Aliens versus Predator 2

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Aliens versus Predator 2
Aliens versus Predator 2 cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Fox Interactive
Engines
Lithtech Talon
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
OS X July 2003
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Key points

Aliens Vs Predator 2 works well on most modern computers when certain compatibility options are activated.
G-Sync Incompatible: Old Lithtech engine games will crash giving "mfc application has stopped working" if you try to use g-sync with this game. Disable it for lithtech.exe in the nvidia control panel to avoid.
GameSpy online server browser has stopped working; use the Default Server Patch (now known as Tunngle/GameRanger) for a player-run replacement.
Tutorial for Gameranger/Tunngle is here Tunngle AvP2 tutorial & Gameranger AvP2 tutorial

General information

Xenopedia - A wiki for the Aliens series
Aliens vs. Predator Nation - mods, maps, skins, sound packs, support,
Official Ultimate Map Pack Site - Maps Map packs
Aliens vs Predator Unknown Support - Master Server Patch skins mods maps.
Aliens vs. Predator 2 Modding site - Skins Mods Maps and sound packs
Alien vs Predator Universe with some useful links

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
The game is not sold digitally.
A serial key is not required to install or play the game.

Demos[edit]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Primal Hunt

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

v1.0.9.6[edit]

  • The patch is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Korean and Spanish. It can be downloaded from the Files section (mirror)

Map Updates[edit]

Make sure the game is patched to v1.0.9.6 before installing the updates

Skip intro videos[edit]

Intro videos can be skipped by clicking on Options in the launcher and ticking Disable Logos.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\Player_0
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
See Widescreen resolution.
Windowed
See Widescreen resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Causes graphics issues in game and menus if forced.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Can be forced off.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Cap at 60 FPS to prevent sound and animation issues.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use widescreen hack[1]
  1. Install Patch 1.0.9.6 and Single Player Map Update #1 (see Patches).
  2. Install custom launchers for the base game and expansion.
  3. Run the custom launcher and configure desired settings.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Under Game settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Korean
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16 GameSpy online server browser has stopped working; use the Master Server Patch or for a player-run replacement.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 2300-2400, 7000-10000
UDP (outbound) 27888-27900

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows 8 low frame rate in fullscreen[edit]

Use low frame rate fix[citation needed]

Use Windows 8/8.1 DDRAW FPS Fix.

Uncontrollable mouse movement[edit]

Mouse moves in wavelike pattern when attempting y-axis movement.
Decrease mouse polling rate[citation needed]
Use DI-wrapper[2]
  1. Download DI-Wrapper and copy it to installation folder.

Cutscenes play too fast[edit]

The game won't launch[edit]

If nothing happens when you click the .exe you might have to try running the game in Windows 98 compatibility-mode. To do this right-click avp2.exe, click options and go to the compatibility-tab. Check the compatibility-box and choose Windows 98.[citation needed]

If it says something about "MFC Application Client" - Check the Windows Event Log for the application error - if it refers to a \system32\HID.DLL then you're probably using a gaming-keyboard or similar, try disabling the HIDs related to your gaming-peripherals or you can also set the compatibility. This error seems to also occur more often when running in Fullscreen mode; consider using Windowed mode (possibly in conjunction with the Borderless Gaming utility).

Other information[edit]

Complete Texture Overhaul Mod[edit]

Complete Texture Overhaul Mod 2007 is a mod that that replaces most textures in the game with higher resolution ones.
The mod drastically changes the game's overall aesthetic, aiming for more gritty, desaturated look, which may be unacceptable for a lot of players.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy servers have been shut down; use the Master Server Patch.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 750 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible

References

  1. Aliens Versus Predator 2: Gold Edition | WSGF
  2. Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2016-12-13