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Old 12-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Borderlands Advanced Settings Tool

Update 9/12/2010: I've released the source code and have made it available:
for anyone who wishes to further enhance the utility. If you have any questions send me a PM. I'll try to check this forum every few days. Peace!

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Hey all,

This is something I've been working on for a while to make changing the game settings a little easier. If you like this tool please +rep


Change Log:
11/14/2010 - v1.0.1 - Fix update check and official thread url.
03/01/2010 - v0.9.9 - Improved first time startup routine (nrnoble). Removed U-PnP. Some minor bug fixes.
02/03/2010 - v0.9.8 - Fixed zoom toggle. UI Update. More improvements to error handling
01/13/2010 - v0.9.7 - Added crouch toggle. General improvements to error handling

01/01/2010 - v0.9.6 - New Features: Lite stand-alone (No installation required), Auto update
12/30/2009 - v0.9.4 - Fixed startup crash when Aniso filtering was set to off
12/25/2009 - v0.9.3 - Initial Release


Requirements:
- Windows XP/Vista/7/2008
- .Net 3.5 Runtimes Link
- Borderlands Installation


Q: The tool crashes on start up. Help! What do I do?
A: Guess what, you are probably not the only one and I'd like to know why too so I can fix it!
Make sure you haven't edited your config files manually or else the tool will have a hard time figuring it out. Revert back to original stock game files or use reset to default in game options. If you are stll having issues follow the instructions bellow:
1) Find your config files under My Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config
2) Zip them and and upload them to SendSpace or any other site and PM or post the link here.

Features:
- Tweak game settings outside the game
- UPnP port forward setup script with error handling
- Backup/restore
- Custom INI parser with error handling


Toggle engine features:
- Ambient Occlusion
- High Quality Bloom
- V-Sync
- DX10/Physx *Experimental
- Startup movies bypass
- Adjust FOV
- Mouse smoothing
- In-game Voice Chat
- Console
- Zoom toggle
- Scroll Wheel
- Loot view distance
- PhysX *Experimental
- Remove frame rate limit
- Remove outlines
- Show/hide HUD
- Show/hide FPS
- Loading screen


The tweaks are based on various community posts so hats off to the respective people that found the tweaks.

Cheers!

Last edited by MDKv4: 11-14-2010 at 10:45 AM. Reason: Update
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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Nice work!
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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Nice work!
Thanks & merry x-mas!
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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cool good stuff
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #5
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Anyone got this working yet and whats it like? Any issues?
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:42 PM   #6
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Had to reactivate Zombie Island, but besides that it works great.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:59 AM   #7
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It's amazing that random people online are doing Gearbox's job far better than they do. Nice work.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:09 AM   #8
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Wow, this is great. Downloading.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:24 PM   #9
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Had to reactivate Zombie Island, but besides that it works great.
I don't have the DLC and am not planning to purchase it because of SecuRom which means I can't verify. I highly doubt your reactivation had to do anything with this, but I digress; in the unlikely event anyone else is having the same issue please PM me and I'll try to troubleshoot it.

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It's amazing that random people online are doing Gearbox's job far better than they do. Nice work.
Thanks, and yes I do agree something like this should have defiantly been included in the game.

Hopefully when I get more time after the holidays I'll add a few more features.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:42 AM   #10
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It's amazing that random people online are doing Gearbox's job far better than they do.
Lol. sad, but true.

This thread seriously need stickied.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:31 AM   #11
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Thanks for the tool - really great work
On my sys the Zombie-DLC works without reactivation.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:54 PM   #12
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It's amazing that random people online are doing Gearbox's job far better than they do. Nice work.
there is no dx10, console isnt part of the game so GB disabled it, fov isnt part of the game & is a user hack, AO is in the game options, disabling movies has always been a user hack in every UE3 game, there is no AA without drivers forcing, voice chat is an option in game....

nobody's doing GB's job, this is just what happens on PC to any game

UPnP would be great though, i think next patch has it?
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:08 PM   #13
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there is no dx10, console isnt part of the game so GB disabled it, fov isnt part of the game & is a user hack, AO is in the game options, disabling movies has always been a user hack in every UE3 game, there is no AA without drivers forcing, voice chat is an option in game....

nobody's doing GB's job, this is just what happens on PC to any game

UPnP would be great though, i think next patch has it?
Many of those are standard options on any PC game. The fact that it took a fan to activate a way to set them up is sad on Gearbox's part, and further supports the "lazy port" theory despite Gearbox insisting that they built the PC version from the ground up.

Also, hats off to ya, MDK. Good to see that you love the game, but have the sense to not support the DRM.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:47 PM   #14
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amazing. I can't believe that Gearbox didn't have this integratd in the game already. I bet there kicking themselves for leaving such a simple idea and concept left out. Great idea and well executed.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:05 PM   #15
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I bet there kicking themselves for leaving such a simple idea and concept left out.
More than likely, Gearbox is too busy rolling in the money they get from the console sales to notice anything relevant going on in the PC community.
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