Lode Runner 2

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Lode Runner 2
Lode Runner 2 cover
Developers
Presage Software
Publishers
GT Interactive
Mac OS MacSoft
Release dates
Windows October 2, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) October 27, 1998
Taxonomy
Series Lode Runner
Lode Runner 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Lode Runner 2 on MobyGames
Lode Runner 2 on Wikipedia
Lode Runner
Lode Runner 1983
Championship Lode Runner 1984
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994
Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge 1995
Lode Runner 2 1998
Lode Runner Legacy 2017

Key points

Game setup won't always start from the autoplay launcher on modern systems, but it can be started from the root folder of the CD without trouble on Windows 7 x32/x64 and later.
Has a powerful map editor.
Many community made maps and two bonus levels from the original developer team are available for download at http://entropymine.com/jason/lr/lr2/
There are a few unsupported levels added to the CD at the last minute, also by the original developer team. They are on the CD at: examples/BetaLVLs
Game is being rewritten for modern systems by an independent developer team that rewrote previous game(s) in the Lode Runner franchise, and (as of 2021) is in the beginning stages. Updates on the process can be followed at https://www.quarkrobot.com/tag/lr2/

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
Game is not available digitally.
Several unopened original discs can be found for sale on Amazon and eBay, respectively, along with many used copies (as of 2021).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

Game can be saved manually at any chosen location at any time.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game resolution is locked to 640x480 and can only be stretched. Cutscenes are not fullscreen on modern systems; instead, they are played in an unscaled 640x480 resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Cannot be forced through AMD GPU driver.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Cannot be forced through AMD GPU driver.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Cannot be forced through AMD GPU driver.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

World ambient tracks and opening music pieces are burned at a rate of 16/44, redbook audio. They may be listened to in a normal audio CD player. However, avoid playing audio track #1, as this is the game data track.
Game music will only be available if the CD is in the drive. If the optical drive letter is not set to be the first in order (or a virtual drive is used), music will loop and start from the beginning every time a game is started or a new map is loaded. The only known solution is to change the drive letter of the CD drive in windows settings, although even after doing so, in-game music volume control won't work and will show a driver error on Windows 7 and later.
Saving a game resets the music to opening (main menu) music on modern systems.
Alt-tabbing will reset the music and is not recommended.
Loading a game plays the appropriate track for the level from the beginning.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX. Music volume control doesn't work on Windows 7 and later.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
8 Versus, Co-op
Online play
8 Versus, Co-op

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video Game cutscenes will only be available if the CD is in the drive. Several easter egg videos are available on the CD.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectDraw compatible video card capable of 640x480 16-bit graphics
DirectX 5.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible sound card

References

https://www.sk.rs/arhiva/clanak/16546/lode-runner-2