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The King of Fighters XIII

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The King of Fighters XIII
The King of Fighters XIII cover
Developers
SNK Playmore
Release dates
Windows September 13, 2013
The King of Fighters XIII guide at StrategyWiki
The King of Fighters XIII at Wikipedia
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Key points

Released well after the arcade and console versions. As a result, it combines the additional features and content of the console versions with the previously arcade-exclusive adjustments of the final arcade revision, The King of Fighters XIII: Climax.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for all SNK games
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

The intro logos will still appear.
Delete/rename opening.wmv[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\
  2. Delete or rename opening.wmv.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/222940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/222940/remote/kofxiii/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/222940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics options.
Graphics options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multiple resolution options available, however games assets are done for 1280x720.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Maximum resolution is 2560x1440.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
In-game setting or using -w parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game speed bound to frame rate. Cap frame rate to 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Key rebinding.
Key rebinding.

Audio settings[edit]

Language and rumble under system options.
Language and rumble under system options.
Sound options.
Sound options.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, ambience, voice, effects and voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 2 controllers or 1 controller vs keyboard
LAN play
Online play
2 Custom and ranked modes. 4 latency levels to choose, from Bad ("lvl 1") to Best ("lvl 4") ping.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Ranked Mode
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27014 to 27050
UDP 27000 to 27030, 4379 to 4380 and 3478 to 3478
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Graphical artifacts/glitches[edit]

This issue only appears with AMD Radeon cards, updating to the latest driver might fix it.[1]

Game runs too fast[edit]

Game is designed to run with 60 Hz monitor running 60 FPS with vsync. With higher refresh rates this means game will run faster.
Sometimes simply playing with fullscreen mode fixes the issue.[2]
Either cap frame rate to 60 FPS externally or use games internal capper.
Activate cap with launch parameter[citation needed]
  1. Right click on the game in the Steam Library to open the context menu, and select "Properties".
  2. Click on the "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS..." button.
  3. Type -r in the text field and click "OK".

FPS issues/slow gameplay[edit]

  • Using the "Fixed" frame rate method will activate frame skips which will allow the game to run at regular speed. Online play is always rendered using the Fixed frame rate method.[2]
  • Setting backgrounds to "Static" will drastically reduce processing, thus increasing FPS.[2]
  • Try running the game in windowed mode.[2]
Launch option[citation needed]
  1. Right click on the game in the Steam Library to open the context menu, and select "Properties".
  2. Click on the "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS..." button.
  3. Type -w in the text field and click "OK".

Game crash after intro logos[edit]

Official Microsoft Windows Media Player codecs are required to run the videos in KOFXIIISE.
Enable/install Windows Media Player[citation needed]
  1. Windows XP or N/KN versions: install Windows Media Player.
  2. Relaunch the game. If problems persist, ensure Windows Media Player is enabled:
    • Vista and later: open the Start screen/Start menu, type OptionalFeatures.exe and press Enter.
    • Windows XP: press Win+R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter, choose Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. If problems persist, try the -v method below.
Disable hardware acceleration for WMV files[citation needed]
This may cause performance issues when watching WMV videos
  1. Open Windows Media Player
  2. In the Tools menu, select Options (if you don't see the menu bar, press Alt and select the Tools menu in the menu that appears)
  3. Select the Performance tab
  4. Untick Turn on DirectX Video Acceleration for WMV files
  5. Click Ok and close Windows Media Player
-v launch parameter[2]
This will remove all videos from the game.
  1. Right click on the game in the Steam Library to open the context menu, and select "Properties".
  2. Click on the "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS..." button.
  3. Type -v in the text field and click "OK".

Notes

This will disable all videos from game.

Game hangs on initial loading screen[edit]

Force windowed mode[2]

Notes

This workaround might not fix this problem, a future patch will address this issue.
  1. Right click on the game in the Steam Library to open the context menu, and select "Properties".
  2. Click on the "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS..." button.
  3. Type -w in the text field and click "OK".
  4. Start the game.
  5. Press [ALT]+[Enter] to switch back to exclusive full screen mode.

Game getting stuck in a loading loop[edit]

Install on smaller partition[3]

This game has issues with hard drive partitions larger than 2 TB; install on a smaller partition.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Multiplayer GOG Galaxy, Steamworks

Enable Aero features[edit]

This game by default disables Aero features while playing.
-a[citation needed]
  1. Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties.
  2. Select Set Launch Options and enter: -a.
  3. Press OK and launch the game.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz Intel Core i5 2300
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT
256 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
512 MB of VRAM

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>/222940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (222940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References