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Ghost Rabbi
Posted - 2007.06.08 14:42:00 - [91]
 

How do you disable music? If it's currently set at Music=play, would it be:

music=0
music=noplay
music=no
music=off
music=dontplay

ugh

The Kinetic
Caldari
FinFleet
IT Alliance
Posted - 2007.06.10 22:45:00 - [92]
 

Originally by: Ghost Rabbi
How do you disable music? If it's currently set at Music=play, would it be:

music=0
music=noplay
music=no
music=off
music=dontplay

ugh


music=stop

medecau
Gallente
Super Bock Preta
Posted - 2007.06.20 10:13:00 - [93]
 

my prefs.ini was under: {drive}:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\CCP\EVE\settings

Antaeras
Posted - 2007.06.21 03:32:00 - [94]
 

Either my prefs.ini is being ignored with the Revelations II patch, or advancedDevice no longer works.

Mephos
Posted - 2007.06.21 13:39:00 - [95]
 

Edited by: Mephos on 21/06/2007 13:47:15
Edited by: Mephos on 21/06/2007 13:39:44
Yes, finding that I am back to a pretty jagged pic in EVE, with my anti-aliasing no longer available to me in the ESC menu even though Advanced Device is set to 1 in the prefs.ini. Anyone know how to get to those AA settings in EVE since Rev II?

Thanks!
Mephos

EDIT - wait I was looking in the old location, it copied and not moved things over to the new Vista compatible places. Trying to add advanced device into the new prefs to see what happens.... more later when I find out for sure :)

EDIT2 - Ok, it DOES work, but dont go editing it in the old location that's all. Look for it in the new location along with your chat logs and other cache details. PREFS.INI was NOT copied in there, so any changes in your old PREFS.INI are not already in there (ie advancedDevice is missing even if you had it set before in your old file. So go and add it in there again, and it works like it used to :)

Pr0spect0r
Gallente
Lapse's
Posted - 2007.06.21 15:07:00 - [96]
 

how do I tell prefs to use window mode or fullscreen? I am trying to setup multimonitors at 4960x1600

Mosic
Posted - 2007.06.22 04:24:00 - [97]
 

I can't install Eve at work, (obviously, I think most workplaces would flip, but that's me), so what I was thinking was;

If I could run Eve on my home machine normally, and somehow tunnel my connection from work over port 80. It doesn't need to run fast, only speedy enough to allow simple skill changes/market buys, etc.

Unfortunately my desire greatly exceeds my skill, and I'm a little at a loss as to how to do this. I thought about trying to use OpenVPN and try to tunnel that over port 80, but afaik openVPN won't reproduce the directX video of the eve window, (Haven't tried it though).

Anyone attempting this setup, or something similar?

Thanks!

Pr0spect0r
Gallente
Lapse's
Posted - 2007.06.22 05:53:00 - [98]
 

Originally by: Mosic
I can't install Eve at work, (obviously, I think most workplaces would flip, but that's me), so what I was thinking was;

If I could run Eve on my home machine normally, and somehow tunnel my connection from work over port 80. It doesn't need to run fast, only speedy enough to allow simple skill changes/market buys, etc.

Unfortunately my desire greatly exceeds my skill, and I'm a little at a loss as to how to do this. I thought about trying to use OpenVPN and try to tunnel that over port 80, but afaik openVPN won't reproduce the directX video of the eve window, (Haven't tried it though).

Anyone attempting this setup, or something similar?

Thanks!



try looking at a program called "hamachi", you can tunnel over normal networks like a vpn and not be as limited. I suggest you create a static route on the work computer and proxy it to your homemachine over hamachi :)

ghosttr
Amarr
ARK-CORP
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.06.27 11:20:00 - [99]
 

does prefs.ini even work anymore. After the patch everything was reset. And when i changed everything back it doesn't seem anything is having any effect. My passwords are no longer saved, and my eve performance has gone down, so i dont think my increased buffersize is working eitherSad

Ishina Fel
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.06.28 14:17:00 - [100]
 

Works flawlessly for me... and the patch didn't change a thing either. ugh

Fabienne Jax
Minmatar
Black Science Navigators
Posted - 2007.07.01 01:33:00 - [101]
 

Originally by: Era Fine
Edited by: Era Fine on 08/03/2007 10:37:27
Edited by: Era Fine on 08/03/2007 10:35:43
Originally by: OzDeaDMeaT
I dont think it has anything to do with memory actually. Ive been playing with this buffer setting and it appears to be a time buffer. By that i mean it increases the amount of buffered information and the time latency to the servers so the game runs smoother for slower connections. I know this because i have 3gb of ram and when i set it to 1536 commands to the game took longer to respond, although the game was INCREDIBLY smooth with no engine line redraws like i normally get when initiating an action.


Im not convinced myself. can we have an official statment over this, as "Buffersize" seem to be a crucial parameter to improve gameplay ? Or at least, has anyone done some extensive tests and can provide us with a strong feedback ? (If you can't prove anything don't bother posting on the matter, thx)



I also ask for an official explanation of Buffersize if it's rumored to have such an impact on performance. I did some Post-Rev2 hammering w/ this command on a mid-range laptop; dual-core 2k; 2GB system memory; 256MB video memory; running three clients. Using the values of 20, 80, 350, 500, 2000, I experienced absolutely no difference in performance whatsoever.

CPU usage remained 40-50% docked; 70-100% in space.
Memory usage remained the same: 1.7GB system; 206MB video; 1.5GB XP page file.
FPS values also remained consistent.

Here's where I'm confused...Pre-Rev2 I was running EVE w/ the same system MINUS 1GB system memory, prefs.ini buffersize value of 80. W/ three clients I hit 20-40 FPS in space, depending on solar system clutter. Not bad for a mid-range laptop. Post-Rev2 PLUS 1GB system memory? 5 FPS in a low population solar system and idle in lowly mining cruisers. For you doubters, yes, in-game settings all the same.

IMO, the contribution of buffersize is negligible. Else the "archaic" (to steal the word from another poster) graphic architecture contributes to the problem. Aggravating, and anxiously awaiting patches and Rev3 expansion.


Reithan
Sick Tight
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2007.07.03 07:41:00 - [102]
 

savepasswords=1
and
password=<password>
do not seem to work anymore.

Have these possibly been changed?

Contralto
Rift Tech
Posted - 2007.07.04 05:19:00 - [103]
 

Originally by: Reithan
savepasswords=1
and
password=<password>
do not seem to work anymore.

Have these possibly been changed?


Yes they changed that a while ago (Last year)they mentioned security issues in the patch notes
Note that the OP was made in 2004 and hasn't been updated since.

Sachi Mai
Amarr
Diligentia Sodalitas
Posted - 2007.07.11 11:18:00 - [104]
 

For Windows XP 64 the OS works the game cache similar to Vista.

Here is the default path for the Prefs.ini file:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\CCP\EVE\settings

The local settings folder is hidden by default so remember to show hidden files or you may get a little frustrated! Razz


Kevin Gurhillz
Posted - 2007.07.14 02:26:00 - [105]
 

Can you change these settings to add your own music to the ingame Jukebox? :)
EvE-mail plz

CCP Explorer

Posted - 2007.07.18 17:29:00 - [106]
 

The parameters desktopWidth, desktopHeight, desktopPrimary, desktopSetup, buffersize and texelalign were removed from prefs.ini in a recent cleanup since they were not used anymore. (This cleanup has not yet been released.)

These values are already stored elsewhere (in the *.dat files in the settings folder) or not needed anymore. All settings are configurable from the UI.

Bruce Andali
Posted - 2007.07.21 01:45:00 - [107]
 

niceRazz

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2007.07.26 23:38:00 - [108]
 

Originally by: CCP Explorer
The parameters desktopWidth, desktopHeight, desktopPrimary, desktopSetup, buffersize and texelalign were removed from prefs.ini in a recent cleanup since they were not used anymore. (This cleanup has not yet been released.)

These values are already stored elsewhere (in the *.dat files in the settings folder) or not needed anymore. All settings are configurable from the UI.



has voiceenabled=0 been removed too? I'm trying to run EVE via Wine and I'm pretty sure vivox is killing EVE. Unfortunately nobody seems to know how to disable the dang thing.

Liegus
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2007.07.29 13:49:00 - [109]
 

Originally by: Antaeras
Either my prefs.ini is being ignored with the Revelations II patch, or advancedDevice no longer works.


When they did that horrible change that moved most of the configuration to c:\documents and settings (and broke everyone's ability to maintain multiple correctly-configured copies of Eve), they also secretly copied prefs.ini to c:\documents and settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\CCP\Eve\settings. To ensure maximum confusion, they left the old file where it used to be.

Whoever decided that it would be a really great idea to completely break my ability to have two copies of Eve with different settings... Thanks! >:P

EverBlack
Posted - 2007.08.06 10:56:00 - [110]
 

Originally by: Liegus
Whoever decided that it would be a really great idea to completely break my ability to have two copies of Eve with different settings... Thanks! >:P



They didnt.

From patch notes:

The location of the settings folder can be forced to remain where it was stored prior to Revelations II. This can be useful when connecting a second client to a test server and not mix settings between the clients.
If the user choses to revert to this storage format, the shortcut needs to be modified to refer to: "C:\Program Files\CCP\EVE\eve.exe /end /LUA:OFF". Note the switches (/end and /LUA:OFF) are case sensitive.

Ather Ialeas
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2007.08.14 06:03:00 - [111]
 

Originally by: CCP Explorer
The parameters desktopWidth, desktopHeight, desktopPrimary, desktopSetup, buffersize and texelalign were removed from prefs.ini in a recent cleanup since they were not used anymore. (This cleanup has not yet been released.)

These values are already stored elsewhere (in the *.dat files in the settings folder) or not needed anymore. All settings are configurable from the UI.


*throws bricks* Great, how do I now add custom resolution for my needs?

Mitchman
Omniscient Order
Posted - 2007.08.15 00:49:00 - [112]
 

Originally by: CCP Explorer
The parameters desktopWidth, desktopHeight, desktopPrimary, desktopSetup, buffersize and texelalign were removed from prefs.ini in a recent cleanup since they were not used anymore. (This cleanup has not yet been released.)

These values are already stored elsewhere (in the *.dat files in the settings folder) or not needed anymore. All settings are configurable from the UI.


No they're not. It's not possible to set a custom window size anymore. When running in Window mode, there shouldn't be any reason to enforce the gfx card's resolutions as many have problems adding custom resolutions to the gfx card setup.


Bob Niac
Gallente
freelancers inc
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2007.08.23 08:31:00 - [113]
 

*rabble rabble*

well, what about windowed mode? since we can't dynamically resize the window, its hard to get the "right" resolution.

Les Clu
Caldari
Chaos Coalition
Posted - 2007.08.24 10:01:00 - [114]
 

Has anyone managed to see about re-compiling that list? I'll be downloading the client on my low-end laptop in five minutes, just to get a copy of the new listings and get 'em in here directly for editing and whatnot to make sure we've got up-to-date information instead of it hidden all over the thread.

SheriffFruitfly
Caldari
Posted - 2007.08.26 21:11:00 - [115]
 

I'm probably being stupid, but I don't have a prefs.ini. I only see a boot.ini, and a common.ini.

Can someone show me an example prefs.ini, so I can get the advancedDevice business rolling?

Akaine Harga
Caldari
Posted - 2007.08.27 22:10:00 - [116]
 

Edited by: Akaine Harga on 27/08/2007 22:14:17
For all WinXP (32/64bit, doesn't matter) users who are saying that prefs.ini doesn't work or the changes you do in it have no effect (which is the same thing...):

The prefs.ini you should edit should be in c:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\CCP\EVE\settings\. There and only there. The ones you find sometimes somewhere in My Documents or in {EVEInstallationDir}\cache\ are not used by the client currently.

I'm not sure if it was this way before, but it sure is now.

And just one more thing: do not forget to back it up first Wink

Carina Circinius
Posted - 2007.08.28 08:02:00 - [117]
 

To anyone who is running Vista and is still haveing a hard time locateing the prefs.ini file I think I have a resolution for you. I looked everywhere everyone else suggested and most of the folders they were telling me to look for were not visible in Windows Explorer so i solved my problem by running a search for "prefs.ini", make sure you select the option called "Includes non-indexed, hidden and system files" it might take a minute or two to complete the search but it will locate the file and it will be where one of the others listed it but if for whatever reason you were like my unable to see these folders it will give u a shortcut directly to the file. Oh and if you put in the advancedDevice=1 option make sure you spelled it right, there are two d's and make sure you capitalize the D in device, it didn't work for me when I had not capitalized it.

SheriffFruitfly
Caldari
Posted - 2007.08.29 04:46:00 - [118]
 

Originally by: Akaine Harga
Edited by: Akaine Harga on 27/08/2007 22:14:17
For all WinXP (32/64bit, doesn't matter) users who are saying that prefs.ini doesn't work or the changes you do in it have no effect (which is the same thing...):

The prefs.ini you should edit should be in c:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\CCP\EVE\settings\. There and only there. The ones you find sometimes somewhere in My Documents or in {EVEInstallationDir}\cache\ are not used by the client currently.

I'm not sure if it was this way before, but it sure is now.

And just one more thing: do not forget to back it up first Wink


Thanks - I was looking for it in the game folder.

Teila
Posted - 2007.08.29 05:49:00 - [119]
 

I run two clients at a time. I never knew about the switches to retain correct files in correct folders. Everything seemed to be alright. If I want to maintain two seperate eve installs, with two seperate folders for logs, cache, screenshots, prefs.ini, etc., how do I accomplish this?

Also, with everything now all mashed up into one big directory, is there any way to 'roll it back' to the way it used to be, and possibly somehow sort the logs for one account to one directory and logs from the other to a different directory? I was trying to find a chat log today and it was very difficult with 4 characters logs all going into the same directory and all named by date/time, not named by char/date/time.

Thanks for any help.

Poison Flower
Posted - 2007.09.13 05:52:00 - [120]
 

Running Vista Ultimate now. Installed EVE no problem, running fine with /end /LUA:OFF option.

I cannot, however, edit my prefs.ini file. It's still in \Program Files (x86)\CCP\EVE\AccountX\Cache\ and I can open it, but when I add the advancedDevice=1 option and try to save it, it tells me that it "cannot create the file...." "Make sure the filename and path are correct."

I installed it and run EVE as an administrator, tried running it under XP SP2 compatibility, etc. I cannot edit the file. Any ideas?


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