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Revision as of 12:14, 1 December 2022

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames cover
Developers
Pandemic Studios
Windows LTI Gray Matter
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Zero
Release dates
Windows September 5, 2008
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Key points

Online multiplayer servers were shut down in March 2010.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Requires online activation
Can only be used x times
SecuROM 7 DRM, unknown machine limit. A De-Authorization Tool is available.
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Windows
Origin (unavailable)
Origin
No longer available.[1]
Windows
The Total Payback DLC, and Blow It Up Again DLC Pack were not released for PC.

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.1 (available for various countries).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Mercs2.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Mercenaries 2\SaveGames\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
For unlisted resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA. In-game antialiasing does not work.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Running the game at completely uncapped framerate may cause video-audio desynchronization, due to which an FPS cap at the level of monitor's refresh rate is recommended.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Widescreen resolution[citation needed]
  1. Download the resolution changer and extract it to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open Mercs2.ini and set your desired values.
  3. Run merc2res2.exe then launch the game through the resolution changer.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music, Dialogues, Cutscenes.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Co-op
Use Mercenaries 2 Server Emulator.
Online play
Co-op
Servers have been shut down; use Mercenaries 2 Server Emulator.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed

Dialogue Missing From Cutscenes

This happens because of the audio tracks from cutscenes not being mixed together, resulting in SFX and music but no dialogue track.
Reset Audio Settings in Game and in Windows

Leave in game audio sliders at default and do not change them. Make sure your PC audio hasn't been set to surround sound (reset it to stereo).

Vehicle/Weapon icons vanishing

The icons to show weapon/ammo/health on the ground and vehicle icons vanish when the player gets close to them.
Turn off anti-aliasing[citation needed]
Alternatively, this can be used to disable them, since all essential icons remain and only the icons showing dropped weapons/vehicle doors will be disabled.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4
AMD Athlon X2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  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).

References