Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext)

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Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext)
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Windows Sourcenext
Release dates
Windows February 17, 2006[1]
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Biohazard 2 (Sourcenext) on Wikipedia
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Key points

Port of Biohazard 2 made for Windows 2000 / XP.
Has improved compatibility for modern versions of Windows.
Allows both scenarios to be played without needing to change discs.
Has the highest quality FMVs out of any other release.
Death scenes are censored in Original Mode.

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
CD key

Essential improvements[edit]


Latest version is 1.1.0. Save files from version 1.0 will not work with version 1.1.0.

Gemini's Classic REbirth patch[edit]

Translates the game into English, adds support for higher resolutions by pressing F8, adds XInput, DS3 and DS4 support, fixes some lag issues on Windows 10, fixes color space issues for the prerendered backgrounds, restores some missing audio tracks, removes censored death scenes, and allows the game to run as a portable program.
Provides extended mod support.
Requires version 1.1.0.
Launch game with -config command line argument in order to change options before each game launch.

RE2SN HQ sound for Classic REbirth[edit]

Replaces the audio in the game with higher quality sounds.

RE2SN Better Quality H264 Movies for Classic REbirth[edit]

Replaces in-game video cut-scenes with noise reduced and better quality MP4 files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Capcom\Biohazard 2[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savedata[Note 2]
This is the default path used by the game. The save file location can be determined by the user by editing the SavePath value in the registry.
CLAIRE_MAX.BIOHAZARD2 and LEON_MAX.BIOHAZARD2 are required to start a new game.


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Borderless Gaming or Gemini's patch can be used.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force in GPU control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game defaults incorrectly to 28.97 FPS; use Gemini's patch for the intended 30 FPS. Menus and door loading screens run at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Only uses digital input.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Use Gemini's patch to add support for XInput controllers.
Xbox button prompts
Use Gemini's patch to add XInput button prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Use Gemini's patch via USB to add support for DS4 controllers.
DualShock button prompts
Use Gemini's patch to add DS4 button prompts.
Light bar support
Use Gemini's patch via USB to add DS4 light bar support.
Connection modes USB
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Available via Gemini's patch.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
FMVs have subtitles that are part of the FMV itself.
Use Gemini's patch for English text.
Fan translation by CiTRU5, requires Gemini's patch
Translation by CasperPRO, requires Gemini's patch. Voice acting by Webcoll (need to unpack to game folder and run xdelta.bat). For subtitles, unzip over fix.

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen when playing FMVs[edit]

This is generally caused by DirectShow codecs on Windows 10 being incompatible with Nvidia desktop drivers. Versions such as Windows XP do have the codecs to run the cutscenes with no issues.
Gemini's patch makes FMV work again by replacing DirectShow with FFMPEG.[2]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.6 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other 2x speed CD-ROM


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).