Mortal Kombat 4

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Mortal Kombat 4
Mortal Kombat 4 cover
Developers
Midway Games
Windows Eurocom
Publishers
Midway Games
Release dates
Windows October 15, 1997
Taxonomy
Genres Fighting
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Key points

Options menu can be accessed any time by pressing F2.
Installer is 16-bit only. Use winevdm to install the game.


General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Pre-packaged with nGlide 2.10.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest official patch 3 is available at soggi.org.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GT Interactive\Mortal Kombat 4\1.00[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Locked to 640x480 (Glide) or 320x240 (Software).[1]
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
62 FPS lock.[2]
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use nGlide[citation needed]
  1. Install nGlide.
  2. Run nGlide from the Start screen/Start menu and change the resolution and other settings.
Set aspect ratio to 4:3 for a letterboxed output or to fit to screen to stretch from 4:3.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Joystick/Controller settings.
Joystick/Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Recent DirectInput and XInput gamepads are supported. Movement and selection is limited to the left stick and XInput triggers are not supported.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

(GOG.com Release/nGlide) Exception C0000005 at Address 625DFC33[edit]

An example of the crash on startup.
An example of the crash on startup.
Configure nGlide to use Vulkan Backend[3]
  1. Ensure that nGlide is up to date. (This step is not necessary for the GOG.com release)
  2. Navigate to <path-to-game>.
  3. Open nglide_config.exe and change Video Backend to Vulkan.
  4. Click Apply then Exit to save changes.

Notes

See the Khronos group website for a list of GPUs that are compatible with Vulkan.
More about the nGlide Vulkan backend and its minimum specifications can be found in the nGlide 2.00 patchnotes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Software renderer
Resolution is limited to 320x240 in this mode.
Vulkan 1.0 Via nGlide (GOG release).
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input DirectInput

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon MP
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 256 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-03-16
    Tested using the in-game screenshot tool; external tools resulted in a black screen.
  2. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-03-16
    Tested with RivaTuner Statistics Server in the 3DFX Glide renderer (using nGlide 2.10).
  3. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2020-03-16
    Tested with the GOG release.