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
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native The game always runs in 16:9 when windowed.
Multi-monitor Native
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Not applicable
Anti-aliasing (AA) Not applicable
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate Hackable 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).
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
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Native
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
Surround sound Not applicable
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play Native 2 Co-op
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native 2 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Impossible

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