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Kathy Rain

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Kathy Rain
Kathy Rain cover
Clifftop Games
Raw Fury
Adventure Game Studio[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows May 5, 2016
macOS (OS X) May 5, 2016
Metacritic 77
OpenCritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Point and select
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pixel art
Themes Contemporary, Detective/mystery, North America
Series Kathy Rain
Kathy Rain on HowLongToBeat
Kathy Rain on IGDB
Kathy Rain on MobyGames
Kathy Rain on Wikipedia
Kathy Rain
Kathy Rain 2016
Kathy Rain: Director's Cut 2021

Kathy Rain is a singleplayer scrolling and side view adventure game in the Kathy Rain series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
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Microsoft Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.
macOS (OS X)
A demo is available from and Steam.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\acsetup.cfg[Note 2]
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Applications/Kathy Rain/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/370910/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\agssave.*[Note 2]
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Applications/Kathy Rain/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/370910/pfx/[Note 3]
The saved games from the Demo version of Kathy Rain are not interchangeable with the saves of the full game.[2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM documentation for details.


Graphics options accessed through <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe.
Graphics options accessed through <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pixel-perfect 320x240. Scaling algorithm is nearest-neighbor.
Set via <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Set via <path-to-game>\winsetup.exe or see Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 40 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Use this method to force windowed mode.
Game can be played in different sized windows.
Mouse cursor is not restricted to the game window and can move into the desktop.
Forcing windowed mode[3][4]
  1. Open acsetup.cfg with a text editor.
  2. Change the line windowed=0 to windowed=1. This will launch the game in windowed mode.
  3. Now change the line gfxfilter=max to gfxfilter=StdScaleX, where X is a multiplier of the original 320x240. Example: Setting gfxfilter=StdScale2 will launch the game in a 640x480 window. This will limit the size of the window so it won't be larger than your screen.
  4. Save the file and close your text editor.
  5. Run the game.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


In-game volume settings.
In-game volume settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Speech and Music volumes.
Surround sound
All dialogue throughout the game includes voice and text by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by «Prometheus Project» for version 1.0.3 [GOG].

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
DirectDraw 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) 320x240 32 bit
DirectX 9.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) Intel processor
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX5600 ATI Radeon 4850, Radeon 4870


  1. Adventure Game Studio engine build:[1]
  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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/370910/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (370910) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Mastan on 2022-06-26
  2. Saves from Demo can't be used in full game - Forum - last accessed on 2017-12-16
  3. Verified by User:CHibizoid on 2017-12-12
  4. Windowed Mode - Forum - last accessed on May 2023