Troubleshooting

HOW TO INSTALL WITHOUT AN INSTALLER

If you are trying to get the game installed on Windows 10 in Program Files and it’s causing you issues with virtual folders or user privileges, this is the best way to generate a portable installation that can keep account of save data and configuration information across multiple devices (i.e. if you have the game, say, on a USB stick or external drive). These steps will help you to do so by bypassing the setup entirely.

  • Create a folder that will contain all the game’s data and executable (we’ll call it “Biohazard 2 PC” for simplicity’s sake) wherever you prefer.
  • Open your DVD-Rom of the game, go to the data folder and you’ll be presented with something that looks like this:
  • Copy everything inside data to your destination folder, except for bio2.exe.
  • Grab the Classic REbirth DLL and copy it to the Biohazard 2 PC folder.
  • Grab the official 1.1.0 patch (click here) and copy the executable to the Biohazard 2 PC folder.
  • If everything has been copied correctly, this is what your Biohazard 2 PC folder will look like:
  • Run bio2 1.10.exe and you will be welcomed with a message that says that you don’t have a configuration. A default one will be created, so press OK and you will be presented a configuration  dialog window.
  • Change settings to your liking, insert the Install Key (can be found on the DVD-Rom) and press OK again.
  • You’re done, the game has been successfully installed without really installing a thing.

HOW TO USE ON A PREVIOUS INSTALL

If you already have the game installed, you only need to drop the Classic REbirth DLL into your game folder, along with the bio2 1.10.exe official patch; a configuration file will be created by using Windows Registry settings.

HOW TO CONFIGURE AFTER THE FIRST BOOT

The configuration dialog that shows up on first boot can be called again if you need to change any settings, which is especially useful if you need to quickly reconfigure a controller or resolution option. This is how you make the configuration dialog show up after the first boot:

  • Create a shortcut to bio2 1.10.exe (drag the file with the mouse button pressed, then select “Create shortcuts here”).
  • Go to the shortcut properties, select the “Shortcut” tab if it’s not selected automatically, in “Target” add -config after the long string.
  • Double click the shortcut and the configuration dialog will show up.

I CAN’T FIND MY CONFIG.INI

This case happens mostly on Windows 10 if you install the game the regular way throught it setup or under some weird conditions with User Account Control (UAC) being set to strict control. If your situation falls under either condition, the config file, along with save data, will end up being stored under %appdata%\VirtualStore\CAPCOM\Biohazard 2 or a similar path. Just go to %appdata%\VirtualStore\ and search inside that, once located all files can be easily copied to the game’s actual folder and it should keep updating that config.ini instead of the one in VirtualStore.