Ex tweak guide
updated on December
11, 2000 by Thomas
Ex, quite possibly the best game of the year was released with
only one thing missing – Multiplayer support. Although this
has been remedied now with the release of the new Deus Ex
Deus Ex is sensitive to overclocking, if your system is
overclocked & you have problems running Deus Ex, e.g.
lockups during the game, try restoring the machine or video
card to its default speed, or applying more cooling.
8 (or later) on your system; you need it to use
Direct3D & other features. DirectX 8 has also been shown
to improve frame rates in Direct3D too.
Patch it; get
the latest patch for Deus Ex, currently that is the 1.009f
BETA patch, available for Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000 at 3DFiles. This will ensure you have the most current version of the game &
all the included fixes/optimizations as a result. Of
particular importance is that the new patch includes
Drivers, it is essential
to get the latest drivers for you video card & sound card.
Check our Drivers
page for links to many different hardware manufacturers
drivers pages. This may solve (some) display or audio problems
you might have encountered. This is particularly important for
nVidia card owners, who should have the latest Official (Or
otherwise) drivers installed.
menu distortion while using an nVidia card try (re)setting the
Texel Alignment to 3.
If you are experiencing
problems with your mouse try updating your mouse drivers or Unticking
DirectInput in the Input menu.
If these few tips do not
answer your concerns you should check out our comprehensive Unreal
Tournament FAQ (As Deus Ex uses the same game engine),
which contains many additional troubleshooting solutions &
more. This guide has been prepared on the 1.009f
version of Deus Ex, although it will apply to the retail
version or later also.
- Unlike Unreal, or Unreal Tournament getting access to the
Advanced options menu is not too easy. To be able to get into
it use the following procedure (thanks
the User.ini in the DeusEx\System folder. Add/Edit
the following 2 lines.
– While you don’t need to use the T key, it is important
that you use both uppercase & lowercase of the
letter you select. When in the game press the T key to
bring up Say>, delete what appears. Type in preferences,
then hit Enter.
Please write down this if necessary, as
it won’t be repeated later on when Advanced Options
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