Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault cover
2015 Inc.
Spearhead EA Los Angeles
Breakthrough TKO Software
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
macOS (OS X) Westlake Interactive
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Electronic Arts
Mac OS Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
id Tech 3
Release dates
Windows January 22, 2002
Mac OS (Classic) June 11, 2002
macOS (OS X) June 11, 2002
Linux January 2004
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault guide at StrategyWiki
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault at Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault 2004
Medal of Honor: Airborne 2007
Medal of Honor (2010) 2010
Medal of Honor: Warfighter 2012

Key points

Cannot use Alt+Tab while in-game (Alt+Ctrl+Del works).
The Linux port is an incomplete conversion.

General information

Medal of Honor Wiki Community Discussions for game series Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
War Chest Edition with bonus interviews, artworks, wallpapers
Icon overlay.png
War Chest Edition. Included with Origin Access Basic.
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A Linux installer is available here which requires a USA CD version of the game, be aware that it was never finished.

Version differences[edit]

The War Chest Edition is a complete edition containing the base game and the two expansion packs.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest version of Allied Assault is 1.11. The game is automatically updated to this version when installing Spearhead or Breakthrough. It's available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Netherlands.
The latest version of Spearhead is 2.15. You need to install 2.11 first, then 2.15.
The latest version of Breakthrough is 2.40b. If you install 2.40b and receive a 'Pixomatic' error, just install 2.40 over it.
Origin version of Warchest has all listed latest updates.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit newconfig.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Delete <path-to-game>\main\configs\unnamedsoldier.cfg
  2. Open <path-to-game>\main\newconfig.cfg in a text editor
  3. Add the following line to the file:
seta cl_playintro "0"
You can also delete or rename <path-to-game>\main\video

GameSpy Alternative[edit]

Due to GameSpy Server shutting down, it is highly recommended to use MOH: Server Browser Fixer to browse online servers[citation needed]
  1. Extract the package and open MOHGSFixer.exe
  2. Select path to the game
  3. Click Patch Detected Games

Tested on 5/2/2019, does not seem to be working. Alternative is to connect directly via ip address by using this website:

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\main\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.mohaa/main/
<path-to-game>\main\newconfig.cfg and <path-to-game>\main\configs\unnamedsoldier.cfg are the configuration files.
Spearhead files are under mainta; Breakthrough files are under maintt.
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\MOHAA\main\save[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.[3]
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution. Causes in-game UI elements such as compass and health bar to become unfomforatbly small. In-game text is almost illegable or uncomfortable to read.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
Use Alt+ Enter. Doesn't properly capture mouse - may accidentally activate background windows.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force from graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force from graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 91 FPS by default; open the console (~) and type com_maxfps XX to have the FPS cap you want.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit unnamedsoldier.cfg[4]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\main\configs\unnamedsoldier.cfg
  2. Scroll down to the "cvars" section. Add these lines (adjusting the 'r_customwidth' and 'r_customheight' entries to suit your chosen resolution if necessary):
seta r_customwidth "1920"
seta r_customheight "1080"
seta r_mode "-1"

Max quality graphics settings[edit]

Edit newconfig.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Open a program such as Notepad and paste the text below.
  2. Save it as a .cfg file into <path-to-game>\main\custom.cfg
seta com_maxfps "144"
seta cg_drawviewmodel "2"
seta cg_effectdetail "1.0"
seta cg_marks_add "1"
seta cg_max_tempmodels "1200"
seta cg_rain "1"
seta cg_reserve_tempmodels "240"
seta cg_shadows "2"
seta g_ddayfodderguys "2"
seta g_ddayfog "0"
seta g_ddayshingleguys "2"
seta r_colorbits "32"
seta r_drawstaticdecals "1"
seta r_ext_compressed_textures "1"
seta r_fastdlights "0"
seta r_fastentlight "0"
seta r_forceClampToEdge "1"
seta r_lodcap "1.0"
seta r_lodscale "1.1"
seta r_lodviewmodelcap "1.0"
seta r_maxmode "9"
seta r_picmip "0"
seta r_picmip_models "0"
seta r_picmip_sky "0"
seta r_subdivisions "1"
seta r_texturebits "32"
seta r_texturemode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
seta r_vidmode1024 "0"
seta r_vidmodemax "1"
seta s_khz "44"
seta ter_error "4"
seta ter_maxlod "6"
seta ter_maxtris "24576"
seta vss_draw "1"
seta vss_maxcount "15"
seta r_uselod "0"


Warning: When r_subdivisions is 1 or 2, the game bugs out when the player is located in certain areas. The frame rate feels like 5-10 fps and the mouse is not responding correctly. Solution: set "r_subdivisions" to something higher like "3" (max 20) in maxquality.cfg.
You can also do this for the expansion packs. Simply copy custom.cfg to <path-to-game>\mainta\ and/or <path-to-game>\maintt\.
You can add in other settings such as custom resolution and this will fix any issues you have with saving settings.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Edit unnamedsoldier.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit unnamedsoldier.cfg.
  3. Add the following line:
seta r_swapinterval "1"

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
First you need to choose a 3D sound provider
Set in-game Speaker Setup to Surround for 5.1 or Quad Speakers for 4.x
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.x, A3D 2.0. EAX 1, EAX 2. See 3D audio providers restoration.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Only available in China (Mainland and Taiwan) retail release.
Retail version only.
Retail version only.
For digital/ versions See
Fan translation 1 2 3 (links are down)

3D audio providers restoration[edit]

On Windows Vista and later you'll need to first restore legacy audio effects.
Retrieve missing 3D sound providers[6][7]
  1. Download MOHAA 3d sound drivers
  2. Extract it into <path-to-game>\snddrivers, replacing existing files (back these up if you feel unsure).
  3. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  4. Open unnamedsoldier.cfg with a text editor.
  5. Change seta s_milesdriver to one that is supported by your sound card (EAX 2 with Alchemy recommended. For non-Creative cards see or use other wrappers.)
    • Aureal A3D Interactive (TM)
    • Aureal A3D 2.0 (TM)
    • Creative Labs EAX 2 (TM)
    • Creative Labs EAX (TM)
    • Dolby Surround
    • DirectSound3D 7 Software with Full HRTF
    • DirectSound3D 7 Software with Light HRTF
    • DirectSound3D Hardware Support
    • DirectSound3D Software
  6. Save
Aureal A3D 2.0 (TM) may not work properly during gameplay.
EAX 3 with Msseax3.m3d library from GTA Vice City works (also with its Mss32.dll), but spatialization quality is decreased in comparison to EAX 2. You can get it here. (EAX 3 wasn't released in 2001 yet[5])


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
64 Versus, Co-op
For co-op use the Medal of Honor: Cooperative mod.
Online play
64 Versus, Co-op
For co-op use the Medal of Honor: Cooperative mod.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 28900, 29900, 29901
UDP 3783, 6500, 6515, 6667, 12201, 12202, 12203, 12210, 12300, 13139, 27900
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 12203-12218
UDP 12203-12218, 12300
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Enable Reshade/SweetFx[edit]


The game uses OpenGL. Install Reshade 3 or 4 as OpenGL. It works with MoHAA/Expansions. No in-game config changes needed.

  • There is a bug when showing OSD from MSI Afterburner, which causes Reshade to disable. Hide OSD to restore Reshade.

Older Reshade 1.x/SweetFX 2.0 OpenGL injectors don't work in this game. To use them, you will need OpenGL to DirectX wrapper - GLDirect, additionaly, you must make change in game config. Follow these steps:

  1. Open MOHAA\main\configs\unnamedsoldier.cfg
  2. Go to cvars section:
  3. Add the following line: seta r_gldriver "3dfxgl"
  4. Search for and download gldirect5
  5. Go to bin\release. Extract and rename "gldirect5.dll" to "opengl32.dll".
  6. Copy the file to MoHAA folder
  7. Optional: Paste in "SweetFx preset file" into the MoH directory (found in link above)
  8. Run ReShade (1.0, 2.0) Setup.exe and set D3D9 Mode
  • May introduce graphical distortions in the Main Menu of the Game. See here for fix.
  • "Game Filter" via Nvidia Driver overlay may achieve similar results as SweetFx, but Reshade is capable of implementing ambient occlusion and Bloom effects.

Graphics settings are lost each time when starting game[edit]

Create newconfig.cfg

You need to copy your graphics settings from <path-to-game>\main\configs\unnamedsoldier.cfg to <path-to-game>\main\newconfig.cfg
Or you can use Max quality graphics settings. Once you have the settings you want in a text editor, save that file as <path-to-game>\main\configs\unnamedsoldier.cfg and set the file to be read only.

Can't turn mouse more than 180° (or doesn't work properly)[edit]

  • Some mouse precision issues may be caused by the games' incompatibility high-polling rates in with modern gaming mice. The first fix is recommended.
Edit config

Put this line into config file. seta in_mouse -1

Alternative fix:

Lower polling rate of mouse[citation needed]

A. Lower mouse polling rate to 125Hz (8ms) via mouse drivers

Game crashes during EA logo (Origin version)[edit]

Change settings of Origin

If the game crashes at startup using the Origin version, you have to disable "Origin In Game".
You can do it in the Game properties (but the expansions will still crash at startup).
If you want to play the expansions you'll need to disable "Origin in-game" in the Origin's "Application settings"!

Disable in-game Origin overlay by changing graphics driver[citation needed]

go to: Works for both Main game (MOHAA) + Expansion packs!!!

  • Medal of Honor Allied Assault Warchest\main\configs --> unnamedsoldier.cfg
  • Medal of Honor Allied Assault Warchest\mainta\configs --> unnamedsoldier.cfg
  • Medal of Honor Allied Assault Warchest\maintt\configs --> unnamedsoldier.cfg

In all 3 cfgs, go to the cvar section and insert the following line: seta r_gldriver "3dfxgl"

Note: This probably works because origin fails to detect this graphics driver and so it simply disables the in-game overlay. Thus, it is a workaround, which works for both the main game and expansions.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 1.1
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.1c (BIN file version
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
AMD Athlon 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).