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Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:14 pm
by Myth
This is really nice, clean and has information about each setting. Perfect IMHO. :agree1:
Thanks Raynor !

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:42 pm
by Hook
One thing that was forgotten on the clean install of UT99 ...
UN-Check the Install DirectX check box!
If you do NOT un-check that box you'll get a very OLD version of DirectX!!! :agree1: :shock:
A lot of people forget about this - then they wonder why there graphics are so bad and laggy LOL :lol:

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:38 pm
by Myth
Ummh.. that shouldn't affect the graphics.
When you're installing directx, the installer always checks if you have a never version of directx or not. So it updates old files and installs new ones, but never replaces a new on whit an older one.

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:34 pm
by Fodder McFly*VSC
This tutorial was very helpful and easy to understand.


The game, it look so pretty.... *tear*



:tu:

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:01 pm
by Raynor
Myth wrote:Ummh.. that should affect the graphics.
When you're installing directx, the installer always checks if you have a never version of directx or not. So it updates old files and installs new ones, but never replaces a new on whit an older one.

That's correct so no worry when DirectX is selected during installation.
I suggest you all to download latest DirectX 9 redistributable package from MS web and install it if you haven't done it so.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:21 pm
by dinomite
fantastic guide, thank you

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:43 pm
by drizzlah
thx for the guide :tu:

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:28 pm
by Hook
Raynor wrote:
Myth wrote:Ummh.. that should affect the graphics.
When you're installing directx, the installer always checks if you have a never version of directx or not. So it updates old files and installs new ones, but never replaces a new on whit an older one.

That's correct so no worry when DirectX is selected during installation.
I suggest you all to download latest DirectX 9 redistributable package from MS web and install it if you haven't done it so.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

ummm - just UN-Check it - Trust me! 8)
Over the years since UT was introduced, I have seen a number of people have problems with the old DirectX installing some bad files over new ones.
I know what it is "supposed" to do or not do but you can't always rely on it to do what it is supposed to do, especially with the newer OS's and machines.
Besides - either way - it is just a better thing to UN-check installing it as it also won't even have to bother trying to check if it is older or newer on your machine if done so.
Just a waste of time so just elliminate the chance of problems happening is what I am saying!
Cheers! :D :tu:

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:01 pm
by flamingqsquirrel
Can someone post a screenshot of UT99 with the "maximum" graphics? I wanna compare it to the normal.

Also:
Anyone got a fix for this: UT99 runs in slow motion in vista. It's not the frame rate, it's like someone used the console to slow things down, but using the console to speed things up doesn't help. To fix it, you have to run the game in Windows 98 compatibility, but that means the max resolution is only 1280x1024, my native resolution is 1680x1050, and my PC can run it FINE at that resolution, except then I have to turn off win 98 compatibility, and I get the solmo crap :(

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 5:51 am
by Qwerty
flamingqsquirrel wrote:Can someone post a screenshot of UT99 with the "maximum" graphics? I wanna compare it to the normal.

Also:
Anyone got a fix for this: UT99 runs in slow motion in vista. It's not the frame rate, it's like someone used the console to slow things down, but using the console to speed things up doesn't help. To fix it, you have to run the game in Windows 98 compatibility, but that means the max resolution is only 1280x1024, my native resolution is 1680x1050, and my PC can run it FINE at that resolution, except then I have to turn off win 98 compatibility, and I get the solmo crap :(


you need the dual core ut fix im sure its on the forums try search :)

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:26 pm
by Dare
Hmm, I just got a new computer and its good but I don't know if I should go through with this, do you recommend I do and is it realy worth it? :help:

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:08 pm
by flamingqsquirrel
Got the dual core fix, works perfectly now :D thanks!

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:01 pm
by Raynor
Dare wrote:Hmm, I just got a new computer and its good but I don't know if I should go through with this, do you recommend I do and is it realy worth it? :help:

Why don't you give it a try? It's not that long process than the text itself is :)

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:30 pm
by Dare
How long will it take?

Re: TUTORIAL: Tweak your UT graphics to the maximum

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:38 pm
by Raynor
Dare wrote:How long will it take?

Well that depends on you :loool: Personally I can set up UT on new PC from install to playable state (with my tweaks applied) within half an hour.