Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
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Retail
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Release dates
WindowsSeptember 8, 1999
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SeriesLegacy of Kain

Platform: Windows 98, Windows Me Rated: Mature. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 Square Enix. 2.8 out of 5 stars 7. 2 offers from $15.00. Sorry for this not being a music related video, don't worry my channel isn't changing this is just a video I wanted to make as I was frustrated by not being.

Legacy of Kain
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain1997
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver1999
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 22001
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 22002
Legacy of Kain: Defiance2003
NosgothCancelled
  • 2Essential improvements
  • 3Game data
  • 4Video
  • 6Audio
  • 8Issues fixed
  • 9Other information

Key points

A straight conversion of the PlayStation version, with none of the enhancements of the Dreamcast port.
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General information

Steam Community Discussions
GOG.com Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

SourceDRMNotesKeysOS
Retail SafeDiscDRM[Note 1]
Gamesplanet Includes Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2, Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
GOG.com
Steam (unavailable)
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Wrace's SR1 Patch[edit]

Fan patch created by Wrace that improves compatibility with modern versions of Windows, fixing various bugs, adding new sound engine and subtitles, native support of all gamepads and mouse, support of vibration for XInput gamepads, widescreen support and unlocking 60 frames per second, in-game map and in-game achievements, fix for storing / loading current level for the saves, additional menu item 'New Game+' to start it with already solved block puzzles, the possibility to skip logo movies at the run of the game.
Installation of Wrace's SR1 Patch
  1. Download Wrace's SR1 Patch.
  2. Extract SR1_Patch.zip.
  3. Move all of the files to <path-to-game>, overwriting already existing files if needed.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows %USERPROFILE%DocumentsSoul Reaverkain2.txt
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224920/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows <path-to-game>savegame.her[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224920/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Windows
Graphics featureStateNotes
Widescreen resolution Use Wrace's SR1 Patch.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
WindowedUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowedUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPSFrame rate is capped at 30 FPS; use Wrace's SR1 Patch to fix.
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

This fix causes disappearing textures on the sides of the screen, which becomes progressively worse with wider aspect ratios.
Hor+ widescreen support[3]
  1. Open kain2.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and change the Datatype option to Hex-Values.
  3. Type 0000203F in the text field.
  4. Replace the 0000203F value with:
    • ABAA2A3F to set 5:4 aspect ratio
    • 8988083F to set 25:16 aspect ratio
    • 5555053F to set 16:10 aspect ratio
    • 0000003F to set 15:9 aspect ratio
    • 0000F03E to set 16:9 aspect ratio
    • 0000B43E to set 21:9 aspect ratio
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  7. Copy the contents of the MS folder to the installation folder.
  8. Run dgVoodoo Setup and add the installation folder to the list.
  9. Go to the DirectX tab and set the desired resolution.
  10. Uncheck the dgVoodoo Watermark option.
  11. Apply the changes.
  12. Set any 4:3 resolution in the game config.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller supportUse Wrace's SR1 Patch for the native support of all controllers.[4]
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllersUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllersUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modesunknown
Generic/other controllersUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controlsSound, Music, and Speech.
Surround soundUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
SubtitlesUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

LanguageUIAudioSubNotes
EnglishUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
German
HungarianUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
RussianUse Wrace's SR1 Patch.
SpanishRetail only. Download.
ItalianRetail only. Download.

VR support[edit]

3D modesNative Notes
Nvidia 3D VisionSee Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.
vorpXZ3D
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, 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]

Crash when the game starts[edit]

Use Wrace's SR1 Patch.

Raziel runs in circles if a gamepad is connected[edit]

Use Wrace's SR1 Patch.

Hardware acceleration not available for AMD GPU[edit]

Delete atiumdag.dll

Go to the installation folder and delete or rename the file atiumdag.dll.

Game crashes when reaching Melchiah gates after loading a game[edit]

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After doing all the puzzles before Melchiah, if you load the game again and try to reach the gates before the boss battle, it'll crash.
Use Wrace's SR1 Patch.[5]

Audio issues[edit]

On modern computers, audio may have issues such as dialogue skipping at some points.
Use Wrace's SR1 Patch.


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Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable32-bit64-bitNotes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
MinimumRecommended
Operating system (OS)9810
Processor (CPU)Intel Pentium 200 MHz Intel Pentium 266 MHz
System memory (RAM)16 MB32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)320 MB750 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

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Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRMdoes 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. 2.02.1File/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>/224920/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224920) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 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).

References

  1. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  2. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  3. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - Widescreen Tutorial - YouTube
  4. Native support of ALL gamepads for SR1
  5. How to fix immediately corrupted save

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