Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2

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Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2
Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 cover
Tate Interactive
Australia Auran Games
Europe JoWood Productions
North America Atari
Poland Cenega
Russia Russobit-M
Digital THQ Nordic
Release dates
Windows November 4, 2003
Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 on MobyGames
Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 on Wikipedia
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General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
European copies use SecuROM 5 DRM.
Polish and Russian copies use StarForce 3 DRM[Note 1].
US copies use SecuROM 7 DRM.
Australian and later copies of Polish and European versions.
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StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Version differences[edit]

Steam release is an updated version featuring widescreen resolutions, XInput controller support and compatibility fixes for modern machines, as well as achievements.

Game data[edit]

North American retail version stores files in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Kao - Round 2\, while all other releases store files in <path-to-game>\media\.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\media\*.ini[Note 2]
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Kao - Round 2\*.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1048540/pfx/[Note 3]
key.ini stores keyboard/controller mapping and sound volume, lang.ini stores the currently selected language and user.ini stores graphical options.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\media\[Note 2]
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Kao - Round 2\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1048540\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1048540/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher display options.
Launcher display options.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Native support in the Steam version. Retail versions require user.ini file editing.
4K Ultra HD
Steam version only.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
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 and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Launcher requires mouse input.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Y-axis is inverted by default; manually swap mappings to un-invert.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Steam version only.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Steam version only.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Generic DirectInput controllers are supported.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Australian, European and North American releases only. The European version uses a different dub to the North American and Australian versions.
The Steam release contains both dubs, selectable via the in-game launcher.
European release only.
European release only.
European release only.
Local retail version only. Not available on Steam.
European release only.
The Polish localization uses an earlier build of the game that contains bugs that have been fixed in the other releases. This problem is fixed in the Steam release.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB (128 MB for 2000/XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible


  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 Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (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>/1048540/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1048540) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.