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Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Mirror's Edge Catalyst cover
Developers
DICE
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows June 7, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 70
IGDB 69
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform
Art styles Realistic
Themes Cyberpunk, Sci-fi
Series Mirror's Edge
Mirror's Edge Catalyst on HowLongToBeat
Mirror's Edge Catalyst on IGDB
Mirror's Edge Catalyst on MobyGames
Mirror's Edge Catalyst on Wikipedia
Mirror's Edge
Mirror's Edge 2009
Mirror's Edge Catalyst 2016

General information

PC Report
Official forums (Archived)
EA answer forums (Archived)
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Origin
Windows
Amazon.com
Origin
Windows
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Origin
Windows
Humble Store
Origin
Windows
Origin
Origin
Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Origin
Included with EA Play (Steam).
Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM[1]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Runner Kit Bundle Originally a pre-order bonus
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Mirrors Edge Catalyst\settings\PROF_SAVE_profile
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1233570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Mirrors Edge Catalyst\settings\PROF_SAVE
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1233570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
HUD centered on exclusive full screen.
Ultra-widescreen
Pre-rendered cutscenes have white bars on the side; some clipping with walls or character's arms when in combination with high FOV.[2]
4K Ultra HD
No scaling applied to UI, reducing its size.
Field of view (FOV)
60-90 vertical. For higher values see Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Assumes native monitor resolution. Cannot change resolution in this mode. Requires use of resolution scale slider to achieve same effect.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SSAA via resolution scaler, post-process AA always enabled except on "Low" quality preset. Also see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Triple buffered. Use the "RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 0" command for double buffered v-sync. See depth of field section for code implementation method.[3]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Pre-rendered cutscenes are 30 FPS. Frame rate is capped to 72 during the videos.
Frame Rate is capped at 200 FPS during gameplay. For higher values use the command line "GameTime.MaxVariableFPS #" where # is the max desired frame rate (0 will not uncap the fps). See depth of field section for code implementation method.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Depth of field[edit]

Disable DoF[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Create a new file named user.cfg.
  3. Open the file with your text editor of choice.
  4. Write "PostProcess.ForceDofEnable 0" to disable depth of field.
  5. Save your changes.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use Higher FOV Options mod[citation needed]
Instructions[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Create a new file named user.cfg.
  3. Open the file with your text editor of choice.
  4. Write Render.ForceFov # where # is your preferred FOV.
  5. Save your changes.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Disable anti-aliasing on custom preset[citation needed]
  1. Set in game preset to Custom.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open PROF_SAVE_profile with preferred text editor.
  4. Change GstRender.AntiAliasingDeferred and GstRender.AntiAliasingPost to 0.
  5. Start the game.

Notes

GstRender.AntiAliasingDeferred does not seem to have any effect.
If the game crashes after this change, change the reflection details to low with (GstRender.ReflectionQuality 0).[5]
Because of the game's visual direction having massive amount of high contrast edges and constantly moving camera, disabling anti-aliasing produces massive amount of aliasing and shimmering, and since the screen space reflections rely on temporal accumulation, disabling TAA will cause visual bugs. If using resolution scaling is too demanding, applying some other form of anti-aliasing externally, e.g. SMAA using ReShade is highly recommended.
If disabling TAA is not a viable option, using a sharpening filter like AMD's Radeon Image Sharpening or Nvidia's Freestyle Sharpen is recommended, since it helps reduce the TAA blur, especially at higher resolutions.

Input[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.
In-game key rebinding.
In-game key rebinding.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Doesn't go too low - High DPI users be warned
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two alternative layouts are available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse aiming can't be used if controller is enabled.

Audio[edit]

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, dialogue boost.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language is changed through the Origin client.
Some regions only have certain languages available.[7]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

In-game network settings.
In-game network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer
Users can create and compete in time trials or place beacons for other users to find.
Changing the runner emblem is only possible via the official website or the companion app.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Blurry visuals and textures[edit]

By default, if the game tries to utilize more VRAM than is available, it will automatically decrease the quality of game assets, including textures and shadows.
Disable GPU memory restriction in graphics settings[citation needed]

Notes

Make sure your machine is within requirements before doing this as especially low amount of VRAM may introduce other problems including stuttering.
In-game post-processing antialiasing also blurs visuals. See Anti-aliasing (AA).

Uneven Camera Motion With Mouse Input[edit]

Mouse input generates uneven camera motion at framerates indivisible by 30.
Use an external tool such as RTSS to cap framerate to 30, 60, 90, 120, etc. or use VSYNC at a matching refresh rate.

Stuttering[edit]

These fixes resolves stuttering at regular intervals, from the auto-saving, and/or moving in the world.
Exclude the save game data location in your Antivirus.
Turn off Fullscreen Optimizations (Windows 10 only)
  1. Right click on either the shortcut to the game, or on the exe file itself. (MirrorsEdgeCatalyst.exe)
  2. Select 'Properties', then select the 'Compatibility' tab.
  3. Check the box 'Disable fullscreen optimizations'.
Enable GPU memory restriction in graphics settings.
Set Origin to offline mode[8]
Change refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Set your monitors refresh rate at 60hz.[citation needed]
  2. Set in-game fullscreen option to windowed.
  3. Try setting GameTime.MaxVariableFPS to 60 or 30
Move save files to SSD[9]

If your game is on a SSD but the save files are present on a HDD, it will cause stuttering and CPU/GPU spikes every 5 seconds or so. Move your save files to the SSD or create a symbolic link as described here.

Disable HAGS[citation needed]
  1. Open Windows Settings
  2. Use the searchbox to look for "graphic settings"
  3. Toggle Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling Off.
  4. Restart your PC.
Set process priority to High[10]

To automate this, put the following commands into a batch file (.bat extension) in the game's directory and use the .bat file to launch the game (The batch file has to be ran as admin): MirrorsEdgeCatalyst.exe

timeout 60

wmic process where name="MirrorsEdgeCatalyst.exe" CALL setpriority "high priority"

Black screen on launch[edit]

Disable the Teamviewer QuickConnect plugin[citation needed]
  1. Open Teamviewer, select "Extra" then "Options". Go to the "Advanced" tab and select "Show advanced options.
  2. Under "Advanced settings for Computers and Contacts" click "Configure" and untick "Show QuickConnect button".

Notes

This can also be done by opening an explorer window, clicking on the QuickConnect icon, and selecting disable in the bottom right corner.

Hair bug on reflective elevator surfaces[edit]

When in an elevator, if there is a reflective surface, you will see Faith's hair glitch up or down, depending on which direction you're heading.
Cap the FrameRate to 30fps[11]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.
Uses the Enlighten middleware for Global Illumination.

Companion app[edit]

Available for Android, iOS and WP.
Includes same features as the official site, which include news, interactive map (2D instead of 3D on website) and player profile customization.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3250
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 270X
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

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>/1233570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1233570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Mirror's Edge Catalyst EULA. - last accessed on 2016-6-8
    "While there is no limit on the total number of machines on which the Software can be Authenticated, you may launch and access the Software on no more than five (5) unique machines in any rolling 24-hour period."
  2. Mirrors Edge Catalyst Closed Beta 21:9 Info, WideasFcuk YouTube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Verified by User:Radmaxx on 2021-10-31
  4. How To Change FOV Beyond 90: mirrorsedge
  5. https://forums.mirrorsedge.com/discussion/comment/6347/#Comment_6347
  6. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  7. Catalyst language files:/r/mirrorsedge - last accessed on June 12, 2016
  8. I can't start the game !!! - Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst Forums - last accessed on June 19, 2016
    "ok ... that was Origin issue... game try to upload stats every 10s but there was no connection with EA service... when I go offline in orgin it stops freezeing."
  9. If anyone still wondering the fix for ME Catalyst stuttering/fps drops... - last accessed on June 14, 2019
  10. Anyone have issues with freezing in Catalyst? - last accessed on July 18, 2018
  11. [1]