MechWarrior: Living Legends

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MechWarrior: Living Legends
MechWarrior: Living Legends cover
Developers
Wandering Samurai Studios
Engines
CryEngine 2
Release dates
Windows December 26, 2009
MechWarrior: Living Legends on Wikipedia

Warnings

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

Total conversion mod for Crysis Wars (multiplayer component of Crysis: Warhead).
Back in active development[1] since October 28, 2016[2]
Now comes preinstalled with OpenSpy.[2]

General information

Official website
Official forums
Official wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Full installation instructions are included.
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
Community Edition.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Crysis Wars Multiplayer Mod[edit]

This mod updates the game to use new multiplayer master servers, re-enabling online support lost by the GameSpy service shutdown.

Full details and download links can be found on the German Crysis Forums.

Or just follow this installation guide.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip company logos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\Localized\Video\
  2. Delete or move these files:
bg.sfd
Trailer_Wandering_Samurai_Studios.sfd

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Crysis_WARHEAD\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Crysis_WARHEAD\

Video settings[edit]

Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Field of view (FOV)[citation needed]
  1. Open the console (~).
  2. Enter con_restricted=0 to enable all console commands.
  3. Enter cl_fov XX where XX is you desired field of view.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Anisotropic Filtering[citation needed]
  1. Open the console (~).
  2. Enter con_restricted=0 to enable all console commands.
  3. Enter r_TexMaxAnisotropy XX where XX is you desired AF from range 1 to 16.

Input settings[edit]

External key map settings.
External key map settings.
External joystick settings.
External joystick settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Mouse acceleration[citation needed]
  1. Open the console (~).
  2. Enter con_restricted=0 to enable all console commands.
  3. Enter i_mouse_accel X where X is 1 or 0. Default 0 disables acceleration.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
32 Versus
Online play
32 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
All servers need to be launched via the mod laucnher.
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443, 6667, 28910, 29900-29901
UDP 27900-27901, 29910, 64087
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

Hangs on startup[edit]

Run the 64-bit version of the game[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Bin64.
  2. Launch the crysis64.exe file with the -mod MWLL command line argument to play the 64-bit version of the game.
Stop your antivirus or add the game to its exceptions[4]
(0.8.3) Disable vJoy virtual joytick in device manager[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 10
Shader Model support 3, 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit can be found under <path-to-game>\Bin64.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Multiplayer GameSpy
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.8 GHz (XP)
3.2 GHz (Vista)
System memory (RAM) 1.0 GB (XP)
1.5 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.
Supported chipsets: Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

References