What is your TF2 launch options?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by Ψ 8455, Jul 28, 2017.

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Do you use any launch options for TF2

  1. Yes

    75.0%
  2. Nope

    12.5%
  3. Get the fuck outta here! (This one is for CLUTCH)

    12.5%
  1. Ψ 8455

    Ψ 8455 Active Forum Member

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    I'm curious about our PCs & their configs
    but especially the options you add to launch your TF2 (if you do).

    I use:
    -high -threads 4 -heapsize 6291456 -novid +mat_phong 0 -noforcemaccel -nojoy
    (6291456 Mb is around 6 Gb of RAM reserved for the game)

    This thread is not only about my curiosity;
    it's also for explaining how to have a better TF2 experience (together)!
     
  2. Dr. Thor

    Dr. Thor One hammer Two hammer Three hammer THOR!

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    Maybe you can say what they all do

    here are mine atm

    -windowed -noborder -viewmodel_fov90
     
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  3. pach

    pach Well-Known Forum Member

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    i like this thread. i used to have a bunch of stuff, but i forgot it all when i built a new computer and couldn't give too much shits to research again. so do it for me please.

    i literally only have -novid at the moment
     
  4. Wolfman

    Wolfman Well-Known Forum Member

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    mine is the same as thor's
     
  5. darzie

    darzie Active Forum Member

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    -novid -windowed -noborder -nojoy for me.
     
  6. pach

    pach Well-Known Forum Member

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    I found this list for explanations:

    Code:
    -noforcemaccel ; Use desktop mouse acceleration settings
    -noforcemspd ; Use desktop mouse speed settings.
    -noforcemparms ; Use desktop mouse buttons settings.
    -noaafonts ; Disables Anti-Aliasing of Screen Fonts.
    -heapsize 262144 ; 512MB System Memory
    -heapsize 524288 ; 1GB System Memory
    -heapsize 1048576 ; 2GB System Memory
    -w 640 -h 480 ; 640x480
    -w 800 -h 600 ; 800x600
    -w 1024 -h 768 ; 1024x768
    -full ; Forces the engine to start in fullscreen mode.
    -window ; Forces the engine to start in windowed mode.
    -freq 100 ; Changes the Hertz for monitors HL1 Engine. CRT 60-100 85=Common LCD 60-75 72=Common
    -refresh 100 ; Changes the Hertz for monitors HL2 Engine. CRT 60-100 85=Common LCD 60-75 72=Common
    -soft ; This enables Software hardware rendering mode.
    -d3d ; This enables Direct3D hardware rendering mode.
    -gl ; This enables Open GL hardware rendering mode.
    -nojoy ; Remove joystick support, more ram free.
    -noipx ; Disables LAN protocall.
    -noip ; Some IP related command remove if unable to connect to servers.
    -32bpp ; Enables 32Bit rendering.
    -16bpp ; Enables 16Bit rendering.
    -dxlevel 90 ; DirectX 9
    -dxlevel 81 ; DirectX 8.1
    -dxlevel 80 ; DirectX 8
    -dxlevel 70 ; DirectX 7
    -dxlevel 60 ; DirectX 6
    -port 27015 ; Changes your port # for the game.
    -console ; When launching Half-Life, this will take you straight to the console.
    -dev ; This is for developer mode.
    -zone # ; This allocates more memory to scripting files, like autoexec.cfg and so forth.
    -game [mod's name] ; Enable Half-Life to play modification games other than to go through the menu to select them.
    -safe ; It start the game in safe mode disable audio etc.
    -autoconfig ; Restores video and performance settings to default for the current hardware detected.
    -condebug ; Logs all console output into the console.log text file.
    -nocrashdialog ; Suppresses some 'memory could not be read' unhandled errors.
    -novid ; When loading a game with this parameter, the intro Valve video will not play.
    -toconsole ; Starts the engine directly in the console, unless a map is specified with +map.
    +a +r_mmx 1 ; Instead of using a cfg you can launch the game with a command or a cvar in the command line.
    +ex_interp 0.01 ; Sets ex_interp value
    
    now, most of this is only relevant to old old old counterstrike settings, not sure how relevant it is to today's tf2, but it gives a frame of reference. never knew what -nojoy did and it really really seems irrelevant.
     
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  7. Ψ 8455

    Ψ 8455 Active Forum Member

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    Thank you pach for the list!

    -nojoy
    = removing the joystick support (just in case I forgot to turn off the Steam controller).

    -high
    = supposed to be for high priority over other tasks (even if I changed TF2's priority directly from the kernel).

    -threads 4
    = the number of threads on the CPU TF2 can use
    ex.Intel Core i5 are most of the time 4 Core / 4 Threads and the lowest i7 are the same with 8 threads #HyperThreading

    -heapsize 6291456
    = RAM reserved for the game
    With only 8 Gb of RAM on Windows, I would not recommend going up to 6 out of 8 Gb.

    +mat_phong 0
    = it change the texture for easier GPU use and give a wonderful cell shading effect!
    (a must for my GPU now and for my eyes.)

    -noforcemaccel
    = removing any acceleration for the mouse (essential for the game and also for a desktop)
    I recommend it to everyone.


    Enjoy your best possible TF2 games!
    -nojoy
     
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  8. Ψ 8455

    Ψ 8455 Active Forum Member

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    With all the good snipers and spies,
    every FPS possible is needed to get killed with a full motion blur effect:

    #HalbowitzIncluded
    Maybe I dropped an Uber but I get away with a nice screenshot at least.
     

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