Tribes: Vengeance

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Tribes: Vengeance
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Developers
Irrational Games
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Unreal Engine 2
Release dates
Windows October 5, 2004
Tribes: Vengeance guide on StrategyWiki
Tribes: Vengeance on MobyGames
Tribes: Vengeance on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Tribes
Starsiege: Tribes 1998
Tribes 2 2001
Tribes: Vengeance 2004
Tribes: Ascend 2012

Key points

Re-released for free by Hi-Rez Studios in 2015

General information

Tribalwar
Subreddit
Fan site with download

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 5 DRM.
Windows
Official website
DRM details are not known
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Program\Bin[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Content\System

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Content\Saves[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit INI files[1]
Base game
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open DefTribesGUIState.ini.
  3. Add or Adjust the following lines accordingly to your resolution
ScreenResolutionChoices=800x600
ScreenResolutionChoices=1024x576
ScreenResolutionChoices=1024x768
ScreenResolutionChoices=1280x720
ScreenResolutionChoices=1280x1024
ScreenResolutionChoices=1366x768
ScreenResolutionChoices=1600x1200
ScreenResolutionChoices=1920x1080
ScreenResolutionChoices=2560x1440
ScreenResolutionChoices=3840x2160

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open User.ini (make sure you have run the game at least once).
  3. Go to class [Engine.PlayerController].
  4. In this section adjust both DesiredFOV=85.000000 and DefaultFOV=85.000000.

Windowed[edit]

Edit ini file[citation needed]
  1. Open TV_CD_DVD.ini within configuration file(s) location with a text editor (make sure you have run the game at least once)
  2. Find Suppress=WindowedMode and comment it (put a ; at beginning of the line)

Notes

You can toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode with Alt+ Enter now

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Edit ini file[citation needed]
  1. Open TV_CD_DVD.ini within configuration file(s) location with a text editor (make sure you have run the game at least once)
  2. Go to class [D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice].
  3. In this section adjust line LevelOfAnisotropy=1 (maximum is 16).

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Edit ini file[citation needed]
  1. Open TV_CD_DVD.ini within configuration file(s) location with a text editor (make sure you have run the game at least once)
  2. Go to class [D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice].
  3. In this section find UseVSync=False which can be set to true to enable v-sync

Input settings[edit]

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

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Edit User.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open User.ini (make sure you have run the game at least once)
  3. Add the following lines at the bottom:
[Engine.PlayerInput]
bInvertMouse=False
MouseSmoothingMode=0
MouseSmoothingStrength=0.000000
MouseSensitivity=1.00000
MouseSamplingTime=0.001
MouseAccelThreshold=0.000000
DoubleClickTime=0.200000
[Engine.PlayerInput] entries are created upon inverting mouse y-axis

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Edit User.ini[citation needed]
  1. Set in-game sensitivity slider to 1.00
  2. Calculate your sensitivity for UT2004 on mouse-sensitivity.com
  3. Edit your User.ini with a text editor:
[Engine.Input]
MouseX=Count bXAxis | Axis aMouseX Speed=2.0
MouseY=Count bYAxis | Axis aMouseY Speed=2.0

[Engine.PlayerInput]
MouseSensitivity=1.00000
[Engine.PlayerInput] entries are created upon inverting mouse y-axis

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music, Speech.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 with Creative ALchemy
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
UseEAX=True in TV_CD_DVD.ini only adds reverb to cutscenes.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[2] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Maximum selectable refresh rate is 60 Hz. This does not limit FPS, but may set your monitor's refresh rate to 100 Hz, which may result in screen tearing on a 120 Hz or 144 Hz monitor.
Set fullscreen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\system.
  2. Open Unreal2.ini.
  3. Find this line: DesiredRefreshRate=60.
  4. Change the value to set your monitors refresh rate. For example 120 or 144.

Notes

Modifying any video options will undo the custom refresh rate.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio OpenAL
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 7200
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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