Legacy of Kain: Defiance

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Legacy of Kain: Defiance
Legacy of Kain: Defiance cover
Crystal Dynamics
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows December 17, 2003
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Legacy of Kain
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Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 2002
Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial patches[edit]

Unsupported Patch 1.1 patches the North American retail release to 1.1. Not required for any other version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies
  2. Delete/Rename eidos.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Legacy of Kain - Defiance\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Legacy of Kain: Defiance\1.00.000
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224300/pfx/[Note 1]
The config file is not in plain text format.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Legacy of Kain - Defiance\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract sr3.7z files to the installation folder (password=sr3).
  3. Edit sr3.ini to set the resolution.


Supported exe size: 1 421 312 bytes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Uses DirectInput, XInput controllers may experience issues.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Refers to the action and not the button tied to it.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Option to enable or disable.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Has on/off options for sound and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses when focus is lost.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Kain's Cape Stretches and Raziel's Wings Stretch[edit]

Enable V-Sync.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0b compatible


  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>/224300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.