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Latest revision as of 10:41, 12 May 2021

Mega Man X
Mega Man X cover
DOS Rozner Labs
Windows GameBank
CYBERFRONT Corporation
Release dates
DOS March 10, 1995
Windows May 24, 1996
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform
Art styles Anime
Themes Sci-fi
Series Mega Man X
Mega Man X on HowLongToBeat
Mega Man X on IGDB
Mega Man X guide on StrategyWiki
Mega Man X on MobyGames
Mega Man X on Wikipedia
Mega Man X
Subseries of Mega Man
Mega Man X 1995
Mega Man X3 1997
Mega Man X4 1998
Mega Man X5 2002
Mega Man X6 2003
Rockman X7 2004
Mega Man X8 2005
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2018
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 2018

Mega Man X is a singleplayer side view action and platform game in the Mega Man X series.

It was released as Rockman X (ロックマンX) in Japan on December 17, 1993, in North America on January 1994 and in Europe on May 1, 1994 for SNES console. Rozner Labs ported the game to IBM PC and the DOS version was released on March 10, 1995 in North America while GameBank released their Windows port on May 25, 1996 in Japan.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS

Essential improvements[edit]

Better Music Mod (DOS version)[edit]

Replacing MIDI music with a better and more faithful one based on SNES music can be found here (PCGW mirror).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\
Windows <path-to-game>\MMX.OPT[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\
Windows <path-to-game>\MMX.GMS[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

No save game cloud syncing information; you can edit this page to add it.


In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Game speed is tied to framerate
120+ FPS



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
General MIDI audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows version having black screen after launching the game in Windows XP[edit]

Black screen after launching the game in Windows XP

When executing the game in Windows XP, it is not able to display anything other than black screen.

  1. Right click RMX.exe in <path-to-game>
  2. Choose Properties
  3. Select Compatibility tab
  4. Tick the Run in compatibility mode checkbox and set it to Windows 95

Issues unresolved[edit]

Windows version unable to execute on Windows 10[edit]

The game is not executable due to missing 320 x 200 resolution display mode.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 4.0
Processor (CPU) Intel i486
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA compatible
Other 2x CD-ROM drive
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel i486 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 MB
Video card (GPU) 640 x 480 with 8-bit colors resolution
Other CD-ROM drive


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).