default location is C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\Dungeon Siege 2.
Step 2: Install the Registry Patch
The next step is to install the registry patch that will make your computer aware of where the game is installed. This is required to run the game and also needed for mod managers and some tools. Copy the reg-patch file to your installation folder as well.
Install the registry patch as Administrator by right-clicking on it and then clicking \"Run as Administrator\". You should see a confirmation message saying that the patch was successfully added to the registry.
Step 3: Use GameRanger to Play Online
The final step is to use GameRanger to play online with other players. GameRanger is a free program that allows you to create or join online games for many old games that no longer have official servers. You can download it from here.
Install GameRanger and create an account. If by any means GameRanger doesn't detect Dungeon Siege 2, follow this quick tutorial:
Simply copy your install directory from Steam after applying the fix to the default install directory for Dungeon Siege. (C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Games\\Dungeon Siege 2\\).
Now when you try to change the install directory in GameRanger (Edit->Options->Scroll down to DS->Browse->DungeonSiege.exe), the program will detect Dungeon Siege 2 properly and allow you to create or join online games.
Just be sure to forward port 16000 for GameRanger if you have any issues.
Alternatively, you can join The Kingdom of Ehb Discord Server here, where you can find other players and get help with troubleshooting. You can also check out some mods and voice packs for Dungeon Siege 2 on Mod DB.
That's it! You have successfully fixed Dungeon Siege II: Broken World and can now enjoy the full game with online multiplayer. We hope this guide was helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. ec8f644aee