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Crotale's Ini tweaks

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Trustingsoup, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Trustingsoup

    Trustingsoup Cannon fodder

    Jan 20, 2008
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    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 http://www.unrealnorth.com/forum.php...topic&id=50559
    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 utgame.int 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? http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showp...1&postcount=71

    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
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
  2. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

    Dec 10, 2000
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    This is good news. I'm glad you've managed to retrieve this thread.
  3. I_LoveToKill

    I_LoveToKill Danish Bastard!

    Nov 11, 2001
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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.
  4. Jaydee

    Jaydee A Hastily Thrown-Together Bit of Zork

    Jan 19, 2008
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    I think this thread deserves a sticky.
  5. Trustingsoup

    Trustingsoup Cannon fodder

    Jan 20, 2008
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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....... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  6. Carbon

    Carbon Altiloquent bloviator.

    Mar 23, 2013
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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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