Just Cause 2

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Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 cover
Avalanche Studios
Square Enix
Avalanche Engine 2.0
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2010
Metacritic 84
Sports Parachuting
Series Just Cause
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Just Cause 2 guide on StrategyWiki
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Just Cause 2 on Wikipedia
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General information

Just Cause 2 Mods
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Complete Edition. Does not include multiplayer.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Free demo: steam://install/35110 (use direct link)

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Agency Hovercraft
Black Market Aerial Pack
Black Market Boom Pack
Bull's Eye Assault Rifle
Camo Parachute
Chaos Parachute
Chevalier Classic
Chevalier Ice Breaker
Dare Devil Parachute
Firestorm Parachute
Multiplayer Mod Free download.
Monster Truck
Rico's Signature Gun
Scorpion Parachute
Tiger Parachute
Tuk Tuk Boom

Essential improvements

Make 100% Completion Possible

Because of two unpatched bugs, no more than 99.96% completion can be attained in the vanilla game. One of the 221 water towers does not actually exist, and the final optional sidequest - no matter which one it happens to be - does not reward the usual 3 Weapon and 3 Vehicle parts.
Use the 100% Completion mod[1]
  1. Download the 100% Completion mod, as well as the prerequisite World Location Settings mod if you don't have it.
  2. Place x_Jusupov_100percent.arc and x_Jusupov_100percent.tab (from the 100% mod), as well as x_worldbin.arc and x_worldbin.tab (from the WLS mod) into <path-to-game>\archives_win32.
  3. The next time you load the game, the missing water tower should now be in the correct position in Panau (X:18111, Y:15326), and the six missing boxes should be near the tower's base.

Bullseye Rifle Fix

This mod fixes a couple of annoying issues with the Bullseye Rifle, like using improper ammo type, lack of possibility to zoom with scope and more.
  1. Download the Bullseye Rifle Fix.
  2. Place pc_00.arc and pc_00.tab into <path-to-game>\DLC.

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Just Cause 2\Saves\JC2Settings
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8190/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is a binary file.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\8190\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8190/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


In-game resolution settings.
In-game resolution settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.


  1. See Command-line parameters.
  2. Use the following arguments. Set the variables to the desired values.
/WidthW=YourWidth /HeightW=YourHeight

Field of view (FOV)

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. See Command-line parameters.
  2. Use /fovfactor=YourFov


Only values between 1.0 and 2.0 can be used.

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. See Command-line parameters.
  2. Use /borderless=1


On some systems, the borderless window is slightly higher than it is supposed to be, making some of the top get cut off, and some of the bottom allow you to see the taskbar.

Remove Film Grain

  1. Download No More Filmgrain!.
  2. Create dropzone folder into <path-to-game>.
  3. Extract and place filmgrain.dss into dropzone folder.


In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration.[5]
Can be disabled (only working for non-inverted mouse input).
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Requires an XInput wrapper, see the glossary page for applicable tools.
DualShock button prompts
A mod is available that swaps the Xbox prompts with DualShock prompts. An XInput wrapper is still required.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse speed changes when the controller is used, and changes back when released. Button prompts change rapidly.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Speech.
Surround sound
5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 are supported.[6]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


In order to play online download the Official Multiplayer Mod.
Not available in GOG.com version.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Native support for up to triple-monitor setups.[7]
Officially supported game.
Note:Game is currently not on official list, but listed on vorpx local profile factory list.
Game has not been confirmed to be 3D yet.

Issues fixed

AMD launch crash fix

AMD's graphics drivers codenamed Crimson are not compatible with Just Cause 2 Multiplayer. If you are using an AMD graphics card with Crimson drivers, and your game crashes almost immediately after launching.
Solutions here[citation needed]

Possible crash fix

Crashing issues observed with Decals on some Nvidia cards.[8]
Disable dual core optimizations for ASYNC10[9]
  1. Download Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. From the Profiles drop-down menu, select "Just Cause 2" profile.
  3. Click on "Show unknown settings from NVIDIA predefined profiles".
  4. Find option "ASYNC10_ENABLE" (Under "8 - Extra" section).
  5. Set it to "0x53850673 OFF - Disable dual core optimizations".
  6. Click on "Apply changes"
This should let you keep the "Decals" option enabled without crashes.
Significantly impacts performance, recommended only on faster machines.
Turn off 'decals' in video options menu[citation needed]
Turn off Steam overlay in the Steam game properties[citation needed]

Directx Error 3

Force graphics adapter[citation needed]
  1. Right click Just Cause 2 in your Steam Library and select its properties.
  2. Add /dxadapter=0 to the launch options and press OK.

Nvidia Optimus laptops use Intel IGP only

Force the dedicated GPU[10]
  1. Download Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Open it and click the button to the right of "DRIVER VERSION".
  3. From the PROFILE menu, select JUST CAUSE 2.
  4. Scroll down the window until you find: "Shim Rendering Mode Options per application for Optimus".
  5. Click the text to the right, scroll to the top of the dropdown list, and select "SHIM_RENDERING_OPTIONS_DEFAULT_RENDERING_MODE"
  6. Click APPLY CHANGES in the top right-hand corner.
  7. Run your game


These changes may cause some Nvidia-specific advanced graphics choices (bokeh, GPU water) to become unavailable in Just Cause 2.

Slingshotting won´t give momentum

Enable V-Sync ingame OR lock the game fps to 60 manually.[citation needed]

Other information

Command-line parameters

There are several command-line parameters to help optimize the game even further. To add them, you must do the following:

  1. Right-click on "Just Cause 2" in your Steam game library.
  2. Click properties at the bottom of the new context menu
  3. Click the "Set Launch Options" button
  4. Enter in whichever command line options you want (examples listed below).

All listed parameters work in both the demo and the full game.

Command line parameter Description Accepted variables
/FailSafe Run in failsafe mode (ignore settings)
/Fullscreen Force fullscreen mode
/Windowed Force windowed mode
/Width=N Change width of resolution
/Height=N Change height of resolution
/WidthFS=N Change width of resolution (fullscreen only)
/HeightFS=N Change height of resolution (fullscreen only)
/WidthW=N Change width of resolution (windowed only)
/HeightW=N Change height of resolution (windowed only)
/RefreshRate=N Change the refresh rate
/MSAA=N Alter the MSAA sample count
/VSync=B Enable (or disable) V-Sync 0 - 1
/Aniso=N Alter the Ansiotropic filter intensity 0 - 7 (Default: 7)
/Shadows=N Change shadow quality 0 - 2 (Default: 1)
/ShadowRes=N Alter shadow Resolution 0 - 1 (Default: 0)
/SSAO=B Enable/disable SSAO 0 - 1 (Default: 0)
/HBAO=B Enable/disable HBAO method for SSAO 0 - 1 (Default: 1)
/PLSpec=B Enable/disable pointlight specular 0 - 1 (0)
/PostEffects=B Enable/disable posteffects 0 - 1 (1)
/LODFactor=N Alter geometric dtail over distance 0-3 (Default: 0)
/Decals=B Enable/disable decals 0 - 1
/EdgeFade=B Enable/disable edge fade effect 0 - 1
/FilmGrain=B Enable/disable film grain effect 0 - 1
/fovfactor=N Changes field of view.[11] 1.0 - 2.0 (Default: 1.0)
/DXBuffers= (Default: 1)
/FramerateCap= Allows user to set a cap on the frame rate (Default: disabled)
/DXAdapter= Allows users with multiple GPUs to force the use of a specific card
/borderless=B Enable/disable borderless windowed mode (set Full Screen to Off in Resolution menu) 0 - 1

B stands for boolean; Where 1 is equal to "enabled," and 0 is equal to "disabled"

N stands for number; Set to whichever number requested

You can use multiple parameters by separating them with a space (for example: /fovfactor=2 /frameratecap=30 /filmgrain=0).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.9q


A map viewer, that loads a save game and displays missed resource/chaos items, required for 100% completion.
Compatible with 100% Completion mod.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 10 compatible
CPUs must have SSE3 available


  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>/8190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.