Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext)

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Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext)
Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext) cover
Release dates
Windows February 17, 2006[1]
Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext) guide at StrategyWiki
Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext) at Wikipedia
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Key points

Port of Biohazard 2 made for Windows 2000 / XP.
Has improved compatibility for modern versions of Windows.
Allows both scenarios to be played without needing to change discs.
Has the highest quality FMVs out of any other release.
Death scenes are censored in Original Mode.

General information

Resident Evil Wiki


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
CD key

Essential improvements[edit]


Latest version is 1.1.0. Save files from version 1.0 will not work with version 1.1.0.

Gemini's Classic REbirth patch[edit]

Translates the game into English, adds support for higher resolutions by pressing F8, adds XInput support, fixes some lag issues on Windows 10, fixes color space issues for the prerendered backgrounds, restores some missing audio tracks, removes censored death scenes, and allows the game to run as a portable program.
Provides extended mod support.
Requires version 1.1.0.

RE2SN HQ sound for Classic REbirth[edit]

Replaces the audio in the game with higher quality sounds.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Capcom\Biohazard 2

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata
This is the default path used by the game. The save file location can be determined by the user by editing the SavePath value in the registry.
CLAIRE_MAX.BIOHAZARD2 and LEON_MAX.BIOHAZARD2 are required to start a new game.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Borderless Gaming or Gemini's patch can be used.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force through driver control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force through driver control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force through driver control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Gameplay and FMVs run at 30 FPS. Menus and door loading screens run at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.0


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
FMVs have subtitles that are part of the FMV itself.
Use Gemini's patch for English text.

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen when playing FMVs[edit]

This is generally caused by DirectShow codecs on Windows 10 being incompatible with Nvidia desktop drivers. Versions such as Windows XP do have the codecs to run the cutscenes with no issues.
Gemini's patch makes FMV work again by replacing DirectShow with FFMPEG.[2]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 / XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.6 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
128 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 2x speed CD-ROM 4x speed CD-ROM