Midtown Madness 2

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Midtown Madness 2
Midtown Madness 2 cover
Developers
Angel Studios
Publishers
Microsoft
Engines
Angel Game Engine
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2000
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Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Midtown Madness
Midtown Madness 1999
Midtown Madness 2 2000

Key points

Extensive modding can make the game unstable on modern operating systems.
Small but very active community.

General information

Midtown Madness 2 eXtreme

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The only official patch for the game is the XP Compatibility Patch
Speed Boot can help decrease the amount of time it takes for Midtown Madness 2 to launch on Windows XP, Vista and 7. Replace Midtown2.exe within the installation folder with the one inside the archive. The XP Compatibility Patch must be installed first.

MM2 Hook[edit]

Fixes random crash bugs, as well as a fix for the heap overrun error, and allows for further control of the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Only Single Player available.
LAN play
Racing (Checkpoint or Circuit), Cops & Robbers, and Cruise Mode.
Online play
Racing (Checkpoint or Circuit), Cops & Robbers, and Cruise Mode. NOTE: Need to use third-party software (such as Game Ranger) to setup online matches.

IPX LAN support on modern systems[edit]

Download IPXWRAPPER, drag & drop the files, run 32 or 64bit reg and enable automatic windows firewall exception in ipxconfig.exe, any internet connection will link 2 computers

Issues fixed[edit]

Setting the game to run in Windows XP (Service Pack 2) compatibility mode can help with running the game on modern operating systems.

Compatibility issues on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Use dgVoodoo2[citation needed]
  1. Download dgVoodoo2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooSetup.exe, DDraw.dll (from the "MS" folder), & D3DImm.dll (also from the "MS" folder) and place these files to the installation folder of Midtown Madness 2.
  3. Open dgVoodooSetup.exe; click on the "DirectX" tab and change the following: Videocard needs to be changed to "dgVoodoo Virtual 3D Accelerated Card" if it isn't already selected.
  4. Click "Apply" and close out of dgVoodooSetup.exe and open Midtown Madness 2.
  5. When the main menu loads, navigate to "Options"; "Graphics"; then change the video accelerator to "dgVoodoo2 w/ T&L" and click "OK".
Use DDrawCompat[3]
  1. Download DDrawCompat.
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into the game's installation folder.

Notes

DDrawCompat fixes "Midtown Madness 2 requires DirectX 7 or later to run" error at launch.

Heap Overrun error[edit]

See MM2 Hook[citation needed]
Use MM2 Heap Patcher[citation needed]
  1. Download MM2 Heap Patcher.
  2. Extract MM2HeapPatcher.exe to the Midtown Madness 2 installation folder.
  3. Click and drag the MM2.exe over the MM2HeapPatcher.exe and Midtown Madness 2 will be patched. Consult Readme.txt for more information/usage.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
See MM2 Hook.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References