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Old 10-26-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Game Tweak Tips (AA, VSYNC, MICS etc)

Lots of threads popping up asking about vsync, mics, aa etc.

Here's a quick guide on how to fix some of those things.

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Reminder: Always make a backup copy of your INI files before editing them!

Disable Voice Chat
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowEngine.ini

Find:
Code:
bHasVoiceEnabled=True

Change To:
Code:
bHasVoiceEnabled=False
Enable V-Sync (Stops screen tearing)
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowEngine.ini


Find:
Code:
UseVsync=False


Change To:
Code:
UseVsync=True
Disable Intro Movies
Quote:
Open:
Code:
\Steam\steamapps\common\borderlands\WillowGame\Movies

Delete:
Code:
2K_logo.bik, Gearbox_logo.bik, NVidia.bik
Disable Intro Movies (Without Deleting Any Files)
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowEngine.ini

Find:
Code:
[FullScreenMovie]
StartupMovies=2K_logo
StartupMovies=Gearbox_logo
StartupMovies=NVidia
StartupMovies=Loading
SkippableMovies=2K_logo
SkippableMovies=Gearbox_logo
SkippableMovies=Attract
SkippableMovies=NVidia

Replace With:
Code:
[FullScreenMovie]
;StartupMovies=2K_logo
;StartupMovies=Gearbox_logo
;StartupMovies=NVidia
;StartupMovies=Loading
SkippableMovies=2K_logo
SkippableMovies=Gearbox_logo
SkippableMovies=Attract
SkippableMovies=NVidia
Enable Anti-Aliasing
Quote:
ATI Cards:
Code:
Download Rivatuner and use the "D3DOverrider" option. http://www.guru3d.com/category/rivatuner/

NVidia Cards:
Code:
Download and nHancer. http://www.nhancer.com/
Adjust the FOV (Field Of View)
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowInput.ini


Find Under The "[Engine.PlayerInput]" Section:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="F8",Command="shot")


Add Below:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="F11",Command="FOV 90",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)

You can experiment with different FOV figures to find a field of view that suits you.
Disable Mouse Smoothing
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowInput.ini


Find:
Code:
bEnableMouseSmoothing=true


Change To:
Code:
bEnableMouseSmoothing=false
Enable Third Person (Thanks [BoX]SteroidFreud)
Quote:
Screenshot: http://www.uploads.gaming-resources....derlands3P.jpg

Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowInput.ini


Find Under The "[Engine.PlayerInput]" Section:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="F8",Command="shot")


Add Below:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="F3",Command="Camera ThirdPerson",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="F4",Command="Camera FirstPerson",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Toggle Aim (Right Mouse)
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowInput.ini


Find Under The "[Engine.PlayerInput]" Section:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="RightMouseButton",Command="advancedbutton bAdvancedButtonAux5")


Replace With:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="ToggleAimOn",Command="advancedbutton bAdvancedButtonAux5 | OnRelease StartAltFire | setbind RightMouseButton ToggleAimOff")
Bindings=(Name="ToggleAimOff",Command="advancedbutton bAdvancedButtonAux5 | OnRelease StopAltFire | setbind RightMouseButton ToggleAimOn")
Bindings=(Name="RightMouseButton",Command="ToggleAimOn")
Enable Windowed Mode
Quote:
To run the game in windowed mode you need to add the following onto your shortcut's command line:
Code:
-windowed

To do this in Steam, right click on Borderlands, goto "Properties", click "Set launch options..." and enter:
Code:
-windowed

To disable windowed mode, change the command line to:
Code:
-fullscreen
Enable Windowed Mode (When In Game)
Quote:
Whilst the game is running press:
Code:
Alt + Enter

Press it again to revert back to fullscreen.
Ports Required To Host Multiplayer Game
Quote:
To host an online game, the following ports need to be opened / pushed to the host's internal IP address:
Code:
7777 (TCP/UDP)
28900 (TCP)
27900 (UDP)
28910 (TCP)
Disable The HUD
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowInput.ini


Find Under The "[Engine.PlayerInput]" Section:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="F8",Command="shot")


Add Below:
Code:
Bindings=(Name="F7",Command="togglehud")
Show More Item Attributes
Quote:
Open:
Code:
Steam\steamapps\common\borderlands\WillowGame\Localization\INT\gd_globals.INT


Find:
Code:
AttributePresentationTranslation="$NUMBER$ $CONSTRAINT$ $DESCRIPTION$"


Replace With:
Code:
AttributePresentationTranslation=<font size="10">$NUMBER$ $CONSTRAINT$ $DESCRIPTION$</font>

Alter the size="x" variable to a size that suits you, eg: 8, 10, 12 etc.

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Old 10-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Thanks, I was about to look for the config files myself but now I don't need to. +rep
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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Do you have a way to fix the console port mouse? I tried looking at bioshocks stuff and adapting it but I can't find the equivalent line in any INIs
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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Lovely, cheers!
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Download and nHancer. http://www.nhancer.com/

Seriously, don't install that crap on your computer.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:01 PM   #6
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Quickfix to adjusting FOV

Open willowinput.ini
Find [WillowGame.WillowPlayerInput]
Add this somewhere under the heading:
Bindings=(Name="F11",Command="FOV 90",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Experiment with what FOV you prefer (I like 100 on my 16:10), you can bind different FOVs to different keys.

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Do you have a way to fix the console port mouse? I tried looking at bioshocks stuff and adapting it but I can't find the equivalent line in any INIs
You can try opening willowinput.ini and changing bEnableMouseSmoothing=true to false. I don't mind the mouse myself, but those who do have reported that this improves it.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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Especially since the default NVidia drivers let you turn on AA anyway through its control panel.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:06 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Wasser View Post
Quickfix to adjusting FOV

Open willowinput.ini
Find [WillowGame.WillowPlayerInput]
Add this somewhere under the heading:
Bindings=(Name="F11",Command="FOV 90",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Experiment with what FOV you prefer (I like 100 on my 16:10), you can bind different FOVs to different keys.


You can try opening willowinput.ini and changing bEnableMouseSmoothing=true to false. I don't mind the mouse myself, but those who do have reported that this improves it.
THANK YOU!!! I was wondering how quickly someone would figure out how to fix this godawful FOV. Poor PC porters keep forgetting that PC gamers actually manage to run games at 1080p resolution unlike the console and thus needs a better FOV. Silly PC porters.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:09 PM   #9
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Quickfix to adjusting FOV
thanks for this. my biggest issue with devs who make games on console and pc, is that the pc version always has that narrow field of view the console version has.

hopefully they add the option in a patch (see: bioshock, far cry 2...)
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:09 PM   #10
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Especially since the default NVidia drivers let you turn on AA anyway through its control panel.
What card and driver are you using? I wasn't able to get AA working with mine but I'm using an older driver though.

GTX280 - 186.18
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:10 PM   #11
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Nice. Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Especially since the default NVidia drivers let you turn on AA anyway through its control panel.
Yeah except when it comes to the U3 engine, AA only works when using nHancer tbh.
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What card and driver are you using? I wasn't able to get AA working with mine but I'm using an older driver though.

GTX280 - 186.18
It doesn't work using the default nvidia panel.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:40 PM   #13
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Bumping this.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:42 PM   #14
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How do you force AA using Nhancer? I put it to 8x MSAA and tried SSAA but it didn't work.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:48 PM   #15
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How do you force AA using Nhancer? I put it to 8x MSAA and tried SSAA but it didn't work.
Try this. Found it in the Gearbox forums. Let me know if it works. Haven't tried cause I'm at work.

"For FSAA with an nVidia card download nHancer and enable Unreal Engine 3/Unreal Tournament 3 FSAA Comatability Mode under AA Tweaks."
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