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Revision as of 00:26, 26 February 2024

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Windows Nixxes Software
GOG.com General Arcade[1]
Publishers
Former Eidos Interactive
Square Enix
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows August 17, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 66
IGDB 69
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Kane & Lynch
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days on HowLongToBeat
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days on IGDB
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

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person shooter game in the Kane & Lynch series.

The game was ported to PC by Nixxes Software. The game lacks multiple features found in console versions, such as Splitscreen Co-op, Visual Effects, in addition to bugs not present on the Console versions.

General information

Square Enix Forums - Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days section
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Publisher website
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Kane & Lynch Collection also available.
Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Complete Edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences

The Complete Edition includes Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and all DLC.
The Kane & Lynch Collection includes Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, and all DLC.

Monetization

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
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

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[2]
  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

Audio

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.[3]
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Voice language cannot be changed to English without this patcher.
Steam only; download for GOG.com release.
Italian
Polish
Retail only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; download.
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 Unresolved

Missing Film Grain

There are missing visual effects in the PC port, including the Noise Grain and other effects present on X360/PS3.

Can't turn off aim assist

Despite there being an option in the settings to disable aim assist, it seems to have no effect whatsoever.

Issues fixed

Crashes at start-up

The game tries to connect to a dead domain[4]
  1. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\etc.
  2. Open the hosts file in a text editor running as administrator.
  3. Add 127.0.0.1 kl2-pc-game-content.eidos.co.uk to the bottom of the file.
  4. Save and close the file.
Disable any anti-cheat tools and User Account Control
OpenAL fix
  1. Download an OpenAL fix or find the default two dll files (openAL.dll and wrap_oal.dll) from %WINDIR%\system32 and paste them into <path-to-game>

Secondary screens are blacked out

The game uses a second window, making other screens appear black.
Remove black window with DxWnd[2]

See Windowed for instructions.

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 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
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