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DethKarz cover
Melbourne House
United States GT Interactive
Europe Infogrames
Argentina Edusoft
Digital Piko Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 6, 1998
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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known

Version differences[edit]

The re-release is packaged with nGlide, and defaults to 3DFX Glide.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Melbourne House\Dethkarz[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\*.dks[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Gameplay/general settings.
Gameplay/general settings.
Display/graphics settings.
Display/graphics settings.
Performance/quality settings.
Performance/quality settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use nGlide or DgVoodoo 2. nGlide is already included in the re-release.
Use Alt+ Enter to toggle nGlide/DgVoodoo windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Framerate limit can be set to 15, 30, or 60 FPS.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard binding options.
Keyboard binding options.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]

Change rendering device[edit]

To change the default resolution/rendering device, retail installations will have a Start Menu shortcut for Configuration.
This shortcut is missing from the release.
Remove the renderer selection from the registry[1]
  1. Open RegEdit.
  2. Navigate to the Configuration file(s) location.
  3. Under Device, delete or rename B3D_DeviceInfo.
The next startup will be treated as a first-time startup, re-opening the Configuration screen.


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
GOG release uses nGlide to convert to DirectX 9 or Vulkan.
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Pentium @ 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible
A faster CPU is required if a 3D accelerator is not present.


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).


  1. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2019-12-20
    Verified using the GOG re-release.