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Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

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Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault cover
Developers
EA Los Angeles
Multiplayer TKO Software[1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Lithtech Jupiter
Release dates
Windows November 4, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 80
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America, Asia, Oceania, World War II, Historical
Series Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault on HowLongToBeat
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault on IGDB
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault on MobyGames
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault on Wikipedia
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault 2004
Medal of Honor: Airborne 2007
Medal of Honor (2010) 2010
Medal of Honor: Warfighter 2012
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond 2020

Warnings

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

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game in the Medal of Honor series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Medal of Honor Wiki
Neoseeker forums for Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v3 DRM[Note 1] 4 CDs or 1 DVD.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Origin
Origin
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Demos

Free demo versions are available from GameFront: singleplayer, multiplayer.

Monetization

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

Essential improvements

Patches

Latest version is 1.2. Patches: 1.0 to 1.1, and 1.1 to 1.2.

Skip intro videos

Use the +set cl_playintro 0 command line argument[citation needed]

Game data

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

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Medal of Honor Pacific Assault(tm)\

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Medal of Honor Pacific Assault(tm)\

Save game cloud syncing

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

Video

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution. Hud doesn't scale, but should still be readable.
Field of view (FOV)
See Widescreen resolution.
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced via the GPU control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA). or force in the GPU control panel.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 91 FPS by default.
120+ FPS
See Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Correcting FOV for widescreen resolutions requires the GOG version, or a cracked exe.
Set resolution and FOV[4]
  1. Run the game and exit.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open newconfig.cfg.
  4. Edit the following lines to set the resolution.
    • set r_screenheight "XXXX"
    • set r_screenwidth "XXXX"
    • set r_refreshrate "XXX"
  5. Add the following lines to set the correct weapon FOV.
    • For widescreen resolutions:
      • set r_first_person_fov_x "70"
      • set r_first_person_fov_y "50"
    • For ultra-widescreen resolutions:
      • set r_first_person_fov_x "70"
      • set r_first_person_fov_y "40"
    • For multi-monitor resolutions:
      • set r_first_person_fov_x "75"
      • set r_first_person_fov_y "30"
  6. Open mohpa.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  7. Press Ctrl+F and set Datatype to Hex-values.
  8. Search for F6 68 00 00 A0 42 8B and change it to:
    • F6 68 00 00 BA 42 8B for 16:10 screens
    • F6 68 00 00 C8 42 8B for 16:9 screens
    • F6 68 00 00 EA 42 8B for 21:9 screens
    • F6 68 00 00 11 43 8B for multi-monitor screens
  9. Search for BA 00 00 A0 42 and change it to:
    • BA 00 00 BA 42 for 16:10 screens
    • BA 00 00 C8 42 for 16:9 screens
    • BA 00 00 EA 42 for 21:9 screens
    • BA 00 00 11 43 for multi-monitor screens
  10. Save the file.
  11. In game, zoom in and out (Alt) to correct the FOV.

Windowed

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the name and executable path.
  4. Set the window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click on Video tab, set Modal Style.
  7. Click OK, then File and Save.
Alternatively, you can add +set r_fullscreen "0" into your config file to have your game run in a window and then use solutions like Windowed Borderless Gaming or Borderless gaming to achieve borderless window.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Enable 8x MSAA[citation needed]
Nvidia hardware: graphical glitches (such as white dots around anti-aliased entities) might occur when enabling MSAA (enhancing to SGSSAA removes those artifacts); diagonal dotted line also appears in certain instances (such as the credits screen), turning "AA Fix" to on via nVidia Profile Inspector fixes this.[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Create and open custom.cfg.
  3. Add the line set r_multisample_quality 8.

Frame rate (FPS)

Remove FPS cap[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open newconfig.cfg.
  3. Add the line set com_maxfps 0.
Frame rate is capped to refresh rate during gameplay on AMD graphics cards while running fullscreen mode.[citation needed]

Input

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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Can be disabled in control options
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller types

Audio

Launcher audio settings.
Launcher audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music
Surround sound
Up to 7.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1.0, EAX 2.0, EAX 3.0.[6] Can be enabled in the launcher.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Retail only.
Traditional Chinese
Retail only.
Czech
Fan translation. link #1 or link #2
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Japanese
Only available in Japanese retail release.
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Unofficial translation; Gamevício.
Russian
Local retail only. Download this patch for digital versions.
Spanish
Swedish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[7] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 6667, 18020, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
UDP 13203, 13300, 27900, 29910
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

InstallShield setup does not recognise valid CD key

Run setup\setup.exe in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and as administrator

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Override refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Run the game and exit.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open newconfig.cfg.
  4. Change set r_refreshrate "60" to set r_refreshrate "0".

Game Crashes to Desktop

On some missions, mainly the first one and at bootcamp when hitting the ragdoll, the game will crash to desktop.

Use official game executables to avoid crashes[8]
This bug is caused by some third-party alternate 1.2 executables

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 [9]
Shader Model support 1.1, 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Miles Sound System 6.6a
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.5.21.0
Multiplayer GameSpy

Enable developer console

Enable console[citation needed]
  1. Run the game and exit.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open newconfig.cfg.
  4. Add the following lines.
    • set developer "1"
    • set ui_console "1"
  5. Open the console with ~ in-game.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible


Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]

References

  1. Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Designer Diary #4 - GameSpot - last accessed on 2018-07-14
  2. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  3. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  4. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault | WSGF
  5. Verified by User:ChaosBahamut on 2023-02-01
  6. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/creative_labs_sound_blaster_audigy_4_pro,8.html
  7. Pricing | GameSpy Technology
  8. Verified by User:Superb lobster on 2023-09-09
    Tested three exes: EA digital, a third-party alternate exe and the fov-hacked exe from the community files section (I think based on GOG?). Of those only the third-party alternate exe crashed every time. Patches do not matter. Same with retail copy.
  9. Verified by User:AlphaYellow on 2024-04-08
    According to System Informer, the game loads d3d9.dll. dgVoodoo2's traces point to Direct3D 9 (e.g: "Direct3DDevice9").