Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain cover
Developers
Kojima Productions
Publishers
Konami
Engines
Fox Engine
Release dates
Windows September 1, 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain guide at StrategyWiki
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at Wikipedia
Metal Gear
Metal Gear 1990
Metal Gear Solid: Integral 2000
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance 2003
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Survive 2018

General information

PC Report
GeForce Graphics Guide
Metal Gear Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Only the Steam installer is included.[1]
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GameStop
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Only available for US customers.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay (US/Canada)
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Windows
All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Basic Appeal Pack
Windows
Battle Appeal Pack
Windows
Dance Appeal Pack
Windows
Cloaked In Silence
Windows
Fatigues (Naked Snake)
Windows
Hero Appeal Pack
Windows
Jumpsuit (EVA)
Windows
Parade Tack
Windows
Sneaking Suit (The Boss)
Windows
Sneaking Suit (Naked Snake)
Windows
Tuxedo
Windows
Western Tack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\287700\local\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\311340\remote\
Save game data location is shared with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.[3]
Save data from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes can be "uploaded" (imported) with associated bonuses.[4]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Camera settings.
Camera settings.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Extract mod to installation folder[citation needed]
  1. Download the mod
  2. Extract the contents inside the game installation folder
  3. Edit fov.cfg with your desired horizontal FOV.

High frame rate[edit]

By default, enabling Adaptive V-Sync in the driver control panel will disable V-Sync entirely on a 60 Hz display. Unlocking the framerate will fix this.
Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG in the text editor of your choosing.
  3. Change the line "framerate_control" : "Auto", to "framerate_control" : "Variable", and save the file.

Notes

If you make any changes to the graphics options in-game, this preference will be reset.
Affects camera/mouse input; Higher/variable FPS = higher/variable sensitivity.

Input settings[edit]

Controller settings.
Controller settings.
Control settings.
Control settings.
Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Can't use NumPad keys.
Some of the iDroid controls use Q and cannot be remapped, which creates a conflict when using a ZQSD control scheme on an AZERTY keyboard. It's easier to just switch your keyboard to QWERTY.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Under Control Settings, Mouse Sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Partial support. Left-clicking enters highlighted menu option while right clicking backs out of a menu.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Presets only. Action and Shooter.
Controller sensitivity
Under Camera Settings, Camera Speed.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock use the DualShock 3 and 4 button icons mod
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Option to adjust volume of custom soundtrack only.
Surround sound
Automatically detected.
Subtitles
Choice between foreign languages or full (all speech) subtitles.
Closed captions
Full subtitles on speech only, no true CC.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Player will involuntarily move in a random direction indefinitely[edit]

This glitch occurs both on foot and in vehicle.
Has a higher chance of occurring if the user frequently uses the Steam overlay and chat while in-game.
Can trigger on any key press not just movement keys e.g. call key
Tap WASD[citation needed]
  • Tap in the direction you are moving to stop.
  • Pausing the game, tapping WASD (up, down, left & right for controller) then un-pausing will reset all camera and movement control back to normal.

Shadow bug occurs when using Alt+Tab in Fullscreen mode[edit]

Minimising the game (Alt+Tab ) while using Fullscreen mode may cause shadows to become artifacted.[5]
Restart game[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

White screen after starting the game[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Delete TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG

Game won't start / MFPlat.dll error fix[edit]

The MFPlat.dll error occurs on N/KN versions of Windows when the Media Feature Pack is not installed.
Download the file for your version of Windows[citation needed]

Install the Media Feature Pack (Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7).

Game boots to black screen and freezes[edit]

Disable screen overlays, like Nvidia Shadowplay[citation needed] and Nvidia GeForce Experience

Significant performance loss when using Fulton or helicopter[edit]

Lower the Effects setting[citation needed]

Game hitches periodically[edit]

Disable Shader Cache in NVIDIA Control Panel[citation needed]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16
Asynchronous multiplayer
Mother Base raids. Part of singleplayer campaign.[6]

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

FXAA tied to effects post processing level[edit]

By default, you cannot disable FXAA while using Extra High post processing.
Alter packed game files[citation needed]
  1. Download MGSV_QAR_Tool.
  2. Extract it to the master folder inside the game installation folder
  3. Hold Shift and right click the master folder and pick Open command window here
  4. Type MGSV_QAR_Tool data1.dat -r then press Enter.
  5. Inside the newly created data1 folder find gr_init_dx11.lua open it in your text editor of choice.
  6. Ctrl + F to find the FXAA settings {settingName="PluginFxaa",settingTable={{name="G7",EnableFilter=1},{name="G8E",EnableFilter=1},{name="Default",EnableFilter=1},{name="Off",EnableFilter=0},{name="Low",EnableFilter=0},{name="High",EnableFilter=1},{name="ExtraHigh",EnableFilter=1}}
  7. Change name="ExtraHigh",EnableFilter=1 to name="ExtraHigh",EnableFilter=0
  8. Save the file, then go back to the Commandline Window and type MGSV_QAR_Tool data1.inf -r then press Enter.
As of patch 1.02+ Use the same steps to modify gr_init_dx11.lua in 00.dat file in the MGS_TPP/master/0/ folder instead.

Enable HBAO+[edit]

Pick Quality AO in the Nvidia Control Panel[8]
  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and go to the Manage 3D settings page.
  2. Switch to the Program settings tab
  3. Cick the add button next to the drop-down box and pick METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. If METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is not there click browse and select mgsvtpp.exe in the game installation folder
  4. Highlight the Ambient Occlusion box and change the setting to Quality and then press save.
  5. While in-game disable Ambient Occlusion so that the NVIDIA Control Panel setting applies properly.

Notes

Make sure you have Nvidia GeForce 355.82 or higher drivers installed.[9]
Using in-game Ambient Occlusion may stop hitching in certain cut scenes

Build a Forward Operating Base (FOB) without invasions[edit]

You must have not already completed the FOB mock infiltration tutorial.
Permanently play offline with an FOB[citation needed]
  1. Begin Mission 21. Shortly after beginning, Kaz will tell you Mother Base is under attack (Mission 22).
  2. Accept and successfully complete Mission 22.
  3. Create an FOB when prompted.
  4. Alt+F4 when prompted again to perform a mock infiltration.
  5. In Windows, bring up Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  6. Right-click on Outbound Rules and create a New Rule.
  7. Click Program, Next.
  8. Enter the path to the game's executable (e.g. %ProgramFiles% (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MGS_TPP\mgsvtpp.exe), Next.
  9. Click Block the connection, Next.
  10. Check all boxes, Next.
  11. Enter a name, Finish.
  12. Load the game and play offline.

Notes

Save data will continue to be synchronized by Steam Cloud. Only communication between your game and Konami servers is blocked.

Remove mission intro credits[edit]

Remove credits from mission intro[citation needed]
  1. Download http://www.nexusmods.com/metalgearsolidvtpp/mods/62/?
  2. Extract the Zip folder
  3. Go inside your "0" folder located here: (Steam\SteamApps\common\MGS_TPP\master\0)
  4. Backup your 01.dat
  5. Replace your 01.dat with the extracted One

How to open Metal Gear Online directly from a desktop shortcut[edit]

How to open Metal Gear Online directly from a desktop shortcut[citation needed]
  1. Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager
  2. Click the details tab
  3. Right click the headers
  4. Select Select Columns
  5. Enable Command Line
  6. Launch MGSV
  7. Launch Metal Gear Online.
  8. Wait for the game to fully load to the Press Enter Key screen.
  9. Alt-Tab to Task Manager
  10. Right click the mgsvmgo.exe process
  11. Click Open File Location and Windows Explorer will open
  12. Right click mgsvmgo.exe
  13. Click Send To
  14. Click Desktop
  15. Alt-Tab to Task Manager
  16. Ctrl+C the mgsvmgo.exe row. Paste it into Notepad and then copy the line that looks like /AppData 99c85cdbf2c837d50d37c82af2c85874f6x4987c837d5f2c837d5f2c837d5f2
  17. Win+D to get to the Desktop
  18. Right click the desktop shortcut to mgsvmgo.exe
  19. Click Properties
  20. At the end of the Target field, paste the data you copied from the Command Line field in Process Explorer. The Target field should look something like "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\MGS_TPP\mgsvmgo.exe" /AppData 99c85cdbf2c837d50d37c82af2c85874f6x4987c837d5f2c837d5f2c837d5f2
  21. Click OK
  22. Right click the shortcut
  23. Click rename
  24. Rename the shortcut to MGO or whatever

System requirements[edit]

64-bit only.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 3.40 GHz
Quad-Core or better
Intel Core i7-4790 3.60 GHz
Quad-Core or better
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 28 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible DirectX 9.0c compatible (Surround Sound 5.1)

References

  1. graphμre | グラフ on Twitter: "Contents on disc for the physical retail PC version of #MGSVTPP: - Steam installer (8.78 MB) And... nothing else. http://t.co/TcFskpSZ8O"
  2. Support Page for Denuvo Anti-Tamper offline activation
  3. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN · AppID: 287700 · Steam Database
  4. PC Gamer - Prepare the perfect Ground Zeroes save file for Metal Gear Solid 5 *spoilers*
  5. Shadow Graphical Bug
  6. Metal Gear Online on Twitter: "FOB/Mother Base are aspects of the single player campaign of TPP"
  7. Metal Gear Online on Twitter: "@RashidSalem12 @bit_crusherrr its not currently planned, no"
  8. Metal Gear Solid 5 graphics tweaks guide - PC Gamer
  9. GeForce Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Graphics & Performance Guide, Ambient Occlusion