Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men cover
IO Interactive
Eidos Interactive
Japan Spike Chunsoft
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
Kane & Lynch
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men 2007
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days 2010

General information

Square Enix Forums - Kane & Lynch: Dead Men section
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series


All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\kaneandlynch1\main.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\kaneandlynch

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
HUD does not scale well.
Field of view (FOV)
Add Window 1 line at the end of main.ini file.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Launch the game in windowed mode and use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No framerate cap without v-sync.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Speech, Music, Ambience
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3[1]


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

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Co-op version of single-player campaign.
LAN play
Online play
Co-op component is available in local play (split screen) only.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on startup[edit]

Update GFWL client[citation needed]

Crash to desktop after the first campaign loading screen[edit]

Head into the main menu audio options and change the Sound Render from OpenAL to DIRECTSOUND[2]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon XP 1800+
Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Intel Pentium 4 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI X1300
128 MB of VRAM
ATI X1800
128 MB of VRAM


  1. Techgage - Creative EAX vs Asus ds3d GX 2.0
  2. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - Steam forums