Mighty No. 9

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Mighty No. 9
Mighty No. 9 cover
Developers
Comcept
Inti Creates
macOS (OS X) Aaron Melcher
Linux Aaron Melcher
Publishers
Deep Silver
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 21, 2016[1]
macOS (OS X) August 24, 2016[2]
Linux August 24, 2016[2]
Reception
Metacritic 52
OpenCritic 52
IGDB 52
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform, Shooter
Art styles Anime
Themes North America, Sci-fi
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Mighty No. 9 on Wikipedia

Mighty No. 9 is an anime action platforming game developed by Comcept and Inti Creates and was published by Deep Silver. It is the spiritual successor to the classic Mega Man sub-series in the Mega Man franchise and was developed using Unreal Engine 3.

The game was crowdfunded through Kickstarter with its campaign launching on August 31, 2013, which met its initial $900,000 funding goal roughly four days after its launch, and eventually raised $3,845,170 at the campaign's end with a version developed for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux among other console and handheld platforms.[3] The game, however, had at least three delays during its development; originally planned for an April 2015 release window, it was delayed until it was finally released on June 21, 2016 in North America and June 24 worldwide the same year through Steam and DRM-free Humble Store downloads for the computer versions. The game's launch, however, had issues as some of the game's Kickstarter backers reported having incorrect or broken keys to the desired platforms.[4] Some Kickstarter backers also received a DRM-free copy of the computer versions on DVD and/or a USB flash drive styled after a NES or Famicom cartridge, as well as the Golden Beck costume and Mega-Xel ReXelection DLCs depending on the amount pledged towards the game's Kickstarter.

Some settings of the game are accessible from the main menu while others are found within the game's pause menu; both option menus are located from the in-game hub. A majority of the computer version's issues for some players seem to be related to the game's MSAA implementation and controller support favoring DirectInput controllers over XInput ones, a reoccurring issue with Inti Creates' other titles on PC. Despite being developed for 64-bit operating systems, the Windows version on Steam calls the game through its 32-bit executable, meaning Steamworks features such as Steam Achievements and leaderboards are inaccessible when launching the game through its 64-bit executable.

It's online multiplayer features are unfortunately broken as one player plays fine while the other suffers low framerates, regardless of their internet connection speed. The PC has not seen any patch updates while the Mac OS X and Linux versions has seen a few from its porting team.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
DRM-free versions are currently available for Mac OS X and Linux; while the Windows version requires Steam DRM for installation. The DRM-free Windows version was only available to certain Kickstarter backers.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Can be played without Steam running.[5] Steam Achievements, online multiplayer, and leaderboards are disabled, but plays fine otherwise.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Some downloadable content are exclusive only to Kickstarter backers.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Ray Expansion Adds a new stage for Beck (Vermilion Destroyer), and upon clearing said stage unlocks Ray as a playable character on the save file. Available here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Retro Hero Adds a retro-inspired skin for Beck and an additional difficulty level (Maniac). Available here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mega-Xel Form Gives Beck access to the Mega-Xel form to use in-game. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Golden Beck Adds a golden colored skin for Beck. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\MN9Game\Config\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\MN9Game\SaveData\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Stores up to 29.30 KB of game save online (maximum of 10 save files).

Video[edit]

Graphics settings under settings menu. Screen percentage is resolution scaling and only goes up to 100%.
Graphics settings under settings menu. Screen percentage is resolution scaling and only goes up to 100%.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 resolutions are 16:9 letterboxed
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
21:9 resolutions are 16:9 pillarboxed
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Fixed 2D perspective.
Windowed
Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter or F11.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Option available, but not working. Uses regular maximized window with aspect ratio. Use GeDoSaTo as a workaround.[6]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Option up to 2x-16x samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA on by default. Option up to 8x MSAA.
FXAA can be disabled by disabling Bloom, but this will also disable features such as tone mapping and motion blur.[7]
Nvidia users can also force other methods here.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS. See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

High frame rate[edit]

Change frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Mn9Engine.ini.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file and set it to read only.
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input[edit]

Xbox 360 prompts are always shown, regardless of what input device being is used.
General settings under General Options.
General settings under General Options.
General settings under Game Options.
General settings under Game Options.
Controller and key rebinding under Game Options.
Controller and key rebinding under Game Options.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Found under Game Options in pause menu or in-game hub. Allows full remapping of keyboard/mouse and controllers. Press Esc during the rebinding process to unbind keys.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse movement not at all.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. Hooks into one of the controllers available and doesn't take any inputs from the rest. See controller not working.
Full controller support
With DirectInput controllers, D-pad and analog sticks might not be useable. DirectInput controllers most likely require calibration, which requires keyboard.
Controller remapping
Both calibration in General Options and button rebinding in Game Options. D-pad and analog sticks cannot be rebound.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox 360 variant.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings under settings menu.
Audio settings under settings menu.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects, and voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dubtitles.
Brazilian Portuguese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer requires Steam version of the game.[8]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op, Versus
Use Nucleus Coop & Unofficial mod. [9]
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op, Versus
Must be unlocked first.

Connection types


Issues fixed[edit]

Controller not working[edit]

Game hooks into one of the devices identifying itself as controller and ignores the rest. This means that usually especially XInput compatible controllers might get ignored.
Unplug or disable unused devices[citation needed]
  1. Open windows controller config by pressing Win+R and typing joy.cpl.
  2. Unplug or disable all the devices that are shown on the list besides used controller.
  3. From Advanced, select your controller to be the primary one.
  4. Start the game.

Notes

If using a DirectInput controller, calibrate the controller from the General Settings menu. Confirm is bound to Button 1 by default.

Crash on launch[edit]

For majority this seems to be MSAA setting related.
Disable MSAA via config[10]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Mn9SystemSettings.ini.
  3. Change first instance of bAllowD3D9MSAA from true to false.
  4. Save the changes and start the game.

Notes

MSAA can't be used and changing the option in-game will make it crash.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 3.0, 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Steam version only calls on the 32-bit executable; the 64-bit executable must be started manually, which also does not support Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, or online multiplayer.
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Interface Scaleform
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.8 GHz
AMD Phenom X4
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7770
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2520M
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 6630M
64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 15.04 +, Linux Mint 17.1, SteamOS Brewmaster, Ubuntu 14.04.3
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.8 GHz
AMD Phenom X4
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7770
64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

References

  1. Mighty No. 9 – Goes Gold! | "Mighty No. 9" Official Site
  2. 2.0 2.1 Release the Might! - last accessed on June 22, 2016
    "http://www.mightyno9.com/en/20160621"
  3. Mighty No. 9 by comcept USA, LLC - Kickstarter - last accessed on 2020-10-29
  4. Mighty No. 9 on Twitter: "For any backers who are still having issues with their keys, make sure to contact Humble Bundle directly as well" - last accessed on 2020-10-29
  5. Verified by User:Marioysikax on June 24, 2016
  6. Verified by User:AmethystViper on May 19, 2017
    Managed to hack borderless fullscreen by creating a GeDoSaTo profile for the game. Seems to also work on the 64-bit version.
  7. http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=5165673&postcount=3170
  8. Mighty No 9 Kickstarter Backer FAQ – Humble Bundle - last accessed on June 22, 2016
    "Can I play multiplayer in the DRM-free versions?
    The DRM-Free versions of Mighty No 9 do not have multiplayer capability at this time.
    "
  9. Mighty No. 9 on Twitter: "@LuigiBlood Sadly, no. Offline co-op would require some zoom-out/splitscreen feature we don't have in the current plan (for cost reasons)"
  10. (FIX) Game Crashing After Launching :: Mighty No. 9 General Discussion - last accessed on June 24, 2016