"Soul Reaver 2: Legacy of Kain" is a story-heavy action-RPG developed by Crystal Dynamics and published in 2001 by Eidos Interactive. "Legacy of Kain" follows the main character Raziel as he travels through time in an attempt to gain answers about his own destiny. Because "Soul Reaver 2" is an older game, it often has trouble--or an outright inability--to function on newer operating systems like Windows XP. Fortunately, several fans have banded together to create a patch that solves that problem and allows Soul Reaver 2 to be played in Windows XP.
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Launch your preferred web browser and download both the "Soul Reaver 2" official patch and the unofficial Windows XP fix (see Resources).
Double-click the official patch installer file and follow the on-screen instructions to update your "Soul Reaver 2" install to version 1.2.
Extract the official patch using a program such as WinZIP or WinRAR into the directory containing your installation of "Soul Reaver 2." Choose to overwrite any existing files when prompted.
Right-click the "Kain.exe" file and select "Properties."
Click the "Compatibility" tab, then select "Windows 98/ME" from the drop-down menu labelled "Run this program in compatibility mode for:." This will allow you to play "Legacy of Kain" in Windows XP.
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