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Commandos 2: Men of Courage

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Commandos 2: Men of Courage
Commandos 2: Men of Courage cover
Developers
Pyro Studios
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 20, 2001
macOS (OS X) May 2005
Commandos 2: Men of Courage guide at StrategyWiki
Commandos 2: Men of Courage at Wikipedia
Commandos
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines 1998
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty 1999
Commandos 2: Men of Courage 2001
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin 2003
Commandos: Strike Force 2006

Key points

Some mods are available, and a somewhat active modding community still exists.

General information

Commandos Wiki
Revora Commandos Modding Community (requires registration)
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. Cannot be purchased in Germany.[3]
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest official patch for the retail release is 1.2. Digital releases are already patched.

Mission mods[edit]

Destination Paris is a mod that makes the game more challenging.
A modding community for the game still exists.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\OUTPUT\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6830/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\OUTPUT\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6830/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General options
General options

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Example of graphical glitch experienced with horizontal resolution of 1920px.
Example of graphical glitch experienced with horizontal resolution of 1920px.
Widescreen-ready executables - Just pick the one you want, rename the old one, put the new executable and rename it to "comm2". When you start the game, choose 800x600 resolution.
Retail versions need to have 1.2 patch (mirror) installed to work.
Destination Paris will not work with this.

Manual process

You need to override one (or more) of the four built-in resolution options with the custom resolution(s) you want.
Horizontal resolutions above 1440px, when playing non-tutorial missions, cause major graphical glitches and also crashes the game when zooming.
Overriding built-in resolutions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open comm2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD (you might need to run the editor as an administrator).
  3. Pick one of the four built-in resolutions to override with a higher/wider resolution and remember its color:
    640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024
  4. Search for these hexadecimal strings (which control window and viewport width, respectively):
    • 80 02 00 00 C3 B8 20 03 00 00 C3 B8 00 04 00 00 C3 B8 00 05
    • 80 02 00 00 EB 13 BA 20 03 00 00 EB 0C BA 00 04 00 00 EB 05 BA 00 05
  5. Then, for both, replace the string in the color you chose, with a new string corresponding to the horizontal resolution you want:
    • For 1366px, replace with: 56 05
    • For 1440px, replace with: A0 05
    • For 1920px, replace with: 80 07 (Might cause glitches)
    • For other values, see this list of hex values.
  6. Search for these hexadecimal strings (which control window and viewport height, respectively):
    • E0 01 00 00 C3 B8 58 02 00 00 C3 B8 00 03 00 00 C3 B8 00 04
    • E0 01 00 00 89 10 89 48 04 C2 04 00 8B 44 24 04 B9 58 02 00 00 89 10 89 48 04 C2 04 00 8B 44 24 04 B9 00 03 00 00 89 10 89 48 04 C2 04 00 B9 00 04
  7. Then, for both, replace the string in the color you chose, with a new string corresponding to the vertical resolution you want:
    • For 768px, replace with: 00 03
    • For 900px, replace with: 84 03
    • For 1080px, replace with: 38 04
    • For other values, see this list of hex values.
  8. Save your changes and close the hex editor.
  9. Run the game, and under "Options" select (one of) the resolution(s) you hacked (it will still be listed as the original resolution).

Windowed[edit]

Unfortunately, playing the game windowed appears to disable edge-scrolling.

To enable windowed, just press Alt+ Enter at any time in-game.

Permanently enabling windowed[citation needed]
  1. Go to the save game data location.
  2. Open COMM2.CFG for editing
  3. Change .INICIAR_EN_FULL_SCREEN 1 to .INICIAR_EN_FULL_SCREEN 0
  4. Save your edit

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Only the keyboard hot-keys are remappable.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects, Voice, Cutscenes
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Local retail release only.
Spanish
Retail version, download

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Co-op
Online play
Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Videos don't work[edit]

Run the game with Windows 2000 compatibility[5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
8 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/6830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References