Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Japan Spike Chunsoft
Engines
Glacier
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2007
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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men 2007
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General information

Square Enix Forums - Kane & Lynch: Dead Men section
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Play without Games for Windows - LIVE[edit]

Play without GFWL[1]
  1. Download the replacement xlive.dll.
  2. Extract into <path-to-game>.

Notes

Can only be used in single-player.

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
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
HUD does not scale well.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Add Window 1 line at the end of main.ini.
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
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3[2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).
Co-op component is available in local play (split screen) only.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Co-op version of single-player campaign.
LAN play
Online play
8

Issues fixed[edit]

Gamepad not recognized[edit]

Go to regedit,press F3 search OEMNAME and replace your joystick name to "XBOX 360 Controller for Windows" without quotes.

Stuttering[edit]

To address this issue, you'll need to do the following:

1. Right-click "My Computer" and choose "Manage". 2. From there, go to "Device Manager" and in the new window double-click "Human Interface Devices". 3. Now right-click and disable only the "HID-compliant device" entries. If this doesn't work (after testing how your game works), disable the "HID-compliant consumer control device" entries.

After you've done this your keyboard and mouse SHOULD still work but the extra features associated with them won't work.

NOTE: When you've finished this game and don't want to play it anymore, simply reverse the changes and re-enable those entries in Device Manager as most other games are not affected by this issue.

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[3]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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 Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce 6600
128 MB of VRAM
ATI Radeon X1800
Nvidia GeForce 8300
128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, supports local profiles.

References