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Grand Theft Auto 2 (Windows)
|Grand Theft Auto 2|
Grand Theft Auto 2 is the sequel to the first game. Taking place in one city instead of three and adding new features, it's also the only game in the Grand Theft Auto series to not use a roman numeral to represent what game in the series it is.
- 1 Debug Mode
- 2 Unused Objects
- 3 Unused Weapons
- 4 Tanker
- 5 Unused Graphics
- 6 Unused Text
- 7 Unused sounds
- 8 Codenames for cars
Debug mode can be enabled by editing the Registry, by going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DMA Design Ltd\GTA2\Debug and adding a string do_debug_keys with a value of 1.
Keys in debug mode:
- 1 – +1 respect for the first gang
- 2 – +1 respect for the second gang
- 3 – +1 respect for the third gang
- 4 – +1 wanted level
- 5 – erases wanted level
- C – shows coordinates
Using the numpad, the player can move the view or teleport himself:
- 7 – zoom out
- 9 – zoom in
- 8 – up
- 4 – left
- 6 – right
- 2 – down
- 0 – teleport
- 5 – center on the player
- . – 100% health
Other registry strings
By adding these registry strings in the aforementioned path, it is possible to remove certain vehicles from the game:
Objects to be put on a map, some similar to the original Grand Theft Auto. Many are found within the game files and are fully functional, but for some reason are not included anywhere in the game.
Bench, may be hit by a car.
Ghetto blaster, makes a constant sound.
Blood, taken from GTA1.
Boxes, similar to the ones form GTA1. Destroyed when the player walks or drives over them.
Crate, like the boxes, destroyed when the player walks or drives over them.
Football / soccerball, can be kicked around by both the player and AI-controlled pedestrians and cars.
A fire hydrant. Cannot be destroyed.
A newstand, movable.
A movable oil barrel.
As the name implies. Can be destroyed.
A tyre, movable.
A half-working weapon known as the "electrobaton" can be found in the game. How it works is: first, a bullet is shot. If it hits a pedestrian, an electric current is created between the weapon and the target but the targeted person never dies. When used against human players, the electrobaton causes them to slow down and continue walking even when the player stops holding any buttons. Using it against cars has no effect (i. e. only bullets are shot, without electricity). The electrobaton makes no sound, unlike the constant buzzing noise of Electrogun.
Instant Vehicle Bomb
Similar to the regular Vehicle Bomb, except it explodes immediately after triggering, leaving no time to escape from the car. Perhaps meant for a suicide mission of some sort.
This unused vehicle that can be attached to a Truck Cab, similar to Transporters and Containers.
Cop's dialogue face
A policeman's face, possibly would have been used for dialogue. In-game, dialogue parts spoken by cops are rare and use the generic "neutral character" face.
Light green versions of the Cop Car and SWAT Van, as opposed to the light blue ones always found in the final version.
The following can be found in the ".gxt" text files.
m33 Romanova m35 Azimuth m36 Barking m41 Kyabetsu
bnk_job BANK JOBS bus_hi BUSES HIJACKED trn_hi TRAINS HIJACKED
These would be probably displayed among other statistics shown when the player quits. Hijacking trains is not even possible in the game, though it was in Grand Theft Auto.
801 GTA2 PREVIEW 802 Hey there, kid. Sorry to break this to you but... You got a bellyful of explosives and only 6 minutes to live life to the full. Have fun! sales_1 GTA2 - AVAILABLE FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER 1999
Leftover from the demo version.
"Report dead briefs"
"Empty" text strings. If testers were to encounter these in-game, they were supposed to be reported.
[number] PLEASE REPORT DEAD BRIEF [number] TO ALAN JACK AND WILLY MILLS!
Appears 36 times. Text numbered: 1095, 1100, 1110, 1117, 1120, 1200, 1230, 1232, 1233, 1235, 1275, 1282, 1294 to 1297, 1301, 1312, 1315, 1344 to 1349, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1465, 1506, 1511, 1532, 1537, 1540, 1706, 1773.
[number] REPORT DEAD BRIEF [number] TO STEVE BANKS OR STEVE TAYLOR!
Appears 2 times. Text numbered: 2029, 2036.
[number] REPORT DEAD BRIEF [number] TO STEVES BANKS AND TAYLOR!
Appears 4 times. Text numbered: 2273, 2887, 2888, 2889.
[number] REPORT DEAD BRIEF [number] TO STEVE BANKS AND STEVE TAYLOR!
Appears 22 times. Text numbered: 2352, 2355, 2358 to 2363, 2405, 2424, 2851, 2852, 2855, 2868, 2961, 2964 to 2968, 2972, 2974.
[number] REPORT DEAD BRIEF [number] TO BILLY THOMSON AND SEAN TAYLOR!
Appears 98 times. Text numbered: 3001 to 3009, 3030 to 3090, 3124, 3125, 3132 to 3140, 3142 to 3147, 3151, 3161, 3163, 3167, 3173, 3253, 3298, 3299, 3350, 3481, 3906.
Police radio pronouncing the names of unused areas.
Codenames for cars
Within the game's files, cars are referred by codenames which usually reflect the real-life models they were based on.
|In Game Name||File Name|
|The Grand Theft Auto series|
|Windows||Grand Theft Auto • Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 • Grand Theft Auto 2 • Grand Theft Auto III • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas • Grand Theft Auto IV • Grand Theft Auto V|
|Game Boy Advance||Grand Theft Auto Advance|
|PlayStation 2||Grand Theft Auto III • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|
|PlayStation Portable||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|
|PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360||Grand Theft Auto V|
|iOS / Android||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|