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Bejeweled 2

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Bejeweled 2
Bejeweled 2 cover
PopCap Games
PopCap Games
Retail re-release MumboJumbo
Digital Electronic Arts
PopCap Games Framework
Release dates
Windows November 5, 2004
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2004
Genres Tile matching
Series Bejeweled
Bejeweled 2 on HowLongToBeat
Bejeweled 2 on IGDB
Bejeweled 2 on MobyGames
Bejeweled 2 on Wikipedia
Bejeweled 2001
Bejeweled 2 2004
Bejeweled Twist 2008
Bejeweled 3 2010
Bejeweled LIVE 2013

Key points

Low FPS on modern versions of Windows, see "Issues fixed"
Missing achievements, online leaderboards, and lacks a 16:9 option compared to the Xbox Live version.

General information

Official website (archived)
Answers HQ
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
Official website (unavailable)
Requires online activation
Downloadable version required entering order number. Activation server offline
macOS (OS X)
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Bejeweled 2 Deluxe. Uses in-house DRM by PopCap.[1]
macOS (OS X)
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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Bejeweled 2 Deluxe is the full version of the game.
A faithful, higher quality icon can be found on SteamGridDB.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Planet Pack A free pack containing 12 more backdrops. Was never officially released, but the installer is still available for download from PopCap here. (If the installer cannot locate the game's directory, the images can be extracted from the installer using a tool like 7zip, placed in <path-to-game>\Bejeweled 2 Deluxe\images\backdrops, and the file backdrops.lst edited accordingly.)
macOS (OS X)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\Steam\Bejeweled2\users[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only resolutions of 1024x768 or 1280x960 (hardware acceleration). Use 16:9/Widescreen Mod for higher resolution support.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Only resolutions of 1024x768 or 1280x960 (hardware acceleration). Cannot be resized.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 100 FPS.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


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


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Unable to enable Hardware Acceleration on modern versions of Windows

Fixes hardware acceleration, improves performance and graphical effects.
Install the Bejeweled 2 Deluxe patch[4]
  1. Download the Bejeweled 2 Deluxe patch here
  2. Open the .zip file and open the bejeweled-2-deluxe folder.
  3. Extract the relevant folder of the edition (Steam, or PopCap) of the game to <path-to-game>.
  4. Copy the relevant Bejeweled 2 nosig+vmem+vcard.exe and Test3D-clean.reg to <path-to-game>.
  5. Rename the relevant nosig+vmem+vcard.exe file to WinBej2.exe (Steam) or Bejeweled2.exe (PopCap).
  6. Run the game and enable Hardware Accelerate and High resolution.


If Hardware Accelerate still refuses to be enabled, run the included Test3D-clean.reg file.
The original .exe for Bejeweled 2 Deluxe is included as a backup if something breaks.

Alternative workaround for low FPS

There are three ways of fixing the problem:

  • Use the 3D acceleration patch mentioned above previously.
  • Disable hardware acceleration if fullscreen is on.
  • Play the game in a window. Hardware acceleration works fine while the game is windowed.

BASS_ChannelPlay function not found in bass.dll

This is a DLL version conflict. Bejeweled 2 is looking for bass.dll in c:\windows\system32 or c:\windows\syswow64, and it's a version different than what it expects.[5]

  • Backup and remove the DLL file from the window folder.
  • Note that downloading the latest version from the Un4Seen website will not help.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
OpenGL 1.3 OS X only.
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio BASS Version

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5.8
Processor (CPU) G4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB


  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>/3300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (3300) 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).


  1. {{Refcheck|user=Clya9001|date=2022-01-25|comment=Game can be launched directly as long as Steam is running in the background. If the user does not own the game, the game will offer a 1 hour trial version.
  2. Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace - last accessed on 20 August 2022
  3. Verified by User:ThatOneReaper on October 19, 2016
  4. Bejeweled Patches - Steam Community:
  5. Steam Community - last accessed on 26 May 2023