Delta Force 2

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Delta Force 2
Delta Force 2 cover
Developers
NovaLogic
Engines
Voxel Space 32
Release dates
Windows November 3, 1999
Taxonomy
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
Delta Force 2 on MobyGames
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[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Standard CD check.
Windows
Developer website
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Support for 1024x768[edit]

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[edit]

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

Various other mods[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
50
Online play
50

Issues unresolved[edit]

Broken Hardware Renderer[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

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