Metal Gear Solid: Integral

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Metal Gear Solid: Integral
Metal Gear Solid: Integral cover
Developers
Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
Windows Digital Dialect
Publishers
Konami
Windows Microsoft Game Studios
Release dates
Windows September 24, 2000
Metal Gear Solid: Integral guide on StrategyWiki
Metal Gear Solid: Integral on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Metal Gear
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Survive 2018

Key points

Called Metal Gear Solid in packaging but Metal Gear Solid: Integral in the title screen.
Expanded version of Metal Gear Solid with various extras and gameplay enhancements. It also comes bundled with 300+ new virtual reality training missions on a separate disc.

General information

Metal Gear Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
Demo

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SavedGames\[Note 2]
Pictures taken by the in-game camera are stored in <path-to-game>\photos\

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Widescreen fix by nemesis2000.
  2. Extract mgs.7z files to the installation folder (password: mgs).
  3. Run upx.bat if exe size equals 1,008,640 bytes.
  4. Edit mgs1w.ini to set the resolution.

Notes

Supported exe size: 2,883,584 bytes; 1,008,640 bytes.

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Issues unresolved[edit]

Captions flicker/make the game slower in Hardware mode[edit]

The slowdown caused by the captions can also be worked around by turning off the captions in settings
Instructions[citation needed]
It is recommended to apply the "Graphics issues with GeForce/Radeon GPUs" fix below before applying this one.
Certain visual elements (e.g. the game's HUD, letterboxes during cutscenes) will become invisible with DXGL 0.5.7.[3]
  1. Download and install DXGL.
  2. After installing, go to the Start menu -> All programs -> DXGL -> Configure DXGL.
  3. Click on Add and add mgsi.exe and mgsvr.exe located in the installation folder.
  4. Click Apply then OK and open the game.
  5. In game, go to Option -> Video/Sound Options, enable captions, then go to Advanced, select DXGL DDraw Wrapper, your desired resolution and restart the game.

Real-life footage shown in the game during certain cutscenes are replaced with a green rectangle[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Graphics issues with GeForce/Radeon GPUs[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Download the fixed executables here.
  2. Once downloaded, extract the contents into the installation folder of the game and overwrite any files.

"Software rendering mode" error[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go into the installation folder.
  2. Right click MGSI.exe and choose "Properties".
  3. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and check "Run in compatibility mode for: Windows 98/Windows Me" and check "Run this program as an administrator".
  4. After that you'll have to run it in windowed mode using the -w command line argument.
  5. The game should run allowing you to either go to the options and select "software rendering" (to play in full-screen) or continue to play in windowed mode.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References