Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Windows Nixxes Software
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows August 17, 2010
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Key points

Lacks the local (co-op) multiplayer found on the console versions.

General information

Square Enix Forums - Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days section
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Alliance Weapon Pack
Windows
The Doggie Bag
Windows
Multiplayer Masks Pack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IO Interactive\Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/28000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\<user-id>\28000\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Kane & Lynch 2 - Dog Days\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/28000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Windowed[edit]

The game only runs in exclusive fullscreen mode by default (other screens will be blacked out).
Force windowed / remove black window[1]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Options and enable Expert mode.
  3. Click on Edit and Add.
  4. Set the Path to <path-to-game>\kl2.exe.
  5. Configure one of the following options.
    • Disable Run in Window for fullscreen mode.
    • Enable Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
    • Set Window initial position and size to the desired values.
  6. Go to the Tweaks tab.
  7. Add win:KillBlackWindows to the active tweaks.
  8. Click on OK, then File and Save.
  9. Start the game with DxWnd running.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Follow this guide.
Spanish

German[edit]

The German version of the game doesn't have the option to change the language of the voices. There is a patcher available to change the language to English. It changes the voices for loading screens too.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Console versions only
LAN play
12 Versus
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Secondary screens are blacked out[edit]

The game uses a second window making other screens appear black.
Remove black window with DxWnd[1]

See Windowed for instructions.

Crashes at Start-Up[edit]

If your game crashes on start up, you may need to update your graphic card drivers, and disable any anti cheat tool like UAC, you have installed. Alternatively, You can give the workaround below, a try.
  1. You will need to download Open AL Fix for Kane and Lynch 2.
  2. Or You can also find these two dll files from your Windows and paste them in specified folder.
  3. openAL.dll and wrap_oal.dll
  4. You will find them in OS:/windows/system32.
  5. Now paste them where your Kane and Lynch 2 Dog Days is located.
  6. OS:/Program Files (x86)/STEAM/Username/steamapps/common/kane & lynch 2 – dog days/
This will fix the game crashing at startup issue.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000 SP4, XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel 3.0 GHz
AMD 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/28000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (28000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References