Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I download JC2-MP?
JC2-MP is currently not released and the final versions of the client or server are not released yet.
If there is a public beta currently running, you can find the latest version of JC2-MP on our website. You must be logged into the forum in order to download and play.
When is the next public beta?/How can I keep up to date?
If there is a beta test coming up, it will be announced and a countdown clock will be on every page of the website. If there is no countdown clock, there is no test currently running and there is no future time/date known for the next test.
There is nothing more specific, so please do not ask.
Where are upcoming public beta tests announced?
How can I join the server?
You can only join the server when there is a public beta test going on.
If there is a public test running, it will be shown on the website.
Please use the server browser to join the public test server: https://www.jc-mp.com/servers/
When was the last JC2-MP test?
You can find the history of JC2-MP tests here.
What version of the game do I need/Are pirated copies supported/Does the demo work?
Only the purchased Steam version is supported.
Please see this page for more information.
When will JC2-MP be released?
The future. There is nothing more specific, so please do not ask.
Why do you shut down the server when testing is over?
Because we are holding controlled tests and JC2-MP is not released yet.
We only test when we believe that we have fixed an indeterminate number of bugs and we stop testing when we have found enough bugs to work on.
Can I change my model?
The Lua API gives server owners the ability to change models using scripts.
For the public test, press B to open the buy menu to purchase character models using money earned in-game.
Are there AI / NPCs?
No. Very unlikely to be added, at least not in the same sense as singleplayer.
Will 64 or 32-bit installs work?
Yes. It makes no difference.
Does this work on PS3/Xbox 360?
No, and it won't. Ever.
Do I need a copy of Just Cause 2?
Yes, this is a modification and hence does not include the game.
Will JC2-MP mess with my single-player game?
No, the mod does not affect your game saves in any way.
Is the JC2-MP team accepting donations?
Yes, we are currently accepting donations to cover hosting costs. You can donate here.
Is JC2-MP free to play?
Yes, the mod is completely free to download and play.
Playing JC2-MP is boring/annoying/bad/terrible!
Please refer to this forum topic
Put vehicle hijacking back the way it was!
Please refer to this forum topic
How do you chat?
Can I use mods while playing JC2-MP?
Please refer to this page for more information.
Are there any commands in chat?
During our public beta tests, there is a help menu that is accessed by pressing the F5 key.
Is there a way to list the current players on the server?
During our public beta tests, there is a player list that is accessed by pressing the F6 key.
How do I open the map?
How do I hide the chat?
Can I spawn vehicles? Weapons? etc...
Vehicles spawn in specific locations. Weapons are given to you when you spawn.
We are also running a buy menu script during the public test. It allows you to purchase vehicles, weapons, and skins with money you earn through play.
How do I get more ammo?
Currently all weapons have infinite ammo.
How often do vehicles respawn?
Vehicles respawn after 45 seconds of unuse. If a vehicle explodes it will respawn within 8 seconds.
It is also worth noting that vehicles can only be damaged when there's a player driving them.
Can I access the black market?
No. The black market from singleplayer will not be in the mod. Its functionality will be scriptable using Lua. In fact, the buy menu running during the public tests is a perfect example of a black market replacement.
Location of common landmarks
Where is Panau International Airport?
East of Panau City, at approximately 10000, 13000. You can also go there using /tp airport.
Where is the race track?
North-east of Panau City, or north of Panau International Airport, at approximately 9500,11200. You can also go there using /tp racetrack.
Where is the Mile High Club?
It's in the north-east-east region of the map, at approximately 29000,11000. You can also go there using /tp mhc.
Server Hosting FAQ
Can I host my own server?
No, the server software is not available to the public at this time. It will be released when JC2-MP itself has been released.
Will there be a Linux build of the server?
Yes, there are both Windows and Linux builds of the server.
Will the server support scripting?
Yes, the server will provide a scripting interface using the Lua language.
Can LAN-only servers be hosted?
Yes, servers can be hosted fine on a LAN. Unless your server is exposed to the internet, then it is already LAN-only.
How does the server handle DLC?
The server will be able to require or disable any DLC for all players. During public betas, all DLC is disabled.
When will the server be released?
At the same time as when JC2-MP is released.
Which resources does the server need?
We have previously measured that the server, with 1000 players concurrently playing, used 2 CPU cores (2.93 GHz), 90 MB of RAM, 5 MB of disk space and 35 mbit per second.
We are working on improving the CPU usage and try to further optimize the bandwidth usage to make sure they are reasonable.