Just Cause 2

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Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 Cover.jpg
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
March 23, 2010
Just Cause 2 at WineHQ
Just Cause 2 at Steam Charts
Just Cause 2 at SteamDB
 Just Cause 2 at Wikipedia
Just Cause
Just Cause 2006
Just Cause 2 2010
Just Cause 3 2015

Key points

Advantage A well optimized PC release. Runs well on low-end hardware.[1]

General information

More information Just Cause 2 Mods - A large modding community for the game
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Agency Hovercraft Windows
Black Market Aerial Pack Windows
Black Market Boom Pack Windows
Bull's Eye Assault Rifle Windows
Camo Parachute Windows
Chaos Parachute Windows
Chevalier Classic Windows
Chevalier Ice Breaker Windows
Dare Devil Parachute Windows
Firestorm Parachute Windows
Multiplayer Mod Windows
Monster Truck Windows
Rico's Signature Gun Windows
Scorpion Parachute Windows
Tiger Parachute Windows
Tuk Tuk Boom Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Information You can skip introduction cutscenes by pressing enter.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Just Cause 2\Saves\JC2Settings
Disadvantage Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\8190

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game resolution settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg See Multi-monitor.
4K Ultra HD Native WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[2]

Multi-monitor[edit]

Fix Instructions[3]

  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Use the following arguments. Set the variables to the desired values.
/WidthW=YourWidth /HeightW=YourHeight

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Instructions

  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Use /fovfactor=YourFov

Notes

Information Only values between 1.0 and 2.0 can be used.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Fix Instructions

  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Use /borderless=1

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Hackable Negative mouse acceleration.[4]
Can be disabled (only working for non-inverted mouse input).
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native XInput controllers only.
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music, Effects, Speech.
Surround sound Native 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 are supported.[5]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Native Unknown
German Native Native Unknown
Italian Native Native Unknown
Polish Native Unknown Unknown
Russian Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Native Unknown

Network[edit]

Information In order to play online download the Official Multiplayer Mod.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Native
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Native See the Just Cause 2 Multiplayer wiki.
Direct IP Unknown

Issues fixed[edit]

Possible crash fix[edit]

Fix Turn off 'decals' in video options menu

Fix Turn off steam overlay in the steam game properties

Game forces windowed mode[edit]

Fix Turn off Teamviewer

Directx Error 3[edit]

Fix Force graphics adapter

  1. Right click Just Cause 2 in your Steam Library and select its proprieties
  2. Add /dxadapter=0 to the launch options and press OK.

NVidia Optimus laptops use Intel IGP only[edit]

Fix Force the dedicated GPU[6]

  1. Download Nvidia Inspector
  2. Open it and click the button to the right of "DRIVER VERSION".
  3. From the PROFILE menu, select JUST CAUSE 2.
  4. Scroll down the window until you find: "Shim Rendering Mode Options per application for Optimus".
  5. Click the text to the right, scroll to the top of the dropdown list, and select "SHIM_RENDERING_OPTIONS_DEFAULT_RENDERING_MODE"
  6. Click APPLY CHANGES in the top right-hand corner.
  7. Run your game

Notes:

Disadvantage These changes may cause some Nvidia-specific advanced graphics choices (bokeh, gpu water) to become unavailable in Just Cause 2.

Other information[edit]

Command-line parameters[edit]

There are several Command-line Parameters to help optimize the game even further. To add them, you must do the following:

  1. Right click on "Just Cause 2" in your Steam game library.
  2. Click properties at the bottom of the new context menu
  3. Click the "Set Launch Options" button
  4. Enter in whichever commandline options you want. (Examples listed below)

All listed parameters work in both the demo and the full game.

Command line parameter Description Accepted variables
/FailSafe Run in failsafe mode (ignore settings)
/Fullscreen Force fullscreen mode
/Windowed Force windowed mode
/Width=N Change width of resolution
/Height=N Change height of resolution
/WidthFS=N Change width of resolution (fullscreen only)
/HeightFS=N Change height of resolution (fullscreen only)
/WidthW=N Change width of resolution (windowed only)
/HeightW=N Change height of resolution (windowed only)
/RefreshRate=N Change the refresh rate
/MSAA=N Alter the MSAA sample count
/VSync=B Enable (or disable) V-Sync 0 - 1
/Aniso=N Alter the Ansiotropic filter intensity 0 - 7 (Default: 7)
/Shadows=N Change shadow quality 0 - 2 (Default: 1)
/ShadowRes=N Alter shadow Resolution 0 - 1 (Default: 0)
/SSAO=B Enable/disable SSAO 0 - 1 (Default: 0)
/HBAO=B Enable/disable HBAO method for SSAO 0 - 1 (Default: 1)
/PLSpec=B Enable/disable pointlight specular 0 - 1 (0)
/PostEffects=B Enable/disable posteffects 0 - 1 (1)
/LODFactor=N Alter geometric dtail over distance 0-3 (Default: 0)
/Decals=B Enable/disable decals 0 - 1
/EdgeFade=B Enable/disable edge fade effect 0 - 1
/FilmGrain=B Enable/disable film grain effect 0 - 1
/fovfactor=N Changes field of view.[7] 1.0 - 2.0 (Default: 1.0)
/DXBuffers= (Default: 1)
/FramerateCap= Allows user to set a cap on the frame rate (Default: disabled)
/DXAdapter= Allows users with multiple GPUs to force the use of a specific card
/borderless=B

B stands for boolean; Where 1 is equal to "enabled," and 0 is equal to "disabled"

N stands for number; Set to whichever number requested

You can use multiple parameters by separating them with a space. (For example: /fovfactor=2 /frameratecap=30 /filmgrain=0)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
AMD Phenom X3 2.4 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
10 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 8800 series
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
ATI Radeon HD 5750 series
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 series
512 MB of VRAM
Controller XInput controller
Information CPUs must have SSE3 available

References

  1. Tested by RaTcHeT302.
  2. New 120Hz Games Report
  3. View topic - PLP configurations eyefinity, Heres a little "trick" working | WSGF
  4. Just Cause 2 - Negative Mouse Acceleration - Youtube
  5. Just Cause 2 PC - FAQ - Square Enix Forums
  6. Billy "Smiles" Evans solution on the Steam forums
  7. For your info: There is a way to change FOV- GameSpot UK Just Cause 2 Forum