Shank 2

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Shank 2
Shank 2 cover
Developers
Klei Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Alternative Games
Linux Alternative Games
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows February 7, 2012
macOS (OS X) December 19, 2012
Linux December 19, 2012
Shank 2 at Wikipedia
Shank
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Shank 2 2012

Key points

This game does not support cross-platform multiplayer.[1]

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Shank 2\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.klei/shank2/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Shank 2\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.klei/shank2/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/6120/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Pressing Ctrl+G on OS X and Linux releases the mouse.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
English
Fan translation can be downloaded from Zone of Games. Movies have hardsub.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Shared-screen.
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Progression not saved[edit]

Level selection.
Level selection.
In some cases, Shank 2 on Windows will not save the player's progress.
Shank 2 game save workaround[2]
  1. Download a pre-existing Shank 2 savegame.sav file from here. This is not a blank file. However, you will be able to clear its contents should you wish to start a fresh game.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Make a folder called users
  4. Extract the savegame.sav file in the users folder.
  5. Start the game. To make sure that the game sees an actual save file, select Campaign Mode from the main menu.
  6. After choosing a difficulty mode, you should see the level selection screen.
  7. To erase the contents of the save file: select Help & Options in the main menu, then select Clear Save Data.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to <path-to-game>\bin\.
  3. Rename SpecialK32.dll to d3d9.dll.
  4. Start the game and exit.
  5. Open d3d9.ini in the same folder.
  6. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
ATI Radeon X1950 PRO
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
ATI Radeon X1950 PRO
512 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
ATI Radeon X1950 PRO
256 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Shank 2 - Steam Beta for Linux and Mac OS! - Shank - Klei Entertainment forums
  2. Thread on the Klei forums solving the save game issue