Shank

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Shank
Shank cover
Developers
Klei Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Ryan C. Gordon
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2010
macOS (OS X) December 13, 2011
Linux December 13, 2011
Shank at Wikipedia
Shank
Shank 2010
Shank 2 2012

Key points

Further updates are not being provided to the DRM-free version previously sold in Humble Indie Bundle 4.

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM; the DRM-free version is no longer sold.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use no intro fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Shank - No Intro Fix.
  2. Unpack into <path-to-game>\bin\.
  3. Run NoIntro_Shank.exe
  4. Disable intro (or enable intro).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Shank/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Shank/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/6120/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use the -windowed parameter to start in windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default, can be forced off.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS. With Nvidia FastSync can be capped at 600 fps, but the gameplay starts to work at a very high (non-playable) speed.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Force borderless fullscreen[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game in windowed mode by using the -windowed parameter.
  3. Press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  4. Expand "Window Management" and "Style and Position".
  5. Enable "Borderless" and "Fullscreen (Borderless Upscale)".

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Play the co-op campaign alone[edit]

The co-op campaign for this game cannot be played single-player using the game's built-in settings. A work around, however, allows one player to control both characters and thus play the campaign. By using a program like JoyToKey, controls for both characters can be mapped to the same buttons. This process is detailed in the Steam Users' Forums.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Special co-op storyline.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

The game always starts in fullscreen[edit]

Run in windowed[citation needed]

Use the -windowed command line argument.

Mouse cursor is visible during gameplay[edit]

Hide cursor automatically[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Expand "Input Management" and "Mouse Cursor".
  4. Enable "Hide When Not Moved" and adjust "Seconds Before Hiding" as needed.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\Shank.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

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) Intel Pentium IV 1.7 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 1.7 GHz, with support for SSE2 instructions
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
1.5 GB (Vista, 7, 8)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1800 GTO
Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
256 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) May require VSync to run smoothly
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 1.7 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 1.7 GHz, with support for SSE2 instructions
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1800 GTO
Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
256 MB of VRAM

References