As you all know Mirror’s Edge for the PC was released about a day ago. Although Mirror’s Edge is not without its share of problems, it’s one of the better optimized PC ports we’ve seen in the recent times.This article discusses several problems you may encounter with the game as well as possible solutions and workarounds that may help you in such problematic scenarios. We have also included download links to all patches and software required to properly run Mirror’s Edge on the PC.

Note that we’ll be updating this article as more bugs and fixes are discovered.  If you need to know additional information, feel free to drop a comment.

Performance issues and crash to desktop (CTD errors)

Mirror’s Edge runs poorly (slow framerate), freezes, or randomly crashes to desktop (CTD) on nVIDIA graphics cards

If you are using an nVIDIA graphics card with PhysX enabled (Geforce 8,9, 200 series), I would suggest you install Patch 1.0.1 as well as nVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.09.0010 (See ‘Patches, Drivers and Other software’ section below for more info and download links).

If you somehow can’t install the patch (if you are using the crack to bypass DRM), I suggest you disable PhysX acceleration altogether. You can disable this option (disable physics) from the in game menu.

The game crashes after the logo screen (or just before the logo or game menu is displayed)

You can try disabling the intro screen and see if it works. This can easily be done using the Mirror’s Edge No Intro Fix available on game copy world.

  1. Download the NoIntro fix from here.
  2. Extract the archive using WinRAR or Winzip 11
  3. Use the exe file to enable or disable the intro screen.

If the game crashes before the menu is loaded and if you are using Windows Vista, you can also try running the game exe in compatibility mode for Windows XP.

How to edit game settings manually to tweak and improve Mirror’s Edge performance

The in game menu only allows you to tweak several options in the game. But you can tweak it manually by editing the configuration files. Since Mirror’s Edge is built upon the Unreal Engine 3.0, editing config files is relatively easy.

  1. If you have Windows Vista: Locate the file C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config\tdEngine.ini
    If you have Windows XP Locate the file My documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config\tdEngine.ini
  2. Open tdEngine.ini with a text editor such as Notepad.
  3. You will see some lines such as


  4. Each of these lines represent an option in the game. For example, Trilinear = True means “Enable Trilinear filtering’. To disable Trilinear filtering manually, edit the tdengine.ini files replacing the line with Trilinear=False.

You can disable other effects such as Dynamic shadows, Bloom and Depth of Field manually by editing this configuration file. True enables the setting while False disables it.
Note: Editing the file incorrectly will cause the game not to run and may require it to be reinstalled. Proceed with caution and at your own risk.

Random Gameplay slowdowns

Several people have reported running into random gameplay slowdowns. For example in some locations Faith will begin to move very slowly so that jumping, crouching or performing certain other actions become impossible (i.e. - on a rooftop in Chapter 4 and near the fence in Chapter 3). This looks very much like a SecuROM trigger. As you may already know this game is protected by SecuROM DRM. It looks as if RELOADED’s cracked release still contains some SecuROM entries which trigger showstopper glitches in the game (something like ‘drunken camera bug’ in GTA 4). To fully fix this problem, you’ll need to wait for a PROPER release or a CRACKFIX for Mirror’s Edge by RELOADED or some other group. Till then you can try the following workaround (i cannot confirm if this works– I did not play a cracked version of the game).


Mirrors.Edge.Crackfix-RELOADED has been released. Following is quoted from the NFO:

A trigger causing the gameplay to slow down during the fourth level, resulted in an unplayable game. This crackfix resolves the problem. Enjoy

For more information about RELOADED’s crack and the game’s DRM, refer to this article.

The game runs poorly on a ATI 4870X2 graphics card

It seems Mirror’s Edge and 4870X2 which utilizes ATI crossfire does not go too well. I’d suggest disabling crossfire from your ATI control panel before playing the game at least till a patch or a better driver is available.

UPDATE (17/1/2009):

For those who are still having problems with the game here is a quick recap of what you should do/have done:

  1. Remove all traces of Mirror's Edge if you have a faulty version installed. Run CCleaner - file and registry cleaners both (You can download CCleaner from here).
  2. Install NVIDIA 181.22 drivers (You can download ForceWare 181.22 beta from here)
  3. Install Mirror's Edge
  4. Patch to v1.0.1
  5. Run the game.

If you are using a pirated/DRM free copy, use v1.0.1 cracked patch before running the game.

Patches, drivers and other software for Mirror’s Edge

Drivers – Which is the best display driver for Mirror’s Edge?

This is a very difficult questions to answer. The best way to figure out the optimal driver for your hardware configuration is to try several versions out.
If you are an nVIDIA graphics card user, I’d suggest you download ForceWare 181.20 WHQL official drivers from here and try them first. If you feel a little adventurous, you can download ForceWare 185.20 beta drivers and see if there is a performance increase. In general I’ve seen small performance increases with the 185.20 beta drivers. You can find download links and my experience with these drivers on this thread.
UPDATE: NVIDIA ForceWare 181.22 have been released. These contain the latest PhysX system software and is the recommended driver for Mirror’s Edge. Note that v181.22 still in beta. You can read the release notes and download them from here.

If you are an ATI graphics card user, it’s recommended to upgrade to the latest Catalyst version. You can find them on this page. If you are having issues with 4870X2 graphics card, see the solution mentioned above.

Mirror’s Edge Patch 1.0.1

Although the game has only been out for 1 or so days, an official has already been released. The main problem addressed with the patch is a PhysX related issue. If you are experiencing any gameplay slowdowns or random crashes on an nVIDIA PhysX enabled video card, install this patch. Note that if you are using a cracked version of the game, this patch will not work. The razor1911 crack is based on Mirror’s Edge v1.0.0 and you’ll have to wait for cracked patch v1.0.1 from them or some other release group (if it is ever released).

[Click Here] to download Mirror’s Edge Patch 1 (1.0.1) from EA official FTP server (20MB)

nVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.09.0010

nVIDIA have released an updated PhysX system software (v9.09.0010). Interestingly, in release notes for this version it says “Resolves occasional system crashes when PhysX is enabled on some systems when running on EA’s Mirrors Edge.”. If you have an nVIDIA PhysX enabled VGA card, try installing this software too. Download links and instructions to install can be found in this article.


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  1. BJ // 1/14/2009 07:18:00 PM  

    Slomo work around doesn't work.

  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 1/14/2009 07:22:00 PM  

    Thanks for the confirmation. PROPER or CRACKFIX then.

  3. Innocence // 1/14/2009 10:43:00 PM  

    Yep, that slowmo thing dont work.

    Its not slowmo, its something that they do to the player since flags are still moving on normal speed.

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 1/14/2009 11:13:00 PM  

    Yeah that looks very much like a securom trigger. Hopefully a PROPER will be out soon.

  5. xb00t // 1/15/2009 01:05:00 AM  
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  6. xb00t // 1/15/2009 01:06:00 AM  

    For one reason this fix doesn't work because the game reverts to the original file when it starts. Unfortunately even if you make the file read-only and the command is still there when the game executes it doesn't do much good. So this "fix" is a total no-go.

  7. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/15/2009 01:26:00 AM  

    Yeah SecuROM devs wouldn't have made it that easy to get over one of their showstopper bugs.

  8. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/15/2009 01:31:00 AM  

    [NUKE] [ Mirrors.Edge-RELOADED ]
    [bad.crack_all.copy.protections.not.removed_after. ]

  9. Aidanciyo // 1/15/2009 03:29:00 AM  

    I cant start the game.

    I can see the logo but game crash in desktop.

    I use WinVista32 and i have Corei7 and 6gbram.

  10. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/15/2009 03:39:00 AM  

    What is the graphics card you are using?
    Did you try changing the drivers?

  11. Aidanciyo // 1/15/2009 04:15:00 AM  

    GTX 260
    I have lastest drivers.
    I tried with last and oldier...

  12. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/15/2009 04:20:00 AM  

    What is the OS you are using? Vista 32/64? If you are using Windows 7 try the 185.20 beta drivers.

    Install the patch and the PhysX system software v9 both. Then try running the game.
    If this does not work, try disabling the phyx option form the in game menu.
    Btw did you try editing any configuration files manually?

  13. Aidanciyo // 1/15/2009 04:22:00 AM  

    Vista 32 bits

    Ive tried unable physics...
    There is no crack for the patch...

    I haven´t edit any file...

    I`ll wait a new crack.

  14. Aidanciyo // 1/15/2009 04:41:00 AM
    This problem...

  15. OziiX // 1/15/2009 06:20:00 PM  

    Crackfix has been released by RELOADED. And it working with the patch v1.01, i saw from the comments.

  16. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/15/2009 06:27:00 PM  

    Yep. The article has been updated.

  17. Aidanciyo // 1/15/2009 07:37:00 PM  

    fix is not for 1.0.1 only 1.0.0

  18. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/15/2009 07:44:00 PM  

    Noted and edited the article. Thanks for the info.

  19. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/15/2009 08:35:00 PM  

    For you problem, try running the game in Compatibility mode for Windows XP.

  20. OziiX // 1/15/2009 09:03:00 PM  

    I updated the game and playing with crackfix.

  21. Aidanciyo // 1/15/2009 09:57:00 PM  

    Crackfix is an 1.0.0 executable, patch is an 1.0.1 exe

  22. SparxzZ // 1/15/2009 10:51:00 PM  

    I installed latest driver, and the game still crashes after dice logo.
    I have WinXP, GeForce 7950 GT and 3gigs of RAM.

  23. Aidanciyo // 1/15/2009 11:18:00 PM  

    There is a NOINTROFIX in gamecopyworld, try it.

  24. Sonix // 1/15/2009 11:37:00 PM  

    i got a "dont send" error with new crackfix from RELOADED n don't know how to fix it.Anyone help? i use WinXP 32 bit

    btw,i can play normally with old crack,but got slow-mo in chapter 4,of course.

  25. SparxzZ // 1/15/2009 11:39:00 PM  
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  26. SparxzZ // 1/15/2009 11:40:00 PM  

    The NOINTROFIX is not working for me.

  27. Sonix // 1/16/2009 12:01:00 AM

    that's my problem with new crackfix,i use XP SP3

  28. SparxzZ // 1/16/2009 01:33:00 AM  

    Yeah I get the same messages as Sonix but after the dice logo, I've got xp sp3 too

  29. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 1/16/2009 01:39:00 AM  

    I dont think you need a legit serial key to play this game online.

  30. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/16/2009 11:35:00 AM  


    Cracked v 1.0.1 patch.
    Please dont post download or torrent links here.

  31. SparxzZ // 1/16/2009 11:36:00 AM  

    I installed the patch and "Mirrors Edge Update 1.01-RELOADED" and it's still crashing. I think the game has problems with GeForce 7-series cards.

  32. Sonix // 1/16/2009 11:48:00 AM  

    @SparxzZ: i fixed my problem by set compatibility mode for window 2000 in properties option.

    hope it works 4 u

  33. SparxzZ // 1/16/2009 12:28:00 PM  

    I set compatibility mode for window 2000 in properties option, but it still crashes.

  34. Aidanciyo // 1/16/2009 02:21:00 PM  

    Mirrors Edge Update 101 by RELOADED

    Dont work for me, but can still work for you.

  35. DaxxTrias // 1/16/2009 04:58:00 PM  

    Same problem for me Sonix, only I am on win xp 64-bit (8800GT 181.20)

  36. See The Sign // 1/16/2009 07:23:00 PM  

    i cant save my games and any setting

    how can i do??

  37. SparxzZ // 1/16/2009 08:32:00 PM  

    I managed to get it to work by setting MaxMultisamples=1
    in TdEngine.ini (I didn't change anything else in the file).

  38. Christian // 1/16/2009 10:58:00 PM  

    I has the same error that Sonix have got, and resolved by set compatibility mode of the .exe at Win 2000. Thx a lot!

  39. Nord] // 1/17/2009 12:18:00 AM  

    Im probably the founder of a new error.
    at the chapter right after you leav the elevator and speak with your sister, I leav the room, the SWAT team comes, I can run till the office rooms and then the game starts to lagg like shit. Tryed all no-cd cracks and even the 1.1 patch.
    Its defenatly not the hardware since I can play FC2 or Crysis (both cracked) on highest settings.
    Probably anybody here knows a solution? =/

  40. miroslavec // 1/17/2009 12:23:00 AM  

    I've got same problem as SparxzZ, though I am using Vista 32b and neither of these solutions works.

  41. Dhatz // 1/17/2009 04:49:00 AM  

    the game, patched and cracked (reloaded), falls to desktop regardless win 200 compatibility mode and MaxMultisamples=1. i use XP SP3. and i don't want to switch teh physX off.(8800GT)

  42. Vitamin Z // 1/17/2009 04:59:00 AM  

    "speak with your sister, I leav the room, the SWAT team comes, I can run till the office rooms and then the game starts to lagg like shit."

    Nord] ;

    Disable PhysX. It worked for me.

  43. Kathy // 1/17/2009 10:13:00 AM  


    go to: C:\Documents and Settings\(your user name)\My Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config

    and open TdEngine.ini in notepad
    search for (ctrl-f)
    type: MaxMultisamples=2

    find that entry
    now change the 2 to a 1

    save the file..
    run the game

    and to be exact i have two of these cards 7950 BFG Brand in sli..
    with a fresh copy of windows installed..everything fully other junk installed-
    and this is for the PC disk version
    not the Steam version- but i would imagine..that if you can track down the file mentioned below and make the should run..

    my general system specs:
    XP-pro-sp2 *fresh install*
    2 7950 bfg 512mb each 1 GB total
    AMD 5600 2.9GHZ
    asus MN32SLI
    drive: WD 500GB SATA 7200

    the original location of this particular fix can be found at:
    by the user Kargaros

    as for game performance im flying at 1600X1050 Res with most things set to high..MOREOVER i would like to stress i haven't ran though the entire game to see if it will crash..i just know when i made this change BAM the game worked and i tried every fix listed on this page..

  44. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/17/2009 09:57:00 PM  

    Ok for those who are still having problems with the game here is a quick recap of what you should do/have done:

    1. Remove all traces of Mirror's Edge if you have a faulty version installed. Run CCleaner's file and registry cleaners both.

    2. Install nvidia 181.22 drivers (get them from here)

    3. Install Mirror's Edge

    4. Patch to v1.0.1

    If using cracked version use cracked patch 1.0.1 and run the game.

  45. steewel // 1/17/2009 09:58:00 PM  

    guys i change the compatibility to Windows 200 e works fine!!!!
    no more slomo on chapter 3 im using the Mirrors.Edge.Update.1.01-RELOADED
    i just change the compatibility and still works

  46. gangsta3h // 1/17/2009 11:24:00 PM  

    Hi all,
    I'm the only 1 with this problem I think, When I start the game I have no problems. When I'm beggining with my first mission ( training ) my PC reboots. And when my PC starts I get 2 errors.
    I have Sapphire HD3650 AGP 512MB
    I tryed to run the game without Catalyst control center and I tryed to play the ¨game with everyting on low and OFF.
    PLZ help
    I tryed everything what's written here but nothing works

  47. Karim // 1/18/2009 03:56:00 PM  

    For my part, i was having a CTD everytime I pushed the button in the elevator at chapter 2 (when you have to go check your sister at pope's offices).
    I was able to get past it by disabling totally hardware acceleration in the Sound Tab of Dxdiag.
    PhysX left On with latest beta drivers.

  48. steewel // 1/18/2009 06:03:00 PM  

    turn off the Physisx and see if work man... works for me

  49. NightmareGK13 // 1/20/2009 01:20:00 AM  

    Game still freezes
    with patch and latest drivers
    with physx as well
    i need to disable it ingame

    i mean what the hell
    i am able to play the game in max options but i cant use physx?

  50. Pablo // 1/20/2009 01:29:00 AM  

    Setting the compatibility mode to Windows 2000 worked! thanks a lot! really.. been dying to play this game! :D

  51. AuroraBorealis // 1/20/2009 01:46:00 AM  

    i have a nvidia 9800 gtx and it would always crash to desktop randomly, i tried installed the latest beta drivers (181.22 or whatever) and that didnt work, then i saw your post and installed the mirrors edge and physx patch and now the game works perfectly. thanks.

  52. Tamara Brownell Deichler // 1/20/2009 12:08:00 PM  

    whan i open the game and i see the mirrors edge splash screen, windows sais that it have an error and it close, i cant even see the logo movie

    i tried a lot of cracks and all the compatibility.

    im runnin a windows XP x64 Bits.
    Proc: intel 2quad
    ram: 4GB
    Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870 Toxic 512 MB

  53. Anonymous // 1/20/2009 10:59:00 PM  

    Ok... I have tried everything in these forums and others. That includes editing maxmultimaps and physx in Tdengine.ini. I was able to play but after a reboot it shows only the splashscreen and locks up. I have the 'recommended' nv 181.22 beta drivers, latest Physx drivers, tried 181.20 too. I bought the game from direct2drive, installed the latest patch, tried reinstalling, running as win 2k, xp, etc in compatibilty mode on win 7 x64... before you say it is a beta worked before. Before what I don't know? The only changes I made were a new Asus D2X sound card. Any ideas? Please...

    Win 7 x64
    Asus P6T Deluxe
    12Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 @1333
    Core i7 920 @3.0ghz
    2x GTX 280's at stock speed(tried with SLI and Physx disabled)
    Coolermaster 1000w PSU

  54. Anonymous // 1/20/2009 11:54:00 PM  

    Ok, fixed mine. Go into binaries folder and delete OpenAL.dll. Unistalling from control panel did not work for me but manually deleting the .dll did. good luck.

  55. Alexandre // 1/23/2009 02:46:00 AM  

    hey i just managed to get mirror edge to work on xp 32-bit using a 7950gt...i used no intro fix, compatibility to 2000. then it still crashed so i simply right clicked the mirroredge.exe run as... clicked ok now it works :D but my xbox 360 controller dont work

  56. sniperwolf500 // 1/23/2009 08:53:00 AM  

    i donot know i have
    9800gtx+ , core2duo proc(2.4) , 4gig of ram the game laggs like hell when the swat team entered the building and the glass begin to broken any ideas i have tried every thing i know patch , new driver and the new physX the same lagg appear what can i dooooooooooooo helllllp

  57. sniperwolf500 // 1/23/2009 08:54:00 AM  

    i donot know i have
    9800gtx+ , core2duo proc(2.4) , 4gig of ram the game laggs like hell when the swat team entered the building and the glass begin to broken any ideas i have tried every thing i know patch , new driver and the new physX the same lagg appear what can i dooooooooooooo helllllp

  58. Eric // 1/23/2009 11:47:00 AM  

    I've tried everything too, every crack, release and patch! Specs are C2D, 8800GT, Vista x64, 6 GB. Only problem is Physx slow motion!

  59. LurkingCrassZero // 1/23/2009 10:52:00 PM  

    Windows 2000 Compatability mode worked like a charm for me also. Strange solution, but as long as it works I'm not fussed :-D

    I'm running XP with a Nvidia 9500 GT 1GB gfx card. using the v1.0.1 patch and v1.0.1 RELOADED crack.

  60. Nubian // 1/24/2009 05:40:00 AM  

    i have the same error gansta my pc reboots after it loads the chapter...i ve tried everything... no bsod no .exe error, just reboot..and it sucks...

  61. Edward // 1/25/2009 08:08:00 AM  

    This works. At least the craked method does. You have to have the latest nVidia drivers.

  62. corbulescu // 1/26/2009 07:04:00 AM  

    i have the same slow motion problem and i don`t know how to work the problem ... i downloaded crack and patch 1.01 but the game doesn`t start with them ... i have RELOADED version .. using ati hd2600 mobility 512 dedicated ram , win vista32 , 2 GB ram

  63. corbulescu // 1/26/2009 07:20:00 AM  

    i tried the compatibility with win 2000 and xp but it doesn`t work ..

  64. simon // 1/29/2009 04:20:00 PM  

    thanks alot! this worked for me
    i have too a 7950 but jus one ;D

  65. ashish // 2/10/2009 10:22:00 PM  
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  66. Victor // 3/17/2009 04:42:00 AM  

    gangsta3h and Nubian, I have almost the same error.

    I have big problems with the game I did everything advised (apply patch, apply the crack for the patched version, dissconnect physx, edit the ini file, compatibility mode set to windows 2000, update nvidia drivers and phisyx) but as soon as i complete the training (the game works perfectly in this section, no slowdowns, and obviously, thanks to my geforce 7900, with low details) and i go into the first real mission i walk towards the first edge to jump down and then where some people were reporting crashes to desktop (problems with the autosave) my computer reboots. It's something quite annoying and i cannot find a way to solve it. any idea?

    I have a Pentium 4 at 3.4 GHz, 2GB RAM, and a XFX Geforce 7900 with Windows XP SP3

    This reboot happened to me before with Oblivion and I couldn't find a way to fix It

  67. XxNighterxX // 6/27/2009 07:59:00 AM  

    Always when I come to a specific loading time in the game,all the screen turns white and stops responding. it happens after I jumped to the Helicopter to get away from these swats running after me. after that a cinematic appears in which I enter a hideout where a PC is and then someone got into trouble I think her name was karla or something like that. well anyways her boyfriend or w/e came and she had to leave save her I guess! after that cinematic it the problem happens loading and then all the screen is white !

    This is what I got!

    Windows XP Professional version 2002 service pack 3
    -Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4CPU 3.00GHz 3.01GHZ.
    -2.00 GB of RAM

    Adapter Type:
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

    Chip Type: GeForce 8400 GS
    DAC Type: Intergrated RAMDAC
    Memory Size: 512 MB
    Adapter String: GeForce8400 GS

  68. OmniAtlas // 8/07/2009 12:14:00 PM  

    Some people say this works -- edit your tdengine.ini file





    I was able to get the first level working. After hanging onto the heli, short cut scene, and then nothing.

  69. Joeri // 8/12/2009 02:23:00 AM  

    thanks for the trick !
    turning off the graphx acceleration did help !

  70. Álvaro // 10/21/2009 07:25:00 AM  
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  71. Álvaro // 10/21/2009 07:30:00 AM  

    It worked for me by changing
    in the TdEngine.ini file

    (v1.01, GeForce 7950)

  72. Robin // 12/13/2009 03:05:00 AM  

    This is very unusual problem, so it seems... The game seem to be stuck in the introduction-part. After each finished chapter the menu appears and with the option "Continue Game" or "Play Chapter". Continue game simply put me back in the last scenario I just finished playing. Play Chapter replay the played chapter and this ain't a demo. Plz help.

  73. Anonymous // 1/14/2012 09:54:00 AM  

    There is Digeus I recommend it when system doesn't boot up, chashes or freezes. I also use Windows Tune Up Suite. It prevents BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), restores your system to healtry state.

  74. Thilina 247 // 4/10/2012 08:37:00 AM  

    My problem is that mirror's edge stop's responding at odd times some time after about 10 - 20 seconds,some time after about 15 - 30 minutes please help