I’ve had numerous issues with Special K since I upgraded to
v22.8.18 which have persisted in the latest
These issues don’t occur in
v22.5.30. I have both versions on my drive and can switch between them. I check the About page to verify the version I’m using.
When loading Hitman 3, it crashes before the intro video plays. I hear that Metal Gear Solid sound right before it crashes. It was working fine in
v22.5.30. One reason I use Special K in this game is for screenshots. I cannot take screenshots of Hitman 3 without them turning gray if Special K isn’t there.
If I delete the Hitman 3 profile for Special K, it loads just fine but crashes as soon as I enable scRGB HDR mode.
There’s no HDR option in Magicka 2 anymore. It was working fine in
v5.3.0 doesn’t load up, but it does load with
I’ve never gotten ReShade to work through Special K itself. I have ReShade being loaded from the game’s EXE finding the ReShade DLL.
Not all games are capable of 4K 120fps, so I will lower those games to 1080p or 1440p in fullscreen mode.
When starting Special K in these games (The Ascent, Hitman 3, Achilles: Legends Untold, and some others) I get letter-boxing on the right and bottom of the screen. So if I’m at 1080p, the game window takes up a quarter of the screen rather than stretching to fill the whole screen.
My workaround is going to the graphics settings and changing the resolution, confirming the change, then going back in the menu and changing it back; although, this is pretty annoying to do for each game each time. It’s most problematic in games that support ray tracing because I have to run those at a lower res. Even DLSS can’t save me.
This is another resolution issue. The game choose the fullscreen resolution for you. When using Special K, it runs at a much lower resolution and everything is very pixelated.
When loading the game, it’ll suddenly minimize and any attempt to bring the game back causes it to minimize again. Once it loads the game, everything’s fine, but before that, I get in this weird minimize loop.
[ALT][TAB] in crashes the game. Also, the game will randomly crash when online. I’m assuming it’s for the same reason as why it crashes when I
Crashes when loading. I think there’s an error that displays.
I’ve tried a bunch of my games with Special K and don’t remember every issue I’ve had, but I’ll be sure to add more if I see them.