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: Dead Men guide at StrategyWiki
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men at Wikipedia
Kane & Lynch
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men 2007
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General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies.
  2. Delete all files starting with M00_Intro.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\kaneandlynch\main.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\kaneandlynch
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8080/pfx/[Note 2]

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.
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 and 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]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.


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

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.


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


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: Legacy activation, supports local profiles.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/8080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.