Mobile Forces

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Mobile Forces
Mobile Forces cover
Rage Software
Sold Out Software
Unreal Engine 1
Release dates
Windows May 31, 2002
Mobile Forces on Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Fan website
Mod DB Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]


Patch v20000 updates the game to the latest version.

Increase system memory for game[edit]

.ini file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open MobileForces.ini.
  3. Find the line CacheSizeMegs and set it to much higher value.
  4. Save your changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/837940/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\Profile00.ini[Note 2]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/837940/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game physics are tied to FPS, see Glossary:Frame rate (FPS) for frame rate capping, you should cap it at 60fps.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Changing the fov causes various bugs and glitches.
The gun model fov cannot be changed.
.ini file[4]
  1. Go to the save game data location.
  2. Open Profile00.ini.
  3. Find the line DesiredFOV, change the value to the preferred FOV, also change DefaultFOV to the same value as above.
  4. Save and exit the text editor.
Try it ingame[5]
  1. Press Tab whilst loaded into a map and not in a menu.
  2. Input fov X where X is the preferred FOV (vertical).
  3. Press Enter. It should now be modified.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Audio optimization[edit]

.ini file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open MobileForces.ini.
  3. Find the line [Galaxy.GalaxyAudioSubsystem].
  4. Change the value of OutputRate to your audio output rate, Windows defaults to 44100. Doing this wrong may cause the audio to sound weird.
  5. Change the value of EffectsChannels to 32.
  6. Change the value of Latency to 45, keep increasing the value if the cracking in the audio doesn't stop. I set mine to 60.
  7. Save your changes.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer settings.
Multiplayer settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[6] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP
Open Location.


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 7777, 7787
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Poor audio quality[edit]

Audio quality in general is poor, see Audio optimization.

Crash when starting[edit]

After the splash screen, the screen turns black and the game crashes.

Disable DirectSound[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open MobileForces.ini.
  3. Find UseDirectSound and change the value to False.
  4. Save your changes.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 270 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/837940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (837940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.