Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2

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Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2002
Metacritic 66
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

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]

Peixoto's patch[edit]

Peixoto's patch solves frequent crashes - by restoring vsync and setting single core affinity - allows super sampling anti aliasing and Keyboard\mouse emulation with Xinput gamepads

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Blood Omen 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphic Options
Graphic Options
Resolution Options
Resolution Options

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Use Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the WSGF topic.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Change V-Sync in the game's setup program. Access the program with this parameter: "bo2.exe -setup"
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Unlocked. Surpassing the 900-1000 fps range will slow down the main menu a lot and produce a physics glitch (brief teleporting and getting a bit stuck) when you touch walls or other geometry elements.


Control Options
Control Options
Rebindable keys
Rebindable keys

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration is always on.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Game can be played with controller, but must use keyboard and mouse for main and pause menus.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio Options
Audio Options

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only. Download.
Retail only. Download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2.
Game crashing after intro on windows 7. Unknown if Windows 10 patch above will work with vorpx.

Issues fixed[edit]

Sluggish menu animations[edit]

Use dgVoodoo wrapper[1]
  1. Download the latest dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and MS\D3D8.dll to your game folder (both to the root).
  3. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe from your game folder.
  4. Click on the .\ button in the upper right corner of the dgVoodoo Control Panel to set the config folder to the game folder.
  5. Click on the DirectX tab and disable dgVoodoo Watermark near the bottom.
  • (Optional) For the best image quality, also set Filtering to Force anisotropic 16x and Antialiasing (MSAA) to 8x.

Random freezes and crashes[edit]

Use Windows 10 patch[citation needed]
  1. Download the Legacy of Kain Blood Omen 2 Windows 10 patch.
  2. Unzip the files to the installation folder.
Set Affinity to single processor core[2]
  1. Start the game.
  2. While in main menu minimize the game by pressing Alt+Tab .
  3. Open the Task Manager (Ctrl+ Shift+Esc) and click on the "Process" tab (or "Details" on newer versions of Windows).
  4. Right click "bo2.exe" and click "Set Affinity".
  5. Make sure only "CPU 0" is selected.


The game now runs on only one processor core and should work without any crashes.

Physics buggy and glitching[edit]

Enable V-Sync in the launcher and set refresh rate on 60hz

Vsync Option in the launcher not working on Windows10[edit]

  1. Download [3] dgvoodoo2.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the \MS\x86\ folder to the game install directory.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0 compatible


  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>/242960/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242960) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.