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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Posted 04:51pm 05/3/10
Don't wanna chrew through 1.2g to find that out. :-(
Posted 04:52pm 05/3/10
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Posted 02:25am 06/3/10
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
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Posted 02:59pm 06/3/10
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. :(
Oh well. No dev shop supports windows 98 these days, right?
Posted 03:11pm 06/3/10
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Posted 10:36pm 06/3/10
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
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Posted 11:08pm 06/3/10
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.
Posted 04:15pm 07/3/10
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.
Why don't you just play it on your precious Xbox?
Posted 12:36am 07/3/10
Why would they? XP was released 9 years ago and windows 7 is just as good for gaming. Why not just upgrade?
Posted 10:47pm 07/3/10
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.
Posted 11:33pm 07/3/10
Posted 08:44am 08/3/10
maybe because the majority of people still use xp. so they are losing a lot of potential customers.
Posted 08:50am 08/3/10
link to credible sources of your comment please :P
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Posted 11:09am 08/3/10
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.
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xp is most popular at 40%. the other 60% is made up of all the other OSes available.
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But if you did just could just grapple right out!
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