How to Run
Install original Jagged Alliance 2 game on your computer. Data files from the original game will be used by JA2-Stracciatella. If you’re installing the linux port, make sure to copy over files from CD2 too.
Start the game the first time. It will create the configuration file in
~/.ja2/ja2.inion Linux or OS X.
Edit the configuration file and set parameter data_dir to point on the directory where the original game was installed on step 1. For example:
/home/user/games/ja2-installedon Linux or OS X.
If you have a non-english version of the original game, you need to start JA2-Stracciatella with parameter telling which version of the game you are using. For example
ja2.exe -resversion FRENCHon Windows.
ja2 -resversion FRENCHon Linux or OS X.
You should see the start screen now.
Further command line options are available. To list available options run
ja2.exe -helpon Windows.
ja2 -helpon Linux or OS X.
Besides the hotkeys present in the original game, JA2S adds the following for greater ease of use:
- scroll lock: toggle mouse grab in windowed mode
- alt-r: reload held weapon
- ctrl-l: load game during enemy/militia turn
- ctrl-n: switch between day and night head gear (goggles) for the whole squad
- ctrl-q: swap hand items
- shift-j: climb through open window
These require you toggle a game.json switch:
- d: switch to turnbased mode from realtime
Additionally you can use the middle mouse button to make a merc look into the direction of the cursor.