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Red Faction II

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Red Faction II
Red Faction II cover
Developers
Volition
Windows Outrage Games
Publishers
THQ
Nordic Games
Engines
Geo-Mod 1.0
Release dates
Windows April 9, 2003
Red Faction II at Wikipedia
Red Faction
Red Faction 2001
Red Faction II 2003
Red Faction: Guerrilla 2009
Red Faction: Armageddon 2011
Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered 2018

Key points

PC version doesn't include multiplayer.[1]

General information

Red Faction Wiki - A wiki for the Red Faction universe
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)
DRM: Disc check, which detects removal after launch.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\pc_media\Movies
  2. Delete or rename outrage-logo.bik, thq-v.bik and volition-logo.bik

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\rf2_config.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/20550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profiles\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/20550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher general video settings.
Launcher general video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Modern resolutions are supported but stretched. Use Widescreen fixer.
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen fixer.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Widescreen fixer.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Widescreen fixer.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Set via launcher.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High frame rates may cause script timing errors in cutscenes, but does not affect gameplay.

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the name and executable path.
  4. Set the window position and size.
  5. Set Do not notify on task switch.
  6. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  7. Click on DirectX tab, set DirectX8.
  8. Click OK, then File and Save.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game advanced control settings.
In-game advanced control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
If enabled, hints display controller buttons if you use the keyboard/mouse.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Actions can not be bound to triggers on X360 controller.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio/video settings.
In-game audio/video settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music, voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Subtitles exist in-game, but are never displayed.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Full pause on focus lost.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Only on 1C retail copy

Issues fixed[edit]

"Please insert the Red Faction II disc 1 into your CD-Rom drive"[edit]

Empty your disc drives[3]
If you have no optical drive at all, create an empty virtual CD drive.[2]

Game uses the wrong monitor[edit]

The game may pick the wrong monitor on a multi-monitor setup when a multi-monitor resolution is not used in-game.
Change Adapter_number in rf2_config.ini[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open rf2_config.ini.
  3. Set Adapter_number to 0.
  4. The game should now start on the correct monitor. Try different values if problems persist.

"At least 8MB of available video memory is required to run"[edit]

If running Red Faction II on a 64-bit system with more than 2GB of RAM, the game may crash during launch.
NebulaMods Autopatcher[5]
  1. Download NebulaMods RF2 Steam Autopatcher.
  2. Run the AutoPatcher, setting target file to <path-to-game>\rf2.exe.
  3. Start the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Shader Model support 1.4
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 98SE, 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
AMD Athlon 500 MHz
Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia RIVA TNT1
ATI Rage 128
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Nvidia GeForce
ATI Radeon 7000
Matrox Parhelia
32 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>/20550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (20550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References