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Battlezone II: Combat Commander

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This page is for the original release. For the remake, see Battlezone: Combat Commander.

Battlezone II: Combat Commander
Battlezone II: Combat Commander cover
Pandemic Studios
Release dates
Windows December 28, 1999[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, First-person
Controls Multiple select, Point and select, Direct control
Genres RTS, Strategy, Shooter
Themes Sci-fi
Series Battlezone
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Battlezone II: Combat Commander on Wikipedia
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GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information

Battlezone forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
A free demo version is available from

Essential improvements


An unofficial 1.3 patch was on offer at this link in 2006 by two of the game's designers, but the download links were pulled in March 2018. A mirror of the last version of the 1.3 patch, a beta release of version, is available here.
Patch v1.2 was the last official patch the game got, released in August 2000 (available here). However, Activision did not officially support this patch - only the 1.1 patch, released February 2000.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Battlezone II\


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.


Default windowed resolution is 640x480, but it can be edited in a config file.
Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit render.cfg.
  3. Change WindowedWidth = and WindowedHeight = to the resolution you want.
  4. Press Alt+ Enter in-game to switch to windowed mode.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0,[2] DirectSound3D with EAX 1[3]
Royalty free audio
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed

Disc launcher does not work

Skip the disc launcher[5]

The autorun launcher is 16-bit and does not run on 64-bit operating systems.

  1. Browse to the disc's contents.
  2. Go into the Setup folder and launch Setup.exe directly.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 0.9k
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Rage 128
Riva TNT
DirectX 7.0 compatible
The game became compatible Windows 2000 with patch v1.2


  1. 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).