Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain cover
Developers
Silicon Knights
Windows Semi Logic Entertainment
Publishers
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Activision
Release dates
Windows August 31, 1997
Reception
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Fantasy
Series Legacy of Kain
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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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Physical copy protection: bad sectors.
Windows
New copies and digital distribution unavailable due to legal issues with past developers and publishers.

Essential improvements[edit]

Verok's GL wrapper & patch[edit]

Windowed mode support, FMVs plays without interlacing, optional unfiltered scaler, WinXP/7/10 compatibility fix, removed CD check, 60 fps support like in PS1 version, optional PS1 fmv support, HQ cutscenes with stereo sound, subtitles and more.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVED\[Note 1]
Config files are not in plain text format.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVED\[Note 1]

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480, 640x480i, and 320x240 pillarboxed only (latter 2 accessible by pressing F12 in-game).
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use Verok's GL wrapper & patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Use Verok's GL wrapper & patch to increase the FPS.
120+ FPS
Gameplay is tied to the framerate and going above 60 FPS makes the game play too fast.

Input[edit]

Control options.
Control options.
XInput - Verok's GL wrapper & patch
XInput - Verok's GL wrapper & patch

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Use Verok's GL wrapper & patch to add proper support for XInput controllers.
Full controller support
Cannot quit game or skip FMVs (hard-coded escape key). Qualifies otherwise.
Controller remapping
Uses numbers, not face buttons
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and music.
Surround sound
Possible via OpenAL with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
Subtitles
Possible with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Losing focus causes screen to go black. Transitioning FMV<->Game fixes.
EAX support
Possible via OpenAL with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
English subtitles.
English subtitles.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Subs possible with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
French
German
Hungarian
Subs possible with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
Italian
Subs possible with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Subs possible with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
Russian
Subs possible with Verok's GL wrapper & patch
Spanish
Fan translation.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 100 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
1 MB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) Sound Blaster compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References