Knights of Honor

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Knights of Honor
Knights of Honor cover
Black Sea Studios
Europe Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software
North America, digital Paradox Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 2004
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Africa, Europe, Medieval, Middle East
Series Knights of Honor
Knights of Honor on MobyGames
Knights of Honor on Wikipedia
Knights of Honor
Knights of Honor 2004
Knights of Honor II – Sovereign 2021


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

Patch 1.05 increases game difficulty.

General information

Official Forum
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM disc check.
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Version 1.03.

Essential improvements[edit]


Patch 1.05 (alternative link 1) (alternative link 2) - Last patch for the game. Resolves a number of issues, including higher difficulty on "hard" setting. The changelog can be found here.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip Developer, Publisher logos and Intro video[citation needed]
  1. Download Knights of Honor blank intros.
  2. Go to the installation folder and open the packs folder
  3. Backup/Move the files intro.pak and logos.pak somewhere else
  4. Extract files from to packs folder

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Black Sea Studios\Knights of Honor
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/25830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Black Sea Studios\Knights of Honor\save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/25830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

HD Patch[citation needed]
Game needs to be patched to Patch 1.05
The patch supports 1920x1080, 1680x1050, and 1366x768 resolutions
  1. Download the HD Patch
  2. Install the patch to your root folder <path-to-game> and pick one of 3 supported resolutions during installation.
Set resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Black Sea Studios\Knights Of Honor.
  2. Open KoH.in2 (it is recommended to use a program like Notepad++).
  3. Change the width and height to whatever you want.
  4. Now open the game. It will pop up with the setup screen. Go though the different video settings testing each until you find the one that fills your screen. Select it each time you start the game for it to be widescreen.


Set windowed[citation needed]
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Black Sea Studios\Knights Of Honor.
  2. Open KoH.in2 (it is recommended to use a program like Notepad++).
  3. Change fullscreen=1 to fullscreen=0.

Input settings[edit]

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
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only 2 sliders: "Music" and "Sound/Voices"
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Other information[edit]

Opening the map editor[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Install Patch 1.05.
  2. Start the game, hold down Shift and click "CREDITS" in main menu (above "EXIT" button).

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz Intel Pentium III or comparable
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.3 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
Minimum resolution is 1024x768.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/25830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (25830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.