Medal of Honor: Frontline

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Medal of Honor: Frontline
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Developer(s) EA Los Angeles
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Medal of Honor
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA November 10, 2002
EU December 6, 2002
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Medal of Honor: Frontline
Playable
GameIDs GMFE69, GMFS69, GMFD69, GMFF69, GMFI69, GMFP69
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Medal of Honor: Frontline is the fourth game in the Medal of Honor series. The player character in the game is that of Lt. Jimmy Patterson, from the American OSS. Frontline chronicles Patterson's journey as he fights his way across Europe into Nazi Germany during World War II.

Problems

VP6 Videos

Medal of Honor: Frontline uses the VP6 video codec, common in Electronic Arts' titles, causing it's videos to have vertical line artifacts and other glitches on NVIDIA graphics cards. The Software Render will display VP6 video correctly, but is typically too slow. Prior to 4.0-593 video output was completely scrambled, refer issue 5046. Rendering improved with 4.0-593 but a variety of glitches remain, refer issue 7193. VP6 rendering also reacts poorly to the Force Texture Filtering enhancements (and Anisotropic Filtering on NVIDIA), causing further scrambling.

HUD and Text Flickering

The heads up display (HUD) and other in game text may flicker. This can be corrected by enabling External Frame Buffer (XFB) emulation under the Graphics/Hacks config. Fixed with Hybrid XFB in 5.0-5874.

Configuration

No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Medal of Honor: Frontline since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.5 Windows 8 Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.6GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Playable. Music/other audio missing with DSP HLE; works with DSP LLE. HUD & pause menu will flicker with XFB Disabled. Occasional minor slowdowns, and many cutscenes are jittery or broken. rewrite
3.5-367 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-460 @ 2.53GHz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Playable. The three intro movies are broken, but the rest of the game is well. Slow most of the time, especially during the first mission. Gicombat
4.0-8916 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Very playable. No issues with audio or slowdown in the first few missions, running with XFB to correct UI issues. Opening cutscenes are broken due to VP6 codec. Philcsf

Gameplay Videos