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Post by Dan @ 11:23am 05/03/10 | 39 Comments
Avalanche Studios and Square Enix have released the promised playable demo for Just Cause 2 a month ahead of it's "April 2010" Australian release date.

PC gamers can find this one on Steam; Update: A local download is now available here on AusGamers (542MB) - it's also Windows 7/Vista only (sorry XP users). Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners should also be able to locate it on their respective online services.
The Just Cause 2 demo features a massive 35 square miles of the Lautan Lama Desert, a vast expanse of stunning, sun-scorched scenery taking up just one of the many islands in the 400 square miles of the Panau archipelago. Packed with towns, villages, military installations, mountain ranges, missions and more, the demo will feature an astonishing amount of activities for the player... and opportunities for adrenaline-fuelled chaos are limitless.
The demo will cost you about 1.2GB of download quota and disk space.

If that's not enough, check out this developer diary video explaining some of the PC exclusive features including 3D-vision support.

Update: A local download is now available here on AusGamers.






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Latest Comments
TiT
Posted 11:36am 05/3/10
looks good!
Beanith
Posted 12:05pm 05/3/10
Woot, downloading now. Lousy having to wait til I get home to play though :( weak ass Quadro video card in my work machine
boba
Posted 12:58pm 05/3/10
tried the ps3 demo, looks nowhere near as good as these videos. must be the pc version that looks so good
Trauma
Posted 01:01pm 05/3/10
Was that not obvious boba?
alandalf
Posted 04:51pm 05/3/10
Was I reading a thread on here not long ago that this would only run on Windows 7? Or am I thinking of something else?

Don't wanna chrew through 1.2g to find that out. :-(
alandalf
Posted 04:52pm 05/3/10
Nevermind, I fail at reading.
kettels
Posted 05:30pm 05/3/10
Its kind of fun like the first one but not enough for me to buy it at full price. Also for anyone that wants to know there is a plane if u go straight after u base jump for a while. To the right of that big house further down.
Trauma
Posted 01:16am 06/3/10
K so just got this demo and it has crashed about 15 times now simply will not load into game. Anyone else had issues?
Mantorok
Posted 01:22am 06/3/10
Nah, works fine. Had fun shooting the huge cranes and SAM sites with a minigun I detached from its mount.
Trauma
Posted 01:37am 06/3/10
Yea I set every tingle thing to minimum and it loaded, somethings not agreeing with it.
Lynx
Posted 02:25am 06/3/10
Turn down the water simulations, they require PhysicsX and are a huge FPS drain on any system...even when there is no water around.
Also when gliding down a road hold the grapple button on a car to paraglide.

EDIT: Also turn off high res shadows, and put SSAO on low. You wont notice the difference, but your GFX card will. Everything else, High.

last edited by Lynx at 02:25:58 06/Mar/10
DM
Posted 02:11pm 06/3/10
Ok just played this game and while the voice overs are so cringe-worthy, the gameplay is f***** FUN. Seriously. Being able to parachute around and grapple hook onto anything is brilliant. Being able to go predator style hooking from tree to tree (oddly more predator than what the last game was) is so epic. Very worth of my money this game seems to be.
ravn0s
Posted 02:16pm 06/3/10
f*** them for not supporting xp
Pinky
Posted 02:19pm 06/3/10
Downloading. Thanks for the heads up.
Dazhel
Posted 02:59pm 06/3/10
f*** them for not supporting xp


Yeah, I'm in the same boat. :(
Oh well. No dev shop supports windows 98 these days, right?
ctd
Posted 03:11pm 06/3/10
Yeah br0 full disapp0inted they didn't support ma ps2 either br0. b0000ycotted
Methz
Posted 05:58pm 06/3/10
^^ hahaha
Lynx
Posted 10:36pm 06/3/10
Ok, I guess many of you want to keep playing the demo without stop, so I'm going to tell you how to disable the demo timer.

First up you need Cheat Engine 5.6, Google it.

Next, boot up the game and leave the starting area so the timer starts ticking.

Pause the game with F1 and alt tab out, then boot up cheat engine.

Click on the button in the top left hand side of the window to choose the process to monitor. Select JustCause2.exe

On the drop down menu select Unknown Initial Value and set the value type to 4 bytes.

Click First scan, once done, tab back into the game. Note the current demo time in seconds*

Unpause the game and wait for a few seconds, then pause with F1 again, note how many seconds the timer has decreased by.

Alt Tab back to Cheat Engine 5.6 and change the scan type to increase by... (yes increase, not decrease, the devs tried to hide the value from these kinds of programs)

Enter in how many seconds have changed, then click Next Scan. The number of found values should decrease.

Tab back into the game and unpause for more time noting how many seconds pass each time. Tab back and forth entering how much time passes
into cheat engine and clicking Next Scan to narrow the addresses down until there is 1 remaining.

This is the address for the demo timer. Double click on it to add it to the (currently empty) bottom list. Right click on it and Freeze the value.

Tab back into the game, you now have infinite time to cause mayhem.

If you are clever you can also freeze your ammo and grenades too. Infinite ammo! Health though is a little weird, I managed to freeze my health but there are between 8 and 12 addresses tied to health.

You will have to redo the demo timer each time you boot the game, as the address is randomized. Though it often (90%) begins with 1A5

last edited by Lynx at 22:36:24 06/Mar/10
Dazhel
Posted 11:08pm 06/3/10
wtf ctd? It's not a boycott.
I'm glad, even though XP is still popular the more games devs that say "f*** XP" the faster it'll die and it won't need to be supported.
Trauma
Posted 04:15pm 07/3/10
Turn down the water simulations, they require PhysicsX and are a huge FPS drain on any system...even when there is no water around.
Also when gliding down a road hold the grapple button on a car to paraglide.

EDIT: Also turn off high res shadows, and put SSAO on low. You wont notice the difference, but your GFX card will. Everything else, High.last edited by Lynx at 02:25:58 06/Mar/10


I eventually narrowed it down to the Bokeh filter and/or the GPU water sim stuff, either will crash me. I have an E8400, 4GB RAM, GTX 275 on 195.62 drivers, Win 7 x64 Ultimate OS.

f*** them for not supporting xp

Why don't you just play it on your precious Xbox?
DM
Posted 12:36am 07/3/10
f*** them for not supporting xp


Why would they? XP was released 9 years ago and windows 7 is just as good for gaming. Why not just upgrade?
Pinky
Posted 10:47pm 07/3/10
Ran really well on my comp, E8500 + 8GB Ram + Win7 Pro 64bit.

Game is pretty interesting but not gripping. Good for a muck-around. Don't think I'd buy it.

It seems polished though for a game of this complexity (in particular, the complexity of the physics system). I didn't have any problems getting stuck, or experience any bugs - which you'd expect in a game like this.

This would be good coop, but that's not happening.

Overall it seems to be like a more interesting version of Mercenaries 2.
Trauma
Posted 11:33pm 07/3/10
I was dissapointed that the game has no penetration, even thru weak wood. but oh wells.
ravn0s
Posted 08:44am 08/3/10
Why would they?


maybe because the majority of people still use xp. so they are losing a lot of potential customers.
Mephz
Posted 08:50am 08/3/10
maybe because the majority of people still use xp. so they are losing a lot of potential customers.I would think the minority is still using xp by now?

link to credible sources of your comment please :P
ravn0s
Posted 08:55am 08/3/10
according to the feb steam hardware survey, 40.33% of all steam users are using windows xp.

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
Dan
Posted 09:12am 08/3/10
I was dissapointed that the game has no penetration
We don't have an R18+ rating, so it just would have been banned anyway.
ctd
Posted 11:09am 08/3/10
That 40% is the CS/CS:S player base. They don't want to know about any other games.

Played the demo on ps3 pretty cool but dunno if it is purchase worthy. If you could play the demo for a few hours that would be enough.
DM
Posted 11:13am 08/3/10
Wow really? Most steam users still have XP? Didn't expect that. Guess that shut me up. I still don't see why people just don't upgrade though. If your pc is good enough to run this game anyway then it's certinaly good enough to run windows 7
ravn0s
Posted 12:53pm 08/3/10
i have win7 but im waiting until i upgrade to install it.
Mantorok
Posted 01:05pm 08/3/10
When did 40% become greater than 50%? More people are using Vista or 7.
Lynx
Posted 02:10pm 08/3/10
How does one access the black market? I get messages popping up when ever I complete missions, but i can't find it and it doesn't seem to be marked on the map.
ravn0s
Posted 02:12pm 08/3/10
When did 40% become greater than 50%? More people are using Vista or 7.


xp is most popular at 40%. the other 60% is made up of all the other OSes available.
DM
Posted 02:18pm 08/3/10
I dunno if THIS is the black market but pushing 4, then enter (if I remember right) sends a chopper down with a supply drop of the items you ordred, cars and s*** included
Pinky
Posted 03:33pm 08/3/10
Lynx's method works a treat. Thanks.
Dazhel
Posted 03:37pm 08/3/10
I didn't have any problems getting stuck


But if you did just could just grapple right out!
Mantorok
Posted 05:21pm 08/3/10
xp is most popular at 40%. the other 60% is made up of all the other OSes available.
So in other words, you agree that most people aren't using XP?
mrmatt
Posted 02:22pm 09/3/10
played the demo last night and my honest opinion is that it didnt seem as good as the first game.
mrMCK
Posted 03:48pm 19/8/10
this game is the bomb!!! i loved grapple hooking everything haha was so epic and going around in parachute ^^. Worth every cent IMO, loved this game.nair for men
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