Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2

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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
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Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Square Enix
Gex Engine
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2001
Metacritic 77
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

Key points

Many users report crashing, running the game from one CPU core alleviates this issue.

General information

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


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Soul Reaver 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224940/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Soul Reaver 2\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224940/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA. Can't be enabled when Fullscreen effects is selected in the setup program.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Change V-Sync in the game's setup program. Access the program with this parameter: "sr2.exe -setup"
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High FPS causes glitches and crashes - lock FPS in 3rd party SW or drivers.[3]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract sr2.7z files to the installation folder (password=sr2).
  3. Run upx.bat for GOG.com version of the game.
  4. Edit sr2.ini to set the resolution.


Supported exe size: 1 609 728 bytes.


Windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd as administrator.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set name to Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver 2.
  4. Set path to <path-to-game>\sr2.exe.
  5. Set Acquire admin caps.
  6. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  7. Click on Mouse tab, set Cursor visibility to Hide.
  8. Click OK, then File and Save.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Has on/off options for sound and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Unofficial translation by «Fargus» + «7Wolf»
Retail only. Download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2.
G3D, Z3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.55.4, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues fixed[edit]

Compatibility issues under Windows 10[edit]

Use DxWnd[citation needed]

Use the following configuration in DxWnd:

  • Set the DirectX Version Hook setting to DirectX8. It can be found under the DirectX tab.
  • Set the Frames per Second setting to limit and 1 msec. The setting can be found under the Timing tab.
  • Set the Tweak setting to Set single core process affinity. The setting can be found under the Compat. tab.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 450 MHz
AMD K6-III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 850 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/224940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.