Jagged Alliance 2

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Jagged Alliance 2
Jagged Alliance 2 cover
Developers
Sir-tech Software, Inc.
Linux Tribsoft
Publishers
TalonSoft
Strategy First
Linux Titan Computer
Release dates
Windows July 23, 1999
Linux 2000
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[1]
Jagged Alliance 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Jagged Alliance 2 at Wikipedia
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Key points

JA2-Stracciatella adds cross-platform capabilities for Jagged Alliance 2, improves its stability, fixes bugs and provides a stable platform for mod development.

General information

Unofficial wiki
The Bear's Pit unofficial forums for game series
Jagged Alliance 2 source code
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

JA2-Stracciatella[edit]

JA2-Stracciatella adds cross-platform capabilities for Jagged Alliance 2, improves its stability, fixes bugs and provides a stable platform for mod development.

JA2 v1.13[edit]

JA2 v1.13 provides many gameplay updates and fixes, including new weapons, features, and multiplayer.[2][3] For these reasons, it is a significant shift from the original version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename movie files[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\
  2. Delete or rename Intro.slf.
This also resolves an issue where the game freezes with a blank screen on startup.[4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12370/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SavedGames[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/12370/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Flavor speech (curses, acknowledgements) not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Use JA2 v1.13.
Online play
4 Use JA2 v1.13. Need to know host's IP address and port number to join.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Used in conjunction with Direct IP for JA2 v1.13 multiplayer.
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Used in conjunction with P2P for JA2 v1.13 multiplayer.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable
Use JA2-Stracciatella

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Smacker

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB 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>/12370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (12370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References