Created by Verok. Mirrored here for archival purposes as the download has been removed from his website. This patch fixes Blood Omen and brings it up to par with the PS1 version in terms of overall features.

Fixes & features:

  • Game runs on modern PC (Windows 10)
  • Game renders via OpenGL 1.1/3.0. If your GPU supports OpenGL 3.0 - game uses it. If no - game uses OpenGL 1.1
  • Removed CD check and game can run now without CD. (see "Installation" section)
  • Removed system restriction for 4 languages (Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai)
  • When switching display modes (F12), the game does not crash now
  • When switching display into "Eagle Eye" (F6), the game does not crash now
  • Camera zoom is working now, not only for 320x240 mode (like on PS1), but for 640x480 too
  • Camera can follow by Kain movement like in PS1 version
  • Added feature to run and switch game into windowed mode
  • Added feature to switch on/off filtering
  • Corrected rendering speed for Nosgoth map and Kain's inventory menu
  • Added option to select game rendering speed / frame per second (FPS)
  • Added configuration window on startup, similar to Soul Reaver. To disable it - launch the game with command parameter "-noconfig"
  • Added FPS counter
  • Implemented subtitles engine
  • Implemented 3D sounds via OpenAL
  • Implemented XInput support with gamepad vibrations
  • Arrows keys are duplicated on WSAD keys
  • Intro movies and cutscenes are now played in progressive mode
  • Cutscenes and flights movies are encoded with better quality
  • Game can play stereo sound files for cutscenes
  • Added HQ Sound Patch - sound files from PS1 version. Thanks to NobelGas
  • Added modified installer from original CD, which help you install game from CD on modern PC together with this pach

Languages:

Key combinations:

  • Alt+Enter - Windowed/Fullscreen mode
  • Alt+I - On/Off FPS counter
  • Alt+F - On/Off image filtering

Installation:For Windows users

  • Download and extract archive
  • Insert your PC game disk into CD/DVD-ROM (or cd image drive)
  • Launch SETUP.EXE from extracted archive
  • Select installation type (Full Installation - with HQ cutscenes)
  • Follow installer instruction until completion
  • Launch KAIN.EXE
  • Have fun ;)

For Wine users

  • Download and extract archive
  • Insert your PC game disk into CD/DVD-ROM (or cd image drive)
  • Launch SETUP.EXE from extracted archive
  • Select installation type (Full Installation - with HQ cutscenes)
  • Follow installer instruction until completion
  • Launch Wine Configuration ( $ winecfg )
  • On "Applications" tab add your KAIN.EXE, in case if it's not there (see example)
  • On "Libraries" tab make sure ddraw is selected as "Native then Builtin" (see example)
  • Launch KAIN.EXE
  • Have fun ;)
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Verok's patch 1.75 full version

Verok's patch 1.75 full version

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Created by Verok. This patch redirects legacy DirectDraw graphics into OpenGL 1.1/3.0 and allow play game on modern PC under Windows 10. Numerous problems...

Verok's patch 1.58 update

Verok's patch 1.58 update

Patch

This is an update to 1.27. It is not meant to be installed by itself. Only install if you have an issue with 1.75.

Verok's Patch 1.27 full version

Verok's Patch 1.27 full version

Demo

This is a download of Verok's patch 1.27. Intended to use if you have an issue with 1.75.

Verok's 1.75 patch subtitles only

Verok's 1.75 patch subtitles only

Patch

This is Verok's patch. Only includes subtitles, no fixed audio/fmvs. Created by Verok

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marius35mm
marius35mm - - 10 comments

How to install with the GOG release?

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LithTechGuru Creator
LithTechGuru - - 419 comments

Just extract it into the folder and run Kain.exe directly. You don't need to use the setup program.

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marius35mm
marius35mm - - 10 comments

Thank you, it worked!

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LuxVacui
LuxVacui - - 1 comments

I'm also looking for a way to change rendering speed. The read file says the option has been added, but it doesn't specify how to do it.

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Guest
Guest - - 693,363 comments

Does anyone know how to select game rendering speed? I cannot find this option: "Added option to select game rendering speed / frame per second (FPS)". I want the PC version's framerate.

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LithTechGuru Creator
LithTechGuru - - 419 comments

Not sure unfortunately. The PC version's framerate feels like walking in mud tbh.

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Zeithri
Zeithri - - 10 comments

I actually have an older version of Verok's patch because I got disappointed that he seemingly removed that feature. The 1.27 Patch allows you to set your own FPS limit — It's a difference of 10 FPS.

I too much prefer the speed of 50 FPS compared to the jittery 60 FPS fast paced action.

Anyway I write this because I ask if you want to upload the older patches here as well. I have 1.27 and 1.58 that I can give you for upload.

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LithTechGuru Creator
LithTechGuru - - 419 comments

Okay.

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Zeithri
Zeithri - - 10 comments

I sent you the links on dm \o/
Hopefully they'll be of use to those that desires them, plus for preservation sake.

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LithTechGuru Creator
LithTechGuru - - 419 comments

I have uploaded 1.27 and 1.58 to moddb.

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Zeithri
Zeithri - - 10 comments

Nice, glad I could be of help \o/

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