Resident Evil 2

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Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 2 cover
Release dates
Windows February 19, 1999
Resident Evil 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Resident Evil 2 at Wikipedia
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Key points

Poor compatibility with modern systems

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Essential improvements[edit]

Peixoto's patch[edit]

Fixes the "Failed to initialize DirectX" error, forces the game to run in HD 32 bit color depth, and adds full compatibility with XInput controllers, among other things.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>
This is the default path used by the game. The save file location can be determined by the user.

Video settings[edit]

Launcher general video settings.
Launcher general video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.

Recommended "Device Setup": Voodoo RUSH.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved[edit]

Black screen when playing cutscenes[edit]

This is generally caused by codecs not being compatible with later versions of Windows. Versions such as Windows XP do have the codecs to run the cutscenes with no issues.

Issues fixed[edit]

"Failed to initialize DirectX" error[edit]

Use Peixoto's patch[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Software renderer
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz (software mode) Intel Pentium 200 MHz (software mode)
Intel Pentium 133 MHz (hardware mode)
System memory (RAM) 24 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB 550 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible
4 MB of VRAM
Supported chipsets: Voodoo, Voodoo2, Voodoo Rush, Voodoo Banshee, Verite Rendition V1000 series, Verite Rendition V2000 series, RIVA 128, RIVA TNT, 3D Rage Pro (ATI), Permedia 2 (3D Labs), Savage 3D (S3), Intel 740, Millennium II (Matrox), Millennium G200 (Matrox)


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