Battlezone II: Combat Commander

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Battlezone II: Combat Commander
Battlezone II: Combat Commander cover
Developers
Pandemic Studios
Publishers
Activision
Engines
Zero
Release dates
Windows December 1999
Battlezone II: Combat Commander guide at StrategyWiki
Battlezone II: Combat Commander at Wikipedia
Battlezone
Battlezone 1998
Battlezone II: Combat Commander 1999
Battlezone 98 Redux 2016
Battlezone (2017) 2017
Battlezone: Combat Commander 2018

This page is for the original release. For the remake, see Battlezone: Combat Commander.

Key points

Two original developers released further patches to bring fixes and newer OS compatibility
Newer patches moved multiplayer from the outdated GameSpy to RakNet
Quite mod-friendly

General information

Battlezone forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest patch can be found on the 1.3 patch series website.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Battlezone II

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Windowed[edit]

Default windowed resolution is 640x480, but it can be edited in a config file.
Edit render.cfg to change a windowed resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit render.cfg.
  3. Change WindowedWidth = and WindowedHeight = to the resolution you want.
  4. Press Alt+ Enter in-game to switch to windowed mode.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0,[1] DirectSound3D with EAX 1[2]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Installer doesn't work[edit]

Skip the installer launcher[3]

Original launcher for the installer is written in 16bits, which means it's impossible to use it on 64-bit operating systems.

  1. Go to My Computer.
  2. Right click on your DVD drive and choose Open.
  3. Go into the Setup folder and launch Setup.exe.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) ATI Rage 128
Riva TNT

References

  1. Activision Embraces A3D 2.0 - Gamespot.com
  2. All Titles supporting 3D Audio list - Vortex of Sound
  3. Battlezone Forums - How to install BZ2 from CD