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 Steam Charts
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(s) Store unlock Notes
Humble Store DRM-freeSteamicon.png
Origin Origin.png
Steam Steamicon.png

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Linux ~/.klei/shank2/
Disadvantage This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

Linux ~/.klei/shank2/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/6120/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native The game always runs in 16:9 when windowed.
Multi-monitor Native
Field of view (FOV) Unknown
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible Not natively, but a utility like BorderlessGaming can force it into borderless windowed when it's set to windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown
Anti-aliasing (AA) Unknown
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate Hackable Capped at 60Hz in fullscreen. Runs at 120Hz 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 120Hz monitor (Eizo Foris FG2421).
Information Pressing Ctrl+G on OS X and Linux releases the mouse.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Unknown
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support Native
Full controller support Unknown
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Unknown
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 Unknown
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local co-op Native 2 Shared-screen.
LAN co-op Unknown
Online co-op Unknown

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]Link


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, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 / Athlon XP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
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) 512 MB of VRAM
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 / Athlon XP 1600+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 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