Overclocking, Unreal Tournament is sensitive to
overclocking, if your system is overclocked & you have
problems running Unreal Tournament, e.g. lockups during the
game, try restoring the machine or video card to its default
speed, or applying more cooling.
7.0A (or later) on your system; you need it to use
Direct3D & other features.
it; get the latest patch for Unreal Tournament, currently that
is 436, available for Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000 here,
& Mac here.
This will ensure you have the most current version of the game
& all the included fixes/optimizations as a result.
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.
If you get menu distortion while using an nVidia card
try (re)setting the Texel
alignment to 3
in the Windows Display Settings menu.
If you are experiencing
problems with your mouse try updating your mouse drivers or Unticking
DirectInput in the Input menu.
Users of ZoneAlarm will need to authorize Unreal Tournament
to access both local & internet access. Doing this
eliminates a crash that occurs while refreshing servers with
If these few tips do not
answer all your concerns you should check out our
Tournament FAQ, which contains many additional
troubleshooting solutions & more.
This guide has been
prepared on the 436
version of Unreal Tournament. While the tweaks apply to the
original retail version (400) & any versions before 436,
they do not contain the fixes contained in the 436 patch.
IMPORTANT – To gain access to the Advanced
Options menu, load Unreal Tournament, press the tab/tilde
key, then type preferences & hit Enter.
Please note this, as you will be using the Advanced Options
menu a lot.
There are some general settings, which you need to
change before you go messing around with anything else. Open
the Advanced options menu, select Advanced,
then Game engine
settings. Set CacheSizeMegs to somewhere around 4
to 8MB. I've mine set to 8MB
(Some machines might find a setting of ½ or ¾ system RAM to work better).