Jane's Longbow 2

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Jane's Longbow 2
Jane's Longbow 2 cover
Developers
Origin Systems
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1997
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Key points

On computers running modern versions of Windows, the only usable renderer is 3dfx with a Glide wrapper such as nGlide or dgVoodoo. dgVoodoo is less stable and offers more graphical options. nGlide is more stable but has a limited range of settings.
The game takes a small amount of space and runs on most computers.
The game suffers from crashing at the end of any mission on computers running modern versions of Windows, regardless of failure or success in the mission.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
The CD installer does not work on modern Windows.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 2.09 updates the game to the latest version.

Modifications[edit]

AZER2000 - Azerbahjian Campaign add-on[edit]

AZER2000 is a replacement campaign for the Fallen Crescent campaign which provides more challenging missions as all enemy equipment is now modern.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Scales with resolution, cannot be manually edited.
Windowed
No windowed mode in the main menu. Use dgVoodoo and change Appearance from Fullscreen to Windowed to make the simulation windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use the dgVoodoo Glide wrapper and select Antialiasing [MSAA].
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use the dgVoodoo Glide wrapper and enable Force vSync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
The keys are set and cannot be changed.
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration in the menus. The mouse is not used as a looking device in game and has no acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Longbow 2 is nearly impossible to play without a HOTAS Joystick/Throttle set up.
Full controller support
Longbow 2 supports multiple popular joysticks around 1998 along with anything reported by Windows. This applies to controllers, too.
Controller remapping
All joystick keys are remappable.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
The closest to this the game offers is changing how the throttle works (Pull to gain Collective, rather than Push) by toggling "Helicopter Style Collective" in the options.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Subtitles are supported during tutorials. In-game radio messages are not supported.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
4
Online play
2

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 420 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 5.0 compatible

References