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Aliens Versus Predator 2: Gold Edition

Windows - 2003

Year 2003
Platform Windows
Released in Brazil, United Kingdom, United States (2003)
France (2004)
Theme Compilation / Shovelware
Publisher Fox Interactive, Inc., Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
Tested on Windows 10, Windows 11
4.69 / 5 - 85 votes

Description of Aliens Versus Predator 2: Gold Edition

Aliens Versus Predator 2 has a very active fan community, you can find a lot of information about the game and Aliens versus Predator franchise on AvP Central and AvP Universe. Also, the game has a lot of mods, you can find it on ModDB, Nexus Mods, GameBanana, 3DShooterLegends and KingKenny's blog. And people still playing Aliens Versus Predator 2 in multiplayer, visit AvP Unknown for instructions how to join multiplayer games

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How to play Aliens Versus Predator 2: Gold Edition Windows

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The game has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10, it works fine. You may experience some small troubles when you play the game on modern systems, check our Guide and Notes for details

Install & play guide:

  • Mount the disc image. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • Launch the installation. Select "Typical" installation to install all components of the game
  • When the installation process will ask for CD2 - mount the disc image of CD2
  • Skip the installation of GameSpy Arcade and registration of game at the end, press "No"
  • Also it is recommended to install DirectX from the disc (if you're using Windows 10 - enable DirectPlay, read this or this guide how to do it)
  • After you installed the game - install patch v1.0.9.6
  • Then install updates for singleplayer (SP) and multiplayer (MP), singleplayer update fixes some bugs and multiplayer update adds 10 new maps. Installation of the updates is required only for English version of the game, in all other versions that updates are already included
  • Once you installed base game with patch and updates - install Primal Hunt expansion pack
  • Now install NoCDs for both AvP 2 and AvP 2: Primal Hunt - simply copy exe-files from the archive and replace exe-files with same names inside the game folders
  • Open the directory with installed games and find AVP2.exe and PrimalHunt.exe. Right click on both exe-files - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows 98/ME" and "Run as administrator"
  • Launch the game and play. Original AvP 2 runs from AVP2.exe, Primal Hunt runs from PrimalHunt.exe. If the games doesn't work in compatibility mode with Windows 98/ME - try to launch it in compatibility mode with other version of Windows (Windows 95, 2000, XP, etc.)

How to play the game in widescreen:

  1. The best and most recommended method is to install Master Server Patch by AvPUnknown. That patch fixes some compatibility bugs with modern systems, adds support for wide and high resolutions, plus in-game console with commands to tweak the game functions. We highly recommend to use it if you want to play AvP 2 on modern systems, there's two Master Patches, one for base game and one for Primal Hunt expansion. Master Server Patch must be installed on the game patched to v1.0.9.6 with SP & MP updates, so first install the game following our guide, then install Master Patch
  2. Another variant to run the game in widescreen/high resolution is to use custom launchers by SuiMachine. Please note that custom launchers are not compatible with Master Patch, so don't use both at the same time
  3. Third variant is to manually edit config-files, here's the guide how to do that. For more details about this method check this thread. Also, you will need to use FOV Fix for corrent display ratio (that FOV Fix also works with Master Patch, so you can use it with Master Patch if you have incorrect display ratio)


  • If the installation doesn't start - try to launch Setup.exe in compatibility mode with old version of Windows (98, 2000 or XP)
  • NoCD is required for the launch because the game is using SecuROM DRM protection, which doesn't work correctly on modern systems. That NoCD "breaks" DRM protection and allows the game to work on modern systems
  • It is recommended to install all versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for the correct work of the game
  • Also it is recommended to install RAD Video Tools and K-Lite Codec Pack for the correct work of the game
  • The game works on DirectX 8, so if you're using Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 - you need to enable DirectPlay: Go to Control Panel, and select 'Programs'. Select 'Turn Windows features on and off', click on 'Legacy Components' and check the box 'DirectPlay'. Select OK, once the installation is done, restart your computer
  • For Windows 8 users: if you have low framerate in the game - use Windows 8/8.1 DDraw FPS Fix. That fix is only for Windows 8 & 8.1 users, don't use it on other versions of Windows
  • If in-game cutscenes working too fast - that happens because of high framerate, you need to cap the framerate to 60 FPS. If you have installed Master Server Patch - simply open console with ~ button, enter command showfps to see current FPS, then enter command framelimit 60 , to cap the game on 60 FPS. Alternatively, you can set the display refresh rate to 60 Hz, or use one of framerate capping utilities
  • On some modern graphic cards alternate Alien and Predator vision modes are broken - the screen just turns black when you enable that modes. For vanilla game you can use AVP2 Vision fix; alternatively you can use dgVoodoo, but it is not recommended because the game with dgVoodoo have performance issues due to dynamic lighting. Or better install Master Server Patch, that trouble is fixed in that patch
  • However, if you still have black screen problem even with AVP2 Vision fix or Master Server Patch - you can disable inverted vision mod, here's the guide how to do that
  • Some users say that the game works too slow in full screen, but works fine in windowed mode. In that case better to run the game in borderless windowed mode, you can do it with Master Server Patch or Borderless Gaming utility
  • If you have uncontrollable mouse movement in game - try to decrease DPI of your mouse, or set polling rate to 125 Hz or lower. Or install Master Server Patch, that trouble was fixed in that patch. But if you still have broken mouse movement even with Master Server Patch - use one of these fixes
  • If you get "MFC Application Client Application Has Stopped Working error" - install Master Server Patch, it should resolve the trouble. If you still keep seeing that error - check this guide
  • Video card apps overlays like MSI Afterburner may cause the crash of the game, so if the game crashes when you run it - change the settings of overlay, or disable it
  • Don't forget to check PCGamingWiki if you have troubles, it is very useful!

Comments and reviews

FRED 2024-05-06 0 point

is this a demo ?

admin 2023-11-27 4 points

We have updated this page, added patches & fixes, and the guide how to run the game on modern systems, check it above

@DEATHCOLD Aliens Versus Predator 2: Gold Edition is a compilation of base AvP 2 game and Primal Hunt expansion, released in one box in 2003

DeathCold 2023-11-19 0 point

I have played both Alien vs Predator 2 and Alien vs Predator 2 Primal Hunt but I have never heard about Alien vs Predator 2 Gold. So what is this, a two games put together or some edition of original games?

By the way, I already have both of AvP2 games from some torrent websites from long time ago, and they work perfectly on Windows 10.

Gilgamesh 2023-09-10 1 point

Win10 was a no go. Compatibilit and dvVdoodoo did not help sadly.
Well , I managed to get the game running on Linux in Bottles but it was a chore to do .
Images had to be converted from MDF to ISO.
Mount images and copy contents to bottle.
Run installer in WindowsXP compatibility.
Copy NoCD over to make game run.
And even then the controls are borked.
I can't look left. the game starts trembling and forces my view down to the ground.
It runs ... but so far unplayable. May dig deeper if i have time.

Gilgamesh 2023-09-10 0 point

This did not work for me.
I installed the game and when i tried to install Directx8 it crashed whole install.
Did it again without DirectX install and it worked.
However the game will not run.
I tried WindowsXP compatability and Administrator but it did not help.
Wondering if it is a quirkc of old games and i have to install on the C: drive.
Also wondering if the vodoo glx wrapper might help. Will try and update.,

Mycroft1325 2023-08-28 5 points

Aside from the incredibly ugly Humans (Which was the case even when the game was new), this game remains top-tier Aliens v Predator in both story & gameplay. The story is one of the best, derived from the events of Alien & Alien 2 (At least until Alien: Isolation came along.)

Using the same story, but seeing it from 3 different perspectives was a stroke of brilliance. That each character you play so totally encompasses its 'role', can't be understated in how it affects your experience. Playing as the Human is as high-tension an experience as watching the films, perhaps even more so because it's 'You' going through it. Playing as the Predator is a Powerful, Clinical journey. The Predator isn't OP, but it still makes you feel like The Master, in control of every situation. Playing as the Alien, is a Spazzy, Frenetic Experience & once you master the controls, you are unstoppable. Having the Alien heal by attacking was a stroke of brilliance, as it forces you to be aggressive. You will also learn to *Hate* the Synthetics, as despite the fact you can defeat them, you get nothing for it.

For years after this came out, many of my friends & I played in PvP & would have hours-long marathons over my LAN. Our Setup & house was large enough to split up into Groups when applicable (I.E. All Marines in one room, all Aliens in another.) My Younger Brother & I preferred playing as Aliens & not the normal ones, the Super-Fast, Super-Fragile versions. Listening to the screams of my friends in the other room playing as Marines was pure joy. ^_^ Though that SMARTGUN! Ugh! THAT thing was just shy of OverPowered.

Larrytits32 2023-08-24 1 point

Primal Hunt image is corrupted.

admin 2023-08-09 7 points

RIP Version removed

Captnrex 2023-08-04 4 points

the RIP version has a trojan Zpevdo.B that says its severe

Prince 2022-09-17 2 points

For some reason AVP 2 Primal Hunt wont install it keeps asking me to make sure the disk is in, I am using Daemon Tools Lite and the exact message is:

ERROR - Unable to launch the setup program. Please make sure that your Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt CD is in the drive and try again.

PS the only reason I can even get to the message is because the disk is mounted and opened up the installer and clicked install only to be met by that message.

RoseyPosey 2021-11-12 2 points

@VENIR The game was called Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction if I remember right, it was released for Playstation 2 and Xbox.

venir 2021-09-23 2 points

was ther a strategy game of this universe where colonial marines was a faction?

sco 2021-08-29 0 point

does anyone know are the voices in the game worth continuing to look out for a better version?

TAWARISH 2021-01-26 0 point

mmmmm seems the voice in the RIP version are not working. But game works though, can anyone send me how to fix this i am on Windows 10

Ken 2020-11-04 2 points

In dealing with .iso files, we are to either burn it to any cd or dvd by programmes such as ImgBurn or Nero etc, or to extract it using an archive extractor such as PeaZip. It will produce a result in a format that no longer needs to be burnt and ready to be launched immediately.

Predator 2020-08-19 1 point

burning the Iso version worked for me with dopple klick on the mds files.
I used the Programm ´´ImgBurn´´ from chip de

DJP50578 2020-07-13 0 point

Hey, thank you for having a ton of my old favs available!

SooS 2019-11-20 2 points

@SOCIALISM_HYPE_TRAIN Daemon tools or D-Tools as it is called nowadays, free and easy to use ;)

Socialism_hype_train 2019-11-02 1 point

Can someone recommend a good program that I can mount the ISO to? Don't want to burn it to disk.

phase2 2019-09-26 3 points

The rip would have a "fishy" installer as you call it because the installer was likely custom made by the scene group that made the rip version.
"RIP" version means that it's a version that has been drastically downsized, for example by completely removing FMVs, music, etc and/or using very extreme compression (which would then take a long time to unpack).
Back then it was done so people could download it faster because complete releases with several hundred MB or even a few GB took ages with the typical bandwidth available to most people at the time.

BetterThanYou 2019-08-14 2 points

A14423SDQ , it`s normal for a game this old to be in .mdf and .mds format.Nothing to see, move along !

A14423sdq 2019-04-18 13 points

The rip version only includes the Primal Hunt expansion, plus it comes with a very strange installer, quite "fishy".

Then the iso version isn't really an iso version, the game files are split between .mdf, and .mds files, needing a external application to turn those files into .iso, just a FYI for anyone planning to download.

cigano 2018-04-18 -1 point

vou baixa pra ver, se for bom mesmo estarei de volta para baixar mais jogos. :)

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Windows Version

DownloadDisc 1 English version 210 MB DownloadDisc 2 English version 449 MB DownloadDisc 3
Primal Hunt English version 282 MB
DownloadRepack by MagiPack (includes both games with fixes) English version 602 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Aliens Versus Predator 2: Gold Edition, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoCD for base Aliens versus Predator 2 English version 1 MB NocdNoCD for Primal Hunt English version 4 MB PatchPatch v1.0.9.6 English version 7 MB PatchMaster Server Patch v2.4 by AvP Unknown
For base Aliens versus Predator 2 English version 63 MB
PatchMaster Server Patch v1.1 by AvP Unknown
For Primal Hunt English version 19 MB
PatchSingleplayer update
Fixes some bugs in singleplayer levels English version 12 MB
PatchMultiplayer update
Adds new multiplayer maps English version 13 MB
MiscSerial Key English version 24 B

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