Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

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This page is for the original Monkey Island 2. For the 2010 remaster, see Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition.

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge cover
Developers
LucasArts
Engines
Original SCUMM
Alternative ScummVM
Release dates
DOS December 1991
Mac OS (Classic) December 1991
Taxonomy
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Themes Comedy, Piracy
Series Monkey Island
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Monkey Island
The Secret of Monkey Island 1990
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991
The Curse of Monkey Island 1997
Escape from Monkey Island 2000
Tales of Monkey Island 2009
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 2009
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge 2010

Key points

The Special Edition includes a "classic mode" that shifts to the original version of the game
Can be run under ScummVM.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
DRM-free
Mix 'n' Mojo copy wheel for diskette versions
CD-ROM edition is DRM free.
DOS
Mac OS
This game is not available digitally.

Version differences[edit]

Diskette version[edit]

This is the original release version on either 3.5" or 5.25" disks

CD-ROM version[edit]

The CD-ROM edition has a few minor changes.

  • Copy protection removed
  • Lite mode removed
  • Omits a brief exchange of dialogue when Guybrush gives the fish to the fisherman on the Phatt Island dock

Essential improvements[edit]

Compatibility on Modern Systems[edit]

In order to run the Classic version on modern systems you'll need to use DOSBox or ScummVM.

Install Patch[edit]

A patch [1] (INSTALL.EXE) is available for the floppy version.

Patch Name: Install Patch

Platform: PC

Format: Floppy Disk

Size: 33 KB

Min. Requirements: N/A

Posted: 5/91

Installation: This update will prompt you for the location of the game (where to install the patch), so have this information available before double-clicking on the update file.

    WINDOWS 95

    Double-click on the "install.exe" file to begin the installation.

    DOS

    In this example, we have Monkey 2 installed on our "C" drive and in the "Monkey2" directory. Type "install.exe c:\Monkey2" and hit the ENTER key. Before the decompression process can begin, you will receive a prompt that states "Unzip file? [Y|N]", hit the "Y" key to continue.

Corrects: This is an alternate install program for Monkey Island 2. This patch corrects "Scriptline 130 not in room 108", "No disk in drive", or "Char set not found in room" when attempting to start the game after the initial installation.

Notes: None

File: INSTALL.EXE (LucasArts FTP Site)

IMS Fix[edit]

If your running the game in ScummVM, this patch is irrelevant

A patch [2] (MNKY2IMS.EXE) is available as a self-extracting ZIP file for the floppy version with updated sound drivers.

Patch Name: IMS Fix

Platform: PC

Format: Floppy Disk

Size: 95 KB

Min. Requirements: N/A

Posted: 5/91

Installation: This update will prompt you for the location of the game (where to install the patch), so have this information available before double-clicking on the update file.

    WINDOWS 95

    Double-click on the "Mnky2ims.exe" file to begin the installation.

    DOS

    In this example, we have Monkey 2 installed on our "C" drive and in the "Monkey2" directory. Type "Mnky2ims.exe c:\Monkey2" and hit the ENTER key. Before the decompression process can begin, you will receive a prompt that states "Unzip file? [Y|N]", hit the "Y" key to continue.

Corrects: Adds sound support for REAL old sound cards.

Notes: None

File: MNKY2IMS.EXE (LucasArts FTP Site)

486 Upgrade[edit]

If your running the game in ScummVM, this patch is irrelevant

A patch [3] (MONKEY2.EXE) is available as a self-extracting ZIP file for the floppy version, containing an updated MONKEY2.EXE, which updates the interpreter to 5.2.21.

Patch Name: 486 Upgrade

Platform: PC

Format: Floppy Disk

Size: 99 KB

Min. Requirements: N/A

Posted: 5/91

Installation: This update will prompt you for the location of the game (where to install the patch), so have this information available before double-clicking on the update file.

    WINDOWS 95

    Double-click on the "Monkey2.exe" file to begin the installation.

    DOS

    In this example, we have Monkey 2 installed on our "C" drive and in the "Monkey2" directory. Type "Monkey2.exe c:\Monkey2" and hit the ENTER key. Before the decompression process can begin, you will receive a prompt that states "Unzip file? [Y|N]", hit the "Y" key to continue.

Corrects: This is an updated MONKEY2.EXE file which will cure color palette problems on some older computers. This problem was primarily seen with some Dell computers, but may work for other computers as well.

Notes: IMPORTANT: If you are using the PC Gamer version of Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island or Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, please do not install this update. A special version of the 486 Fix was added to the PC Gamer version of these games. If you install this update with the PC Gamer version of these game, copy protection will be added to the game making it unplayable. If you install this update by mistake, please delete the game and reinstall a new version from PC Gamer.

File: MONKEY2.EXE (LucasArts FTP Site)

Ultimate Talkie Edition[edit]

Uses the 2010 "Special Edition" version to create a fan patched[4] version that adds bug fixes and speech. And unlike the Special Edition version, can be run from ScummVM, DOS or DOSBox.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

MONKEY2.EXE options - Diskette Version
MONKEY2.EXE options - Diskette Version
MONKEY2.EXE options - CD-ROM Version
MONKEY2.EXE options - CD-ROM Version
The game auto detects the hardware on each startup. There is no configuration file.
It is possible to override the detection by specifying options behind MONKEY2.EXE

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.***
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM documentation for details.

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
All dialogue is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Retail version.
Polish
Fan translation, download.
Spanish
Retail version.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio iMUSE for music

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 286 10 MHz
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA/MCGA

References

  1. Monkey Island 2 mirrored install patch - last accessed on 2020-06-28
  2. Monkey Island 2 patches - last accessed on 2020-06-28
  3. Monkey Island 2 patches - last accessed on 2020-06-28
  4. Monkey Island 2 Ultimate Talkie Edition Builders - last accessed on 2020-06-26