MDK 2

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This page is for the original game. For the re-release, see MDK 2 HD.

MDK 2
MDK 2 cover
Developers
BioWare
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
Omen Engine
Release dates
Windows May 25, 2000
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, TPS
Themes Comedy, Sci-fi
Series MDK
MDK 2 on HowLongToBeat
MDK 2 on MobyGames
MDK 2 on Wikipedia
MDK
MDK 1997
MDK 2 2000
MDK 2 HD 2011

General information

Hectic HQ - Fan site for the game
Offical Interplay Support Page for MDK 2
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\keys.lua[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38460/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38460/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
HUD gets streched
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Controller support[edit]

Add XInput support[citation needed]

Notes

Don't use the Guide button on your Xbox 360 controller for this game while using Steam Big Picture mode. Doing so will have the game bug out in strange ways.

Audio[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Official localization by «1C-Softclub». Local retail version only.
Russian
Unofficial localization by «Fargus Multimedia». Attached as bonus to GOG.com version.
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Pre-mission text is too slow on AMD video cards[edit]

Force Vsync[3]
  1. Make a profile for <path-to-game>\mdk2Main.exe in Radeon Settings or the Catalyst Control Center.
  2. Set Wait for Vertical Refresh to Always On.
  3. Run the game with this profile active.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
AMD K6 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 1.0 compatible
DirectX 5 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 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 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).
  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>/38460/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (38460) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References