Running Soul Reaver 2 on Newer Versions of Windows
These instructions are over a decade old. You can also try using the Good Old Games release of Soul Reaver 2, which shouldn't require any of these steps.
Soul Reaver 2 can behave somewhat oddly on Windows® 7 (or, at least, the 64-bit version of it). It is over a decade old as of this writing, so there are no guarantees you can make it work. Here's what I did to get the game running:
Note: like the other PC releases of the Legacy of Kain games (with the exception of Soul Reaver - see Running Soul Reaver on Newer Versions of Windows), there doesn't appear to be a good way to enable a widescreen display for this game, so it will appear stretched horizontally even if run at a resolution that is typically widescreen.