Original Metal Gear Solid Now Runs On Current PCs




/ 3 years ago

Original Metal Gear Solid Now Runs On Current PCs

Three years after the classic sneak ‘em up debuted on PlayStation, Hideo Kojima’s lauded Metal Gear Solid got a PC port in 2000. Sadly, the PC release – the Integral edition, previously only available for PlayStation in Japan – doesn’t run on modern computers. There is no GOG or Steam release to speak of. A dedicated modder and MGS fan, though, created a fix to bring Solid Snake’s Shadow Moses mission on PC to life again. Yep, Metal Gear Solid will now run at 1080p with your current OS and GPU, plus controller support.

Tactical Espionage Action

We have Redditor oxide-NL to thank for the Metal Gear Solid Integral PC patch. They said:

“Since Metal Gear Solid 1 was unplayable on modern machines, I felt compelled to keep this oldie alive and well, since it has long been abandoned nor available anymore on the market. I wanted to preserve a piece of gaming history. It would be a shame if it disappeared completely!”

Original Metal Gear Solid Now Runs On Current PCs

Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows /8/10 with DirectX11and/or higher installed.
  • Hardware: Dedicated GPU supporting DirectX feature level 10.1 with at least 1GB Vram
  • Software: DirectX end-user runtime from June 2010
  • Might be needed depending upon software/hardware configuration (If game crashes/doesn’t launch)
  • 1.Microsoft visual c++ 2005
  • 2.Microsoft visual c++ 2008
  • 3.Microsoft visual c++2012
  • 4.Microsoft visual c++2013

Notes

  • On first run set highest resolution possible in game menu (Option → video/sound → Advanced)
  • Disk1 Error: Two options, throw a random CD/DVD in the drive. Or change the mgsi.exe file compatibility to Win98/WinME. Or use an random ISO’s and if all fails use the original ISO’s (Rare bug)
  • Retail CD owners, can Install using original game CD, Download this package and install in same directory
  • Forced upscaling to 1080p
  • Ingame screenshot(s) with PrtScn key, Image will be saved in gamefolder
  • Verified support for PS3 /Xbox Controller (PS4 controller only after PS3 emulation)
  • Don’t let Nvidia/AMD software profile this game (Due to manipulation of HW GPU, The game thinks it’s running on an Geforce Ti4800)

Changelog From V0.02 -> Final

  • various minor compatibility fixes
  • updates source renderer/HW API
  • various minor fine tuning renderer parameters
  • GPU HW/Software emulation fixes related to scale/aspect ratio
  • There was a something wrong with the game splash screen. I fixed it
  • Stable release, End of Project

Reverse Engineering

Original Metal Gear Solid Now Runs On Current PCs

The full installer package is downloadable here.


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