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Star Trek Voyager tweak guide
Posted by Thomas McGuire on October 23, 2000 - Page 2/11

Config files

The tweaks here can be either changed in your Hmconfig.cfg (Holo-match - Multiplayer settings), Efconfig.cfg (Elite Force – Single player settings) or you may make your own custom Config file for the game. If you want to make you own config file then simply create a New Text Document, enter in the settings & save the file as All files & name it autoexec.cfg. Save it in the BaseEF directory of where Elite Force is installed.

To load your customconfig.cfg in Elite Force (If you didn’t name it autoexec.cfg), bring down the console & type /exec customconfig.cfg & hit the Enter key.

NOTE – If you choose to make the settings in your own custom config file then you can omit the seta (space) from each setting. In the Hmconfig & Efconfig.cfg there will need to be a seta followed by a space. E.g. In your Efconfig.cfg a setting would appear as follows, seta r_texturemode "LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR", while in your own autoexec.cfg it would appear simply as r_texturemode "LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR”.

If you wish to use command toggles, e.g. instead of holding down a key to run you may bind a key to it, pressing the key once to enable running, pressing it again to walk. To use this toggling you must bind a key as follows.

bind key "setting !", e.g. in the example above you might use bind b "cl_run !". This method can be used with most settings. The ! is what sets the toggle.

Graphics

Load the game, select Configure, Video then Video Data.

Video options. You can use this to select Pre-configured visual settings, e.g. Fastest. Don’t bother; use Custom settings instead so you can set what you want.

GL Driver. This setting allows you to select the OpenGL driver that you are using for rendering. If you own a 3dfx Voodoo 2 or earlier select Voodoo as your GL driver, otherwise select Default.

GL Extensions. Set this to On for improve performance. Setting it to Off should definitely be seen as a last resort to try if you can’t get the game to run. Performance will be significantly lower when set to Off as well.

Video Mode. Select a lower resolution (800*600 or 640*480) when playing online. Graphics may be slightly less appealing, but it will run better, which is more important.

Color Depth. Set this to 16bit when playing online to improve performance. In single player you can set it to 32-bit for improved visual quality (only if your card supports 32 bit colour).

Fullscreen. Set this to On. If you’re using 3d hardware then you’ll want to run full-screen anyway, not windowed.

Geometry Detail. Options available are High, Medium & Low. Each setting gives progressively less geometry detail in maps, resulting in better performance, but less curved architecture. Set it to High for best visual quality & Low for best performance.

Texture Detail. Options available are Very high, High, Medium & Low. The higher the setting the sharper textures in the game will appear, although performance will be lower. The lower the setting the more blurred textures will appear in the game, although performance will be improved.


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