Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Doom 3 Tips

To benchmark Doom 3 use the command timedemo demo1 from the console(~). See the previous post for accessing the console.

Some people claim increasing image_cacheMegs to 96, 128 or even 256 makes the game run smoother. Benchmarking with demo1 shows no difference for me. So what's it do? "maximum MB set aside for temporary loading of full-sized precompressed images"

If you want to increase the maximum players on your server above 4, add +set si_maxPlayers "x" to the shortcuts target line, where x is the max players.

Doom 3 cvars and commands

I've posted a list of Doom 3 cvars and commands. It's in the download section, or just click here. To use the cvars/commands you will need access to the console. I recommend creating a new text file in Doom 3/base/ and renaming it "autoexec.cfg". In it put the line:

seta com_allowConsole "1"

Now you can use the tilda(~) key to access the console. You can also put any other cvars/command/scripts in autoexec.cfg and they will be loaded everytime the game starts.