The Matrix: Path of Neo

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The Matrix: Path of Neo
The Matrix: Path of Neo cover
Developers
Shiny Entertainment
Publishers
Atari
Release dates
Windows November 25, 2005
The Matrix: Path of Neo guide at StrategyWiki
The Matrix: Path of Neo at Wikipedia
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Key points

Missing graphical effects from the PS2 version (examples include depth of field absent, image warping).[1]
Cutscenes look compressed/extremely softened.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Update #1 (US) - Updates the game from Retail (US) to Update #1. Fixes some graphics, translation and many other issues.
Update #2 - Updates the game from Update #1 to Update #2. Deals with saving control options and minor graphics issues in the previous patch.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename Atari.sfd, Shiny.sfd, thx_logo.sfd, and wb_logo.sfd.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saved\[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

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

Windowed[edit]

Enable windowed mode[3]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open MatrixConfig.INI.
  3. Change FULLSCREEN =1 to FULLSCREEN =0.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
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In-game input settings continued.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration; can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Navigated using WASD or arrow keys.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both axis can be inverted.
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Has to be enabled in the Pause Menu.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
See EAX support.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
Russian

EAX support[edit]

Enable EAX support[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open MatrixConfig.INI.
  3. Change EAX_ENABLED=0 to EAX_ENABLED=1.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game doesn't save video settings[edit]

Run as administrator[citation needed]
The game doesn't save the Rendering Detail setting even in admin, so you'll have to change it on every startup.
Going into the configuration INI to force Rendering Detail doesn't work as it always goes back to the lowest on startup.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
ATI Radeon 8500
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References