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A small modification to remove graphical effects from the game, such as dynamic lights, and to reduce the amount of effects rendered in a scenario, screen and\or scene.

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I do not own any of the softwares, videogames or webpages mentioned\listed in this.
All I did was opening 2Dark's shaders with a common text editor and editing their values in order to make the game work in my own Low End Machine.
I'm merely sharing said editions so that other players can play 2Dark on their equally Low End Machines themselves.


This mod modifies the files in your game's "Data\Shaders" to remove some visual effects from it, such as Dynamic Lightning and Bloom. It also reduces the amount of effects rendered in your game's screen, level, and\or scene, which makes your gameplay smoother if you're working with a Low End Machine.


2Dark's minimum requirements are originally:

OS: Windows 7 32-bit

Processor: Intel Core i3-530, 2.93 GHz

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 9800 / ATi Radeon HD 4870

Storage: 1 GB available space

Sound Card: Yes

With this mod, however, they are reduced to:

OS: Windows 7 32-bit

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Graphics: Intel GMA 3100 (G33\G31) + Mesa3D OpenGL Rendering Software

Storage: 1 GB available space

Sound Card: Yes

How To Install The Mod

  1. Installing this MOD could not be any simpler:
  2. Open your 2Dark's directory (the folder to which you installed the game and in which your "2Dark.exe" is located);
  3. Open the subfolder "data" in that same directory;
  4. Make a copy of your it's own subfolder "shaders". This will serve as a backup in case the mod messes up your game, so keep it safe.
  5. Now extract the "Shaders.rar" file you just downloaded into a folder of your own choice;
  6. Open your chosen folder, copy it's "shaders" subfolder and paste it into your 2Dar'ks "data" directory -- the one you opened before.
  7. Replace any files your windows ask you to (make sure you created a backup first, like stated above)
  8. Try playing your game and see what happens


Mesa3D is an OpenGL rendering software that could be described as an "OpenGL emulator for Low End GPUs that cannot render it by themselves".
I claim no ownership of this software. I am merely listing it here so that anyone who owns an "Intel GMA 3100" GPU, just like I do, may play this game.

Frederico Dossena has previously built versions of this software in his website:

To install it, you'll just need to copy\paste Mesa3D's "opengl32.dll" to the same directory (folder) as your game's executable -- in this case, "2Dark.exe".

Be aware that this software will use your CPU to render things your GPU should, so you might want to check its temperature, just in case.
If your temperature is getting too high for your liking, you can use softwares such as "Battle Encoder Shirase" to reduce the CPU usage in your games, thus reducing your CPU's temperature drastically.