POSTAL 2: Share The Pain, Multiplayer Edition is the first official expansion for POSTAL 2.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Originally available as a download for original owners of POSTAL 2 on the RWS site, this expansion adds two new areas to the base game("Obligatory Sewer Complex" and "Tora Bora"), a new weapon ("Weapon of Mass Destruction"), Multiplayer, and a fully functional version of Unreal Editor 3.
Multiplayer[edit | edit source]
The meat of the expansion is the new multiplayer mode. Based heavily on Unreal Tournament, there are four game modes:
DeathMatch[edit | edit source]
Standard for multiplayer games. Can be set to most Frags in a given time or set amount of Frags to win.
Team DeathMatch[edit | edit source]
Like the above except between teams (Red vs Blue).
Snatch[edit | edit source]
Capture the flag except with sexy Postal Babes instead of flags.
Grab[edit | edit source]
Collect bags of money for increased power.
POSTed[edit | edit source]
Main Article: POSTed
POSTed is a modified version of the Unreal Engine 2 SDK (more commonly known as UnrealEd). This allowed for custom maps, characters, and game modes to be created by the user. Expansive, whole new campaigns can be created and coded from scratch.
Free Multiplayer Version[edit | edit source]
As a way to advertise the then upcoming Postal Film by Uwe Boll, the Multiplayer component was released on ModDb as a standalone on May 20th, 2008 .
1409X Multiplayer patch[edit | edit source]
Main Article: 1409X Patch
On January 21st 2012, a patch was released by RWS in conjunction with Resurrection Studios for the Share the Pain Multiplayer adding additional game modes, popular fan mutators, more characters, and various bug fixes.
This patch isn't fully compatible with the Steam re-release nor is it included as RWS consider it a "server side patch"Fortunately, all features can be downloaded from a 1409X server allowing steam users all the benefits of the patch.
Trailer[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- "Share The Pain" refers to the online multiplayer aspect of the game.
- In Apocalypse Weekend, the Postal 2 expansion, the rival video game company is selling a knock-off version called "Smell The Pain". This is in reference to the breakdown with their publisher at the time, Whiptail Interactive.
- The multiplayer has a bad habit of crashing on Windows 10 when turned to full screen due to DX8 not being fully supported by the OS. Setting "ReduceMouseLag" to false in the Postal2mp.ini should fix this though a recent update to the OS seems to have fixed DX8 compatibility.
- Despite discontinuing support for the Multiplayer in 2012, the Steam version was patched to function correctly with Windows 10 on March 26th 2016.