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Legacy of Kain: Defiance

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Legacy of Kain: Defiance
Legacy of Kain: Defiance cover
Developers
Crystal Dynamics
Publishers
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows December 17, 2003
Legacy of Kain: Defiance at Wikipedia
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Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM V5 DRM
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial patches[edit]

Unsupported Patch 1.1 patches the North American retail release to 1.1. Not required for any other version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\movies
  2. Delete/Rename eidos.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Legacy of Kain - Defiance\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Legacy of Kain: Defiance\1.00.000
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224300/pfx/[Note 1]
The config file is not in plain text format.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Legacy of Kain - Defiance\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract sr3.7z files to the installation folder (password=sr3).
  3. Edit sr3.ini to set the resolution.

Notes

Supported exe size: 1 421 312 bytes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Uses DirectInput, XInput controllers may experience issues.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Refers to the action and not the button tied to it.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Option to enable or disable.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Has on/off options for sound and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses when focus is lost.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Kain's Cape Stretches and Raziel's Wings Stretch[edit]

Enable V-Sync.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0b compatible

Notes

  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>/224300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References