Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days cover
IO Interactive
Windows Nixxes Software
Eidos Interactive
Release dates
Windows August 17, 2010
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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days 2010

Key points

Lacks the splitscreen cooperative multiplayer found in the PC version of the first game.

General information

Square Enix Forums - Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days section
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Alliance Weapon Pack
The Doggie Bag
Multiplayer Masks Pack

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IO Interactive\Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/28000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\<user-id>\28000\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Kane & Lynch 2 - Dog Days\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/28000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.


The game only runs in exclusive fullscreen mode by default (other screens will be blacked out).
Force windowed / remove black window[1]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Options and enable Expert mode.
  3. Click on Edit and Add.
  4. Set the Path to <path-to-game>\kl2.exe.
  5. Configure one of the following options.
    • Disable Run in Window for fullscreen mode.
    • Enable Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
    • Set Window initial position and size to the desired values.
  6. Go to the Tweaks tab.
  7. Add win:KillBlackWindows to the active tweaks.
  8. Click on OK, then File and Save.
  9. Start the game with DxWnd running.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output through OpenAL.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EFX. Use OpenAL Soft for binaural HRTF mixing.[2]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Voice language cannot be changed to English without this patcher.
Retail only.
Follow this guide.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Console versions only
LAN play
12 Versus
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Secondary screens are blacked out[edit]

The game uses a second window, making other screens appear black.
Remove black window with DxWnd[1]

See Windowed for instructions.

Crashes at Start-Up[edit]

The game tries to connect to a dead link depending on your region (kl2-pc-game-content.eidos.co.uk).[3]
  1. Open the hosts file as admin with notepad located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
  2. Add kl2-pc-game-content.eidos.co.uk to the bottom of the file.
  3. Save and close the file.
Disable any anti-cheat tools like UAC that you have installed
AL Fix
  1. You will need to download Open AL Fix for Kane and Lynch 2.
  2. Or You can also find these two dll files from your Windows and paste them in specified folder.
  3. openAL.dll and wrap_oal.dll
  4. You will find them in OS:/windows/system32.
  5. Now paste them where your Kane and Lynch 2 Dog Days is located.
  6. OS:/Program Files (x86)/STEAM/Username/steamapps/common/kane & lynch 2 – dog days/

Story Mode 42% crashes[edit]

Game crashes in Story Mode on any chapter on any difficulty at exactly 42%.
Lower the Texture Resolution from High to Medium

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 2000 SP4, XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel 3.0 GHz
AMD 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support


  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>/28000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (28000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.