Shank 2

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Shank 2
Shank 2 Box.jpg
Release dates
February 7, 2012
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
Shank 2 at Co-Optimus
Shank 2 at SteamDB
 Shank 2 at Wikipedia
Shank 2010
Shank 2 2012

Key points

Disadvantage This game does not support cross-platform multiplayer.[1]

General information

More information Official website
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series


Source DRM Notes Keys
Humble Store DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GamersGate DRM details are not known Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Shank 2\
Linux ~/.klei/shank2/
Disadvantage This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Shank 2\
Linux ~/.klei/shank2/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/6120/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support The game always runs in 16:9 when windowed.
Multi-monitor Native support
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Not applicable
Anti-aliasing (AA) Not applicable
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
60 FPS Unknown
120+ FPS Unknown Capped at 60 Hz in fullscreen. Runs at 120 Hz in windowed mode but the background still shows a distinct double imaging which blurs it out (best seen at thin vertical elements like a pole). Tested with low persistence monitor 120 Hz monitor (Eizo Foris FG2421).[citation needed]
Information Pressing Ctrl+G on OS X and Linux releases the mouse.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key/button map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping Native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Information See here for controllers on Linux.
Information Controller vibration does not work on OS X and Linux.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound Not applicable
Subtitles No native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support No native support


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Native support 2 Co-op
LAN play No native support
Online play Native support 2 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native support
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated No native support
Self-hosting Native support
Direct IP No native support

Issues fixed[edit]

Progression not saved[edit]

Level selection.
Information In some cases, Shank 2 on Windows will not save the player's progress.

Fix Shank 2 game save workaround[2]


Information You will need a pre-existing Shank 2 savegame.sav file in order to proceed. You can find one here. This is not a blank file. However, you will be able to clear its contents should you wish to start a fresh game.
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Make a folder called users
  3. Extract the savegame.sav file in the users folder.
  4. Start the game. To make sure that the game sees an actual save file, select Campaign Mode from the main menu. After choosing a difficulty mode, you should see the level selection screen.
  5. To erase the contents of the save file: select Help & Options in the main menu, then select Clear Save Data.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra
ATI Radeon X1950 PRO
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra
ATI Radeon X1950 PRO
512 MB of VRAM
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra
ATI Radeon X1950 PRO
256 MB of VRAM


  1. Shank 2 - Steam Beta for Linux and Mac OS! - Shank - Klei Entertainment forums
  2. Thread on the Klei forums solving the save game issue