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The Typing of The Dead: Overkill

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The Typing of The Dead: Overkill
The Typing of The Dead: Overkill cover
THotD: Overkill Headstrong Games
Typing Modern Dream
Volatile Games[1]
Release dates
Windows October 29, 2013
Metacritic 71
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Text input, Point and select
Genres Rail shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Zombies
Series The Typing of the Dead, The House of the Dead
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Key points

Includes The House of the Dead: Overkill
No key rebinding
Limited graphics settings
Characters torsos are not rendered properly on ATI/AMD graphics cards. See Zombie torsos disappearing.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos
  2. Delete/Rename SegaLogo.ogv and SegaLogoLow.ogv


Only SEGA logo is skippable

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\Typing of the Dead Overkill
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/246580/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\Typing of the Dead Overkill
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/246580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Only on/off in game. Nvidia users can follow this guide for higher quality hardware AA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Only 960x540, 1280x720, 1600x900, 1920x1080 are supported.
Internal resolution is always 1280x720.

Only way to remove this limitation is to disable post processing and antialiasing.[2]

Disable post processing[citation needed]
  1. Use the disable-post-processing command line argument.
  2. This also forces windowed mode, so if you want fullscreen just add fullscreen=1 after that.
Disabling post processing breaks quick time events required to continue playing.

High frame rate

By default the game is locked at 60 FPS "for stability"[2]
Frame rate above 60 causes physics issues. Potentially faulty hit detection.[3]
Disable lock with launch option[citation needed]

Use the disable-fps-limit command line argument.




Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Issues fixed

Windowed mode blank screen

Disable Steam community in-game[4]

To disable in-game Steam community:

  1. Right click on the game on Steam library
  2. Click properties
  3. Uncheck "Enable Steam Community In-Game"
Disable antialiasing[5]

To disable antialiasing:

  1. Click on game settings
  2. Click video settings
  3. Change anti-aliasing to off
  4. Restart the game

Zombie torsos disappearing

Install WineD3D[6]

Other solution to a problem may be using Wine3D.

  1. Download WineD3D and extract it.
  2. Extract the files d3d9.dll, libwine.dll, wined3d.dll into the installation folder.


WineD3D may cause problems with Steam Overlay and result in worse performance.
Place atiumd64.dll to the exe location (AMD users, 64 bit)[7]
  1. Find the atiumd64.dll from unpacked AMD driver location (Usually at C:\AMD. If you can't find any unpacked driver, just download the driver from official website and extract it)
  2. Place atiumd64.dll to the game exe location.


Using this trick is much faster than using WineD3D translation layer.

Black screen or half black screen

Delete config files & Sega intro videos[8]
In some gpu's the game might present issues with DPI scaling and integrated graphics card drivers.
  1. Delete config file making sure to disable Steam Cloud to prevent the file from being restored.
  2. Sega intro videos should also be deleted given they can conflict with some game resolutions.

Other information


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 220
AMD Radeon HD 6450
Intel HD Graphics 3000
DirectX 10 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection


  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>/246580/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (246580) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.