Industry Giant 2

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Industry Giant 2
Industry Giant 2 cover
JoWood Productions
Release dates
Windows September 30, 2002
Industry Giant 2 on MobyGames
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GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Industry Giant
Industry Giant 1998
Industry Giant 2 2002

Key points

New 2015 re-release runs on modern systems.
Original 2002 release very unlikely to run on modern systems.[citation needed]

General information

Game Manual
Game Extras Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Will not work on most modern PCs.[citation needed]
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Windows (unavailable)
Green Man Gaming
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2015 Re-release

DLC and expansion packs

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Map Editor[edit]

The map editor was removed from the and Steam versions.

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>\config\[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 settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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



Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Change language[edit] owners can use language_setup.exe in the installation folder.
Change Language[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open ig2.ini.
  3. Under [LANGUAGE] change Country= to
    • Country= for English.
    • Country=g for German.
    • Country=f for French.

Network[edit] version has multiplayer menu
Multiplayer menu missing in Steam release

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 -playername "ClientName"
Where ClientName is a name to identify the player and 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
  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


Requires game version,, or
GOG owners do not need this fix.
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.


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

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

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


  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.