Mega Man X5

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Mega Man X5
Mega Man X5 cover
Dysin Interactive
Release dates
Windows August 20, 2002
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform
Vehicles Hovercraft, Robot
Art styles Anime, Pixel art
Themes Sci-fi
Series Mega Man X
Mega Man X5 on HowLongToBeat
Mega Man X5 on IGDB
Mega Man X5 guide on StrategyWiki
Mega Man X5 on MobyGames
Mega Man X5 on Wikipedia
Subseries of Mega Man
Mega Man X 1995
Mega Man X3 1997
Mega Man X4 1998
Mega Man X5 2002
Mega Man X6 2003
Rockman X7 2004
Mega Man X8 2005
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2018
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 2018
Rockman X Dive 2021


This game is not playable in English (see Localizations for supported languages).

Mega Man X5 is a single-player sidescrolling action game in the Mega Man X series.

Originally released for the PlayStation game console, it was ported to PC between 2001 and 2002. Unlike PC ports of previous Mega Man X games, this title was localized and released in Asian territories including Korea, China and Taiwan.

Despite its popularity in Asian territories, the Simplfied Chinese and Korean releases were extremely rare products; bizarrely, the Simplfied Chinese version was published and released by UbiSoft (presumably UbiSoft, Shanghai).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 (2.30.031) DRM[Note 1].
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game was re-released as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2, but script was only in Japanese and English in the X Legacy Collection 2 version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]


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



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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
PC version uses redesigned font for English and Japanese script instead of reusing original Playstation font. All PC versions use Japanese voice acting, but in the English version several voice clips being cut, just like its original Playstation counterpart.
Japanese vocal Opening/Ending themes from Playstation version is missing; the game reuses other tracks for Opening/Ending themes instead, like International Playstation versions.
Although Japanese vocal Opening theme has been replaced in a similar manner as Japanese PC version, the vocal Ending theme was kept intact; The same applies to Traditional/Simplified Chinese.
Traditional Chinese
Traditional and Simplified Chinese uses redesigned title screen logo to reflect localization change, but automatic demonstration screen still uses Japanese logo.
Simplified Chinese

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Known Issues[edit]

  • The Japanese and Asian versions cannot save certain setups including display modes and initial button mapping config, which did not happen in English version.
  • The Korean version, for some reason, has Debug Invincibility functions included (presumably by accident). F12 on the keyboard serves as the Debug Invincibilty switch.


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible


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