Mirror's Edge

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Mirror's Edge
Mirror's Edge cover
Developers
DICE
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows January 13, 2009
Mirror's Edge
Mirror's Edge 2009
Mirror's Edge Catalyst 2016

Key points

DLC is only available through the Origin version of the game.
Game performs well for machines that can handle most Unreal Engine 3 games such as Unreal Tournament 3.
Some issues and bugs when using NVIDIA PhysX.[citation needed]

General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums
Mirror's Edge Wikia - a mostly lore focused wiki.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Requires online activation DRM: SecuROM 7.38.0015
Gamesplanet
GOG.com
Origin
Steam Steam DRM late version 1.5

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Pure Time Trials Map Pack Only available from Origin; it is not compatible with the Steam version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Manual Download for 1.01. The Origin and Steam versions are already patched.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config\
Some details are stored in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA GAMES\Mirror's Edge\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Savefiles\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Only NA version.
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen.[1] Menus and loading screens are stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
16x filtering seems to be always enabled.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA, up to 16xQ CSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.

Windowed[edit]

Use replacement files[2]
  1. Download Windowed and Fullscreen mode option buttons mod.
  2. Extract Published folder in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\
  3. Choose the windowed option from the main menu.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Use GeDoSaTo[citation needed]
  1. Install and run GeDoSaTo.
  2. Click Edit Settings and select the Mirror's Edge profile.
  3. Add the setting below to the text editor and click save.
forceBorderlessFullscreen true

High frame rate[edit]

Change frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdEngine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file.
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Shows 360 HUD if controller is connected even if keyboard and mouse is used.

Mouse smoothing[edit]

Mouse Smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config\TdInput.ini
  2. Locate line bEnableMouseSmoothing=True in [Engine.PlayerInput] section and change true to false.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
7.1 is supported. Hardware accelerated effects could be messy though[3]
Subtitles
In Game Settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language can be set manually if needed (see change language).
Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Russian
Portuguese
Spanish
Turkish
A Turkish fan patch is available here.

Change language[edit]

Change language[citation needed]
  • Steam supports language selection
  • Retail - change the Locale located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA GAMES\Mirror's Edge registry key to en_US, de_DE, fr_FR etc.
This may not work with all versions, confirmed with German retail

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Use the Splitting Edge Mod (in beta).
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to start[edit]

Crash just after splash screen[edit]

Manually set resolution[4]
  1. Go to the configuration files folder.
  2. Open TDEngine.ini.
  3. Change ResX and ResY to your monitor horizontal and vertical resolution.
  4. Save the changes.
Disable default AA[5]
  1. Go to the configuration files folder.
  2. Open TDEngine.ini.
  3. Set MaxMultisamples=1.
  4. Save the changes.

Frame rate drops[edit]

Install the latest NVIDIA PhysX System Software[citation needed]
If this still doesn't work, check Games prefer private own libraries to system ones

No sound during cut scenes/FMVs in Windows 7[edit]

Compatibility Fix[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\binaries.
  2. Right-click on Mirrorsedge.exe and select "Properties".
  3. Click the "Compatibility" tab.
  4. Check the "Run this program in compatibility mode" box and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)".
  5. Click apply/okay and run the game.

Merc's audio cuts off before end of sentence[edit]

Disable GX mode in Xonar Audio Center[citation needed]
  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Select Xonar Control Center.
  3. Near the bottom right is a button with GX on it, press it and GX mode should now be disabled.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX NVIDIA GPUs can accelerate optional physics effects like detailed debris and cloth.
Audio OpenAL, Speex
Interface Scaleform GFx
Cutscenes Bink Video v1.9a

Crosshair toggle[edit]

Crosshair Toggle[citation needed]
This tweak will bind F11 to toggle the crosshair.
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config\TdInput.ini
  2. Search for section [Engine.PlayerInput] and add this line in it:
Bindings=(Name="F11",Command="Showhud",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)

Adding binoculars[edit]

Binoculars tweak[citation needed]
This tweak will add switchable two staged zoom simulating binoculars behavior from other games.
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config\TdInput.ini
  2. Search for section [Engine.PlayerInput] and add these lines in it:
Bindings=(Name="ZoomIn1",Command="FOV 50 | setbind YYY ZoomIn2",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="ZoomIn2",Command="FOV 30 | setbind YYY ZoomOut",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="ZoomOut",Command="FOV XXX | setbind YYY ZoomIn1",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="YYY",Command="ZoomIn1",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)

where XXX is your desired FOV (90 is game default), and YYY is name of key which will trigger zoom. Look out for examples in TdInput.ini. Alternatively you can set your custom magnification by changing values 50 and 30.

Modifications[edit]

Custom Maps[edit]

Use editor mode[6]
  1. Download the Unreal Development Kit and install it in the game's Binaries folder.
  2. Make a shortcut to MirrorsEdge.exe.
  3. Right click and choose Properties.
  4. Append edit to the end of the Target.
  5. This shortcut will now start the editor.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 8800
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 7300 is below the minimum requirements

References

  1. Mirrors Edge 21:9 Gameplay (2560x1080) (60fps) (Ultrawide) - YouTube
  2. Мод опции на меню для полного и оконного режима. - Форум
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  4. [Possible Fix] Mirror's Edge Crash at Splash Screen - Steam Users' Forums
  5. PhsyX, Mirror's Edge, and You - Steam Users' Forums
  6. On-Mirror's-Edge Forums / (TUTORIAL) How to open the unreal editor? (archived)