This website is not maintained anymore. However, I want to redirect you to this continuation (code), who continued the Stracciatella project in March 2013. He has precompiled versions available for Mac and Windows, and added the much desired freedom to play at any resolution. If you are looking for any more information related to JA2: Stracciatella, refer to the JA-Galaxy forum, which has been the central point of communication throughout the past decade (!). Much credits forever to Tron, for his great initiative to create Straciatella back in 2009.

Icecream Truck

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Getting the Ice Cream Truck can be difficult sometimes, since it appears on some random locations that are the roads between Drassen/Cambria, San Mona/Cambria and Cambria/Chitzena. Note also that you can do this in the Strategic Map, because when you enter the sector where the Truck is, it will bring up a message informing you of an encounter with something or someone. Another thing to have in account is that when you find the Truck, you should also find Hamous, who owns the Truck at the time.

You have to recruit him, so that you can use the Truck, and Hamous will be the driver. Giving him the money he wants do the trick. You should be able to put an entire team of 6 mercs in the Ice Cream Truck. You can do it in 2 ways:

Q: If you encounter enemies in a sector while ridding in the Ice Cream truck, will you lose the vehicle if you retreat the sector?

A: In that case you’ll have to go the sector (you’ll get the menu if you wanna flee or fight). In case you ride a vehicle your team will be dismounted but close to the vehicle. In tactical mode the vehicles can’t move. So if you decided to fight but then try to leave you’ll have to leave the vehicle behind.

Q: In one sector found Hamous and his Ice Cream Truck. Had to kill 8 guards and made Hamous join the team (to get the Truck). Went to a battle with another team in another sector. Finished that fight and went back to the sector and the truck was gone!! What happened? How to solve this problem?

A: That’s what happened to me yesterday: found Hamous, went to the sector, Tactical map. I went to the web then etc, etc and in the end the Truck didn’t appear on the Strategic map anymore and it wasn’t possible for the two mercs in sector to mount the truck in the team/task list. When I went to the sector in Tactical mode it still was there and I could mount it (steering wheel cursor). Once that was accomplished I could see it as an icon again.