No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way

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No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
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Developers
Monolith Productions
macOS (OS X) MacPlay
Publishers
Fox Interactive
OS X MacPlay
Engines
Lithtech Jupiter
Release dates
Windows September 30, 2002
macOS (OS X) October 1, 2003
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No One Lives Forever
The Operative: No One Lives Forever 2000
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way 2002
Contract J.A.C.K. 2003

Key points

The official master server for multiplayer was shut down on November 3, 2008

General information

UnityHQ - A fansite for the series
UnityHQ Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v2 DRM
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Demos[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The official No One Lives Forever website has been shut down so you have to download the patches from a 3rd party. The fansite UnityHQ still host all the files needed to play online.

Official[edit]

The latest official patch is v1.3. The patch is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. It can be downloaded from the Files section.

Map Packs[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Locate folder Movies and remove or rename it.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.cfg
macOS (OS X)
Files are autoexec.cfg and display.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\Player\SinglePlayer
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use No One Lives Forever 2 Widescreen Fix.
Multi-monitor
Use No One Lives Forever 2 Widescreen Fix.[1]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Resolutions above 1920x1200 results in crash.
Field of view (FOV)
Use No One Lives Forever 2 Widescreen Fix.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Level can be forced in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Windowed[edit]

Use a command-line parameter[citation needed]
  1. Start the game's launcher and click on Options.
  2. In Command-Line field type in: +windowed 1
  3. Make sure Always pass command line arguments to the game is checked.
  4. Click on "OK" and launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Sticks, triggers and D-pads can only be mapped to predefined functions (turn, strafe, etc.)
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 2300-2400, 7000-10000
UDP (outbound) 27888

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuttering when guards are alerted[edit]

The game has problem with music overlapping when guards enter search mode.
Disable music[citation needed]
  1. Enter Options in Launcher.
  2. Check Disable Music.

Too high mouse sensivity[edit]

The ingame mouse sensivity is too high.
Activate VSync[citation needed]
  1. Add Lithtech.exe (root dir of game) to graphic-card-control-center and activate VSync.
  2. Activate VSync in ingame-options.

Uncontrollable mouse movement[edit]

Mouse moves in wavelike pattern when attempting y-axis movement.
Decrease mouse polling rate[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz Intel Pentium III 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
256 MB (XP)
256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.4 GB 1.7 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
64 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.2.6
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
512 MB (iMacs)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.4 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
Supported Nvidia chipsets: Nvidia GeForce 4, Nvidia GeForce 3, Nvidia GeForce 2, Nvidia GeForce 256
Supported ATI chipsets: ATI Radeon 9700, ATI Radeon 9000, ATI Radeon 8500, ATI Radeon 7500, ATI Radeon 7200, ATI Radeon
Other supported chipsets: Matrox Parhelia 512

References

  1. View topic - No One Lives Forever 2 Widescreen fix WIP | WSGF