Extreme-G 2

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Extreme-G 2
Extreme-G 2 cover
Developers
Acclaim Cheltenham
Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Steam Throwback Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 22, 1999

Key points

PC version doesn't have any multiplayer modes.
Original retail version requires a few fixes to work on modern Windows, see Issues fixed.

General information

MobyGames page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Steam release[edit]

  • Fixed crashing on launch on newer Windows versions.
  • Includes dgVoodoo 2 to fix rendering glitches (requires GPU with DirectX 11 support).
  • Includes launcher for changing game resolution, control presets and music tracks.
  • Includes music tracks from all games in the Extreme-G series.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\newfile.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\newfile.dat
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/582260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game options menu.
Game options menu.
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. Camera position can be changed using in-game controls.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced using dgVoodoo 2.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced using dgVoodoo 2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default, no option to disable.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 33 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

The game is made for 4:3 aspect ratio and defaults to 640x480, it is stretched on widescreen resolutions by default.
Instructions[1][2]
  1. Visit the WSGF page, download the attachment and extract the files.
  2. Open the folder with the aspect ratio you wish to use, then copy xg2pc.exe to the game installation folder and replace the existing file.
  3. Use -w and -h parameters to set resolution:
  • Example -w1920 -h1080.

Notes

The executables in the attachment are based on the retail US version which was already hex edited to prevent crashing on Windows XP and later.

FOV, draw distance and fog distance settings[edit]

These offsets and values are for the retail US version and were not tested on other versions.
Instructions[1]
  1. Open xg2pc.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+G and go to one of the following offsets and change the values:
    • 000CA480 - FOV (default value is 60 or 00 00 70 42)
    • 000CA487 - draw distance (default value is 1 or 00 00 80 3F)
    • 000C3D3D - fog distance (default value is 0.2 or CD CC 4C 3E)
    • Example:
      • Increase FOV value from 60 to 120:
      • 00 00 70 42 => 00 00 F0 42
      • Increase draw distance value from 1 to 3:
      • 00 00 80 3F => 00 00 40 40
      • Decrease fog distance value from 0.2 to 0.1:
      • CD CC 4C 3E => CD CC CC 3D
  3. Save the file.

Notes

Floating Point to Hex Converter can be used to easily convert the values.

Input settings[edit]

Controls configuration menu.
Controls configuration menu.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Press Space in the bike selection screen to enter controls configuration menu.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Triggers on XInput controllers are not recognized.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Press Space in the bike selection screen to enter controls configuration menu (only buttons can be remapped).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on launch on Windows XP and later[edit]

OutputDebugString calls cause the game to crash, removing the calls fixes the issue.
Instructions[3]
  1. Open xg2pc.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+R and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  3. Search for all instances of FF 15 E4 56 B1 01 and replace them with 90 90 90 90 90 90.
  4. Save the file.

Rendering glitches[edit]

On modern GPUs font and texture rendering is glitched.
Use dgVoodoo 2[4]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2 and extract it (verified working on version 2.54).
  2. Copy the files from the MS folder and paste them into the game installation folder.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe and open the DirectX tab.
  4. Under Videocard select ATI Radeon 8500.
  5. Click Apply and OK to save the settings.

Low framerate[edit]

Because of the way the game uses timers, the framerate will be very low if Windows has been running for more than three days.
Restart Windows[5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
64-bit executable

System requirements (retail)[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible

System requirements (Steam)[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
2 GB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/582260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (582260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References