Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms cover
Ubisoft Singapore
Release dates
Windows April 10, 2014
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Key points

Servers are shutting down on December 1, 2016.[1]
Previously known as Ghost Recon Online (during beta)

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions (NA)
Steam Community Discussions (EU)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
This game is free to play.
Requires a Uplay account but does not use the Uplay client.[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\NCSA-Live\*.ini
Steam <path-to-game>\Game\NCSA-live\*.ini
Path used varies by region (NCSA-Live for North America, PDC-live for EU).
Stats and progress are stored on Ubisoft servers.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Custom preset can be obtained via .ini tweak
Custom preset can be obtained via .ini tweak
There is a player created settings editor for editing the graphics options
There is a player created settings editor for editing the graphics options
Use GRP Settings Configurator to further adjust game graphics or edit GraphicSettings.ini manually.[3]
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Unplayable due to menus being partially offscreen.[4]
You can change the resolution in the \Game\PDC-Live\GraphicSettings.ini file
Field of view (FOV)
FOV can be hacked by turning the game to windowed mode, setting the horizontal resolution through the GraphicSettings.ini to something larger than your monitor, and then using SRWE to change the horizontal resolution back to native, but this sometimes results in unresponsive menus.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Can use SRWE to remove the borders from windowed mode, but is not supported natively.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
While there is an antialiasing option in the GraphicSettings.ini it does not seem to do much. Aliasing is still present in much of the game.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Use windowed mode with in-game Vsync enabled to bypass 60 FPS cap.

Input settings[edit]

You can further adjust game controls by editing KeyMappingsPC.ini. For example, you can set if Aim, Run, Crouch and/or Prone have to be toggleable or not
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
There is slight negative mouse acceleration (dubbed "clamping" by the developers) on heavier guns, namely LMGs, but none other than that.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Supports the Xbox 360 controller natively, but buttons are not rebindable. Can use other controllers with third party utilities.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
For native controller support, there are only a couple preset controller layouts as of patch 1.3.1
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Main, SFX, Music
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Servers are shutting down on December 1, 2016.[1]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Launcher continuous to run in the background[edit]

The game's launcher may continue to run in the background after the launcher window has been closed.
The launcher can be closed from the Windows system tray (usually bottom right),[5] or by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting "Close Window" (Windows 7 or above).
This must be repeated every time the player quits the game.

Issues fixed[edit]

Installer crash[edit]

Launcher manual download[6]
  1. Make sure you have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed
  2. Manually download the launcher from here
  3. Run it

Uninstallation problems[edit]

Even when using the "uninstall" option from the launcher, an error message saying the pdc-live files are in use is sometimes present. Deleting the files won't work, sending them to the recycling bin won't work either. The following is not a recommended solution: By renaming the folders "Pdc-live" and "patches" in the GRO folder to something else, uninstallation from the launcher somehow works. The folders that were renamed are removed and GRO no longer appears in "Programs and Features".

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8, 8.1 (32/64-bit supported)
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2.0 GHz
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2140 @ 1.6 GHz
AMD Phenom II X2 545 @ 3.0 Ghz
Intel Core2 Duo E6850 @ 3.0 Ghz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
AMD Radeon HD2600 XT
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
AMD Radeon HD4870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 4.0 support
Game requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on all platforms.
Game requires Internet Explorer 9 or better on Windows Vista and 7.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ghost Recon Phantoms is coming to an end … | Forums
  2. Do I need uplay to play this? :: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms - NA General Discussions
  3. GRO Performance Guide - GRO forums
  4. Triple Monitor Fix? :: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms - NA Players Helping Players
  5. Launcher Update ("Game Still Running Error") - Steam Community Page (EU)