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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection

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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection cover
NetherRealm Studios
Other Ocean Interactive
Code Mystics
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows February 1, 2012
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Fighting
Series Mortal Kombat
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Mortal Kombat 4 1998
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For Games for Windows - LIVE on Windows 8 or later, install the latest Games for Windows - LIVE software.

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is a singleplayer and multiplayer side view fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Keys only work in the US.
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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Steam (unavailable)
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All versions except the Marketplace require Steam and Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements


A Title Update is available. The game should automatically prompt for the update when using a LIVE profile; the update can also be downloaded manually (extract the contents and run TitleUpdate.msi).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\MKHDGame\Config[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205350/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/205350/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


General options.
General options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Locked to 1280x720. See Widescreen Resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Alt+ Enter and F11 toggles between windowed and fullscreen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 54 FPS.

Widescreen resolution

Use ENBSeries[2]
  1. Download ENBSeries.
  2. Extract the files into <path-to-game>\BINARIES\WIN32\.
  3. Open enbseries.ini.
  4. Edit these two lines under [ENGINE]:
Causes graphical issues with in-game selection.
Makes "move list" invisible.


Keyboard bindings.
Keyboard bindings.
Controller bindings.
Controller bindings.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound effects.
Surround sound
With a 5.1 soundsystem it's playback 5.0, but in mono only
Announcer only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Two controllers needed.[3]
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

Game crashing/unresponsive/will not load

Update Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable[4]
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows – LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace.
  3. Install the Games for Windows Marketplace Client.

Stuck at "Press Enter" screen

Log into Games for Windows Marketplace client[citation needed]
  1. Open the Games for Windows Marketplace client.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Start the game.


A GFWL update may be required. Click okay. If nothing happens, it's because GFWL is waiting for the game to close in order to update. Alt+Tab out, manually close game and the update should start. Start the game.

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE

  1. Download the replacement xlive.dll.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win32

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Single Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon 9600
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 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 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: