DeathKeep

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DeathKeep
DeathKeep cover
Developers
Lion Entertainment Inc.
Publishers
Strategic Simulations Inc.
Release dates
Windows 1996
DeathKeep on Wikipedia

Key points

Requires a workaround to install and play on modern systems. See Installing on modern versions of Windows.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Keys.sav[Note 1]
All settings other than key bindings are stored in each save file rather than being shared.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\DkSave**.sav[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SoundFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker video

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on modern versions of Windows[edit]

Copy necessary files[1]
  1. Make a new folder. This will be the installation folder.
  2. Go into the DK folder on the CD.
  3. Copy DK.exe into the folder made in step 1.
  4. Go into the SYS folder on the CD.
  5. Copy SMACKW32.DLL into the folder made in step 1.
  6. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  7. Copy the contents of the MS folder into the folder made in step 1.
  8. Run the game with DK.exe.

"There has been an unhandled exception" error on launch[edit]

Full error message: "There has been an unhandled exception, so this application must close. Code: c0000005 Flags: 0 Address: 409f35 EAX: 0 EBX: 42ad10 EDX: 220" (or similar)
Use dgVoodoo 2[1]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Copy the contents of the MS folder into the installation folder.
  3. Run the game normally.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 80486
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 3 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Garrett on May 11, 2017