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{{mm}} [http://kermi.pp.fi/JA_2/Mods_Vanilla/Source/ Jagged Alliance 2 source code]
 
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{{Availability/row| Retail | | Disc | {{DRM|SafeDisc}} in English release, {{DRM|LaserLock}} in German release. | | Windows, Linux}}
 
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Revision as of 16:54, 17 September 2021

Jagged Alliance 2
Jagged Alliance 2 cover
Developers
Sir-tech Software, Inc.
Linux Tribsoft
Publishers
TalonSoft
Strategy First
TopWare Interactive
Linux Titan Computer
Release dates
Windows July 23, 1999
Linux 2000
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[1]
Jagged Alliance 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Jagged Alliance 2 on MobyGames
Jagged Alliance 2 on Wikipedia
Jagged Alliance 1994
Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games 1995
Jagged Alliance 2 1999
Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business 2000
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire 2004
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action 2012
Jagged Alliance: Crossfire 2012
Jagged Alliance Online 2013
Jagged Alliance Flashback 2014
Jagged Alliance Online: Reloaded 2015
Jagged Alliance: Rage! 2018
Jagged Alliance 3 TBA

Key points

JA2-Stracciatella adds cross-platform capabilities for Jagged Alliance 2, improves its stability, fixes bugs and provides a stable platform for mod development.

General information

Unofficial wiki
The Bear's Pit unofficial forums for game series
Jagged Alliance 2 source code
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Strategy First standalone version)
Steam Community Discussions (Strategy First Gold version)

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1] in English release, LaserLock DRM in German release.
Windows
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Sold by Startegy First as Gold Edition (with Unfinished Business)
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Sold by TopWare Interactive as a DLC for Wildfire
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Patches

The latest official patch 1.12 for Jagged Alliance 2 Gold is available at soggi.org.

JA2-Stracciatella

JA2-Stracciatella adds cross-platform capabilities for Jagged Alliance 2, improves its stability, fixes bugs and provides a stable platform for mod development.

JA2 v1.13

JA2 v1.13 provides many gameplay updates and fixes, including new weapons, features, and multiplayer.[4][5] For these reasons, it is a significant shift from the original version.

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename movie files[6]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\
  2. Delete or rename Intro.slf.
This also resolves an issue where the game freezes with a blank screen on startup.[7]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1620/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SavedGames[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1620/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Flavor speech (curses, acknowledgements) not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Retail only.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Use JA2 v1.13.
Online play
4 Use JA2 v1.13. Need to know host's IP address and port number to join.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Used in conjunction with Direct IP for JA2 v1.13 multiplayer.
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Used in conjunction with P2P for JA2 v1.13 multiplayer.

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
Use JA2-Stracciatella for 64-bit.
macOS (OS X)
Linux
64-bit and ARM require JA2-Stracciatella.[8]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/1620/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1620) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 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).

References