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This page provides fixes to commonly encountered issues, and answers to frequently asked questions.

It would be impossible to list absolutely every issue and question that may come up on this page. If you're facing an issue or have a question that doesn't appear on this page, please feel welcome to join the Red Faction Community Discord and ask it. It's extremely likely that someone there knows the answer and would be happy to help you.

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Common Issues

Error "Please insert Red Faction II Disc 1"

Cause:

The specific cause of this issue is currently unknown.

Solution:

If you get this error when attempting to launch the game, simply remove any discs currently in your CD-ROM drive. You should also unmount any virtual drives you may be using through software such as PowerISO, MagicDisc, etc.

If you in fact do not have any CD-ROM drive at all, some users have reported that using a virtual CD drive program and creating an empty drive can fix the problem. (PowerISO, MagicDisc, etc.)

Error "At least 8 MB of available video memory is required"

Cause:

This error occurs when Red Faction II is launched on a system with 2GiB or more available video memory. At a technical level, the issue is caused by a signed DWORD being read as less than the minimum of 5MiB, and is resolved with the replacement of a signed less than comparison with an unsigned less than comparison.

Solution:

Community-made patches are available to fix this bug. Installation details are below. Please ensure you follow the Steam instructions if you have a Steam copy, and the non-Steam instructions if you have a non-Steam copy. The solutions are not the same and the bug will not be fixed if you follow the wrong set of instructions.


How to fix this bug on a Steam version of Red Faction II

  • Step 1. Download the Missing Features Patch for the Steam version of RFII.
  • Step 2. Run the patch and select your RF2 exe for the Target File. RF2 on Steam is usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\red faction ii\rf2.exe
    • NOTE: You may need to Run as Administrator.
  • Step 3. Click the Start button to patch your copy of Red Faction II. You will no longer experience this bug.


How to fix this bug on a retail (CD) version of Red Faction II

IMPORTANT: Before proceeding with these instructions, make sure your copy of Red Faction II has been updated to v1.01!

  • Step 1. Download the Missing Features Patch for the retail version of RFII.
  • Step 2. Run the patch and select your RF2 exe for the Target File. RF2 is usually located at C:\games\RedFactionII\rf2.exe
    • NOTE: You may need to Run as Administrator.
  • Step 3. Click the Start button to patch your copy of Red Faction II. You will no longer experience this bug.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a copy of Red Faction II?

Answer:

Red Faction II is available for purchase as a digital download or physical copy (CD).

Digital Download:

Physical Copy (CD):

Can I play Red Faction II Multiplayer?

Answer:

The PlayStation 2, XBox, and GameCube versions of Red Faction II support local splitscreen multiplayer for up to 4 players plus bots. The PC version supports only botmatch, no local multiplayer. No versions of Red Faction II support online multiplayer.

Can I make custom maps or mods for Red Faction II?

Answer:

Unlike Red Faction (1), Red Faction II had no level editor or mod tools officially released. The (unreleased) Red Faction II level editor was RED v2

What cheat codes are available in Red Faction II??

Answer:

Each platform has its own set of cheat codes. You can find them all below.

PC Cheat Codes
Code Effect
ZZZZZZZZ Bouncy Grenades
ZZZZWXZZ Bullet Gibs
YXZWZXYW Director's Cut
YYYYYYYY Fire Bullets
XXXXYZXX Instagib Ammo
WZXYWZXY Instagib Explosions
ZYZYXXWW Rapid Rails
XXYWYWZ Super Health
YWXZYZXW Unlimited Ammo
ZXZXZXZX Unlimited Grenades
WWXXYZYZ Unlock All
YZWZYXWX Unlock all Cheats
ZYXWYZXX Unlock all Levels
WWWWWWWW Wacky Deaths
XXXXXXXX Zombie Walk
PS2 Cheat Codes
Code Effect
OOOOOOOO Bouncy Grenades
OOOO△XOO Bullet Gibs
□XO△OX□△ Director's Cut
□□□□□□□□ Fire Bullets
XXXX□OXX Instagib Ammo
△OX□△OX□ Instagib Explosions
O□O□XX△△ Rapid Rails
XX□△□△O Super Health
□△XO□OX△ Unlimited Ammo
OXO□XOXO Unlimited Grenades
□O△O□X△X Unlock All
△△XX□O□O Unlock all Cheats
O□X△□OXX Unlock all Levels
△△△△△△△△ Wacky Deaths
XXXXXXXX Zombie Walk
X Explosive Personality
□X□X "You win the game!"
XX Select No Gore (enter at main menu)