Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 cover
Developers
GRIN
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Diesel 2.0
Release dates
Windows June 28, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 76
IGDB 84
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, North America, Sci-fi
Series Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Subseries of Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2001
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 2012
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms 2014
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline Cancelled

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS, shooter and tactical shooter game in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
The executable is DRM-free.[1]
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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[2]
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
Ubisoft Store (unavailable)
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\GRAW2\data\settings\renderer_settings.xml
%LOCALAPPDATA%\GRAW2\settings\profiles\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\GRAW2\settings\profiles\<user-id>\savegames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video[edit]

Video Settings.
Video Settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer.
Ultra-widescreen
Image is stretched from 16:9. Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer.
4K Ultra HD
Entire HUD scales very poorly at higher resolutions.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of View.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, and Edge Smoothing.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Field of View[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]

Use Flawless Widescreen; alternatively, FOV be modified by editing renderer_settings.xml (see Configuration file location) and changing the value of "aspect ratio". A value of 2 to 2.5 is recommended for 16:9 displays, with 2.3 being ideal with minimal clipping of weapon models.[3] For example, <variable name="aspect_ratio" value="0"/> becomes <variable name="aspect_ratio" value="2.3"/>.

Input[edit]

Input Settings 1/2.
Input Settings 1/2.
Input Settings 2/2.
Input Settings 2/2.

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output through OpenAL.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4.0
Royalty free audio
OpenAL Soft 1.19.0 and 1.19.1 cause distorted audio in Diesel engine games. OpenAL Soft 1.20.1 fixes the audio.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation: download (TriboGamer)
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Dedicated server software is included in the installation folder.
Self-hosting
Requires either log-in to any GameSpy alternative or LAN (including through VPN)
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Failed to start game (app already running) error[edit]

Additional symptom: Task manager (or Process Explorer) shows the game appear in the task list, but it closes immediately.

Restart Steam.

Startup crash[edit]

Startup crashes pertain to PhysX v2.7.1. Uninstall PhysX, and install the latest Nvidia PhysX System Software.

Crash at launch: Unhandled exception - divide by zero (integer)[edit]

Use the patch by indiaZaop found at ghostrecon.net.

Only intended for GRAW2 v1.05

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OpenAL
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5500
ATI Radeon X850
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Other 128 Kbps Broadband Internet connection or faster
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but are not supported.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/13510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (13510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References