Kao: Mystery of Volcano

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Kao: Mystery of Volcano
Kao: Mystery of Volcano cover
Developers
Tate Multimedia
Publishers
Cenega
Australia Auran Games
Russia 1C Company
Release dates
Windows December 2, 2005
Kao: Mystery of Volcano on MobyGames

Warnings

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
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General information

Official game site

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Original Polish version uses StarForce 3.0 DRM[Note 1]. Spanish version uses TAGES v5 DRM.
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
Later Polish releases and all other localisations.
Windows
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\media\*.ini[Note 2]
key.ini stores keyboard/controller mapping and sound volume, lang.ini stores the currently selected language and user.ini stores graphical options.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\media\KAO2SGa_bb_ccc_dddd_eee_fff_ggggg[Note 2]
Key:
  • a - save file number (1-6)
  • bb - current stage
  • ccc - unknown?
  • dddd - total number of collected coins
  • eee - total number of collected crystals
  • fff - total number of collected stars
  • ggggg - total playtime

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Widescreen resolutions can be set by editing the user.ini file.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
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

Missing user.ini crash[edit]

Open the game launcher and set the graphic settings to create the setting file[citation needed]
If you are unable to open the games launcher follow these steps
  1. create the "user.ini" in "<path-to-game>/Media" folder
  2. input the following values into the user.ini

-w=1920 -h=1080


Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Most languages are available only in their local retail versions.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Available only in a rare Australian release. Poor localization quality.[5]
Basque
Czech
Available on both Czech and Slovak versions.
Dutch
Launcher is in English. Available on both French and Dutch versions.
French
Launcher is in English. Available on both French and Dutch versions.
Hungarian
Subtitles missing due to a game bug.
Polish
Russian
Semi-official localisation by 1C Company
Slovak
Available on both Czech and Slovak versions.
Spanish
Turkish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References