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Delta Force 2

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Delta Force 2
Delta Force 2 cover
Developers
NovaLogic
Publishers
1999-2016 NovaLogic
2016-present THQ Nordic
Engines
Voxel Space 32
Release dates
Windows November 3, 1999
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic, Voxel art
Themes Africa, Asia, Contemporary
Series Delta Force
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Delta Force 2 on Wikipedia
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Key points

The Hardware Renderer has known issues on modern systems, particularly depth buffer problems that cause clipping. It is recommended to use the Software Renderer along with DgVoodoo 2 instead.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Oversized DRM (lead-out area shortened and used for data, to prevent most contemporary CD-RW drives from copying the method)
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
A free demo version is available from GameFront.

Essential improvements

Patches

The latest official patch is 1.06.15 (a.k.a. 8A or 030700), available from Patches-Scrolls and GameFront.

Support for 1024x768

The game supports the 1024x768 resolution but a config file needs to be changed.

Increase Resolution to 1024x768[1]
  1. Open the df2.cfg file that is located in the game folder.
  2. Find the game_res value and change it to 6.

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Delete or rename DF2INTRO.BIK

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\df2.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\df2plyrs.sav[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Might disable mouse
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Doesn't pause on lost focus
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Ukrainian
Fan translation and full dubbing by TSF, download.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
50
Online play
50 The official multiplayer service was shut down; use the NovaHQ lobby. Already applied to the GOG.com version, others are required to follow this guide.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Self-hosting

Issues unresolved

Broken Hardware Renderer

The Hardware renderer is broken on modern operating systems, causing severe graphical corruption and depth buffer problems. Using DgVoodoo 2 helps these issues partially but does not fix the depth errors. A patch by Dege which improved the depth buffer problems to some extent used to be available (hw_d3d.dll), but the domain has since expired. See the original forum topic.

Crash when switching to the Voice-over-Net settings

When switching through the settings tabs, the Voice-over-Net tab causes the game to crash or freeze on modern systems. Some users report that running the game in Windows XP compatibility mode prevents this.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Glitchy on modern hardware, but playable
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 120 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA-compatible
Other

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).
  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>/32630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (32630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Nessy on 2021-08-25