Knights and Merchants

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Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom cover
Developers
Joymania Entertainment
Publishers
North America Interactive Magic
Europe TopWare Interactive
Linux Linux Game Publishing
Release dates
Windows September 18, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) 2001
Linux March 13, 2007
macOS (OS X) February 4, 2013
Knights and Merchants at Wikipedia

General information

Official website
Knights and Merchants NET - A fan site for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Mac OS
Linux
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Digital versions include the Peasants Rebellion expansion

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Peasants Rebellion A standalone expansion, but includes all the content from the base game.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename KAMLOGO.AVI[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\gfx\video\
  2. Delete or rename KAMLOGO.AVI.

KaM Remake[edit]

KaM Remake adds widescreen support and fixes various issues.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\setup.cfg
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\save
Mac OS (Classic) ~/Library/Containers/com.rune-soft.knightsandmerchants/Data/Library/Application Support/com.rune-soft.knightsandmerchants/
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.rune-soft.knightsandmerchants/Data/Library/Application Support/com.rune-soft.knightsandmerchants/
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use KaM Remake (requires The Peasants Rebellion).
Multi-monitor
Use KaM Remake (requires The Peasants Rebellion).
Ultra-widescreen
Use KaM Remake (requires The Peasants Rebellion).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use KaM Remake.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX and Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Polish
Audio localization is only available in the retail version
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6
Online play
6 Official servers are offline; use KaM Remake.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
DirectDraw 5, 7 [citation needed]
OpenGL
Mac OS, OS X, and Linux only.
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz Intel Pentium 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
8 MB of VRAM
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 8.6
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7 10.8
Processor (CPU) Single core Single core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM 128 MB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.2.x or better Linux kernel with glibc-2.1 or later and X-Windows (XFree86 3.3.5 or later)
Processor (CPU) 400 MHz x86
System memory (RAM) 200 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 450 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM

References