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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, original and controversial 3rd-person shooter developed by IO Interactive and release by Eidos Interactive in 2007.
Unfortunately the game uses "Games for Windows Live", which has been discontinued, and therefore prevents the game from loading on Windows 10. This fix will make the game work on any version of Windows without GFWL. Kane & Lynch is till entertaining despite it's age, and technically decent.

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. Any version.

Download and unpack into the game-folder.


*If Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is already working, just skip this

If the game crashes at startup, apply this fix:

Unpack the file into the game-folder. Overwrite.

NOTE: When you launch the game and see the GFWL pop-up window, create an off-line profile.
*If you skip instead of create, the game will still work, BUT you won't be able to save your progress, so don't skip this step.

The Problem: The reason why Kane & Lynch crashes at startup, is because it relies on GFWL, which was discontinued a while back. On Windows 7/Vista/XP, you can still install the obsolete GFWL client, even though the service is unavailable, and get the game working that way. However, if you don't want to have old obsolete software installed, or if you have Windows 10, which doesn't support GFWL, then Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will crash at startup.
The Fix: The fix adds modified GFWL files with internet checks disabled. The game will then identify GFWL as installed, without connecting to the outdated service.



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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men working crash fix. GFWL game fix. Working Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Windows 10 crash fix. Modified xLive.dll "Games for Windows Live" crash fix. Loading crash fix without GFWL.
Even the Steam version of "Kane & Lynch: Dead Men" will crash at startup on Windows 10 in it's original condition. The game has been abandoned, so no official fix will be made. Square Enix own the franchise today, but they only support Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.
There are a lot of forum posts and blogs about the issue, but most of them tries to fix the problem by finding ways to install the obsolete GFWL software or make compatibility options. Non of which works on Windows 10. This fix will work on any version of Windows, and it will eliminate the need for installing GFWL. Games for Windows Live was discontinued and replaced by XboX Live. A lot of games from 2005 to 2010 are now left unsupported, thanks to Microsoft. This fix might work for other games that rely of the GFWL service as well, but I don't guarantee it.

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a third-person shooter video game that was developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. The game was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows in 2007. The game follows the story of two criminals, Kane and Lynch, who are on the run from the law after a failed heist. The gameplay of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is centered around fast-paced, intense shootouts and a variety of mission objectives.

The story of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a gritty, violent tale of crime and redemption. The game's protagonist, Kane, is a career criminal who has been double-crossed by his own crew. Lynch, Kane's partner in crime, is a volatile and unpredictable individual who is struggling with mental illness. Together, the two must navigate a world of corrupt cops and ruthless criminals in order to survive.

The characters in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men are well-written and well-acted. Kane is a complex and flawed individual who is driven by a desire for redemption, while Lynch is a volatile and unpredictable wild card. The game's supporting cast is also well-developed, with each character having their own unique motivations and personalities.

The graphics in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men are top-notch, with realistic character models and highly detailed environments. The game's lighting and particle effects are particularly impressive, adding to the game's gritty and atmospheric tone.

The development of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men took place over a period of several years, with the game going through several iterations before its final release. The game was developed by IO Interactive, a Danish video game developer that is best known for their work on the Hitman series. The game was published by Eidos Interactive, a British video game publisher that is now a subsidiary of Square Enix.

Overall, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a high-quality video game that offers an engaging story, well-written characters, and intense, fast-paced gameplay. The game's graphics are top-notch and the game's development was handled by a talented team of industry professionals. Whether you're a fan of third-person shooters or just looking for an engaging and exciting gaming experience, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is definitely worth checking out.