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Revision as of 11:30, 28 October 2021

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software[1]
Retail Eidos Interactive
Digital Square Enix
Gex Engine
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
Metacritic 77
Series Legacy of Kain
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 on HowLongToBeat
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 on IGDB
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 on MobyGames
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 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

Key points

Many users report crashes; changing CPU affinity to one core alleviates this issue.
Make sure priority is also set to "High" in Task Manager settings.

General information

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


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).


A demo is available here.

Essential improvements


Patch 1.02 is the latest version. Digital distribution versions are already patched.

Peixoto's patch

Peixoto's patch solves frequent crashes by restoring vsync, allows super sampling anti aliasing and Keayboard\mouse emulation with Xinput gamepads.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Soul Reaver 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224940/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Soul Reaver 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224940/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA. Can't be enabled when Fullscreen effects is selected in the setup launcher.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Only works in fullscreen mode. Run sr2.exe with -setup command line argument to enable it in the setup launcher.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped FPS cause glitches and crashes.
Use 3rd party SW or GPU control panel to lock FPS.[4]

Widescreen resolution

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract sr2.7z files to the installation folder (password=sr2).
  3. Run upx.bat for GOG.com version of the game.
  4. Edit sr2.ini to set the resolution.


Supported exe size: 1 609 728 bytes.


Windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd as administrator.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set name to Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver 2.
  4. Set path to <path-to-game>\sr2.exe.
  5. Set Acquire admin caps.
  6. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  7. Click on DirectX tab, set DirectX8.
  8. Click on Mouse tab, set Cursor visibility to Hide.
  9. Click OK, then File and Save.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Has on/off options for sound and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Unofficial translation by «Fargus» + «7Wolf»
Retail only. Download.
Retail only. Download.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2.
G3D, Z3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.55.4, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues fixed

Crashes on multi-core CPUs

Force CPU affinity to one core[citation needed]
Use DxWnd

Use the following configuration in DxWnd:

  • Under the Compat. tab, tick the option Set single core process affinity.
Set the compatibility mode to Windows 98 / Me[citation needed]

Compatibility issues on Windows 10

Use DxWnd[citation needed]

Use the following configuration in DxWnd:

  • Set the DirectX Version Hook setting to DirectX8. It can be found under the DirectX tab.
  • Set the Frames per Second setting to limit and 1 msec. The setting can be found under the Timing tab.

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.

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]

Other information


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 450 MHz
AMD K6-III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 850 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/224940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.