Industry Giant 2

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Industry Giant 2
Industry Giant 2 cover
Developers
JoWood Ebensee
2015 release Fancy Bytes
2015 release Reactor
Publishers
Retail JoWood Productions
Digital Toplitz Productions
Release dates
Windows September 30, 2002
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres Building, Simulation
Vehicles Flight, Helicopter, Naval/watercraft, Train, Transport, Truck
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Historical
Series Industry Giant
Industry Giant 2 on MobyGames
Industry Giant 2 on Wikipedia
Industry Giant
Industry Giant 1998
Industry Giant 2 2002

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

New 2015 re-release runs on modern systems.
Original 2002 release is very unlikely to run on modern systems.

General information

Game Manual
Game Extras
GOG.com Community Discussions
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)
CD key
SecuROM 4 DRM
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes the Map Editor
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
The digital version is a slightly updated version which improved compatibility with modern systems.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Industry Giant II: 1980-2020 Included with Gold, GOG.com and Steam releases
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Map Editor[edit]

The map editor was removed from the Steam version.

Download the editor from the CD release[1]

Download the editor from the Steam page and extract it to <path-to-game>.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ig2_player.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/271360/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/271360/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Effects sliders
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Language[edit]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Retail version only
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
In-game client requires GameSpy Arcade; however, direct IP can be used.

Connection types

Online play[edit]

Direct connect through command line[2]
Full instructions and more info here
Functional for games over the internet

The multiplayer functions can be accessed through command line parameters:

Host a game
-host -playername "HostName"
Where HostName is a name to identify the player

Join a game
-client xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -playername "ClientName"
Where ClientName is a name to identify the player and xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the host.

LAN play[edit]

Enable multiplayer for Steam version[3]
Full instructions and more info here
  1. Download the github repository here
  2. Extract file and navigate to Packages folder.
  3. Run IG2Patcher.exe from the latest version (currently 1.0.2.0).
  4. Select ig2_AddOn.exe in <path-to-game> using the ... button.
  5. Select any button in the main menu you want to redirect to the Multiplayer menu. Do not redirect the "Exit" or "Options" button, but a less used one like "Highscores" or "Credits"
  6. Click on the Patch button

Notes

Requires game version 2.2.0.0, 2.3.2.0, or 2.3.3.0.
LAN only.
This fix reconfigures the native menu for LAN games, preventing it from functioning for internet games. For this reason, the Online Play fix is preferred.

Issues fixed[edit]

Corrupted text[edit]

Disable Steam overlay[citation needed]

Frame drops when zooming[edit]

Reduce frame drops when zooming[citation needed]
  1. When first loading the map zoom out as far as possible.
  2. Wait for the frame rate to recover.

Notes

Once the frame rate recovers, there will be fewer frame drops when changing between zoom levels.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

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>/271360/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (271360) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References