Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2

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Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2002
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 at Wikipedia
Legacy of Kain
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 1997
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 2001
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 2002
Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check.
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Blood Omen 2\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphic Options
Graphic Options
Resolution Options
Resolution Options
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Use Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Change V-Sync in the game's setup program. Access the program with this parameter: "bo2.exe -setup"
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Unlocked. Surpassing the 900-1000 fps range will slow down the main menu a lot and produce a physics glitch (brief teleporting and getting a bit stuck) when you touch walls or other geometry elements.
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Control Options
Control Options
Rebindable keys
Rebindable keys
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration is always on.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Partial support. Game can still be played with controller, but must use keyboard and mouse for main and pause menus.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Options
Audio Options
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound & Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Sluggish menu animations[edit]

Use dgVoodoo wrapper[1]
  1. Download the latest dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and MS\D3D8.dll to your game folder (both to the root).
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe from your game folder.
  4. Click on the .\ button in the upper right corner of the dgVoodoo Control Panel to set the config folder to the game folder.
  5. Click on the DirectX tab and disable dgVoodoo Watermark near the bottom.
  • (Optional) For the best image quality, also set Filtering to Force anisotropic 16x and Antialiasing (MSAA) to 8x.

Random freezes and crashes[edit]

Use Windows 10 patch[citation needed]
  1. Download the Legacy of Kain Blood Omen 2 Windows 10 patch.
  2. Unzip the files to the installation folder.
Set Affinity to single processor core[2]
  1. Start the game.
  2. While in main menu minimize the game by pressing Alt+Tab .
  3. Open the Task Manager (Ctrl+ Shift+Esc) and click on the "Process" tab (or "Details" on newer versions of Windows).
  4. Right click "bo2.exe" and click "Set Affinity".
  5. Make sure only "CPU 0" is selected.


The game now runs on only one processor core and should work without any crashes.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible DirectX 9 compatible


  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>/242960/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242960) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.