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|4k ultra hd wsgf award    = incomplete
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    = incomplete
 
|widescreen resolution      = hackable
 
|widescreen resolution      = hackable
|widescreen resolution notes= See the [https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/1493-blood-omen-2-legacy-of-kain-aspect-ratio-fix/ WSGF entry].
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|widescreen resolution notes= See the [https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/1493-blood-omen-2-legacy-of-kain-aspect-ratio-fix/ WSGF entry]
 
|multimonitor              = hackable
 
|multimonitor              = hackable
|multimonitor notes        = Use [https://helixmod.blogspot.com/2017/11/legacy-of-kain-blood-omen-2.html Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2].
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|multimonitor notes        = Use [https://helixmod.blogspot.com/2017/11/legacy-of-kain-blood-omen-2.html Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2]
 
|ultrawidescreen            = hackable
 
|ultrawidescreen            = hackable
|ultrawidescreen notes      = See the [https://www.wsgf.org/dr/blood-omen-2-legacy-kain WSGF entry].
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|windowed                  = hackable
|windowed notes            = See the [https://www.wsgf.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=33120 WSGF topic].
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|windowed notes            = Use [https://github.com/elishacloud/dxwrapper/wiki/Legacy-of-Kain-Blood-Omen-2 DxWrapper]
 
|borderless windowed        = hackable
 
|borderless windowed        = hackable
|borderless windowed notes  = See the [https://www.wsgf.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=33120 WSGF topic].
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|borderless windowed notes  = See the [https://www.wsgf.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=33120 WSGF topic]
 
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===Buggy Physics===
 
===Buggy Physics===
{{ii}} Surpassing the 900-1000 fps range will slow down the main menu a lot and produce a physics glitch (brief teleporting and getting a bit stuck) when touching walls or other geometry elements.
 
  
 
{{Fixbox|description=[[Glossary:Frame rate (FPS)#Frame rate capping|Limit the frame rate]] to 60 FPS |ref={{cn|date=September 2021}}}}
 
{{Fixbox|description=[[Glossary:Frame rate (FPS)#Frame rate capping|Limit the frame rate]] to 60 FPS |ref={{cn|date=September 2021}}}}

Revision as of 01:04, 28 October 2021

Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 cover
Developers
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software[1]
Publishers
Retail Eidos Interactive
Digital Square Enix
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 66
Taxonomy
Series Legacy of Kain
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 on HowLongToBeat
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 on IGDB
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 on MobyGames
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 on Wikipedia
Legacy of Kain
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 1997
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 2001
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 2002
Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003
Nosgoth Cancelled

General information

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

Availability

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.02 is the latest version

Peixoto's patch

Peixoto's patch solves frequent crashes - by restoring vsync and setting single core affinity - allows super sampling anti aliasing and Keyboard\mouse emulation with Xinput gamepads

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Blood Omen 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphic Options
Graphic Options
Resolution Options
Resolution Options

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry
Multi-monitor
Use Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use DxWrapper
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the WSGF topic
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Run bo2.exe with -setup command line argument to enable it in the setup launcher.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Unlocked. Surpassing the 900-1000 fps range will slow down the main menu a lot and produce a physics glitch (brief teleporting and getting a bit stuck) when you touch walls or other geometry elements. See Buggy Physics.[citation needed]

Input

Control Options
Control Options
Rebindable keys
Rebindable keys

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration is always on
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Game can be played with controller, but must use keyboard and mouse for main and pause menus.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio Options
Audio Options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound & Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Retail only. Download.
German
Italian
Retail only. Download.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
vorpX
Game crashing after intro on windows 7. Unknown if Windows 10 patch above will work with vorpx.

Issues fixed

Sluggish menu animations

Use dgVoodoo 2[2]
  1. Download the latest release of dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and D3D8.dll to the game directory.
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Click the .\ button to set the game directory as config folder.
  5. Click on the DirectX tab and disable dgVoodoo Watermark.

Notes

For the best image quality, also set Filtering to Force anisotropic 16x and Antialiasing (MSAA) to 8x.
If you have high frame rates, you may need to enable vsync and or set a framecap limit to prevent broken physics and sluggish menus [2]

Random crashes and freezes

Use DxWrapper[citation needed]
Set the compatibility mode to Windows 98 / Me[citation needed]
Force CPU affinity to one core[citation needed]

Buggy Physics

Limit the frame rate to 60 FPS[citation needed]
Enable V-Sync in the launcher and set refresh rate to 60hz[citation needed]

V-Sync option does not work on Windows 10

Use the dgVoodoo 2 dll file
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Open the ZIP file and go to \MS\x86.
  3. Copy D3D8.dll to the game directory.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1,8 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

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>/242960/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242960) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. blood omen2 Wayback Machine {{{title}}} - last accessed on 2021-9-5
  2. [1]