on March 6, 2001 by Thomas
One Lives Forever (From here on in - NOLF) is a highly acclaimed game
from Monolith, who would have thought such a game came from the same
guys who made Blood 2. Despite Blood 2, Monolith are now back &
have shown us they can make a good game that isnt full of bugs.
Still, NOLF is not without its problems. Its extremely
resource intensive & will make most systems crawl. But theres
hope for you still & thats what you´re reading now.
guide has been prepared on Windows 2000 & Millennium Edition with
the latest 1.002 patch installed. Now, on with the NOLF tweak guide.
it; get the latest patch for NOLF, currently that is the 1.002
While you are there you should also download the 2 Official
Map Packs if you intend to play NOLF Multiplayer. This latest
patch contains a vast amount of bug fixes & optimizations over
the initial release version.
8.0A on your system if not already installed.
it is essential to get the latest drivers for you video card &
sound card. You can find links to many hardware manufacturers on our
This can solve display or audio problems you may have encountered in
you experience static noise or irregular audio playback, try the
following (assuming that installing the latest drivers dont fix
on Start, Settings, then Control Panel. If you
have Windows 2000 or Millennium Edition installed note the icon
names as shown in brackets below.
the Multimedia (Sounds & Multimedia) icon.
the Audio tab & then hit the Advanced Properties
the Performance tab.
the Hardware acceleration slider to the 2nd notch from the
left (Basic Acceleration). Move the Sample rate conversion
quality slider to the middle notch (Improved sample rate
you are having problems running the game (Performance or otherwise)
on Windows 2000 then try checking our Windows
2000 Compatibility & Performance guide.
you find the game displaying corrupted textures try disabling
S3TC texture compression support (Assuming your graphics card
supported it that is). Add the following setting into the
Command-Line field of the
Advanced Options menu (Mentioned later) +S3TCEnable 0. This
game performance in many cases however.
NOLF can be sensitive to overclocking, if your system is overclocked
& you have problems running NOLF, e.g. lockups during the game,
try restoring the system or graphics card to its default speed, or
applying more cooling.