GRID 2

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GRID 2
Grid 2 Box Artwork.png
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
May 28, 2013
OS X
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

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.
Information The game features full keyboard support but an Xbox 360 Controller is recommended.

General information

More information Official forums non PC specific
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Mods[edit]

  • 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.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Delete intel_sting.bk2, etc.Link

  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\grid 2\video\
  2. Delete the intel_sting.bk2 and sting.bk2 files.
  3. Create two empty text files and rename them intel_sting.bk2 and sting.bk2

Disable engineer speech[edit]

Fix Delete speech_engineer.bnkLink

  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\grid 2\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.xmlLink

  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\grid 2\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 <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\grid 2\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.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\My Games\GRID 2\hardwaresettings
OS X

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows
OS X

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Graphical settings.
Graphical settings continued.
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
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Unknown
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native No SPDIF support, use analog or HDMI audio out.
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.

Network[edit]

Information RaceNet online features require a Codemasters Account.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Native 2
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native

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]

System requirements[edit]

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

References

  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