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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2

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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 cover
Developers
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Publishers
Square Enix
Engines
Gex Engine
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 at Wikipedia
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Key points

Many users report crashing with no permanent fixes, although it has been said running the game from one CPU core alleviates this issue.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc V2 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Soul Reaver 2\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224940/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Soul Reaver 2\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224940/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed and use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Enabled/disabled, no description of method.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Change V-Sync in the game's setup program. Access the program with this parameter: "sr2.exe -setup"
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High FPS causes glitches and crashes - lock FPS in 3rd party SW or drivers.[3]
Color blind mode

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract sr2.7z files to the installation folder (password=sr2).
  3. Run upx.bat for GOG.com version of the game.
  4. Edit sr2.ini to set the resolution.

Notes

Supported exe size: 1 609 728 bytes.

Windowed[edit]

Windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. See D3DWindower and add the game to the program.
  2. Under the Direct Input tab, enable SetCursorPos and GetCursorPos.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Has on/off options for sound and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Compatibility issues under Windows 10[edit]

Use DxWnd[citation needed]

Use the following configuration in DxWnd:

  • Set the DirectX Version Hook setting to DirectX8. It can be found under the DirectX tab.
  • Set the Frames per Second setting to limit and 1 msec. The setting can be found under the Timing tab.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 450 MHz
AMD K6-III 500 MHz
Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
AMD Athlon 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 850 MB 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/224940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References