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====German====
 
{{ii}} The German version of the game doesn't have the option to change the language of the voices. There is a [https://steamcommunity.com/app/28000/discussions/0/613957600532997434/ patcher] available to change the language to English. It changes the voices for loading screens too.
 
  
 
==Network==
 
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==Issues fixed==
 
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===Secondary screens are blacked out===
 
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{{Fixbox|description=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.
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#<code>OS:/Program Files (x86)/STEAM/Username/steamapps/common/kane & lynch 2 – dog days/</code>
 
#<code>OS:/Program Files (x86)/STEAM/Username/steamapps/common/kane & lynch 2 – dog days/</code>
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===Story Mode 42% crashes===
 
===Story Mode 42% crashes===
 
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{{ii}} Game crashes in Story Mode on any chapter on any difficulty at exactly 42%.
{{Fixbox|description=If your game crashes in Story Mode (any chapter, any difficulty) at exactly 42%, try to lower the Texture Resolution settings from High to Medium.
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{{ii}}This should fix the game crashing in Story Mode.}}
 
  
 
==Other information==
 
==Other information==

Revision as of 17:50, 25 September 2021

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
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days on MobyGames
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days on Wikipedia
Kane & Lynch
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men 2007
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days 2010

Key points

Lacks the splitscreen cooperative multiplayer found in the PC version of the first game.

General information

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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
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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.

DLC and expansion packs

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

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Video settings.
Video settings.

Windowed

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

Audio settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output through OpenAL.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EFX. Use OpenAL Soft for binaural HRTF mixing.[2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Voice language cannot be changed to English without this patcher.
Italian
Polish
Retail only.
Russian
Follow this guide.
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Issues fixed

Secondary screens are blacked out

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

The game tries to connect to a dead link depending on your region (kl2-pc-game-content.eidos.co.uk).[3]
  1. Open the hosts file as admin with notepad located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
  2. Add 127.0.0.1 kl2-pc-game-content.eidos.co.uk to the bottom of the file.
  3. Save and close the file.
Disable any anti-cheat tools like UAC that you have installed
AL Fix
  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/

Story Mode 42% crashes

Game crashes in Story Mode on any chapter on any difficulty at exactly 42%.
Lower the Texture Resolution from High to Medium

Other information

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

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