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BloodRayne 2

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This page is for the original 2005 version. For the updated 2020 version, see BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut.

BloodRayne 2
BloodRayne 2 cover
Terminal Reality
Infernal Engine
Release dates
Windows August 2, 2005
Metacritic 67
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic
Themes Supernatural
Series BloodRayne
BloodRayne 2 on HowLongToBeat
BloodRayne 2 on IGDB
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BloodRayne 2 on Wikipedia
BloodRayne 2002
BloodRayne 2 2005
BloodRayne: Betrayal 2014
BloodRayne: Terminal Cut 2020
BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut 2020
BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites 2021

BloodRayne 2 is a singleplayer third-person action and hack and slash game in the BloodRayne series.

The game lacks an FPS limiter or Vsync, which causes bugs and crashes at frame rates over 60 FPS. The only way to fix this is to use the FSAA patch.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
English copies use SecuROM 7 DRM. Russian copies use StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1].
Bundled with BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut.[5]
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Bundled with BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut.[6]
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StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available from and on Steam (per direct link): steam://install/3850

Essential improvements

BloodRayne 2 Patch

BloodRayne 2 FSAA Patch configuration tool
BloodRayne 2 FSAA Patch configuration tool
A project that fixes the BloodRayne 2 'BR2 FSAA Patch 1.666' patch[7] on Windows 8.1 and newer.
Adds support for custom resolutions and refresh rates, plus other enhancements and fixes.

All Windows compatibility settings for br2.exe need to be disabled.

Skip intro videos

Move, delete or rename files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video.
  2. Move, delete or rename alien.mpg, infernal.mpg, and logo.mpg.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\system\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3820/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/3820/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Launcher options
Launcher options

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution or the WSGF Fix.
See Widescreen resolution or the WSGF Fix.
See Widescreen resolution or the WSGF Fix.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution or the WSGF Fix.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Very high frame rate may break jumping physics.
120+ FPS
See Run the game at screen refresh rate.

Widescreen resolution

Use unofficial patch to select widescreen resolution
  1. Install the BloodRayne 2 Patch.
  2. Open br2fsaaConfig.exe and set desired resolution in the "Force Resolution" section.
  3. Set "Force Aspect Ratio" to "Vert-". "Hor+" will cause rendering issues.
  4. Save configuration.


Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the Path to <path-to-game>\br2.exe.
  4. Set the desired window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click OK, then File and Save.


Controller support

Fix Xbox 360 controller support[8]
  1. Download BloodRayne 2 Xbox 360 Controller Fix.
  2. Extract all files to the installation folder and replace the original files when prompted.
  3. If the following error message appears: "Can't read the gamepad. Make sure a gamepad is plugged in and try again." delete the .dll files Dinput.dll and Dinput8.dll, and then configure the keys manually in the game options screen.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, dialog and effects.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output with DirectSound3D restoration software.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Version without movies is also available here.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation: download.
Fan translation, download.

Change text language

Change text (menus and subtitles) language in and Steam version[10]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\system.
  2. Edit rayne.ini.
  3. Set language=EN to the desidered language. language=DE is for German, language=FR for French, language=IT for Italian and language=ES for Spanish.

Issues fixed

FSAA Patch crashes the game on startup

Use fixed version by elishacloud[11]

Install the BloodRayne 2 Patch instead.

High refresh rate causes issues with movement

High refresh rate may break the game - for example, you can get stuck mid-air after performing double-jump with the slow-motion mode enabled.
Lock the game at 60 FPS
  • Set the screen refresh rate to 60 Hz.
  • Use either the BloodRayne 2 Patch or the GPU driver settings.

Black screen during cutscenes

Fix cutscenes with FSAA Patch[7]
  1. Install the BloodRayne 2 Patch.
  2. Load the Configuration Tool, and go to the 'Cut Scene' tab.
  3. Click on "Install The NEW cutscene.dll".
  4. Select "Internal" video player.
  5. Click on "Test Configuration". If a video from the game is played, skip the next 3 steps.
  6. Alternatively, select the desired external video player.
  7. Select the path to a video player. The tool will try to find it. If blank text box is shown, the path must be entered manually.
  8. Enter the parameters that the video player needs to start to play a video in fullscreen, and to exit after the playback.
    • For example, if using mpv, use --fullscreen --keep-open=no.
    • Additionally, --no-input-cursor --no-input-default-bindings will lock all keyboard/mouse controls in mpv while the cutscene is playing.
    • Optionally, re-enable skipping of cutscenes in mpv with the Esc key by creating a text file [path to mpv.exe]\portable_config\input.conf with the line ESC quit in it.
  9. After configuring the playback method, click on "Write Configuration To cutscene.ini".
  10. If this does not work work, click on "Restore The Original cutscene.dll".
Fix cutscenes with dgVoodoo 2[12]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and the contents of the MS\x86 subfolder to <path-to-game>.
  3. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Go to the DirectX tab.
  5. Disable "dgVoodoo Watermark" and click OK.

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 100 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Use unofficial patch[12]
  1. Install the BloodRayne 2 Patch.
  2. Open br2fsaaConfig.exe and set the refresh rate if needed.
Use dgVoodoo 2[12]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and the contents of the MS\x86 subfolder to <path-to-game>.
  3. Open dgVoodooCpl.exe.
  4. Enable "Enumerate refresh rates".
  5. Go to the DirectX tab.
  6. Set the desired resolution from the list (e.g. 1920x1080, 119Hz).
  7. Disable "dgVoodoo Watermark" and click OK.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created profile, requires dgVoodoo 2, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound3D

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000/XP
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
200 MB virtual memory
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Other 4X CD-ROM


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/3820/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (3820) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.