Starsiege: Tribes

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Starsiege: Tribes
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Developers
Dynamix
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Darkstar
Release dates
Windows December 23, 1998
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Tribes
Starsiege: Tribes 1998
Tribes 2 2001
Tribes: Vengeance 2004
Tribes: Ascend 2012

Key points

Re-released in 2004 for free to promote Tribes: Vengeance.[1]

General information

Tribalwar
Subreddit

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Patch to v1.11 (see Patches).
Windows
Official website
DRM-free
Needs the v1.8 to v1.11 Patch.
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
Features updated community versions.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The latest official version is v1.11; use the official patch matching your current version to patch your game to v1.11.

To play on modern operating systems you will need the Vista / Windows 7 patch.

HD Texture pack[edit]

Tribes HD 2014 is a collection of community made textures that gave the game a more modern feel.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config\ClientPrefs.cs[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Starsiege: Tribes video settings.
Starsiege: Tribes video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
No native GUI scaling text and HUD will be small
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter; always on top when in windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set PlayerFov in ClientPrefs.cs[citation needed]
  1. Go to the config folder where the game is installed.
  2. Edit ClientPrefs.cs.
  3. Change $pref::PlayerFov to the FOV you want.
  4. Save your changes.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Set waitforvsync in ClientPrefs.cs[citation needed]
  1. Go to the config folder where the game is installed.
  2. Edit ClientPrefs.cs.
  3. Change $pref::waitforvsync to the setting you want.
  4. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Starsiege: Tribes mouse settings.
Starsiege: Tribes mouse settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Starsiege: Tribes audio settings.
Starsiege: Tribes audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Settings for 2D and 3D sound, as well as music volume and in-game voices.
Surround sound
Can be added via mod[citation needed]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0[2]
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
128
Online play
128

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Use -dedicated command line argument.[3]
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Press (~) to open the console, and copy / paste: Connect("192.168.1.1:28001");. Replace the IP address with the one you're trying to connect to.

Issues fixed[edit]

No mouse cursor / Can't click menu items[edit]

Use T1 patch[4]

Use the T1 Vista / Win7 Patch.

Can't connect to master server[edit]

The original Tribes master server is no longer running and needs to be changed.
Insert new server[5]
  1. Copy the following to the clipboard:
    $Server::MasterAddressN0 = "t1m1.masters.tribesmasterserver.com:28000 t1m1.pu.net:28000
    t1m1.tribes0.com:28000 skbmaster.ath.cx:28000 kigen.ath.cx:28000 t1m1.masters.dynamix.com:28000";
  2. Run the game.
  3. Open the console (~).
  4. Press Ctrl+V to paste the line.
  5. Press Enter and restart the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB

Notes

  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References