Grand Theft Auto 2 (Windows)
PS1 proto from ten days before final, has noticeable differences
|Grand Theft Auto 2|
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Grand Theft Auto 2 is the sequel to the first game. Taking place in three districts of 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 Sub-Pages
- 2 Debug Menu
- 3 Unused Objects
- 4 Unused Weapons
- 5 Tanker
- 6 Unused Graphics
- 7 Unused Text
- 8 Unused Sounds
- 9 Codenames for Cars
A "Debug" tab can be added to the GTA2Manager setup executable by editing the Registry, by going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DMA Design Ltd\GTA2\Debug and adding a string bob_debug_display with a value of 1. From here, you can enable a lot of debug features, cheats and other such things.
The following keys are enabled when "Do Debug Keys" is ticked:
- 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 adjust the view or teleport themselves:
- 7 – Zoom out.
- 9 – Zoom in.
- 8 – Up.
- 4 – Left.
- 6 – Right.
- 2 – Down.
- 0 – Teleport.
- 5 – Center on the player.
- \ - Focus on the nearest vehicle.
- + - Frame-by-frame pausing.
- - - Toggle Fast Forward mode.
- . – 100% health.
Objects to be put on a map, some similar to the original Grand Theft Auto. Many are found within the game's 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 from GTA1. Destroyed when the player walks or drives over them.
Crate, like the boxes, destroyed when the player walks or drives over them.
Football / soccer ball, 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.
Unused sprites indicate that Claude was meant to blow enemies into pieces, something which was only implemented as of GTA III.
A half-working weapon known as the "electro baton" 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 electro baton 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 electro baton makes no sound, unlike the constant buzzing noise of Electrogun. The electro baton has an unused pickup weapon sprite. Concept art shows a SWAT cop holding one, thus making it possible it would have been used when the cop dropped it.
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. Also, it would probably be used if Claude was busted due to GTA 1 also having a police face if you get busted and got told what crimes you committed.
Claude Speed's Face
Claude's head is seen in many screenshots and one gameplay footage in the hud where the health is at. Its appearance is having a bald head and blue eyes contrasting from Claude's sprite and the short film portrayal of Claude.
Skull And Crossbones
The game contains a sprite file for a skull and crossbones which would have been for when Claude starts a kill frenzy mission again, GTA 1 has a skull and crossbones when you start a kill frenzy mission.
leftover from gta 1
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.
Various Already Failed And Already Completed
There are unused lines for all the main gangs that DMA Design would've planned to use the same GTA 1's mission failure state where failing makes the mission no longer available for the rest of the session, as well as the ability to use phone booths belonging to a completed mission. The final game disables phones belonging to successful missions and imposes respect point penalties for failures instead.
Yakuza's Johnny Zoo's Lines:
Fool! You have already finished this Yakuza job! Idiot! You already messed up this Yakuza job!
Loony's Elmo's Lines:
You already did this job, fruitcake! Hey, screwball, you screwed up this Loony job already!
Zaibatsu's Trey Welsh, Red Valdez, and Uno Carb's Lines:
You are in error. This Zaibatsu job has already been completed. You have a short memory. You already took this Zaibatsu job and made a mess of it.
Redneck's Billy Bob Bean's Lines:
Shit-head! You already done this job! Shit-head! You already screwed up this job!
SRS Scientist's Dr. LaBrat's Lines:
You already took this job and finished it! You already took this job and made a mess of it!
Hare Krishna's Sunbeam's Lines:
This job was most peacefully completed. Be calm - you have made a mess of this job already.
Russian Mafia's Jerkov Lines:
This contract has already been fulfilled! You have already attempted this contract and messed it up!
In line  there's a text literally called ARSE BISCUITS! The usage is unknown if it's another Report dead briefs message, or just a joke by DMA Design.
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, passes the district or gets a Game Over. Hijacking trains is not even possible in the game, though it was in Grand Theft Auto.
"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.
Ghetto blaster music
Plays near the blaster when you get near to one, which constantly says the word "Bastards" from the in-game song "Taxi drivers must die!" By Bula Matari.
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 • London 1969 • Grand Theft Auto 2|
|PlayStation||Grand Theft Auto|
|Game Boy Color||Grand Theft Auto 2|
|Dreamcast||Grand Theft Auto 2|
|Windows||Grand Theft Auto III (Definitive Edition) • Vice City (Definitive Edition) • San Andreas (Definitive Edition)|
|PlayStation 2||Grand Theft Auto III • Vice City • San Andreas • Liberty City Stories • Vice City Stories|
|Xbox||Grand Theft Auto III • Vice City • San Andreas|
|Game Boy Advance||Grand Theft Auto Advance (Prototype)|
|PlayStation Portable||Liberty City Stories • Vice City Stories|
|Android, iOS||Grand Theft Auto III • Vice City • San Andreas • Liberty City Stories|
|PlayStation Portable||Chinatown Wars|
|Windows||Grand Theft Auto IV • Grand Theft Auto V|
|PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Grand Theft Auto IV • Grand Theft Auto V|