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Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

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Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue cover
Traveller's Tales
PC Disney Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 22, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) November 28, 1999
Monetization One-time game purchase
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Toy Story
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Toy Story
Subseries of Pixar
Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story 1996
Toy Story 1996
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue 1999
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000
Toy Story Mania! 2010
Toy Story 3: The Video Game 2010
Toy Story: Smash It! 2013
Toy Story Drop! 2019

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue is a third-person platform game in the Toy Story series.

Key points

Has problems running on modern machines without patches. See Issues fixed and Issues unresolved.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check
Mac OS
A faithful, higher quality icon can be found on SteamGridDB.

Essential improvements

Toy Story 2 Fix

Fixes many issues with the game, allows the copyright screen to be skipped immediately and adds widescreen support.
Install the Toy Story 2 Fix
  1. Download Toy Story 2 Fix.
  2. Extract all files to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.

Higher quality music

The PC version uses much lower quality music files compared to the console versions.
Replace music tracks with higher quality DC music tracks[1]
  1. Download and unzip the replacement archive.
  2. Copy the audio folder to <path-to-game>, overwriting any existing files.

Remove CD check

Copy the CD folder
  1. Open the disc, and navigate to Setup\Toy2.
  2. Copy the CD folder to the game's base installation folder.
  3. Open the Windows Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TravellersTalesToyStory2.
  4. Open the cdpath value and change the path to <path-to-game>\CD\.
If you've selected the "Space Saver" option during installation, you'd also have to navigate to Setup\Toy2\HD on the disc, copy the Data folder to the game's base installation folder, and in the registry change the path value to <path-to-game>\data\.

Skip intro videos

Rename/move rtlibraries
  1. Remove the CD check
  2. Browse to <path-to-game> and go into the rtlibs directory
  3. Rename or move 1st trailer.dll, acti.dll, dlogo.dll, and tt.dll

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\ToyXXX.sav[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)


Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

High frame rate

Set frame rate
  1. Download this file.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run game from Toy2 without FPS limit.exe.


The speed of the game depends on the number of frames per second. The more of these frames, the faster the game (and unplayable)
Make sure you have installed Toy Story 2 Fix.


In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved

Background music distortion

After an unspecified amount of time, the background music will become distorted. Pausing and un-pausing the game will fix it, but restarts the music.

Issues fixed

"Unable to enumerate a suitable device" error

Use Toy Story 2 Fix
Use dgVoodoo 2[2]
  1. Install dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  3. Under the DirectX tab, choose a Videocard (works with ATI Radeon 8500, maybe others).
  4. Tick Fast Video Memory Access.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Run the game.
Patch game executable[3]
  1. Open toy2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD
  2. Go to offset AC9EB.
  3. Make sure the values at the cursor are 75 10 F6 C5 01.
  4. Replace them with E9 18 01 00 00.
  5. Run the game.

Slowdown on modern machines

Use Toy Story 2 Fix

Emperor Zurg Bug

With modern hardware, on level 12 the boss fight with Zurg is almost impossible. He will always be too far away, making it near-impossible to hit him with a spin attack.[4]
Use Toy Story 2 Fix
Cap frame rate to 30 FPS[5]


Emperor Zurg can still be beaten at 60 FPS. In order to beat him, he has to be cornered and trapped between two walls in a corner. Once he is cornered, charge up Buzz's spin attack, release the spin attack, quickly jump forward and pull back, otherwise Buzz will fall down. Repeat this until Zurg is defeated.
An alternative solution is to use a program to limit the CPU usage and make it not go above 1 GHz with BSE (Battle Encoder Shirase).

Black screen on startup/only FMVs audio plays

Use dgVoodoo 2 (recommended with Toy Story 2 Fix)

"Toy Story 2 is not correctly installed, please re-install" error

Run toy2.exe as an administrator

"Please ensure your Toy Story 2 CD is in the specified drive." error

The game remembers the last drive letter its disc or disc image was accessed from. Trying to load them from a different drive letter would cause that error.
Use the Remove CD check fix
Change the drive letter in Windows Registry
  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TravellersTalesToyStory2.
  3. Open the cdpath value, and change the drive letter.

Controller input no longer working

Remove the two-hundredth and ninety-ninth save file
  1. Browse to <path-to-game> and check if Toy299.sav exists.
  2. If so, delete it and the game will respond to controller input again.


The game may create this because of a bug; 299 is the save file limit (numerically).
Alternatively, creating a 0 byte ToySave299.sav, and setting it to read-only can remedy the issue.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Mac OS (Classic)

Command line arguments

See command line arguments on how to use the following options.
Parameter Description
-high Forces FMV scenes to be played in 16bpp ("high color"). If not specified and the game detects a sufficiently fast CPU, the FMV scenes will be played in 32bpp instead.
-log Creates a log file at <path-to-game>\toy2.log.
-mpeg Disables FMV scenes.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) 8.5
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 180 MB
Video card (GPU) 6 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Verified by User:icup321 on 2022-03-13
    Converted and tested DC tracks to be working with the PC version, all of them are higher quality than the stock PC Music files.
  2. (July 2016)
  3. (December 2016)
  4. GameFAQs - Help! I can't beat Emperor Zurg on level 12. Is there a glitch? - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  5. Boss Emperor Zurg PC Speed Glitch · Issue #2 · RibShark/ToyStory2Fix - last accessed on 9 June 2023