Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

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Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
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Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Language, Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: PG
Widescreen supported natively
Progressive scan supported
Software rendering only
Supports up to two local players
Supported up to two LAN/online players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-54834 & SLUS-21593
Japanese: SLPM-66931 & SLPM-55139
German: SLES-54834
French: SLES-54834
Spanish: SLES-54834
Italian: SLES-54834
Czech: SLES-55078
Polish: SLES-55078
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21593
Release date: September 17, 2007
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-54834
SLES-55078
Release date: September 28, 2007
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66931
SLPM-55139 (THQ Collection)
Release date: January 17, 2008
January 22, 2009 (THQ Collection)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Juice Games
Publisher(s): THQ
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic66/100
Game description: Juiced 2: HIN evolves the current street racing scene, letting players experience the culture of the real-life HIN tour, the nation's largest lifestyle custom car show in an intense racing experience. Featuring track and drift racing at real-world locations around the globe, next-gen AI and vehicle customization, Juiced 2: HIN brings street racing to life, allowing players to test their skills at live street racing events against a back-drop of DJs, fashion, models and musicians. New features include addictive drift/ powersliding races and "Driver DNA" that tracks gamers' personal driving traits. Racing developer Juice Games has evolved the game-play in its online racing, giving players the power to create their car, assemble their crew and put it all on the line in intense pink slip and crew races. Gamers can bet cash on each event, bringing a gambling element to the game that greatly increases the importance of each race.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5754 GSdx 5752 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5733 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5403 0.11.0
Runs considerably slow., Ground and crowd textures are missing in hardware mode. Looks perfect in software mode.
NTSC-U Windows
  • i7 8700K
  • RTX 2080
1.7.3000+ Runs practically flawless graphically in hardware mode, though it's still a heavy game to emulate overall and it *will* stress your system.


Trivia

  • Original names: ドリフトナイツ ジュースド2 (SLPM-66931) & (SLPM-55139)
  • Also known as Drift Nights: Juiced 2 (JP)
  • Access the Progressive Scan menu by holding the cross and triangle keys together when the game boots up.


Known Issues

Choppy intro FMVs

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The 3 intro FMVs before the START menu are very choppy.
  • Workaround: Can be rectified by setting EE Cycle Rate to at least 180%. This will, however, increase the game's hardware requirements. View the entry below for more details.


  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: The game natively supports dynamic framerate up to 60 (or 50 for PAL) fps, but is not capable of achieving it by default.

By setting the EE Cycle Rate to 300% and the EE Cycle Skip to Mild, you will be able to run the game nearly always at 60 frames.

Oddly enough, the showroom where you view your car is the heaviest scene, and you will struggle to reach that framerate there (tested on an 8700K with an RTX 2080). The game is 'heavy', and makes thorough use of your hardware, especially with this setup since it works harder to output more frames. The result cannot be denied though, it's notably smoother.

Note: don't linger at the PRESS START menu after the intro FMVs. It will murder your CPU/GPU for no reason at all, with both at 100%.

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Public compatibility forum links