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KnightShift cover
Reality Pump Studios
TopWare Interactive
Release dates
Windows 2003
macOS (OS X) January 25, 2017[1]
KnightShift at Wikipedia
Polanie 1996
KnightShift 2003

Key points

Titled Once Upon a Knight in some regions and Polanie II in Poland.
Intel macOS (OS X) release is made with Wineskin.[1]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
Requires online activation
Green Man Gaming
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CD key
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CD key
Prompts for product key (does not use online activation).[2]
All versions except the Steam version have Reality Pump DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable in Config.exe[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Run Config.exe.
  3. Uncheck Play intro.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Reality Pump\KnightShift\BaseGame
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\KnightShift\BaseGame
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Players\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/254060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretches from 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Set in Config.exe.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Vsync always on in fullscreen mode.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap in windowed mode.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound FX, Units speeches, Dialogs, Environment
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game immediately opens configuration tool on execution[edit]

The configuration tool seems to use different methods of determining display information from the game, resulting in sometimes incompatible configurations that the game refuses to accept.
Certain resolutions may not be properly recognized by the game.
Adjust Registry to allow additional display modes[3]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\KnightShift\BaseGame\Graphics\Setup.
  2. Change ShowAllRefreshRates to 1.
On systems with switchable graphics, the configuration tool may get an adapter name that is different from what the engine gets. This also causes the game to bail.
Adjust Registry to set proper graphics adapter name[citation needed]
  1. Open Device Manager:
    • Vista and later: open the Start screen/Start menu, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
    • Windows XP: press Win+R, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  2. Expand Display adapters, and note the name of your dedicated graphics card.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\KnightShift\BaseGame\Graphics\Default.
  4. Edit Renderer with the graphics card name you noted earlier.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Single Core 2.0 GHz Single Core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) TnL support
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support
Other Broadband Internet connection
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12
Processor (CPU) Single Core 2.0 GHz Multicore
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.1 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM 256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support


  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>/254060/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (254060) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.