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Death to Spies

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Death to Spies
Death to Spies cover
Developers
Haggard Games
Publishers
2006-2018 1C Company
2018-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
Retail (Europe) Nobilis
Retail (North America) Atari
Release dates
Windows October 6, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 69
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes World War II
Series Death to Spies
Death to Spies on HowLongToBeat
Death to Spies on IGDB
Death to Spies guide on StrategyWiki
Death to Spies on MobyGames
Death to Spies on Wikipedia
Death to Spies
Death to Spies 2007
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth 2009
Alekhine's Gun 2016

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
TAGES DRM and Solidshield DRM for English release.
StarForce 4 DRM[Note 1] for Russian release.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Includes Death to Spies and Death to Spies: Moment of Truth
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename movie files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename intro_1.vid, intro_2.vid, and intro_3.vid.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Death to Spies\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9800/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Death to Spies\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9800/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the Launcher "SmershSetup.exe" in game folder to get more Resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Use the Launcher "SmershSetup.exe" in game folder to get more Resolutions.
4K Ultra HD
Use the Launcher "SmershSetup.exe" in game folder to get more Resolutions (some UI elements does not scale with resolution and are ultra small in 4K).
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
At high fps (+1000) the character will move extremely slow [4]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Video options configured by setup program.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 Surround with help by launcher "SmershSetup.exe" in game folder.
Subtitles
Partial.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Retail and Steam only; download for GOG.com release.
Italian
Retail and Steam only.
Russian
Spanish
Retail and Steam only.

Issues fixed

Crash on startup

Disable steam overlay[5]
  1. Right click the game in your steam library and select properties.
  2. Uncheck "Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game" under the "general" tab.
  3. Click close in the bottom right corner to save changes.
  4. Game should now boot without crashing.

High frame rate issues

High Frame rates will cause the character will move extremely slow.
Limit frame rate to 60FPS.[6]
Enable Vsync and set refresh rate on 60hz

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Open Dynamics Engine
Audio Ogg Vorbis

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
ATI Radeon 9500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/9800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (9800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References