Jazz Jackrabbit 2

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Jazz Jackrabbit 2
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 cover
Developers
Orange Games
Epic MegaGames
Mac OS (Classic) Logicware
Publishers
Gathering of Developers
Mac OS MacPlay
Release dates
Windows May 7, 1998[1]
Mac OS (Classic) 1999
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 at Wikipedia
Jazz Jackrabbit
Jazz Jackrabbit 1994
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 1998

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Official site for game series from Internet Archive
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature
Jazz2Online - A fan site for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
The game had two different releases and two standalone expansions. See: Version differences and Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions.
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
All the expansions are included
Windows
A demo is available. It contains three single player and two multiplayer levels.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Holiday Hare 98 Standalone Christmas episode, released commercially in 1998. It also includes the shareware demo levels. It was only available in the US.
Windows
The Christmas Chronicles 2000 re-release of Holiday Hare 98 with a new playable character, Lori. It was only available in limited quantities in Europe.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is the original release. It contains four episodes and the shareware demo levels.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2: The Secret Files is a 1999 re-release with an additional episode and a new playable character, Lori. It also includes the shareware demo levels. It was only available in Europe.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest official patch is v1.23 Patch. GOG.com version is patched with v1.24
JJ2+ is a multiplayer-focused unofficial patch/mod which fixes numerous bugs and adds a host of new features. It is included in the GOG.com version as a bonus.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use JJ2+ -menu parameter[2]
  1. Install JJ2+.
  2. Make a shortcut with the -menu command line argument.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\JAZZ2.CFG
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.***
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use JJ2+.[3] Only custom resolutions below 800x600 are supported.
Multi-monitor
Use JJ2+.[3] Only custom resolutions below 800x600 are supported.
Ultra-widescreen
Use JJ2+.[3] Only custom resolutions below 800x600 are supported.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or use -windowed command line parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Vsync is always on in full screen mode.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Maximum of 130 FPS in windowed mode.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

In-game keyboard key map settings.
In-game keyboard key map settings.
In-game joystick button map settings.
In-game joystick button map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game general audio settings.
In-game general audio settings.
In-game advanced audio settings.
In-game advanced audio settings.
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound FX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Idle animations with speech are only used when playing in English.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Polish
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
Split-screen.
LAN play
8 Co-op, Versus
Up to 32 players when 4 players share one computer in split-screen mode.
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus
Up to 32 players when 4 players share one computer in split-screen mode.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 10052, 10053, 10054
UDP 10052
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Unplayable low frame rate in fullscreen mode[edit]

Disable Hardware Mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to Options, Video, Advanced.
  2. Set Hardware Mode to Off.

Turn off information shown on screen (level name, resolution, etc.)[edit]

Press F9 in-game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.5.3
Processor (CPU) PowerPC
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 MB

References