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Mirror's Edge

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Mirror's Edge
Mirror's Edge cover
Electronic Arts
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows January 13, 2009
Mirror's Edge guide at StrategyWiki
Mirror's Edge at Wikipedia
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.

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Requires online activation
CD key
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Can only be used x times
SecuROM 7.38.0015 DRM, five machine limit.[1] A De-Authorization Tool is available.
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Can only be used x times
SecuROM DRM, five machine limit.[2] A De-Authorization Tool is available. Contacting EA Support can increase this limit.[2]
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Steam DRM late version 1.5[citation needed]

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]


Patch 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\TdEngine.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/17410/pfx/[Note 1]
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\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/17410/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Only NA version.
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdInput.ini.
  3. Add the following line under the [Engine.PlayerInput] section and change # to your prefered fov:
Bindings=(Name="NumPadNine",Command="FOV #",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)


Resets between levels.
You can now make your FOV go higher using Numpad 9, but you can replace it with valid keys found in the Unreal Engine wiki
Setting a FOV higher than 100 can cause the skybox to disappear in certain scenes.


Use replacement files[5]
  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

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Modify configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdEngine.ini.
  3. Find the line MaxAnisotropy and set it to 16.

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.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can only switch between pre-defined layouts.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Shows 360 HUD if controller is connected even if keyboard and mouse is used.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse smoothing[edit]

Mouse Smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdInput.ini.
  3. Locate the line bEnableMouseSmoothing and change the value 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[6]
In Game Settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language can be set manually if needed (see change language).
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Traditional Chinese

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


Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Game fails to start[edit]

Install latest Nvidia PhysX System Software[citation needed]

Crash just after splash screen[edit]

Manually set resolution[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdEngine.ini.
  3. Change ResX and ResY to your monitor horizontal and vertical resolution.
  4. Save your changes.
Disable default AA[8]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdEngine.ini.
  3. Set the value of MaxMultisamples to 1.
  4. Save your 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]


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


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. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdInput.ini.
  3. Search for section [Engine.PlayerInput] and add this line in it:

Adding binoculars[edit]

Binoculars tweak[citation needed]
This tweak will add switchable two staged zoom simulating binoculars behavior from other games.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TdInput.ini.
  3. 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)

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.


Custom Maps[edit]

Use editor mode[9]
  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]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 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


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/17410/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (17410) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.