This website is not maintained anymore. However, I want to redirect you to this continuation
), 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.
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:
- Put people in the truck by going to the sector map screen and clicking
on the mercs you want in there and then selected for them to be in the
vehicle of choice. Note that you have to hold down CTRL and click on
the truck for your second to sixth merc.
- Use the strategic map to get the mercs inside the vehicle. It’s the easiest
way. Where you assign mercs to a squad, select Vehicle, then the one of
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.