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Just Cause 2

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Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 cover
Avalanche Studios General Arcade[1]
Square Enix
Retail (Russia) Noviy Disk[2]
Avalanche Engine 2.0
Release dates
Windows March 23, 2010
Metacritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, TPS
Sports Parachuting
Vehicles Automobile, Flight
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Just Cause
Just Cause 2 on HowLongToBeat
Just Cause 2 on IGDB
Just Cause 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Just Cause 2 on MobyGames
Just Cause 2 on Wikipedia
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Just Cause 2 is a singleplayer third-person open world and TPS game in the Just Cause series.

General information

Just Cause 2 Mods Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Complete Edition. Does not include multiplayer.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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A free demo version is available from GamePressure and Steam: steam://install/35110


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Agency Hovercraft
Black Market Aerial Pack
Black Market Boom Pack
Bull's Eye Assault Rifle
Camo Parachute
Chaos Parachute
Chevalier Classic
Chevalier Ice Breaker
Dare Devil Parachute
Firestorm Parachute
Multiplayer Mod Free download.
Monster Truck
Rico's Signature Gun
Scorpion Parachute
Tiger Parachute
Tuk Tuk Boom

Essential improvements

Make 100% Completion Possible

Because of two unpatched bugs, no more than 99.96% completion can be attained in the vanilla game. One of the 221 water towers does not actually exist, and the final optional sidequest - no matter which one it happens to be - does not reward the usual 3 Weapon and 3 Vehicle parts.
Use Jusupov's 100% Completion and World Location Settings mods[3]
  1. Download the 100% Completion mod, as well as the prerequisite World Location Settings mod if you don't have it.
  2. Place x_Jusupov_100percent.arc and (from the 100% mod), as well as x_worldbin.arc and (from the WLS mod) into <path-to-game>\archives_win32.
  3. Upon loading the game, the missing water tower should now be in the correct position in Panau (X:18111, Y:15326), and the six missing boxes should be near the tower's base.

Bullseye Rifle fix

This mod fixes a couple of annoying issues with the Bullseye Rifle (a DLC weapon), like using improper ammo type, lack of possibility to zoom with scope and more.
  1. Download the Bullseye Rifle Fix.
  2. Place pc_00.arc and into <path-to-game>\DLC.

Game data

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

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Just Cause 2\Saves\JC2Settings
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8190/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is a binary file.

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\8190\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8190/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
9.15 mb available


In-game resolution settings.
In-game resolution settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.


  1. See Command-line parameters.
  2. Use the following arguments. Set the variables to the desired values.
/WidthW=YourWidth /HeightW=YourHeight

Field of view (FOV)

Run the game with the /fovfactor=[number] command line argument[citation needed]
Only values between 1.0 and 2.0 can be used.

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Run the game with the /borderless=1 command line argument[citation needed]


On some systems, the borderless window is slightly higher than it is supposed to be, cutting off the top and revealing the taskbar.

Remove film grain

Use mod
  1. Download No More Filmgrain!.
  2. Create dropzone folder into <path-to-game>.
  3. Extract and place filmgrain.dss into dropzone folder.


In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration.[7]
Can be disabled (only working for non-inverted mouse input).
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Requires an XInput wrapper; see the glossary page for applicable tools.
PlayStation button prompts
A mod is available that swaps the Xbox prompts with Dualshock prompts. An XInput wrapper is still required.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse speed changes when the controller is used, and changes back when released. Button prompts change rapidly.


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Speech.
Surround sound
5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 are supported.[8]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation: download (TriboGamer)


In order to play online download the Official Multiplayer Mod.
Not available in version.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support

3D modes State GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Native support for up to triple-monitor setups.[9]
Officially supported game.
Note:Game is currently not on official list, but listed on vorpx local profile factory list.
Game has not been confirmed to be 3D yet.

Issues fixed

AMD launch crash fix

AMD's graphics drivers codenamed Crimson are not compatible with Just Cause 2 Multiplayer.
Solutions here[citation needed]

Possible crash fix

Crashing issues observed with decals on some Nvidia cards.[10]
  1. Download dxvk-"version number".tar.gz.
  2. Extract dxgi.dll d3d11.dll and d3d10core.dll to the game installation folder.

This should allow the "Decals" option to be enabled without crashes and overall makes the game less prone to crashing.

Bokeh filter and GPU water simulation effects will become unavailable.
Disable dual core optimizations for ASYNC10[11]
  1. Download Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. From the Profiles drop-down menu, select "Just Cause 2" profile.
  3. Click on "Show unknown settings from NVIDIA predefined profiles".
  4. Find option "ASYNC10_ENABLE" (Under "8 - Extra" section).
  5. Set it to "0x53850673 OFF - Disable dual core optimizations".
  6. Click on "Apply changes"
This should allow the "Decals" option to be enabled without crashes.
Significantly impacts performance, recommended only on faster machines.
Turn off 'decals' in video options menu[12]
Turn off Steam overlay in the Steam game properties[citation needed]

Directx Error 3

Run the game with the /dxadapter=0 command line argument.[citation needed]

Slingshotting does not give momentum

Enable V-Sync in-game or manually lock the game framerate to 60 FPS.[citation needed]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10 [13]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.9q


A map viewer, that loads a save game and displays missed resource/chaos items, required for 100% completion.
Compatible with 100% Completion mod.

Command line arguments

All listed parameters work in both the demo and the full game.
Command line parameter Description Accepted variables
/FailSafe Run in failsafe mode (ignore settings)
/Fullscreen Force fullscreen mode
/Windowed Force windowed mode
/Width=N Change resolution width
/Height=N Change resolution height
/WidthFS=N Change resolution width (fullscreen only)
/HeightFS=N Change resolution height (fullscreen only)
/WidthW=N Change resolution width (windowed only)
/HeightW=N Change resolution height (windowed only)
/RefreshRate=N Change the refresh rate
/MSAA=N Alter the MSAA sample count
/VSync=B Enable (or disable) V-Sync 0 - 1
/Aniso=N Alter the anisotropic filter intensity 0 - 7 (Default: 7)
/Shadows=N Change shadow quality 0 - 2 (Default: 1)
/ShadowRes=N Alter shadow resolution 0 - 1 (Default: 0)
/SSAO=B Enable/disable SSAO 0 - 1 (Default: 0)
/HBAO=B Enable/disable HBAO method for SSAO 0 - 1 (Default: 1)
/PLSpec=B Enable/disable pointlight specular 0 - 1 (0)
/PostEffects=B Enable/disable post-processing effects 0 - 1 (1)
/LODFactor=N Alter level of detail 0-3 (Default: 0)
/Decals=B Enable/disable decals 0 - 1
/EdgeFade=B Enable/disable edge fade effect 0 - 1
/FilmGrain=B Enable/disable film grain effect 0 - 1
/fovfactor=N Changes field of view.[14] 1.0 - 2.0 (Default: 1.0)
/DXBuffers= (Default: 1)
/FramerateCap= Allows frame rate capping (Default: disabled)
/DXAdapter= Allows users with multiple GPUs to force the use of a specific card
/borderless=B Enable/disable borderless windowed mode (set Full Screen to Off in Resolution menu) 0 - 1

B stands for boolean; Where 1 is equal to "enabled," and 0 is equal to "disabled"

N stands for number; Set to whichever number requested

Multiple parameters can be used by separating them with a space (for example: /fovfactor=2 /frameratecap=30 /filmgrain=0).

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 10 compatible
CPUs must have SSE3 available


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Just Cause 2 – Complete Edition - last accessed on 2022-08-16
  2. Just Cause 2 - last accessed on 2023-02-18
  3. Neoseeker: "Just Cause 2 - 100% Game Completion Now Possible On the PC With New Mod!!" - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Steam Community :: Group :: /r/ultrawidemasterrace Group - last accessed on May 2023
  5. New 120Hz Games Report - last accessed on May 2023
  6. View topic - PLP configurations eyefinity, Heres a little "trick" working | WSGF
  7. Just Cause 2 - Negative Mouse Acceleration - YouTube - last accessed on May 2023
  8. Just Cause 2 PC - FAQ - Square Enix Forums - last accessed on May 2023
  9. Just Cause 2 | GeForce
  10. Nvidia forum post with decal issues
  11. Nvidia forum with decal issues - fix by Guzz - last accessed on May 2023
  12. Verified by User:Bowi on 2022-08-08
    So far so good. My game crashed after the first major shooting sequence, and I decided to give this a try. It did not crash again.
  13. Verified by User:Aemony on 2024-06-09
    Verified using RTSS and the Steam copy of the game.
  14. For your info: There is a way to change FOV- GameSpot UK Just Cause 2 Forum - last accessed on May 2023