Aliens versus Predator 2

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Aliens versus Predator 2
Aliens versus Predator 2 cover
Monolith Productions
Sierra Entertainment
Fox Interactive
Lithtech Talon
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
macOS (OS X) July 2003
Aliens versus Predator 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Aliens versus Predator 2 at Wikipedia
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Key points

Aliens Vs Predator 2 works well on most modern computers when certain compatibility options are activated.
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 is available here.

General information

Xenopedia - A wiki for the Aliens series
Aliens vs. Predator 2 Community Official Discord - Official AvP2 Discord, mods, servers, tools.
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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
macOS (OS X)
The game is not sold digitally.
A serial key is not required to install or play the game.


Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Primal Hunt

Essential improvements[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.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use widescreen hack[1]
  1. Install Patch 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
Under Game settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
in the French retail version only


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types


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 to 125[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]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


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

System requirements[edit]

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