Updated on September 07, 2000 by Thomas
Overclocking, Unreal is sensitive to overclocking, if
your system is overclocked & you have problems running
Unreal, e.g. lockups during the game, try restoring the
system/video card to its default speed, or applying more
or higher on your system; you need it to use Direct3D &
other features. For optimal performance you should do also
do a Full installation of the game to your hard drive
too, i.e. nothing should be run from the CD.
it; get the latest (& final) patch for Unreal, version
226. Download it from 3dFiles.
If you are having problems with UnrealEd (Runtime
error 50003, etc.), then get
Drivers, it is essential
to get the latest drivers for you video card & sound
card. Click on the Drivers link on the sidebar to find a
list of hardware manufacturers driverís pages. This may
solve (some) display or audio problems you might have
encountered. This is particularly important for nVidia card
owners. 3.68 drivers minimum
should be installed. Currently the 5.3x
come highly recommended from most users.
If you get menu distortion while using an nVidia card
try (re)setting the Texel
Alignment to 3.
If you have trouble with
your mouse (e.g. Intellimouse Explorer doesn't allow you to
bind the middle mouse button if DirectInput is enabled)
update your mouse drivers. You can get the latest
Intellimouse release from Microsoft.
users may find that the game freezes momentarily when
a new weapon/item is selected. This is not
video card specific. Try increasing your cache size as
described below. Re-installing the game may also fix it, or
try lowering the Texture detail to Medium.
This guide has been prepared on the 226
version of Unreal, although much, if not all of it
can be applied to earlier versions of the game too, just
donít expect it to have the same level of fixes.
IMPORTANT Ė To gain access to the Advanced
Options menu. Load Unreal, press the Esc
key, then Options, then Advanced options.
Please note this as you will be using the Advanced Options
menu a lot.
Return to Na Pali
The Unreal mission pack will supposedly be updated with
the latest Unreal code when Epic releases a new, official
patch. Although this was stated last year Legend may still
update Return to Na Pali accordingly. If/when this occurs
rest assured this guide will be compatible with it.
Open Advanced options, go into Advanced,
then Game engine settings.
Set CacheSizeMegs to between 4 - 8MB
(The Cache is used to hold temporary data for the game, editing this
setting can improve performance, although setting it too
high may adversely affect performance). I'd recommend first trying 8MB (Some machines might
find a setting of Ĺ or ĺ system RAM to work better,
particularly those with a lot of RAM). Although it is
definitely worth playing around with this setting to find
what is best for your system.
You can also change the cache
directory to another partition/drive/folder. Open Advanced, File system
& edit the CachePath
setting to the directory of your choice.
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