Borderless Window How to Get?
Make sure you have these installed, they’re pretty common so you likely already do.
Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (install both x86 and x64):
If you’re on Windows 7 you’ll also need these two:
Step 1: Downloading Special K
This is a direct link to their latest stable release archive, feel free to visit their GitHub yourself if you don’t trust the link.
Step 2: Extraction
Extract the archive to your EDF 5 folder. It’ll look like this:
- “SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5”
Step 3: Renaming
Rename “SpecialK64.dll” and “SpecialK64.pdb” to “d3d11.dll” and “d3d11.pdb”
Step 4: In-Game settings
Launch the game, you should see an overlay for Special K. If not, you’ve already done something wrong.
Change your in-game EDF 5 settings to Windowed instead of Fullscreen if you haven’t already. That Letter Box setting doesn’t appear to do anything for me so I left it off.
Step 4: Special K settings
Press CTRL+Shift+Backspace. This will bring up Special K’s overlay. Change all of your settings to the same as mine in these screenshots:
Under “Display” enable Force Override:
Under “Window Management” enable Borderless, Fullscreen (Borderless Upscale), and Prevent Always-On-Top:
Personal preference, disable all the Steam enhancements like fancier achievement notifications:
Step 5: Wrap Up
That’s it. You’re all done! Restart the game and it should be working perfectly. No more need to fiddle with bars re-appearing or anything un-centering.
If you’d like, you can also delete these files from your EDF 5 folder, they aren’t being used:
- ReadMe folder