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App ID 1157970
App Type Application
Developer ,
Publisher Kaldaien
Supported Systems Windows
Last Change Number 15577664
Last Record Update 30 July 2022 – 02:01:57 UTC ()
Release Date 8 September 2015 ()

Lovingly referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of PC gaming, Special K does a bit of everything. It is best known for fixing and enhancing graphics, its many detailed performance analysis and correction mods, and a constantly growing palette of tools that solve a wide variety of issues affecting PC games.

This app has been retired and is no longer available on the Steam store.

Screenshots

Additional Information

clienticon e5f1279e2767b6e0e310a9c403b975b4750eb90d
clienttga 3c3f18a590227ea27ebb3a41f8d189e02da56b12
icon 59e0232da44d28ae0979caa19ef6234dbc98b5c5
logo 296add92da11b820215513d9c4b3bdd2b4335356
logo_small 296add92da11b820215513d9c4b3bdd2b4335356_thumb
Developer Kaldaien
metacritic_name Special K
controller_support full
LinuxClientIcon 77225aefadd4af5552c873ea336357b6610e3d3a
ReleaseState prerelease
Publisher Kaldaien
Exclude from family sharing (exfgls) Yes
Store Release Date 8 September 2015 ()
osarch 64
community_hub_visible Yes
small_capsule
englishcapsule_231x87.jpg
header_image
englishheader.jpg
3rd-Party Account Reddit
3rd-Party DRM r/CrackWatch
Primary Genre Free to Play (37)
Store Genres Free to Play (37), Utilities (57)
app_retired_publisher_request Yes
Store Asset Modification Time 20 September 2019 – 22:20:32 UTC () (1569018032)
library_assets
library_capsuleen view portrait image
library_heroen view hero background
library_logoen view logo image
logo_position/pinned_positionUpperCenter
logo_position/width_pct50.18259164504394
logo_position/height_pct76.8656440775352
osextended empty string
Web Assets
broadcast_left_panel.jpgLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
broadcast_right_panel.jpgLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
capsule_231x87.jpgLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
capsule_616x353.jpgLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
header.jpgLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
library_600x900.jpgLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
library_hero.jpgLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
logo.pngLast-Modified: 24 September 2019 – 07:49:54 UTC
Detected Technologies (?) SDK.Tobii

Supported Languages

1 Languages Interface Full Audio Subtitles
English Yes

Store data

  • 830 followers

Owner estimations

Steam game hub followers chart

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Packages that include this app

SubID Name Billing Type Last Update
394949 Steam Sub 394949 CD Key 10 September 2019 – 02:29:53 UTC
394950 Special K for Beta Testing CD Key 10 September 2019 – 02:29:53 UTC
394951 Special K Free on Demand 25 July 2020 – 12:16:25 UTC
398424 Special K ( 1157970 ) - complimentary reviewer package No Cost 24 September 2019 – 09:43:25 UTC

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Depots

ID Name OS Extra Info Max Size
228988 VC 2019 Redist Shared InstallDepot from 228980 27.86 MiB
228990 DirectX Jun 2010 Redist Shared InstallDepot from 228980 98.16 MiB
1157971 Special K Content 35.03 MiB

Branches

Name Description Build ID Time Updated
public 5321214 23 July 2020 – 02:05:15 UTC
compatibility Previously Stable Release 5259277 22 July 2020 – 18:59:18 UTC
testing Test Release 5321214 23 July 2020 – 02:05:00 UTC

Other

Name Value
hasdepotsindlc 1
baselanguages English
workshopdepot Special K (1157970)

Launch Options

0. Injection Frontend
Executable SKIF.exe
Launch Type Launch (Default)
Description Injection Frontend
Operating System   windows
CPU Architecture 64-bit only

Configuration

Key Value
installdir Special K
uselaunchcommandline 1

User File System

Key Value
quota 93.13 GiB (100000000000)
maxnumfiles 10000
savefiles
  • 0/path: My Mods/SpecialK/Global/
  • 0/pattern: *.ini
  • 0/root: WinMyDocuments
  • 1/path: My Mods/SpecialK/Profiles/AppCache/
  • 1/pattern: *.ini
  • 1/recursive: 1
  • 1/root: WinMyDocuments
  • 2/path: My Mods/SpecialK/PlugIns/Unofficial/ReShade/
  • 2/pattern: *.ini
  • 2/recursive: 1
  • 2/root: WinMyDocuments
  • 3/path: My Mods/SpecialK/Version/
  • 3/pattern: *.ini
  • 3/root: WinMyDocuments
  • 4/path: My Mods/SpecialK/Profiles/AppCache/
  • 4/pattern: *.appcache
  • 4/recursive: 1
  • 4/root: WinMyDocuments
hidecloudui 1
ignoreexternalfiles 1

Save File Locations

Based on the configuration above, this is where we think the save files are located.

Read more about cloud saves in Steamworks documentation.

Platform Path Pattern
[All OSes] %USERPROFILE%/My Documents/My Mods/SpecialK/Global/ *.ini
[All OSes] %USERPROFILE%/My Documents/My Mods/SpecialK/Profiles/AppCache/ *.ini
[All OSes] %USERPROFILE%/My Documents/My Mods/SpecialK/PlugIns/Unofficial/ReShade/ *.ini
[All OSes] %USERPROFILE%/My Documents/My Mods/SpecialK/Version/ *.ini
[All OSes] %USERPROFILE%/My Documents/My Mods/SpecialK/Profiles/AppCache/ *.appcache

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