Kao the Kangaroo

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Kao the Kangaroo
Kao the Kangaroo cover
Developers
X-Ray Interactive
Publishers
Titus Software
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Release dates
Windows December 8, 2000
Kao the Kangaroo on MobyGames
Kao the Kangaroo on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (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)
European copies use LaserLock DRM.
US copies use SafeDisc 2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Sold Out Software, and White Label (German) rereleases.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\kao.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\kao*.sav[Note 2]
The * is the save file number.

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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
Capped at 125 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[3]
  1. Open kao.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  3. Search for 24080000803F and click OK.
  4. Replace the 0000803F value with:
    • 5555553F for 16:10 screens
    • 0000503F for 15:9 screens
    • 0000403F for 16:9 screens
    • 0000103F for 21:9 screens
  5. Save the file. If it won't save because of no permission, go to the Properties of the file and uncheck the Read-only box.
  6. Edit kao.ini and set Width and Height values to match your resolution.

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
The game doesn't use mouse.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
German
French
Italian
Polish
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz MMX
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References