Just Cause

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Just Cause
Just Cause cover
Developers
Avalanche Studios
Publishers
2006-2009 Eidos Interactive
2009-present Square Enix
Engines
Avalanche Engine
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 75
Taxonomy
Series Just Cause
Just Cause on HowLongToBeat
Just Cause on IGDB
Just Cause guide on StrategyWiki
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Just Cause on Wikipedia
Just Cause
Just Cause 2006
Just Cause 2 2010
Just Cause 3 2015
Just Cause 4 2018

Key points

Based on the original Xbox release. All the graphical enhancements from the Xbox 360 version are missing.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check.
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
The version included in the retail 'Square Enix Masterpieces' bundle of the first two games is entirely DRM-free.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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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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Free demo: steam://install/6930 (use direct link)
Windows

Game data[edit]

External general settings.
External general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\JustCause\Saves\JCSaves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6880/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Just Cause Widescreen Fix.
Multi-monitor
Use Just Cause Widescreen Fix.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Just Cause Widescreen Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use Just Cause Widescreen Fix.
Field of view (FOV)
Add -fovfactor=x to launch parameters. Where x=1, 1.5, 2.
Windowed
Add /windowed to launch parameters.
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 and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]

Input[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

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

Audio[edit]

External audio settings.
External audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Only available in Polish retail copy.
Russian
Only available in Russian retail copy.
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Just Cause 1.
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Application Error on Start[edit]

If installed to a Steam library not on the same drive as the Steam client an application error will popup with "Failed to find Steam".
Copy steam.dll to the <steam-library-path>\steamapps\common\Just Cause
Alternate

Create a symbolic link (this will allow for steam.dll being updated by the Steam client.)

  1. Open an administrative command prompt window
  2. Within the administrator command prompt window type: mklink "<steam-library-path>\steamapps\common\Just Cause\steam.dll" "<steam-library-path>\steam.dll"

(Substitute <steam-library-path> to the full pathname to your Steam library.)

Crash if Windows key is pressed[edit]

This game has been known to crash or become unresponsive on a press of the Windows key.
[citation needed]

Use the /windowed command line argument.

Shadow bug with newer video cards[edit]

A bug with newer Nvidia drivers where a shadow endlessly follows you around the game world.
Use Just Cause Widescreen fix[3]
Use shadow fix[4]
  1. Download Just Cause Shadow Fix. Alternate download
  2. Put JustCause.exe in the installation folder.

Movement glitch[edit]

When moving, the graphics seem smooth, but Rico is alternating between a "fast" and a "slow" speed. This is likely caused by an unstable frame rate while above 60 FPS.
Frame rate cap[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7.4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200
ATI Radeon 9 series
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit

Notes

  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>/6880/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6880) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References