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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance cover
Developers
PlatinumGames
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Publishers
Konami
Engines
Platinum Engine
Release dates
Windows January 9, 2014
macOS (OS X) September 25, 2014
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 84
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Hack and slash, Quick time events
Art styles Realistic
Themes Africa, Middle East, North America, Sci-fi, South America
Series Metal Gear
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on HowLongToBeat
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on IGDB
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance guide on StrategyWiki
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on MobyGames
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Wikipedia
Metal Gear
Metal Gear 1990
Metal Gear Solid: Integral 2000
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance 2003
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Survive 2018
Metal Gear (2020) 2020

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a singleplayer third-person action, hack and slash and quick time events game in the Metal Gear series.

The game's Mac port was deactivated in 2017.[1]

General information

PC Report
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.
The Mac OS X version is no longer available and unplayable as the server for the DRM has been shut down.[1]
Not available in Asia.

DLC and expansion packs

All DLCs from console versions are built-in.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Modify a game file[2]
Make a backup of <path-to-game>\METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE.exe just in case before continuing.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Press CTRL+R To open the Search & Replace dialogue box
  3. Click the Hex-values tab and then input the following:
  4. ‎‎‎‏‏‎Search for: 8B 8D 8C 00 00 00 85 C9 74 13
  5. Replace with 8B 8D 8C 00 00 00 85 C9 EB 13
  6. Save the changes.
Use the mod Skip credits and more[3]
  1. Download the mod Skip credits and more.
  2. Extract the file to <path-to-game> (not to <path-to-game>\GameData).
With the mod installed, it is possible to press Enter on a keyboard or the A button on a gamepad to skip the intro logos and the end credits. It is also possible to input the Konami code by pressing F11.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\MGR\SaveData\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/235460/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\MGR\SaveData\MGR.sav
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Metal Gear Rising - Revengeance Steam/p_drive/User/Application Data/MGR/SaveData/MGR.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/235460/pfx/[Note 1]
The game uses a fixed path for its data instead of using the standard Windows variables, if the C: drive is missing or there isn't a Documents folder under the user folder, the game will not be able to save and will crash.[4]. This also means that Steam Cloud won't work correctly if the Documents folder of the user is in a drive other than C: (Steam Cloud will sync the savegame in the correct drive, but the game will ignore this save and create a new one in the C: drive instead). [5] Possible workarounds include manually creating an empty Documents folder or using symbolic linking. Symbolic linking allows one to keep Steam Cloud working while also having the user folder in a drive other than C:.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 954 MB available.
Settings will sync too, except graphics settings.
Steam Cloud will not sync any files if the system doesn't have a C: drive.[6]
Also, if there is a C: drive but your Documents folder has been moved to a different drive (for example, D:), Steam Cloud will sync the folder in the correct drive, but the game will insist on saving and loading from the C: drive, meaning that Steam Cloud will still not work. Your Documents folder needs to be in the C: drive in order for Steam Cloud to work.

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen. If the HUD is broken on Ultrawide/Superwide resolutions, you can use this version of the plugin instead, just replace the existing plugin in Flawless Widescreen. Make sure "Don't Stretch HUD" is checked. MGROverride is not needed, just use the 800x600 resolution option and follow the instructions in the Flawless Widescreen window.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Main menu and cutscenes are capped at 30 FPS. Gameplay is capped at 59 FPS.
Frame limiter is unstable and jumps further up and down the longer the game is left on. This is a long-standing issue with PlatinumGames PC ports.[7]
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Game is limited to 800x600, 1280x720, 1366x768, 1680x1050 and 1920x1080 only. Aspect ratios other than 16:9 are anamorphic.
Set custom resolution[8]
  1. Download MGROverride.
  2. Enter your desired resolution into the tool and press "Patch".
  3. Close the tool. You do not need to reopen it unless you wish to unpatch or change to another resolution.
  4. Select the 800x600 resolution in game to enable your custom resolution.

Notes

Can cause minor graphical glitches, especially with the HUD.
You must manually select the 800x600 resolution each time the game launches. This is because the game tries to autodetect the correct resolution for your monitor on launch.
Can make Left Stick QTEs impossible to complete.

Remove noise filter

Remove noise filter[9]
  1. Download the file from here or here.
  2. Extract to the installation folder and overwrite.

Modified camera settings

These mods disable some camera restrictions and leave the camera a little more calm and fixed. They also make the player character centered on the screen, rather than aligned to the left.
Use camera mods[10][11]
  1. Download the file from here or here.
  2. Extract the desired mod to <path-to-game>\GameData\.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
The Konami Code can only be input with a controller.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Certain keys such as A and D cannot be changed. No extra mouse buttons.
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration present by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion. General camera settings also affect sub-weapon aiming and blade mode cameras.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Four presets available.
Controller sensitivity
Separate values for the Y-axis and the X-axis.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also has X-axis inversion. General camera settings also affect sub-weapon aiming and blade mode cameras.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See DualShock 4.
DualShock button prompts
See DualShock Button Prompts.
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
Switches rapidly between controller and KB/M prompts. Prioritizes KB/M prompts.

DualShock Button Prompts

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download and open the following archive.
  2. Open the appropiate language folder.
  3. Extract the ui folder for the correct language in the <path-to-game>\gamedata path.

Notes

Remove the ui folder in order to revert back to the standard button prompts.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and voices.
Surround sound
Up to 5.0 output.[12]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team».
Spanish

Issues fixed

Crash on launch (Windows)

Even when the correct drive is present, the game might still crash from ntdll.dll as a faulty module
The game uses a fixed path for its data instead of using the standard Windows variables, if the C: drive is missing the game will not be able to save and will crash.
Create a new C: drive[13][14]

Notes

If needed a USB stick can also be plugged in and set to the appropriate letter instead.

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode may default the display's refresh rate to 24 Hz or 60 Hz, especially for users using HDMI cables.[15]
Override refresh rate with D3Dx[16]
  1. Download D3Dx by Chiri.
  2. Copy d3d9.dll and d3dx.ini to the game folder.
  3. Open d3dx.ini.
  4. Change refresh_rate=60 to desired refresh rate; e.g. refresh_rate=120.
Set screen refresh rate with Special K[17]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to the proper value, e.g. RefreshRate=60 or use RefreshRate=0 for automatic detection.
  5. Change EnableTextureMods=true to EnableTextureMods=false.
Use ForceFix
  1. Install recommended software and system updates, if for Windows 7, under Ideal Conditions from Steam Guide.
  2. Download version of ForceFix for your operating system from Steam Guide.
  3. Unpack the archive and launch ForceFix.
  4. For refresh rates above 60 Hz, set frequency under Custom tab and Apply.

Notes

By default, the refresh rate in the game will go back to normal once you close the program. You can change it by unchecking Restore on Close option.
Disable fullscreen optimizations in Windows 10 and 11
  1. Right click the EXE file of the app or game, and click on Properties.
  2. Click on the Compatibility tab.
  3. Check (disable).
  4. Click on OK.

Crashes when changing display mode to fullscreen (Linux)

On some Proton / Linux configurations, changing display mode from windowed to fullscreen can cause a crash. This can be worked around by editing the graphics settings file directly.
Find and edit graphics settings file
  1. Locate the GraphicOption file in game's configuration path.
  2. Open the file with a hex editor.
  3. Each configuration option takes 4 bytes, with the first byte of each 4 holding a configuration value. Fullscreen/windowed setting is seventh, so you want to edit the twenty-fifth byte, or byte at address 0x18 in hex.
  4. Set the byte at address 0x18 to 1 for windowed mode, and 0 for fullscreen mode.

QTEs with Left Stick impossible to complete on controller

Use DPad Left and DPad Right buttons[18]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Unplayable as of 2017.

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i Series
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 27 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Intel Iris

Notes

  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>/235460/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (235460) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References