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installing UT under windows XP?

Discussion in 'Original Unreal Tournament' started by shiwarrior, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. shiwarrior

    shiwarrior New Member

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    Hi all

    I decided to to reinstall and play UT again, and then only way i could run it was via "win 95 compatibility"

    but ive been told of a opengl renderer and high rs textures.

    I am not quite sure on how to install everything, i have read the sticky.

    Ive installed UT and the 436 patch along with bonus packs with UT rinning in win95 mode.

    I am unsure where to go from here.

    please advise
     
  2. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    Hi shiwarrior and welcome to BUF :wavey:

    Normally you souldn't need any any special tweaks to run UT out of the box under Windows XP.
    This thread (http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showthread.php?t=160250) describes how to tweak your UT graphical side and sound to maximum. OpenGL, Direct3D8 and Direct3D9 are updated video renderers for UT that allow you to use high resolution S3TC textures from second UT disc and tweak your overall graphical quality.
    Can you please specify what kind of problems you encounter when you try to run UT normally under XP. Including your hardware specs isn't bad either.
     
  3. shiwarrior

    shiwarrior New Member

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    Hi

    Thanks for the warm welcome

    when i first installed it, it was running really slow. (most ppl seem to mention that it ran too fast)

    my spec:

    Intel dual core E2180
    Inno 3D 8800GT OC edition
    4Gb RAM

    i want to try and increase the res as im stuck at 1280x1024, I have a 22" WS monitor so the native res i use is 1680x1050

    also want to improve the GFX

    cheers :)


    EDIT//


    Ive just installed the 2nd CD, and im now running UT without win95 compatibility mode

    it still looks the same
     
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  4. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    First update your UT video renderer, you can download latest and greatest from http://cwdohnal.home.mindspring.com/utglr/
    Direct link for Direct3D9 v1.0 http://cwdohnal.home.mindspring.com/utglr/utd3d9r10.zip
    Direct link for OpenGL v3.4 http://cwdohnal.home.mindspring.com/utglr/utglr34.zip

    Choose one of them (I personally run D3D9, but it's up to you which one you use) and extract the contents into your UnrealTournament\System folder. Then start UT and under Video Preferences click Change button to change your renderer. Direct3D9 renderer isn't visible under avalible renderers until you click Show all and then select it.
    After that pump your graphics using the thread link I gave you above. You can manually set your resolution in UnrealTournament.ini file (under System folder). Look for values

    FullscreenViewportX=1280
    FullscreenViewportY=1024

    Set them to match your desired screen resolution.
     
  5. shiwarrior

    shiwarrior New Member

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    Hi

    cheers for that mate :)

    do i need to install the 2nd UT CD first?
     
  6. Raynor.Z

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    No, actually you can't install second CD without installing CD1 first because it's where the game itself is.
     
  7. shiwarrior

    shiwarrior New Member

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    oh haha :)

    i see your the joker of the board then ;)
     
  8. iSenSe

    iSenSe Only InstaGib`

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    hahaa raynor certainly is hehe ;)
    tweaked your UT yet mate ?
    its a helluva difference with the standard look to the tweaked look isnt it ?

    ..am so glad that i joined these forum, my UT looks great.. much better than standard
    and.. all nice guys here ^^
     
  9. iSenSe

    iSenSe Only InstaGib`

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    hey mate,

    ill give you a simple tut to make ure UT look @ its best
    first download OpenGL 3.4 here ;;
    http://cwdohnal.home.mindspring.com/utglr/ ( choose the first download ''utglr34.zip'' 111kb )
    Unrar the zip file.
    then put that DLL file in your system folder ( c:\unreal tournament\system )
    choose to overwrite the old one
    - --
    then go to your unrealtournament.ini ( c:\unreal tournament\system )
    press the following hotkey: CTRL-F ( hotkey for search in a document )
    search for ''opengl''
    press enter 3 times.
    now u see the OPENGL part in your unrealtournament.ini
    it should look like this:
    [OpenGLDrv.OpenGLRenderDevice]

    under that part paste the following:


    and replace everything u already got beneath [OpeGLDrv.OpenGLRederDevice]

    [OpenGLDrv.OpenGLRenderDevice]
    TruFormMinVertices=0
    TruFormTessellation=3
    UseTruForm=False
    ZRangeHack=True
    AAFilterHint=2
    NumAASamples=0
    UseAA=True
    RequestHighResolutionZ=True
    MaskedTextureHack=True
    FrameRateLimit=200
    SwapInterval=1
    UseVertexProgram=False
    UseCVA=False
    UseMultiDrawArrays=True
    TexDXT1ToDXT3=True
    DynamicTexIdRecycleLevel=100
    CacheStaticMaps=False
    UseTexPool=True
    UseTexIdPool=True
    UseSSE=True
    BufferTileQuads=True
    BufferClippedActorTris=True
    SinglePassDetail=False
    SinglePassFog=True
    ColorizeDetailTextures=False
    DetailClipping=False
    UseDetailAlpha=True
    DetailMax=2
    RefreshRate=0
    MaxTMUnits=0
    NoFiltering=False
    NoMaskedS3TC=False
    MaxAnisotropy=16
    UseTNT=False
    Use16BitTextures=False
    UseS3TC=True
    UseAlphaPalette=True
    AutoGenerateMipmaps=True
    UseTrilinear=True
    UsePrecache=True
    AlwaysMipmap=True
    ShareLists=False
    UsePalette=True
    UseMultiTexture=True
    UseBGRATextures=True
    UseZTrick=False
    MaxLogTextureSize=8
    MinLogTextureSize=0
    MaxLogVOverU=8
    MaxLogUOverV=8
    OneXBlending=False
    GammaCorrectScreenshots=True
    GammaOffsetBlue=0.000000
    GammaOffsetGreen=0.000000
    GammaOffsetRed=0.000000
    GammaOffset=0.000000
    LODBias=0.000000
    DetailTextures=True
    DescFlags=0
    Description=lol
    HighDetailActors=True
    Coronas=True
    ShinySurfaces=True
    VolumetricLighting=True
    SmoothMaskedTextures=False
    UseSSE2=True

    Save it offcourse ;) then start UT and be amazed o_O
    Now your UT renders trough OpenGL3.4 the latest one and the best @ the moment.
    Now u can install the High Resolution textures, the high resolution textures only will overwrite the standard textures of the maps. so only Spacenoxx and deck16 and all the standard maps will look better

    u will be amazed ;) its a helluva difference between the original UT. and with all this tweaks.

    hope u read this,
     
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  10. shiwarrior

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    Will give that way ago! CHEERS FELLA

    i thought i had to install the 2nd CD (textures first, i guess that was what i was doing wrong

    i'll give that way ago and report back! (when i get a miniete)

    Cheers
     
  11. iSenSe

    iSenSe Only InstaGib`

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    np mate

    goodluck :D

    * first replace opengl.dll file
    * edit your unrealtournament.ini with the text above
    * then intall the textures :D



    good luck man
     
  12. iSenSe

    iSenSe Only InstaGib`

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    already tried it :D ?

    if u dont succeed just mention it
    were all here to help :)
     
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    Sorry, not had a chance to try it, im just going to it now, and noticed, u say "opengl.dll" did u mean opengldrv.dll?
     
  14. Raynor.Z

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    Very likely he does :)
     
  15. shiwarrior

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    well its not working for me

    after all that, i fired UT up, selected opengl, and the res was on 640x480
    so i went to the unrealtournament.ini and changed it to 1680x1050 and 32bit

    fired it back up after a reboot, and no difference at all

    i must have done something wrong?
     
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  16. Raynor.Z

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    Make sure you make your changes under [WinDrv.WindowsClient]
    There might be other entries, but that's the correct place.
     
  17. shiwarrior

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    under WinDrv.WindowsClient i changed the "full screen" to the correct res and 32bit
     
  18. iSenSe

    iSenSe Only InstaGib`

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    or just change them in preferences to be certain lol
     
  19. SorayMustDie

    SorayMustDie Approach me and DIE!!

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    Well , I run UT99 at Windows XP and I got no problem at all
     
  20. iSenSe

    iSenSe Only InstaGib`

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    its not just the OS that says everthing mate ;)
    computers can be complicated shizzle ;)
    once u grow up ull understand :)

    edit, this is about tweaking UT mate, not about UT running on xp...
    always read threads from the first post:eek:
     
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