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Medal of Honor: Airborne

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Medal of Honor: Airborne
Medal of Honor: Airborne cover
EA Los Angeles
Multiplayer Demiurge Studios[1]
Electronic Arts
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows September 4, 2007
Metacritic 78
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, World War II, Historical
Series Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor: Airborne on HowLongToBeat
Medal of Honor: Airborne on IGDB
Medal of Honor: Airborne on MobyGames
Medal of Honor: Airborne on Wikipedia
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Medal of Honor: Airborne is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game in the Medal of Honor series.

General information

Medal of Honor Wiki
Steam Community Discussions
Modding forum


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 7 DRM or TAGES Solidshield DRM, depending on region.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of its version of EA Play.
Included with EA Play.
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CD key
Included with EA Play (Steam), but no longer purchasable separately.
The Steam version replaces all swastikas with generic German Infantry symbols across all regions (originally censored only in the German version).[2][3] A patch for restoring the original images can be found through this guide
A demo version is available (featuring tutorial and first campaign mission).


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via EA Play.

Essential improvements


Official patches 1.2 and 1.3 (the latter requiring the former) are available from Patches-Scrolls. The Steam version is already patched.

Nvidia PhysX

The retail version of the game requires the Nvidia PhysX Legacy System Software[4][5].

Skip intro videos

Skip company logos
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\UnrealEngine3\MOHAGame\CookedMovies.
  2. Delete or rename MOHA_Shell_EAID.vp6 (or any of its localized variants).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Medal of Honor Airborne(tm)\Config\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Medal of Honor Airborne(tm)\Saved\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

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


Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
Launcher audio settings.
Launcher audio settings.
In-game audio/video settings.
In-game audio/video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Run moha_setup.exe again to configure the resolution. Game was designed for 4:3 aspect ratio; 16:10/16:9 resolutions are Vert-. At resolutions higher than 720p, the black background of the meeting room does not cover correctly, allowing to see NPCs in T-pose.[6]
Run moha_setup.exe again to configure your resolution.
Image is Vert-. FOV can be increased to compensate but this requires an external mod. See Field of view (FOV).
4K Ultra HD
Some scaling issues with HUD and loading screens, nothing that makes the game unplayable. Key binding screen may not function correctly at 4K due to improper scaling.
Field of view (FOV)
Vert-. See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Nvidia Profile Inspector flag: 0x00000045.[7] or use SweetFX for SMAA. Extract archive contents to executable location.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See High dynamic range display (HDR).

Field of view (FOV)

Custom FOV with Patrxgt's fix[citation needed]
  1. Download FOV fix.
  2. Extract the desired FOV files to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Run the game and press any movement key (WSAD) to change in-game Field of View
Returning to the default settings removes the FOV fix.
Using MOHAWeapon.ini might break aiming through sights by causing constantly flickering FOV.
Custom FOV with Medal Of Honor Airborne Redux[citation needed]
  1. Download Medal of Honor: Airborne Redux.
  2. Extract the desired FOV files to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Run the game and press any movement key (WSAD) to change in-game Field of View
Redux also features other changes, namely to the AI. It is possible to use the mod to change the FOV without using the modified AI.
Redux's FOV fix may change the game's controls and language. Change the language through the fix provided below. The controls can not be changed permanently without uninstalling the fov fix. The controls can be changed temporarily, however.


Toggle with Alt+ Enter
Use the -windowed parameter
Set StartupFullscreen=False in MOHAEngine.ini

Graphics tweaks

Graphics tweaks[citation needed]
  1. Launch game at least once and configure your controls
  2. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Medal of Honor Airborne(tm)\Config\MOHASettings.ini
  3. In sthe ection [MOHAGame.MOHAScalabilityOptions], switch several graphical settings like bloom, depth of field, motion blur, shadows and more.

Make ADS a toggle instead of hold

Controller tweak
  1. Launch game at least once and configure your controls
  2. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Medal of Honor Airborne(tm)\Config\MOHAInput.ini
  3. Change all instances of (Name="Ironsights",Command="Button bAim") to (Name="Ironsights",Command="Toggle bAim").

High dynamic range display (HDR)

Use Special K after D3D11 upgrade[8]
  1. Set the game to run in windowed mode.
  2. Install DgVoodoo 2 in <path-to-game>\UnrealEngine3\Binaries\.
  3. Use its configuration utility to force the highest available Direct3D 11 feature level API and the DirectX Videocard VRAM the closest to your GPU.
  4. Download Special K.
  5. Install it locally into the aforementioned game folder with SpecialK32.dll renamed to d3d11.dll.
  6. Start the game, and open the SpecialK control panel with (Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace).
  7. Set an Override Resolution by clicking once over Window Resolution
  • if targetting fullscreen, make sure to first enable Borderless and Fullscreen Borderless under Window Management
  1. Follow the remainder of the Special K HDR guide.


In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Although not listed, mouse scroll wheel is bound to weapon switching and scope zooming by default. Attempting to manually bind the scroll wheel to commands will cause it to be unbound from these default commands and there is no way to restore this without resetting the key bindings.
Mouse acceleration
See Mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Some options can not be changed using gamepad.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Linked to Invert Mouse option.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse acceleration

Disable mouse acceleration[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open MOHAInput.ini.
  3. Change bUseViewAcceleration=true to bUseViewAcceleration=false.

Mouse sensitivity

When aiming down sights, even the smallest of mouse movements will cause the crosshair to "skip" several dozen pixels, interfering with the ability to aim precisely at small targets. This can be addressed in the following ways:
Change iron sights and scope sensitivity[citation needed]
  1. Launch game at least once and configure your controls.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open MOHAWeapon.ini.
  4. Locate section [MOHAGame.WeaponTrueTriggerComponent] and tweak these cvars:
LateralAmplitude=0 // Multiplier for how much the scope "drifts" horizontally.
VerticalFrequency=0 // How quickly the scope drift goes through it's pattern


This will work only for singleplayer. For multiplayer, delete MOHAWeapon.ini and let game generate a new one.
Not working with iron sights.

Toggle aim down sights

Toggle aim down sights[citation needed]

Open a new AutoHotkey script & insert the following.

If NotPushed := Not NotPushed
Send {RButton Down}
Send {RButton Up}


To use the middle mouse button, replace all instances of RButton with MButton.


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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Retail only.
Traditional Chinese
Retail only.
Censored release.
A fan translation is available alongside the official one.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation: download.
Available for Steam version despite not being shown on the store page.[9]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
The official multiplayer service was shut down on February 16, 2023.[10]

Connection types

VR support

Devices State Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed

Medal of Honor: Airborne requires PhysX to be installed in order to run properly

Download and install PhysX Legacy System Software 9.13.0604[citation needed]

Medal of Honor: Airborne has very low performance on Origin

Instructions[citation needed]
  • Disable the Origin In Game Overlay in the game's options.

Game is using the wrong language

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Open MOHASettings.ini located in the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Search for Language = and write your desired language code after the equals sign.
  • SPA for Spanish.
  • POL for Polish.
  • DEU for German.
  • FRA for French.
  • HUN for Hungarian.
  • UKE for English.
  • RUS for Russian.
  • ITA for Italian.
  • CZE for Czech.

Save & exit.

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX 2.7.2
Audio RwAudioCore
Anti-cheat PunkBuster [11]

Enable console

These steps enable the console (accessed with ~).
Use -enableconsole command line argument[12]

For newer versions of the game, delete the launcher/setup executable moha_setup.exe located along side the game's executable as well.

If all above fails[citation needed]
1 Go to the configuration file(s) location.
2 Open MOHAInput.ini.
3. Search for section [Engine.Console] and edit it so it look like this:
4. Launch the game
5. Once in game, press Tab .
6. Go to options / misc change the scoreboard bind with the button above the Tab key.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 2800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1300 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 6800XT/LE, 7100GS, 7200GS/LE, 7300 GS/GT are not supported. Nvidia SLI and ATI/AMD Crossfire modes are not supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/24840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (24840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.