Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
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Developers
Pandemic Studios
Windows LTI Gray Matter
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Zero
Release dates
Windows September 5, 2008
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Key points

Online multiplayer servers were shut down in March 2010.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
SecuROM 7 DRM, unknown machine limit. A De-Authorization Tool is available.
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Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
SecuROM DRM
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Origin
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.1 (available for various countries).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Mercs2.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Mercenaries 2\SaveGames\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
For unlisted resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA. In-game antialiasing does not work.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Running the game at completely uncapped framerate may cause video-audio desynchronization, due to which an FPS cap at the level of monitor's refresh rate is recommended.[1]
Color blind mode

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen resolution[citation needed]
  1. Download the resolution changer and extract it to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open Mercs2.ini and set your desired values.
  3. Run merc2res2.exe then launch the game through the resolution changer.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music, Dialogues, Cutscenes.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Co-op
Use Mercenaries 2 Server Emulator.
Online play
Co-op
Servers have been shut down; use Mercenaries 2 Server Emulator.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4
AMD Athlon X2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References