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Grid 2 Box Artwork.png
Release dates
May 28, 2013
September 25, 2014
GRID 2 at Steam Charts
GRID 2 at SteamDB
 GRID 2 at Wikipedia
Race Driver
TOCA Race Driver 2002
TOCA Race Driver 2 2004
TOCA Race Driver 3 2006
Race Driver: Grid 2008
GRID 2 2013
GRID Autosport 2014

Key points

Information The game features full keyboard support but a controller is recommended.
Advantage Modding support to be introduced in the latest patch and Steam Workshop support is also being discussed.[1][2]
Advantage Features a split-screen mode and options to remove HUD elements.

General information

More information Official forums not PC-specific
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Games Republic Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Reloaded Edition.
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Mac App Store Availability Table Icons - Mac App Store.svg Reloaded Edition, OS X only.
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Delete/move/rename intro videos files

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\
  2. Delete/move/rename intel_sting.bk2 and sting.bk2 files.

Activate Intel graphics options[edit]

Fix Open hardware_settings_options.xml

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\system\
  2. Open the hardware_settings_options.xml file.
  3. Modify all <option name="on" lng="lng_on" dx11Only="true" intelExtensionsOnly="true"> to <option name="on" lng="lng_on" dx11Only="true" intelExtensionsOnly="false">
  4. Save hardware_settings_options.xml file.
Information Steam will re-download this file if you verify integrity so you will need to repeat the process.

Game data[edit]

Graphics settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\GRID 2\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml

Save game data location[edit]

Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\44350\remote\
%PROGRAMDATA%\Codemasters\GRID 2\DataCache\<user-id>\
Information Regardless of where the game is installed, the Windows version will attempt to use the %PROGRAMDATA% area to store the in-game replays. The game will work with a Windows NTFS junction point, allowing the folder to be mapped to alternate locations/drives.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Graphical settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Gold.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Gold.svg
4K Ultra HD Native WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native Up to 8x MSAA, CMAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game button map settings.
Force feedback settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Not applicable
Mouse input in menus Impossible Mouse is not used.
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support Native Requires to press start in the main screen
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Menu music, effects, engines, speech,
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible
Disadvantage Only menu music and speech can be fully muted, the other options do not allow you to go below half.


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible
Brazilian Portuguese Native Native Impossible
French Native Native Impossible
German Native Native Impossible
Italian Native Native Impossible
Japanese Native Native Impossible
Polish Native Native Impossible
Russian Native Native Impossible
Spanish Native Native Impossible


Information RaceNet online features require a Codemasters Account.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Native 2
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native 12

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Impossible

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crashing during loading screens[edit]

Information Users are reporting that the game is crashing randomly during loading screens.[3][4] There is currently no known fix.

Logitech Gxx issues[edit]

Information Users are reporting a variety of issues with Logitech Gxx peripherals.[5][6] There is currently no known fix.

Minimap not shown during races[edit]

Information Users are reporting an issue with the minimap not being displayed during a race.[7]

Codemasters has stated they are working on a fix and it will be released shortly.[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

Disable engineer speech[edit]

Fix Delete speech_engineer.bnk

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\audio\soundbanks\[your language]\
  2. Delete the speech_engineer.bnk file.
  3. Create an empty text file and rename it speech_engineer.bnk

Disable music during races only[edit]

Fix Open music.xml

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\audio\
  2. Open the music.xml file.
  3. Modify music_default_excitement, music_default_last_lap_excitement and all envelope_contribution to 0.0
  4. Go to <path-to-game>\audio\soundbanks\
  5. Delete mus_inrace.bnk file
  6. Create an empty text file and rename it mus_inrace.bnk
Information Steam will re-download missing files if you verify integrity so you will need to repeat the process.


  • GRID 2 Mods - Collection of released modifications.
  • Cockpit Cam Mod - Available for all vehicles (except DLC), works online and the only prominent issue being the blurry dashboard.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 5400+
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Bulldozer
Intel Core i7
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
15 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce 8600
AMD HD 6000 Series
Intel Graphics 5200
NVIDIA GTX 500 Series
1 GB of VRAM


  1. Grid 2's community patch will introduce mod support - PC Gamer
  2. Modding Support V1.0 - Steam Community Discussions
  3. Game crashed randomly in loading screens - Codemasters Forums
  4. Game Crashs in the loading screen - Steam Community Discussions
  5. WARNING PC USERS! 2 BIG controller bugs!! - Codemasters Forums
  6. Unplayable with G25 wheel PC - Codemasters Forums
  7. Mini Map???? - Steam Community Discussions