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) (Wineskin) February 4, 2013
Linux (Wine) March 22, 2016[1]
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]

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[Note 1]
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[Note 1]
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 feature State 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.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State 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 feature State 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.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
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
Processor (CPU) Single core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 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

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References