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Game Setting Tweaks
May 29, 2009 4:10 PM
in the past year that ive played call of duty i have seen people tell me settings that improved my gameplay. so i feel that i should share some wiht you guys. feel free to post your guys's settings that can improve our players, thanks.

/cl_maxpackets 0 lowered my ping by 30 and jims by 5

/cg_lagometer tell you if your lagging (not really a setting)

/cl_packetdup 0 can increase your accuracy

/cg_drawfps a usefull tool to see how many frames per second you are getting
/rate 25000 if its any lower i see a lag between me and the server

/snaps 20 if its any less theres a lag between you and the server

/com_maxfps 0 this lets your FPS flow freely.

and thats all i got feel free to add or disagree with me
May 29, 2009 4:23 PM
[EW]RD Founder - Joined: Oct 31, 2008
Posts: 220
These are not really settings, and are similar to Tom's.

Here is how to bind the Backspace key to work as your demo key. Press it once to record, press it again to stop. Saves having to type crap every time. Change the last line from BACKSPACE to whatever key you want to use (if you don't like the backspace key for some reason)


Copy/Paste all lines below into the bottom of your config_mp.cfg and Save (in call of Duty\uo folder).

// demo record toggle
seta demo_start "record; set demo_tog vstr demo_stop"
seta demo_stop "stoprecord; set demo_tog vstr demo_start"
seta demo_tog "vstr demo_start"
bind BACKSPACE "vstr demo_tog"

to view it

Pull down the console and type /demo demo000.dm_1

That is by default what the first demo is named. Next would be demo0001.dm_1 and so on. The command is just /demo tho. Good luck.

to bind a key to see your fps

bind x "toggle cg_drawFPS 0 1 2"

replace x with any key you want

to see your lagometer

bind p seta cg_lagometer 1
bind o seta cg_lagometer o
same again replace p abd o with your own keys

Last edited by: rifledropper May 29, 2009 4:26 PM
Dec 22, 2009 2:12 PM
Jim On leave - Joined: Jan 16, 2009
Posts: 125
Howdy fellas and ladies. Rambo asked me to post some settings that I know of as a "christmas present" so to speak to help everyone with lag/hit reg. So thanks to Rambo everyone for looking out for you guys.;)

A common theory used with games is that the prettier the screen looks the better your gameplay will be. That is actually very far from the truth. So I am going to make a little guide as to what you can do to make your pc play the game better. Most of these settings are true to any game based of off the quake 3 engine. First things first. What are your fps? Here is how to check your fps. First drop the console ` then type /cg_drawfps 1 ok now you can see what your fps is. if it is at 60 well that is probably because you have sync every frame on. Now what I am going to have you all do is in game go to options>>>performance turn "sync every frame" no "dynamic lighting" none. These are 2 big things that really effect you fps. There is alot of variables for "fine tuning" your game. But here is some places to start at. You want to cap your fps at whatever value they can consistently hold. Here is a couple "sweet spots for your fps. 60,85,125,250,333. Most of you will probably use 125. Now the advantage of having higher fps is you can shoot your weapons faster and you can also jump farther. now there is another setting that will help with hit reg. cl_maxpackets. a common setting for this is 100. Now one thing it will do is if your ping is under 50 it will raise it to a constant 48, but that is better then having a low ping that bounces. It means that your shots will always be in the same spot everytime. for those with ping higher then 50 it can actually lower it a touch. if you are having trouble with hit reg make sure that your screen res is not to high, go either with 800*600 or 1024*768. 1024 is the highest I would go for anyone. Also turn those game settings down. Such as textures,characters, turn ejecting brass off, nvidia distance fog off, texture filter set to bilinear, model and particle detail to low. Start off with these. There is some other settings that I will scrounge up that can help your pc run the game smoother. I will post additional info as it comes. I am just going to make a list of some of the commands right quick so you dont have to search the post for them.

/cg_drawfps 1=on/0=off
/com_maxfps 0 to unlock/or set the value example 125
/cg_lagometer 1=on/2=off
/cl_maxpackets (set too 100 for most of you.)
/com_hunkmegs set to half of your system memory or do not exceed 512.
/snaps 20 to 40
/rate 25000

Start off with those and I will post more later.
Dec 27, 2009 4:09 AM
[EW]Rambo1942™© Leader - Joined: Feb 08, 2009
Posts: 239
Thank you Jim, very kind of you. I can say folks, now that I have tweaked some of these settings, I get more kills, and die slightly less.
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Dec 27, 2009 3:48 PM
rambo1942 wrote:
Thank you Jim, very kind of you. I can say folks, now that I have tweaked some of these settings, I get more kills, and die slightly less.

Nothing to do with your settings. you just fixed your wallhack...
Jan 04, 2010 4:34 PM
Non-member Joined: Nov 18, 2009
Posts: 128
I tried to do the most of the things u guys said here, but my ping still the same crap.. about 220 and so it's a problem to me playing with rifles, and so i'm having great difficulties in maps like brecourt... I noticed that my performance in rifles is very better in BE server where my ping is about 150...

I believe that the problem is not my internet connection cause is very good, I think the problm is the distance from here to da server, cause I live in Brazil

So if u guys knows anything more we can do to get a better ping, please share with us, we and other players from other coutries will be very grateful!

Thanks All !!
Last edited by: sgtelias Jan 04, 2010 4:35 PM
Jan 04, 2010 5:04 PM
Jim On leave - Joined: Jan 16, 2009
Posts: 125
Basically there is not a whole lot that you can do about the ping. What ping is, is how long it takes for your computer to talk to the server and back. So the farther away you are from the server the higher your ping is going to be. You can do things to make your computer run the game better and more efficient but thats about all you are going to be able to do. Nothing can fix your ping other then if you move closer to the server.;)
Jan 04, 2010 7:04 PM
Non-member Joined: Nov 18, 2009
Posts: 128
Ok Jim, thanks for the answer!

Having a high ping is really a great disadvantage ??
Jan 04, 2010 8:27 PM
Jim On leave - Joined: Jan 16, 2009
Posts: 125
Having a high ping is definitely a disadvantage because you have to lead your target, depending on what your ping is depends on how far you have to aim in front of them in order for the bullets to hit. I have seen some guys with really bad ping play really well though, most of it just depends on what you are used to...
Jan 07, 2010 11:52 PM
Non-member Joined: Apr 04, 2008
Posts: 47
Here's my config. Doesn't get any better than this:

// generated by Call of Duty, do not modify
bind TAB "+scores"
bind ENTER "+gostand"
bind ESCAPE "togglemenu"
bind SPACE "+gostand"
bind 1 "weaponslot primary"
bind 2 "weaponslot primaryb"
bind 3 "weaponslot pistol"
bind 4 "weaponslot grenade"
bind 5 "weaponslot smokegrenade"
bind 6 "weaponslot satchel"
bind 8 "say SD is a gametype"
bind \ "vsay 3 3"
bind ` "toggleconsole"
bind A "toggle rconpassword ****** ********"
bind C "togglecrouch"
bind F "toggle com_maxfps 125 250 333 0"
bind M "mp_quickmap"
bind N "weapalt"
bind P "name ^7pandas^3.^7souL^3<--^7scrub"
bind T "messagemode"
bind V "mp_QuickMessage"
bind W "+forward"
bind Y "messagemode2"
bind ~ "toggleconsole"
bind BACKSPACE "noclip;give ammo"
bind PAUSE "toggle cl_paused"
bind UPARROW "+forward"
bind DOWNARROW "+back"
bind LEFTARROW "+moveleft"
bind RIGHTARROW "+moveright"
bind ALT "+sprint"
bind CTRL "+activate"
bind SHIFT "lowerstance"
bind DEL "+leanleft"
bind END "+leanright"
bind F1 "vote yes"
bind F2 "vote no"
bind F5 "record_toggle"
bind F12 "screenshotJPEG"
bind KP_HOME "vsay 3 2"
bind KP_UPARROW "vstr ffultra"
bind KP_PGUP "vstr cmdcur"
bind KP_LEFTARROW "+melee"
bind KP_5 "vstr normal"
bind KP_RIGHTARROW "vstr ff"
bind KP_END "+sprint"
bind KP_DOWNARROW "vstr slowultra"
bind KP_INS "+reload"
bind MOUSE1 "+attack"
bind MOUSE2 "toggle cl_run"
bind MOUSE3 "weaponslot grenade"
bind MWHEELDOWN "weapprev"
bind MWHEELUP "weapnext"
seta cg_announcerSounds "1"
seta cg_autodemo "1"
seta cg_autoscreenshot "1"
seta cg_blood "1"
seta cg_brass "0"
seta cg_chatHeight "8"
seta cg_chatTime "25000"
seta cg_crosshairAlpha "1.0"
seta cg_crosshairAlphaMin "0.7"
seta cg_crosshairDynamic "0"
seta cg_crosshairNoGun "gfx/reticle/hud@center_ads.tga"
seta cg_crosshairSize "48"
seta cg_currentSelectedPlayer "0"
seta cg_currentSelectedPlayerName ""
seta cg_cursorHints "4"
seta cg_deadbodyque "32"
seta cg_descriptiveText "1"
seta cg_drawCompass "1"
seta cg_drawCrosshair "1"
seta cg_drawCrosshairNames "1"
seta cg_drawCrosshairPickups "1"
seta cg_drawFPS "1"
seta cg_drawGun "1"
seta cg_drawNotifyText "1"
seta cg_drawRewards "1"
seta cg_drawSnapshot "0"
seta cg_drawStatus "1"
seta cg_drawTeamOverlay "2"
seta cg_fov "80"
seta cg_gameBoldMessageWidth "60"
seta cg_gameMessageWidth "70"
seta cg_hintFadeTime "100"
seta cg_hudAlpha "1.0"
seta cg_hudCompassMaxRange "1024"
seta cg_hudCompassMinRadius "0"
seta cg_hudCompassMinRange "0"
seta cg_hudCompassSize "1.3"
seta cg_hudCompassSpringyPointers "0"
seta cg_hudDamageIconHeight "64"
seta cg_hudDamageIconInScope "0"
seta cg_hudDamageIconOffset "32"
seta cg_hudDamageIconTime "2000"
seta cg_hudDamageIconWidth "128"
seta cg_hudObjectiveMaxHeight "70"
seta cg_hudObjectiveMaxRange "2048"
seta cg_hudObjectiveMinAlpha "1"
seta cg_hudObjectiveMinHeight "-70"
seta cg_hudStanceHintPrints "0"
seta cg_lagometer "1"
seta cg_marks "1"
seta cg_noTaunt "0"
seta cg_noVoiceChats "0"
seta cg_noVoiceText "0"
seta cg_predictItems "1"
seta cg_railTrailTime "400"
seta cg_scoreboardScrollStep "3"
seta cg_selectedPlayer "0"
seta cg_shadows "0"
seta cg_showdemoname "1"
seta cg_stereoSeparation "0.4"
seta cg_subtitleMinTime "3"
seta cg_subtitles "1"
seta cg_subtitleWidth "80"
seta cg_teamChatsOnly "0"
seta cg_vehicletrails "0"
seta cg_viewsize "100"
seta cg_voiceSpriteTime "6000"
seta cg_weaponCycleDelay "0"
seta cl_allowDownload "1"
seta cl_anonymous "0"
seta cl_autocmd "1"
seta cl_freelook "1"
seta cl_goStandJumpTime "0"
seta cl_language "0"
seta cl_maxpackets "100"
seta cl_maxPing "800"
seta cl_mouseAccel "0"
seta cl_packetdup "1"
seta cl_pitchspeed "140"
seta cl_punkbuster "1"
seta cl_wwwDownload "1"
seta cl_xmodelcheck "0"
seta cl_yawspeed "140"
seta cm_playerCurveClip "1"
seta com_hunkmegs "512"
seta com_introplayed "1"
seta com_maxfps "125"
seta com_recommendedSet "1"
seta con_debug "0"
seta con_minicon "0"
seta con_miniconlines "5"
seta con_minicontime "4"
seta fx_cullbias "100"
seta fx_cullscale "0.5"
seta g_allowvote "1"
seta g_allowVoteClientKick "0"
seta g_allowVoteDrawFriend "0"
seta g_allowVoteFriendlyFire "0"
seta g_allowVoteGameType "1"
seta g_allowVoteKick "0"
seta g_allowVoteKillCam "0"
seta g_allowVoteMap "1"
seta g_allowVoteMapRestart "1"
seta g_allowVoteMapRotate "1"
seta g_allowVoteTempBanClient "0"
seta g_allowVoteTempBanUser "0"
seta g_allowVoteTypeMap "1"
seta g_autodemo "0"
seta g_autoscreenshot "0"
seta g_banIPs ""
seta g_complaintlimit "3"
seta g_deadChat "0"
seta g_gametype "dm"
seta g_log "games_mp.log"
seta g_logSync "0"
seta g_timeoutBank "180000"
seta g_timeoutlength "90000"
seta g_timeoutRecovery "10000"
seta g_timeoutsallowed "0"
seta g_tracerchance "0.4"
seta g_useGear "1"
seta g_vehicleHorns "1"
seta g_voiceChatsAllowed "4"
seta handicap "100"
seta head ""
seta in_joyBallScale "0.02"
seta in_joystick "0"
seta in_midi "0"
seta in_midichannel "1"
seta in_mididevice "0"
seta in_midiport "1"
seta in_mouse "1"
seta joy_threshold "0.15"
seta m_filter "0"
seta m_forward "0.25"
seta m_pitch "0.022"
seta m_side "0.25"
seta m_yaw "0.022"
seta map "mp_harbor"
seta model ""
seta mss_3d_provider "Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio"
seta mss_bits "16"
seta mss_errorOnMissing "1"
seta mss_khz "44"
seta mss_stereo "1"
seta mss_volume "0.239583"
seta name "Nestle"
seta net_noipx "0"
seta net_noudp "0"
seta net_socksEnabled "0"
seta net_socksPassword ""
seta net_socksPort "1080"
seta net_socksServer ""
seta net_socksUsername ""
seta r_ati_fsaa_samples "1"
seta r_ati_pntriangles "0"
seta r_ati_truform_normalmode "QUADRATIC"
seta r_ati_truform_pointmode "CUBIC"
seta r_ati_truform_tess "1"
seta r_colorbits "32"
seta r_customaspect "1"
seta r_customheight "1024"
seta r_customwidth "768"
seta r_depthbits "0"
seta r_detailtextures "1"
seta r_diffuseSunQuality "2"
seta r_diffuseSunSteps "3"
seta r_dlightQuality "0"
seta r_drawSun "0"
seta r_dynamiclight "0"
seta r_entLightCutoff "0.2"
seta r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "0"
seta r_fastsky "1"
seta r_finish "0"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_gamma "3.000000"
seta r_ignoreGLErrors "1"
seta r_ignorehwgamma "0"
seta r_inGameVideo "1"
seta r_lastValidRenderer "GeForce 8800 GTS/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!"
seta r_lodbias "-200"
seta r_lodscale "4"
seta r_maxEntLights "8"
seta r_mem_agp "10"
seta r_mem_backend "1"
seta r_mem_manual "0"
seta r_mem_video "0"
seta r_minEntLightIntensity "0.02"
seta r_mode "6"
seta r_nv_fog_dist "0"
seta r_nv_fogdist_mode "GL_EYE_RADIAL_NV"
seta r_overBrightBits "1"
seta r_picmip "1"
seta r_picmip2 "1"
seta r_portalbevels "0.7"
seta r_primitives "0"
seta r_railCoreWidth "1"
seta r_railSegmentLength "32"
seta r_railWidth "16"
seta r_simpleMipMaps "1"
seta r_skip_auto_config "0"
seta r_stencilbits "8"
seta r_swapDelay "0"
seta r_swapInterval "0"
seta r_texturebits "0"
seta r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
seta r_vbo_interleave "0"
seta r_vbo_paranoia "1"
seta r_vbo_smc_static_draw "1"
seta r_vbo_stream_draw "1"
seta rate "25000"
seta rconPassword "********"
seta record_off "stoprecord; set record_toggle vstr record_on"
seta record_on "record; set record_toggle vstr record_off"
seta record_toggle "vstr record_on"
seta scr_drawfriend "0"
seta scr_friendlyfire "0"
seta scr_killcam "1"
seta sensitivity "1.5"
seta server1 ""
seta server10 ""
seta server11 ""
seta server12 ""
seta server13 ""
seta server14 ""
seta server15 ""
seta server16 ""
seta server2 ""
seta server3 ""
seta server4 ""
seta server5 ""
seta server6 ""
seta server7 ""
seta server8 ""
seta server9 ""
seta snaps "40"
seta sv_allowDownload "1"
seta sv_cheats "0"
seta sv_floodProtect "1"
seta sv_hostname "CoDHost"
seta sv_maxclients "20"
seta sv_maxPing "0"
seta sv_maxRate "0"
seta sv_minPing "0"
seta sv_punkbuster "0"
seta sv_wwwBaseURL ""
seta sv_wwwDlDisconnected "0"
seta sv_wwwDownload "0"
seta sys_configSum "0"
seta sys_cpuMHz "7193.67"
seta sys_sysMB "1024"
seta sys_vidMB "1024"
seta ui_bigFont "0.4"
seta ui_browserFriendlyfire "-1"
seta ui_browserGameType "0"
seta ui_browserKillcam "-1"
seta ui_browserMaster "0"
seta ui_browserMod "-1"
seta ui_browserShowDedicated "0"
seta ui_browserShowEmpty "1"
seta ui_browserShowFull "1"
seta ui_browserShowJeeps "-1"
seta ui_browserShowNoPassword "1"
seta ui_browserShowPassword "1"
seta ui_browserShowPunkBuster "-1"
seta ui_browserShowPure "1"
seta ui_browserShowTanks "-1"
seta ui_browserSortKey "4"
seta ui_browserTimeoutsAllowed "-1"
seta ui_currentMap "12"
seta ui_currentNetMap "12"
seta ui_dedicated "0"
seta ui_extraBigFont "0.55"
seta ui_gametype "3"
seta ui_joinGametype "0"
seta ui_mapIndex "12"
seta ui_netGametype "0"
seta ui_netGametypeName "sd"
seta ui_netSource "2"
seta ui_serverStatusTimeOut "7000"
seta ui_smallFont "0.25"
seta vid_xpos "0"
seta vid_ypos "0"
seta win_allowalttab "0"

Last edited by: tonysathre Jan 08, 2010 12:10 AM