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Old 20th Jan 2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Crotale's Ini tweaks

I found these on google as a cached page and it seemed a shame to lose them, so here they are. Many thanks to Crotale for the effort.

Hi everyone. After doing some searching through this forum and the Epic forums for INI tweaks, etc, for my own system, I figured I would start a thread for all of us to input tweaks and adjustments for people to use. So, please post your tips, tweaks and fixes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember to back up your .ini and/or .int files prior to making any modifications.

EDIT:/ I'd like to thank everyone who has provided this information on the various forums.

EDIT#2:/ Code6226 made a utility that allows you to make some of these changes without manually editing your .inis.

EDIT#3:/To unlock all characters, go to this thread.

Ultron has an awesome tweak thread over on Epic Forums as well.


1. Want a few more frames per second? Open your UTEngine.ini, which is located in a folder called My Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3\UT Game\Config. Find the [SystemSettings] section and change DepthofField=True and Bloom=True to DepthofField=False and Bloom=False. Also, set Trilinear=False and MotionBlur=False.

A few more tweaks that may help your fps are listed below. Be warned, these settings may dramatically reduce the "eye candy" to a non-existent status.


2. Is your game crashing upon playback of the Single Player Campaign video? Try this UTEngine.ini tweak: Locate the section called [Engine.ISVHacks] and change PumpWindowMessagesWhenRenderThreadStalled=False to PumpWindowMessagesWhenRenderThreadStalled=True

3. Tilde key not bringing up the Console? This will fix it: Open the UTInput.ini in your Configs folder as listed in number 1 above and find the section called [Engine.Console] and change ConsoleKey=F10 to ConsoleKey=Tilde.

4. Wanna kill off the death messages? Open the UTGame.ini and change the following:
bNoConsoleDeathMessages=True to read bNoConsoleDeathMessages=False

bNoConsoleDeathMessages=True to read bNoConsoleDeathMessages=False

5. How do I uncap my FPS? Open UTEngine.ini, and in the section [Engine.GameEngine] set bSmoothFrameRate=False

6. How do I disable mouse acceleration? In the UTInput.ini, set the following:


7. How do I turn off the Startup Movies (more like commercials if you ask me)? Script out the following line in the UTEngine.ini as shown below:


8. How do I disable Bobbing?




9. Throw Weapon
There is no throw weapon button in configure controls menu. Weaponthrowing is available through ini-editing IF the mutator Weapon-Respawn is loaded. All you have to do, is modify the [Engine.PlayerInput] section of the UTInput.ini by adding a last line with your binding:
Bindings=(Name="Name of the Key, e.g. Spacebar", Command="ThrowWeapon")

for example to bind the function to SpaceBar:
Bindings=(Name="SpaceBar", Command="ThrowWeapon")

10. How do I make my mouse sensitivity like it was in UT2004?

Lets dig the ut2004 settings to get some info first.

-Open user.ini in your ut2004/system folder and serch for "MouseSensitivity"
-Get the number associated with it.

-Run UT3 and set the mouse sensitivity to 1, then exit.
-open UTInput.ini in your C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3 Demo\UTGame\Config folder
-set bViewAccelerationEnabled=False
-set MouseSensitivity=5

And now to set the rotation to the same as your 2k4 rotation:

Take your UT2k4 sensitivity that we got in the first step and multiply it by 2.4

Here is an example::
UT2004 sens was .50, multiplied by 2.4 gives me 1.2.

This is the number that we will use to get UT3 to feel the same.

A few lines down in the same file as above (UTInput.ini) you will find:

Bindings=(Name="MouseX",Command="Count bXAxis | Axis aMouseX")
Bindings=(Name="MouseY",Command="Count bYAxis | Axis aMouseY")

And we will add the new rotation speed into it like this:

Bindings=(Name="MouseX",Command="Count bXAxis | Axis aMouseX Speed=1.2")
Bindings=(Name="MouseY",Command="Count bYAxis | Axis aMouseY Speed=1.2")

Save and close UTInput.ini

This setting will stick unlike any changes to the MouseSensitivity setting.

11. Does the game crash and give you the dreaded BSOD on startup? Try this: In the UTEngine.ini, under the section of [Engine.ISVHacks], set bInitializeShadersOnDemand=True

12. Do you want to change the names of pickups, weapons, vehicles, and change death messages?

You need to go into the file in
C:\Program Files\Unreal Tournament 3\UTGame\Localization\INT. Make sure you change the files from being READ ONLY as well.

Example of custom Deathmessage
DeathString="`k |**GREEN SHAFT**| `o"
FemaleSuicide="`o shafted herself."
MaleSuicide="`o shafted himself."

Weapons Name

Vehicle Name
VehiclePositionString="in a Cicada"


13. How do I change my preferred team? Open your UTGames.ini, and in the [DefaultPlayer] section, make this change (the italicized text):

Default Player

Blue Player

Red Player

14. How do I change to an alternate directory for storing "My Documents" game folders?
Try this.

15. How do I change the colors of my crosshair: in UTWeapon.ini, add the following line:

a, b, c and d are numbers between 0 (none at all) and 255 (all out).
a: amount of Red
b: amount of Green
c: amount of Blue
d: transparency of the crosshair (advised to keep this at 255).

Adding the line to the [UTGame.UTWeapon] changes the default color of the weapons.
Adding the line to any of the weapon paragraphs ([UTGame.UTWeap_<something>]) changes this weapon's color from the default setting to whatever you enter there.

16. How do I add armour parts from one faction to another?

Console Commands

In UT3 you can open and close the in-game command console at any time by pressing the ~ key (key below ESC), or by pressing the TAB key. There are a range of console commands you can use, and below is a list of the most common commands and a brief description for each:

General Commands

Say [text] - Shows specified text in global chat

Teamsay [text] - Shows specified text in team chat

FOV [degrees] - Changes the Field of View to the specified degrees

Slomo [speed] - Alters the speed of the game to the value specified. Values above 1 speed up the game, values below 1 slow it down

Showhud - Toggles whether to display or hide the HUD

Setbind [Key,Command] - Binds the specified command to the specified key

Setsensitivity [value] - Changes your mouse sensitivity to the specified value

Shot - Takes a screenshot in .BMP format

Exec [filename] - Executes a file under the \Program Files\Unreal Tournament 3\Binaries directory

Brightness [value] - Changes the brightness to the specified value

Contrast [value] - Changes the contrast to the specified value

Gamma [value] - Changes the gamma to the specified value

Demorec [demoname] - Starts recording an in-game demo with the name specified

Stopdemo - Stops recording a demo

Demoplay [demoname] - Plays back a demo with the name specified

Switchlevel [mapname] - Changes the level to the map specified

Switchteam - Toggles you to the other team

Suicide - Kills your character

Open [mapname or IP] - Loads up the specified map, or joins the specified IP address

Reconnect - Reconnects to the last connected server

Disconnect - Disconnects from current server

Exit, Quit - Exits the game to desktop immediately

Information Commands

Stat FPS - Toggles the display of your framerate

Stat Net - Toggles the display of network statistics including Ping

Stat Audio - Toggles information about the audio system

Stat Engine - Toggles information about the rendering system

Stat Game - Toggles information about the game engine

Cheat / Fun Commands

Behindview - Toggles between 1st and 3rd person view

God - Makes your character indestructible, toggles on or off

Fly - Allows your character to fly

Ghost - Allows your character to fly and move through solid objects

Walk - Switches off Fly and Ghost modes

Allweapons - Gives you all weapons

Allammo - Gives you maximum ammo for all your weapons

Loaded - Gives a combination of all weapons and all ammo

Playersonly - Freezes all bots

Addbots [number] - Adds the specified number of bots to the current game

Killbots - Kills all bots in the game

Giveweapon [itemname] - Gives yoou a weapon with the specified name. For example to summon the instagib rifle, or translocator, try the following commands:

Instagib Rifle: giveweapon utgame.utweap_instagibrifle

Translocator: giveweapon utgamecontent.UTWeap_Translocator_Content

Summon [itemname] - Summons an item/vehicle with the specified name. For example, to summon vehicles, try the following commands:

Fury: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_fury_content

Hellbender: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_hellbender_content

Darkwalker: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_darkwalker_content

Manta: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_manta_content

Scorpion: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_scorpion_content

Cicada: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_cicada_content

Goliath: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_goliath_content

Nemsis: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_nemesis_content

Paladin: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_paladin_content

Hellfire SPMA: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_spma_content

Raptor: summon utgamecontent.utvehicle_raptor_content
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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This is good news. I'm glad you've managed to retrieve this thread.

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Old 20th Jan 2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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Here's a couple more:

Fix the translocator toggle:


Bindings=(Name="GBA_ToggleTranslocator",Command="switchweapon 0")

Custom crosshair designer:

(Latest patch needed)

Create your crosshair here, then copy the crosshair coordinates line into UTWeapon.ini

Make sure "simple crosshair" is selected or it won't work.
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Old 26th Mar 2008, 02:41 AM   #4
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I think this thread deserves a sticky.
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Old 26th Mar 2008, 10:50 AM   #5
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Here is a link to Ultrons ini tweaks on the Epic boards. You might want to try Brad's Unreal Tournament 3 tweaker as well. Oh, and I have something for you.......

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Old 31st Dec 2014, 11:23 PM   #6
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This thread was setup to try to squeeze out more FPS I think, but I thought I would add my files here as well. These however are for the most eye candy possible; quite contrary to the OP. I like the game crisp, colorful and sharp, so that is what these are set up to achieve. Motion blur and depth of field are disabled.

The UTEngine.ini has been heavily tweaked; every eye-candy tweak I could find has been made while the Blossom mutator adds some of the saturation back into the game and manages the bloom well. The SweetFX files bring nice SMAA and some sharpening. Finally, the AA is set at 12x and AF at 16x. Shouldn't be problematic for most modern GPUs, but just an FYI.

My UTEngine.ini, UTGame.ini, Blossom mutator (with configs already set, just copy files) and SweetFX files, again, already set up. Results can be seen here:

The resolution is set for 1920x1200; I trust you know where to make the change if needed (UTEngine.ini, [SystemSettings]).

Please note: if you go into the game "advanced" settings menu, it will revert some of the .ini tweaks back to a lower or different value. To combat this, one would think to make the file 'read only', but this has been problematic, so it is best to simply not go into the advanced graphics menu in-game. Don't worry, the tweaks are all there.

I would probably leave the UTGame.ini file out of the mix; it will mess with your personal settings beyond graphics.

Backup your old files first, of course.

Hope its useful.
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