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Q:I have been experiencing frequent slow-downs and crashes, especially on hi-end systems (pentium 4, geForce 4 and similar).

A: We believe this is a sound issue (among others) and we are already mending the bugs. Some users have turned off hardware acceleration for their soundcards in the dxdiag resulting in no more slow-downs. Also Alt-tab will get the slow-downed game unstuck almost every time. There has also been compatibility issues found regarding LithTech required mp3 media format (included in the game installation) and some divx audio codecs.


Q:The game is very dark! Where can I change the GAMMA settings?

A: No where at the moment but the setting should be in the next patch.
However there is a workaround.

Add these lines in the mistmare\autoexec.cfg file:
"GammaR" "1.0"
"GammaG" "1.0"
"GammaB" "1.0"

+ add these lines in mistmare\settings\autoexec.mistmare.cfg
"GammaR" "1.0"
"GammaG" "1.0"
"GammaB" "1.0"

"1.0" is the default you can change it (using notepad) to whatever you want.


Q:The mouse in the game is really jerky. Usualy lags behind for a second or so. Please help.

A: This usualy happens on the high-end machines. We know of this problem and are working on it. Please bare with us.


Q:Why is save&load feature disabled?

A: If you really want to enable save&load feature, open windows Explorer, and change directory to Mistmare folder, subfolder "Users". Find the subfolder with the same name as your character there, and the subfolder "Save". Create the following subfolders there: "slot0", "slot1", ... to "slot9".
While playing "Mistmare", press RIGHT CONTROL + RIGHT SHIFT and one of the function keys (F1 - F10) to save a game, and RIGHT SHIFT + function key to load a game from the slot.


Q:I installed the demo/game, it started up then when i push play it just exits... Is there a solution?

A: You need at least a 32Mb graphics card and the game won't work on most of the inbuilt GPU's. LithTech engine will not work on these cards:

- Diamond (Stealth III S540 Xtreme, Viper Z200.)
- Any NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 (Ultra, Pro, M64, Vanta, etc.)
- Kyro/Kyro II based card (STMicro, STMicro Ultra, Hercules' 3D Prophet 4000TV, 4000XT, 4500, 4500 TV) ATI Radeon 7000
- "Voodoo" card (5, 4, 3, 2, Banshee, Rush, etc.)
- ATi Rage (Fury Maxx, Fury, Magnum, 128Pro, 128, IIC, Pro Turbo, Xpert, etc.)
- Savage series (Savage3D, Savage4, Savage 2000, etc.)
- Matrox (except the Parhelia)
- Intel integrated chipset Asus AGP, PCI, V3800

If you have other card and 32Mb or more, try this: NOLF2 (Another LithTech powered game) had the same issue. I'd gues you have nimo codec pack installed (or another mp3 codec) you have to get rid of these first then reinstal the demo/game, should work.

You might get the game to work with a program called 3D Analyzer (
3D Analyzer Settings:

Under the EXE (select the application file)
select Lithtech.exe

Under the PRE-RUN EXE (select the pre running application file)
select Mistmare.exe

Under the Hardware Limits (cap bits)
check HW TnL caps

Under the Game/Demo fixes
check NOLF2 texture/lib fix

Make a BAT (batch) file for the game, place it on your desktop and that's it.


Q:I installed the game and now it keeps asking me for the CD 2 but it is already in the drive. Please help!

A1: Reinstall the game and try again.

A2: If you have several CD-ROM units (DVD, RW ...) make shure you use the same one you installed the Mistmare from.

A3: Your CD 2 might be dirty. Clean it.

A4: Your CD-ROM unit might be dirty. Clean it.

A5: If none of the above helped you copy the content of the 2nd cd to some directory on your hard disk (e.g. name it "disk2") edit cd.txt file you find in your game directory and point it to (e.g.) c:\gamez\mistmare\disk2 (if you copied disk2 to that directory) Now the Mistmare should run without the CD 2.


Q:I'm using a Radeon graphics card and the textures seem to disapear over some walls.

A: Textures on the surfaces that are too close to each other often disappear when using Radeon. Something to do with the z-buffer with Jupiter(LithTech) and Radeon. This can be fixed with the 3D Analyzer.


Q:I have a Sound Blaster Live 5.1/value and I get no sound in Mistmare.

A: There seems to be an incompatibility problem with LithTech and these sound cards. We are sorry but there is nothing we can do about this.


Q:I can't remap keys!!!

A: You can't remap keys within the game or the controls for the mouse. You have to exit and remap them in settings/users/launcher menu click the OPTIONS button.


Q:I've just upgraded Mistmare demo from 1.x to 1.4 and now it wants Runshell.dll! Help!

A: You can download it here. Simply unzip it in your Mistmare Demo instalation directory. Sorry for the inconviniance.


Q:Will the game be localized? If so, in which languages?

A: Yes, game will be localized. We are now working on French, German, Italian, Spanish and Czech language versions.


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