Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Japan Spike Chunsoft
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men guide on StrategyWiki
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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men on Wikipedia

Warnings

For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.
Kane & Lynch
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men 2007
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days 2010

General information

Square Enix Forums - Kane & Lynch: Dead Men section
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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SecuROM DRM
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies.
  2. Delete all files starting with M00_Intro.

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE[edit]

Play without GFWL[1]
  1. Download the replacement xlive.dll.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>.

Notes

Can only be used in single-player.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\kaneandlynch\main.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\kaneandlynch\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
HUD does not scale well.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Add Window 1 line at the end of main.ini.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Launch the game in windowed mode and use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No framerate cap without v-sync.

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Speech, Music, Ambience
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output through OpenAL or DirectSound3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3[2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Network[edit]

Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).
Co-op component is available in local play (split screen) only.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Co-op version of single-player campaign.
LAN play
Online play
8

Issues fixed[edit]

Gamepad not recognized[edit]

The Registry Editor allows users to edit the Windows registry.
  1. Push Win+R, type regedit, then click OK.
  2. Push Win+F3 And search OEMNAME.
  3. Replace OEMNAME with XBOX 360 Controller for Windows.

Notes

If using a DualShock 4 Controller, try using DS4Windows instead.

Stuttering[edit]

Use DirectInput FPS Fix.
  1. Download DirectInput FPS Fix.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>.
  3. Run the game.
Use Windows Device Manager.
  1. Push Win+R, type devmgmt.msc, then click OK.
  2. Find Human Interface Devices in the list and double click on it.
  3. Right-click and disable the ones on the list with HID-compliant device in their name.
  4. (Optional) Try disabling HID-compliant consumer control device as well, if this doesn't work.
  5. Run the game.

Notes

Reverse the changes, when done playing.
Features such as side buttons or special keys, might not work during the game.

Crash on startup[edit]

Update GFWL client[citation needed]

Crash to desktop after the first campaign loading screen[edit]

Head into the main menu audio options and change the Sound Render from OpenAL to DIRECTSOUND[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL, DirectSound3D May fall back to DirectSound3D if no OpenAL32.dll is detected in c:\SysWOW64.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon XP 1800+
Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce 6600
128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, supports local profiles.
  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>/8080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References