The following tutorial is about installing HD2 and its Add-On Sabre Squadron.

Download game files

We expect that you possess the original disks of Hidden & Dangerous 2 and use the downloadable version as backup only.
Download HD2 and Sabre Squadron Add-On.
HD2 and Sabre Squadron
 The no-CD crack can be downloaded here. However the crack is also contained in HD2_Sabre-Squadron_(eng).7z

The game with expanison can be downloaded on old-games.com too. Thanks Capt. Stirling for spotting.
If you are choosing old-games.com link be aware we have not tested installation yet, might be completely different as with the .iso files. Please let us know if and how it worked.
HD2 and Sabre Squadron

Installation

If you are going to install the game with the original disks you can start directly with step 6 after installing HD2 and Sabre Squadron.
  1. Install 7-Zip or another unpacking tool
  2. Unpack HD2_(eng).7z and HD2_Sabre-Squadron_(eng).7z with 7-Zip
  3. Install Daemon tools
  4. Install HD2: Execute Daemon and mount Disk1.iso and start game installation. (in this tutorial we have chosen the following installation path: "C:/Program Files (x86)/Illusion Softworks/Hidden & Dangerous 2/". When it asks for the next disk you point to Disc2.iso and so on.
  5. Install Sabre Squadron (same procedure)
  6. Patch the game to latest version 1.12
    HD2 Patch v1.12 (only if you have not installed Sabre Squadron Add-On)
  7. In your extracted HD2 Sabre Squadron files, (where .iso files are located) unpack vng-ss12.rar and replace the unpacked HD2_SabreSquadron.exe with the one in your default installation directory (see Step 3, here: "C:/Program Files (x86)/Ilusion Softworks/Hidden & Dangerous 2/HD2_SabreSquadron.exe")
  8. If you now click on HD2_SabreSquadron.exe and the game does not run, make sure you execute the game as administrator (right-click HD2_SabreSquadron.exe, select properties, go to compatibility tab and tick "run as administrator", save and exit)
  9. To find internet servers please read Play Online! tutorial.
  10. Download and install the latest Coop Map Package (CMP)
    To install the package, simply copy the downloaded archive (.7z) into your HD2 main directory and extract it. As soon as it finishes you have all the custom missions installed exisitng at the time of compilation.

Purchase the game

You can purchase Hidden & Dangerous and Hidden & Dangerous 2 with Sabre Squadron expansion on Steam or GOG platforms.

Additional software

The game files are archived and therefore you need a unpacking tool like 7-zip. You may use other tools but make sure they can handle .7z archives.
7-Zip (choose windows version)

The game files are stored as .ISO files. To be able to install the game you need a software to mount these image files so your computer thinks you have the disks.
To do so, download Daemon Tools Lite (free software).
Daemon Tools Lite

Now you are ready to play

Shoutbox

COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Juanma66

Here in the south of Spain, each year that passes it is more obvious that we go to a more desert climate, hot during the day and cold at night, and I realize that there is less and less spring and autumn, we go from heat to intense cold .

5 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

I haven't experienced below -20 here. Maybe I'll visit you once with -35... I'll bring the wine :snow:

6 hours ago
mökki medium

Obviously the winters are still not actually warm in any sense of the word, sub -20C is very common and all, but I haven't seen -35C in quite a while.

7 hours ago 1
mökki medium

I find certain comedy and pride in the fact that northern Finland is known to be brutally cold and that it indeed was a few years ago. In a sense warmer winters are only nicer since you're able to do more, but we have had warmer winters for at least three years in a row now and stupidly you end up missing the cold even though there was never anything good about it :D

7 hours ago 1
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

I can say that in 30 years of life, weather here has been basically the same. Some years are hotter, some are colder, most are so so. There's always been changes. It depends on the sun. We could manage our garbage better... speaking for my country.

7 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Maquisard

It’s a little hot in here :yes:

7 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Juanma66

That's what global warming is all about :sun: ,,, sudden changes in temperatures

7 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Juanma66

Hello all :celebrate:

7 hours ago 1
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

-15 this month? Ah, yea, now I remember, you life way closer to the North Pole :D Is Santa coming this year? :rofl:

7 hours ago
mökki medium

Probably moved up north. We're having a whole week of above 0 after last weekend's -15C :D

8 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

-2 deg here this morning. Where's that global warming?

8 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

Good morning Maki. Have a great week too!

11 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Maquisard

Good Morning All :)
Have A Nice Week :cool:

11 hours ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

Good evening. The big event will be postponed. Stay tuned!

1 day ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Soukyan

Ok, wasn't sure if SH4Y0X is Shay ^^

1 day ago 1
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

Yes. Thanks to Shay.

1 day ago 1
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Soukyan

Thanks, also is De Lisle Commando Carbine fixed with "Enhanced H&D2 Weapon Models" mod?

1 day ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

Hello. I have no idea what that patch is, I've never used it.

1 day ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Soukyan

Maybe question should sound more like "Is it worth installing from MP perspective"?

1 day ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Soukyan

Can you tell me wtf is "Hidden & Dangerous 2 - All-In-One Uncut Patch Final"?

1 day ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Soukyan

Hi everyone

1 day ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Sqdn. Ldr. Ted Striker

it takes a good portion of patience to see what is developing here. Just to remember, about a year ago, the new LUTSIP editor was presented.

1 day ago 1
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

Good evening Maki

1 day ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE Maquisard

Good Evening
:maki:

2 days ago
COM_KUNENA_LIB_AVATAR_TITLE snowman

Good evening :woody:

2 days ago

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