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Revision as of 10:52, 18 May 2021

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
Publishers
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Engines
Lithtech Jupiter EX
Release dates
Windows September 30, 2014
macOS (OS X) July 30, 2015
Linux July 30, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 85
IGDB 84
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG, Open world, Stealth
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Middle-earth: Shadow
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on HowLongToBeat
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on IGDB
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on MobyGames
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Wikipedia
Middle-earth: Shadow
Subseries of Middle-earth
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 2017

Key points

Servers shutdown on Dec. 31, 2020, making Nemesis Forge, Vendetta missions and Leaderboards no longer available.[1]
Mouse sensitivity tied to frame rate, which may cause slow camera movement on certain configurations.
Features an in-game benchmarking system.

General information

PC Report
Official wiki for Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Available on either 3-4 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray disc (in rare cases).
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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Game of the Year Edition
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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Game of the Year Edition
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All Windows and Linux versions require Steam DRM.
Some bonus content requires a WBPlay account.

Version differences

Japanese language support is only available in the Japanese version of Shadow of Mordor which only contains Japanese and English languages.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Berserks Warband
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Blood Hunters Warband
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Captain of the Watch Character Skin
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Deadly Archer Rune
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Endless Challenge
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Flame of Anor Rune
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Flesh Burners Warband
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
HD Content Free. High-resolution texture pack. Available here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hidden Blade Rune
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Lord of the Hunters
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Orc Hunter Available by registering for a WBPlay account.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Orc Slayer Rune
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Power of Shadow Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Rising Storm Rune
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Season Pass Sold on Steam as Upgrade to GOTY Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Skull Crushers Warband
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Test of Power Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Test of Speed
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Test of Wisdom
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Bright Lord
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Dark Ranger Character Skin
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files on Windows[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\game\interface\videos and rename the legal folder to something else.
  2. Move, delete or rename these files.
intro.vib
nvidia_splash.vib
WBPlay.vib

Notes

Depending on which language was picked, any other intro_language.vib file will have to be renamed instead.
Delete/rename video files on Linux/MacOS[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\game\interface\videos and rename the legal folder to something else.
  2. Move, delete or rename these files.
feral.webm
intro.webm
nvidia_splash.webm
WBPlay.webm

Notes

Depending on which language was picked, any other intro_language.webm file will have to be renamed instead.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\WB Games\Shadow of Mordor\
macOS (OS X) %USERPROFILE%/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/ShadowOfMordor/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/ShadowOfMordor/AppData/WB Games/Shadow of Mordor/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/241930/remote/gamedata.sav

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Resolution options are percentages of the monitor's native resolution (i.e. 70% of 1080p would be 1344 x 756), rather than a standard selection. This results in non-standard resolution options if selecting anything other than 100% of native resolution.
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Disable the intro videos if the game exits during the intros.[2]
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV). The Linux version with Vulkan Beta opted-in provides an FOV option.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and resolution options with 150% and 200% scaling for SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game itself is capped at 100 FPS.[3] See High frame rate. Benchmark has no frame rate cap.

Field of view (FOV)

Use Flawless Widescreen[citation needed]
Cheat Engine[citation needed]
  1. Download and install the latest version of Cheat Engine.
  2. Download this file and put it somewhere convenient: ShadowOfMordorFOVFix.CT.
  3. Run Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
  4. Alt+Tab , and run ShadowOfMordorFOVFix.CT, this should open an instance of Cheat Engine.
  5. In the top left of the Cheat Engine window, click the first button (computer with magnifier).
  6. At the bottom of the new window, press Process List.
  7. Scroll down, and select ShadowofMordor.exe, then press OK, then press Yes.
  8. Right click the "FOV Fix" entry at the bottom part of the Cheat Engine window, and select Set Hotkeys.
  9. Click Create Hotkey and press a button (for example F8), then press OK again.
  10. Open Shadow of Mordor and press the hotkey you selected.

High frame rate

The game is capped at 100 FPS without this fix.
Disable frame rate limit[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit render.cfg.
  3. Set Render.Setting.FrameRateLimit to "3.000000".

Notes

Causes a bug in the mission "Big Game" that prevents progression; limit frame rate to advance past this.[5]

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Keys such as Tab and other special characters cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity tied to the frame rate.[citation needed]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Only when aiming.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
(worked on Linux machine)
DualShock button prompts
(worked on Linux machine)
Light bar support
Use Aurora to add DS4 light bar support.
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for music, effects and voices.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[6]
Subtitles
Named as Captions under Video Options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

The Japan region version only includes Japanese and English languages.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Italian
French
German
Japanese
Japan region purchases only.
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed

No audio during cutscenes and cinematics

Redistributables[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010\.
  2. Run DXSETUP.exe.
Download DirectX End User Runtime[citation needed]

Hard crashes and stutter

Set lighting quality to medium[citation needed]

In the advanced video options, change lighting quality to medium or lower.

No branding sound

Set Listening Environment to another setting[citation needed]

In sound options, change Listening Environment to another setting, e.g TV.

Floating Heads in Linux

Floating Heads in Linux[citation needed]

Add __GL_ShaderPortabilityWarnings=0 to your Launch Options

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use HelixMod: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 4.1, 4.3 4.1 on OS X, 4.3 on Linux.
Vulkan 1.0 Linux only. Must be opted in to linux_vulkan_beta
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Input SDL2 Only on OS X and Linux.
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-750 2.67 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 44 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5850
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10.3
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
Intel Iris Pro
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04.2, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-750 2.67 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 47 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
AMD and Intel GPUs are not officially supported.

References