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Revision as of 14:01, 5 August 2020

GRID 2 cover
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
EGO 3.0[1]
Release dates
Windows May 28, 2013
macOS (OS X) September 25, 2014
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Controls Direct control
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Genres Racing
Art styles Realistic
Vehicles Automobile, Track racing
Series TOCA
GRID 2 on MobyGames
GRID 2 on Wikipedia

TOCA Touring Car Championship 1997
TOCA 2 Touring Cars 1998
TOCA Race Driver 2002
TOCA Race Driver 2 2004
TOCA Race Driver 3 2006
Race Driver: Grid 2008
GRID 2 2013
GRID Autosport 2014
GRID 2019


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

The game features full keyboard support but a controller is recommended.

General information

Official website
Official forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Reloaded Edition also available.
macOS (OS X)
Steam (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.
The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Bathurst Track Pack
macOS (OS X)
Car Unlock Pack
macOS (OS X)
Classic GRID Pack
macOS (OS X)
Demolition Derby Pack Free.
macOS (OS X)
Drift Pack
macOS (OS X)
GTR Racing Pack
macOS (OS X)
Headstart Pack
macOS (OS X)
IndyCar Pack
macOS (OS X)
McLaren Racing Pack
macOS (OS X)
Peak Performance Pack
macOS (OS X)
Spa-Francorchamps Track Pack
macOS (OS X)
Super Modified Pack
macOS (OS X)

Version differences

Reloaded Edition includes all the DLC, except for the Car Unlock Pack.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename intro videos files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\
  2. Delete or rename intel_sting.bk2 and sting.bk2.


Some users have reported loss of Racenet connectivity and game save failures as a result of renaming or deleting the video files.[citation needed]
Replacing the files instead of deleting/removing them, even with 0 byte placeholders will resolve connectivity/save failure issues.[citation needed]

Activate Intel graphics options

Open hardware_settings_options.xml[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\system\
  2. Edit hardware_settings_options.xml.
  3. Replace all <option name="on" lng="lng_on" dx11Only="true" intelExtensionsOnly="true"> with <option name="on" lng="lng_on" dx11Only="true" intelExtensionsOnly="false">
  4. Save hardware_settings_options.xml file.
Steam will re-download this file if you verify integrity so you will need to repeat the process.

Game data

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\GRID 2\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/44350/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\44350\remote\[Note 2]
%PROGRAMDATA%\Codemasters\GRID 2\DataCache\<user-id>\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/44350/pfx/[Note 1]
Regardless of where the game is installed, the Windows version will attempt to use the %PROGRAMDATA% area to store the in-game replays. The game will work with a Windows NTFS junction point, allowing the folder to be mapped to alternate locations/drives.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.

Field of view (FOV)

Use FOV Changer[citation needed]
  1. Download and run Dirt3FovChange.
  2. Specify the base installation folder.
  3. Set the vertical FOV and enable the desired cameras. Make sure that "chase close reverse", "chase far reverse", "head cam", and "head cam reverse" are always disabled. Also do NOT adjust any of the "head offset" and "head tilt change" settings.
  4. Click on start to apply the changes.

Input settings

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game button map settings.
In-game button map settings.
Force feedback settings.
Force feedback settings.

Audio settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Only menu music and speech can be fully muted, the other options do not allow you to go below half.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Menu music, effects, engines, speech.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: GRID 2.
User created game profile, DX11 only read more in the vorpx forum profile introduction.


RaceNet online features require a Codemasters Account.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus

Connection types

Issues unresolved

Crashing during loading screens

Users are reporting that the game is crashing randomly during loading screens.[3][4] There is currently no known fix.

Logitech Gxx issues

Users are reporting a variety of issues with Logitech Gxx peripherals.[5][6] There is currently no known fix.

Minimap not shown during races

Users are reporting an issue with the minimap not being displayed during a race.[7]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OS X only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[8]


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.1c

Disable engineer speech

Delete speech_engineer.bnk[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\audio\soundbanks\[your language]\
  2. Delete the speech_engineer.bnk file.
  3. Create an empty text file and rename it speech_engineer.bnk

Disable music during races only

Open music.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\audio\
  2. Open music.xml.
  3. Modify music_default_excitement, music_default_last_lap_excitement and all envelope_contribution to 0.0
  4. Go to <path-to-game>\audio\soundbanks\
  5. Delete or rename mus_inrace.bnk file
  6. Create an empty text file and rename it mus_inrace.bnk
Steam will re-download missing files if you verify integrity so you will need to repeat the process.


  • GRID 2 Mods - Collection of released modifications.
  • Cockpit Cam Mod - Available for all vehicles (except DLC), works online and the only prominent issue being the blurry dashboard.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 5400+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Nvidia GeForce 8600
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.4
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
ATI Radeon X1xxx/HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series and HD3000, Nvidia 7xxx/8xxx/9xxx series and 1xxM/3xxM series are not supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/44350/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (44350) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).