Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Game not working? Here's the fix
So, if you're experiencing the game crashing after the developer cut scenes play (like I was), basically its because the game has an aneurysm when running on Windows 10.
Here's the solution:

In your steam library: right click the game's title on the left > click Manage > click Browse Game Files > scroll down to Kain2 (There may be two Kain2 in the file, if so, its the one with Raziel's face as the icon) > right click > run as administrator > all fixed

And if you want to use a controller - specifically ps4 in my case - I found this solution on a separate discussion:

"Originally posted by AesirHod:
Grab the dinput.dll from here and put in the folder with kain2.exe
https://github.com/afradley/soulreaver-gamepad-fix/tree/master/src/Release
It fixes the running in circles and as a bonus lets you use the triggers the way the PSX version does. I recommend resetting the controls before starting."
Last edited by NickMcSleighten; Apr 27, 2021 @ 11:14am
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snoot Dec 10, 2019 @ 8:22pm 
thanks, will try this next!
the1stMoyatia Dec 11, 2019 @ 5:16pm 
I have an Xbox one controller, which I'd like to play this with.
NickMcSleighten Dec 11, 2019 @ 6:38pm 
Originally posted by the1stMoyatia:
I have an Xbox one controller, which I'd like to play this with.

that should just work with steam, you just gotta set up the keybindings
when you hook up the controller it'll take you to big picture mode (its also the expansion box to the left of the standard "_ [] X " in the upper right corner) and you just gotta go to library > games > soul reaver > manage game > controller configuration and then set up your key bindings or use a pre made one

If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what to tell ya
Eze Dec 15, 2019 @ 5:37am 
Its WORKS, THANKS!!!!
Venom5 Dec 19, 2019 @ 3:54pm 
Ty dude, It worked for me!
MERGO Nov 9, 2020 @ 1:03pm 
Bless you!
Trash Man Nov 20, 2020 @ 4:02pm 
Another option is to download a dreamcast emulator like Redream and play the dreamcast version.
Ezek Apr 6, 2021 @ 3:03pm 
Theyve changed something, this no longer works, there is no option to run as admin
NickMcSleighten Apr 22, 2021 @ 7:16pm 
Originally posted by Ezek:
Theyve changed something, this no longer works, there is no option to run as admin

it's still working for me, are you going to the local files?
right click the game title on the left of your steam library > manage > browse local files
go down to the Kain2 with Raziel in the icon > right click > run as administrator
EchnaTron Apr 22, 2021 @ 10:34pm 
Sadly this doesn't work. The game won't even start after I set the resolution. Just nothing happens.
Super80sGamer Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:33am 
Originally posted by EchnaTron:
Sadly this doesn't work. The game won't even start after I set the resolution. Just nothing happens.
Getting the same issue too :(
NickMcSleighten Apr 24, 2021 @ 3:04pm 
Originally posted by Super80sGamer:
Originally posted by EchnaTron:
Sadly this doesn't work. The game won't even start after I set the resolution. Just nothing happens.
Getting the same issue too :(

well to be fair, steam really didn't optimize this game well lol
i'll see if i can't find a new solution and post it for people having issues :)
wrace Apr 26, 2021 @ 10:12am 
Your "new solution" (in the sections "Edit" and "Edit Edit" of the first post) is already included into the game distributive. So remove it from your post if you can't find by yourself really new solution which is placed in the top thread in this forum and which is duplicated in the top guide for this game. :steamfacepalm:
NickMcSleighten Apr 27, 2021 @ 11:13am 
Originally posted by wrace:
Your "new solution" (in the sections "Edit" and "Edit Edit" of the first post) is already included into the game distributive. So remove it from your post if you can't find by yourself really new solution which is placed in the top thread in this forum and which is duplicated in the top guide for this game. :steamfacepalm:

aight no problem; i threw it in and quoted people for it, but if its repetitive ill remove it
just doing my best to help people play a great game :)
Last edited by NickMcSleighten; Apr 27, 2021 @ 11:14am
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