Mirror's Edge is a first-person 'action adventure' game by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE), focusing on a so-called 'Runner', Faith and her simian ability to jump, swing, shimmy, slip and slide across rooftops, down elevator shafts and through vents, as she uncovers and hopefully foils yet another dastardly plot as has been perpetrated by the totalitarian regime du jour, in one of the brightest, shiniest and prettiest cities of the universe. Also, giant rats.
This will probably be a fairly commentary-based, didactic Let's Play although I'm open to changing it as it's my first LP so I'm still getting a feel for how to do them. Therefore comments, criticism and suggestions are all welcome, of course.
I hope you will enjoy the videos!
Sound: For whatever reason, ME doesn't like balancing its sound properly on some systems, and you get a vastly disproportionate volume of street noise coupled with very quiet music and speech. This is a problem associated with Hardware Acceleration for sound, and you can fix it on Windows quite simply by going to your Control Panel, Sound and Audio Devices, then clicking the Audio tab, go find Advanced on Playback and then under the Performance tab pulling the slider to Basic or Off.
PhysX: If you have an NVidia card, you will be able to run PhysX in ME, enabling a fair few extra objects and particle effects in-game. However, the .dlls included with the game tend to screw around with this and can basically cause the game to try and software render the PhysX. To try and fix this, you can go into your Mirror's Edge directory and then into the Binaries directory. There are two files here, PhysXCore.dll and PhysXDevice.dll. If you change the file extension of one or both of these (I use .bak), they should no longer be loaded and ME should try and let your card do the heavy lifting, instead of your CPU. On XP with a 8800, I have the PhysXCore file changed. Occasionally you might get a PhysX related crash in-game but I've found this to be fairly rare (there are hotspots).
Set 1 - Canary
Set 2 - Pope rhymes with Hope
Set 3 - Jacknife is a dick
Set 4 - Big Brother Merc is watching
Set 5 - It's a Wig
Set 6 - The Ballad of Mark Schonherr
Set 7 - Rodents of Unusual Size
Set 8 - Princess Kate is in another Skyscraper
...and of course, as always, Kill Hitler.