Samurai Warriors 2 for PC
Samurai Warriors 2 for PC
KOEI has announced the release of SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 on PC. SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 for PC will be available to buy on June 27, 2008 in Europe.


Recent Addition

Dear User,

Thank you for your support. This patch will update your copy of “SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 ” to Version 1.1. Please read this document carefully before installing the patch.

Patch Log, Ver. 1.1 (July 29, 2008)
Improved implementation of the frame-skipping feature in order to increase frame rate and graphical performance.

Patch Information


■ Data Summary
File Name: SamuraiWarriors2EU_ver1_1.exe
File Size: 5.55 MB (5,821,320 bytes)
Download Time: Approximately 44 seconds (1 Mbit/s connection)


[!] Caution
Upon downloading the file, please make sure to check the file size. Incomplete or corrupt downloads will not run correctly.

Patch Instructions

■ Running the Patch
1. Double click [SamuraiWarriors2EU_ver1_1.exe].
2. The installer will run. Please follow the directions detailed by the installer.

■ Confirming Installation
1. Right click “SW2.exe” inside your “Samurai Warriors 2” program folder. (Default path: C:\Program Files\Koei\SAMURAI WARRIORS 2).
2. Select “Properties” from the right-click menu.
3. Click on the “Version” tab.
4. If the version is “” (some Operating Systems will display 1.10), then the patch has been installed successfully.


PC Features
  • 26 playable characters in all! 10 new warriors are ready for battle including the legendary Musashi Miyamoto, the unifier of Japan Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the enigmatic ninja Kotaro Fuma.
  • Brand new fighting techniques for each warrior add much more depth to the battles. Set traps, summon ninja decoys, and more!
  • For the first time players have the ability to power up their Musou gauge up to three times for some truly spectacular and awesomely powerful attacks!
  • Now castle warfare blends seamlessly with field combat. Take control of castles on the battlefield to gain a significant morale advantage.
  • Experience new tales in Story, Free, and Survival modes. Team up with friends for two-player Co-op play or compete with them at "Sugoroku", a bonus party game for up to four players.
  • Over 70 cinematic sequences supervised by Shinsuke Sato, director of the cult hit, "The Princess Blade" and new music from fusion artist Minoru Mukaiya.
  • SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 for Windows-based PC includes all of the features of the original with enhanced graphics.

System Checker
Get a taste of the excitement and prepare for battle by downloading KOEI's SAMURAI WARRIORS 2 PC System Checker. This is a free tool that will analyze your PC and let you know if it meets the game's minimum requirements. The System Checker will also show you how the game will actually look on your PC and the frame rate at which it will be running.

In Case of Failure
If any of the hardware options (CPU, Memory, Vertex Shader, etc.) come up as “Failed,” you will need to upgrade that hardware in order to run the game. If you fail on the DirectX Version or Windows Media Format portions, can download the latest versions from the following sites:
Windows Media Player

System Requirements


Minimum Requirements



Windows XP and Windows Vista® (incompatible with 64-bit editions)



Pentium® 4 1.6GHz

Pentium 4 2.6GHz




Hard Disk

6GB or more of free space



640×480 True Color enabled

1024×768 True Color enabled

Video Card

3D Accelerator with Hardware T&L and Pixel Shading supporting 64MB or more of VRAM, DirectX 9.0c+ (please see Tested Video Cards for additional information)

3D Accelerator with Hardware T&L and Pixel Shading supporting 128MB or more of VRAM, DirectX 9.0c+ (please see Tested Video Cards for additional information)

Sound Card

DirectX 9.0c+ compliant, 16-bit stereo with 44KHz playback supported by Windows XP/Vista



DirectX 9.0c or higher
Windows Media Format 9 or higher




DirectX 9.0 compatible 12-button gamepad recommended

  • Required memory, hard disk, and VRAM capacities may vary depending on your operating system.
  • If you are unsure if DirectX is supported by the video card installed on your computer, please contact the video card’s manufacturer.
  • Laptops, compact models, and certain other systems may not have video cards that meet the product’s system requirements. Please contact your manufacturer for details.
  • Depending on your system or system usage, there may be requirements other than those listed above.
  • Windows Media Format 9 or higher is used to play movies.
  • This product may not run correctly with emulation software, virtual or network drives.
  • You may require Administrators rights to alter system settings.

Tested Video Cards
The following video cards have been tested and found compatible with the product. For driver updates, please contact the manufacturer of your graphics card.


Video Card




Catalyst 8.1



Catalyst 8.1



Catalyst 8.1


GeForce 7600

ForceWare 169.21


GeForce 7800

ForceWare 169.21


GeForce 7900

ForceWare 169.21


GeForce 8600

ForceWare 169.21


GeForce 8800

ForceWare 169.21

The following resolutions can be selected for Samurai Warriors 2: "640x480", "800x600", "1024x768", "1280x960", "1600x1200", "1920x1440"

The resolutions that can be selected will depend on your PC's specifications. Resolutions that cannot be selected from a Windows setting screen cannot be selected for the game. Resolution options can be viewed in Windows->Control Panel-> Screen Property->Settings. IF you are using an NVIDIA video card, the resolution can be changed by going to NVIDIA Settings->Resolution.

Troubleshooting measures are ineffective with some hardware and software environments. If the following procedures do not fix the problem, please contact KOEI Customer Support. Any setting changes for hardware or peripherals or driver updates are the sole responsibility of the user.

Terms and operational procedures are based on standard Windows XP settings. If you are using Windows Vista, icon and button names may differ.

Trouble installing the game

  • If a virus checker or other resident applications are running, close these applications and try installing again.

The game runs slowly.

  • Confirm that the system requirements for this product are met. Please see the System Checker section for additional information.
  • You can set up your game environment by selecting [OPTIONS] from the Main Menu. Depending on your settings, your computer may slow down. Selecting [Defaults] in each setting menu restores the default settings.

The controller continuously presses the START button or other buttons by itself.

  • In the control settings, when asked," Do you wish to use the gamepad's auto-setting?" choose NO. (If you choose YES, the settings will change.)
  • You cannot choose the right stick to move the camera angle. (The right stick is not subject to movement)
  • There is a chance the game will not function properly if you use this data for other game pads.
  • The data is renewed each time you save, so when you connect a different game pad and save when the settings have been configured automatically, the contents will be overwritten.

Graphics and Video Card: There are graphical problems, such as animation issues, errors with dynamic shadows, freezing, etc.

  • This game contains 3D graphics. In order to use all functions effectively, you must have hardware acceleration that supports 3D graphics. Confirm with your hardware manufacturer whether your video card supports hardware graphics acceleration.
  • Please use our System Checker software to determine if your video card is compatible. Also refer to the section, Tested Video Cards for additional information
  • This is most likely because you are using older video card drivers. Please contact your video card manufacturer and get the latest drivers for your card. If that doesn’t work, your hardware may be incompatible with the product.
  • Please see the list of compatible video cards to see if your video card is listed.
  • Another cause of freezing might be an error with your hard drive. There are several things you can do to check your hard drive, all of which can be accessed by double-clicking the “My Computer” icon, then right-clicking on your hard drive and selecting “Properties.” From here, you can use the Disk Cleanup, Error-checking, and Defragmentation options to diagnose or improve the performance of your hard drive.
  • You can improve the performance of the game by altering the graphics settings. From the game’s Main Menu, select “Options,” and then select “Graphics.” For additional information, please refer to the game’s Instruction Manual

Audio, Movie Playback and Sound Card

  • First, you should see if updated drivers for your soundcard are available. Contact your sound card manufacturer to get the latest drivers. Also, you should make sure to update your chipset (motherboard) drivers if possible.
  • If that doesn’t help, you can try lowering the acceleration level of your sound card by changing the “Hardware Acceleration” option from “Full” to “None.” You can do this by accessing the following:

    Windows XP

    [Start] --> [Control Panel] --> [Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices] --> [Sound and Audio Devices] --> [Audio] tab --> [Advanced…] under [Sound playback] --> [Performance] tab

Contact Us
Before contacting support, please refer to the game's manual or the Support section of this website. Most of the problems you may encounter are covered. However, if you have a problem that is not addressed, you can email us at


Samurai Warriors 2 for PC
Samurai Warriors 2 for PC
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