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Essential Config Tweaks for Beginners, and Semi-Comprehensive ‘Pro’ Config Tweaks

May 14, 2011 2 comments

Hi there folks,

Sparked by a discussion in IRC, I’ve made 2 config files which are aimed at 2 different groups of people. Read on if you want to know more..

Quake Live is an extremely configurable game, unlike almost any other. You can change so many things that new people usually don’t realise, including some settings which provide an obvious benefit to you. A lot of new people often consider it as cheating because they didn’t know about these things, but in reality the customisability is a large part of what makes Quake so good.

Here I have made two separate config files. Both include a bunch of essential settings and tweaks which I think every player should know about and use. The first is just there settings, without any extra settings which are just personal preferences. I feel all of the settings in the config provide a benefit in-game, through one way or another. The second is a very comprehensive config which includes most of the configurable settings someone may want to change in the game, aside from very personal ones such as mouse sensitivity and accel. The configs are very heavily commented – I have aimed to explain to people what each command does or why people use it.

Sections include:

  1. Ease of use tweaks
  2. Video settings
  3. Mouse settings
  4. Weapon settings
  5. In-game visual settings
  6. HUD settings
  7. Audio settings
  8. Gameplay tweaks
  9. Network settings

tl;dr– 2 configs. 1st is for new people who want the ‘edge’ other people have, and the 2nd is for people who want to delve further into customisation, but aren’t sure what to change or what settings do.



Please download and reply with comments, especially is it helps you.

More info:
Essential Config Tweaks for Beginners, and Semi-Comprehensive ‘Pro’ Config:
Yakumo’s ‘Ultimate Quake Live Guide’:
Contact: EmSixTeen @ #quakelive

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Notepad++ Language file for Game Configs

February 20, 2011 10 comments

Prompted by a thread on the QuakeLive forums asking if there were any programs with syntax highlighting for editing QL configs, and the fact that there isn’t, I just went off and made a custom language file for Notepad++.

I went through the configs from the games I play, and added in some extra things to make those work too. It’s not perfect and I’m no guru, but it’s better than just plain old black text on a white background. The colours need tweaked, but they’re workable at the moment.

So yeah, this should provide rough syntax highlighting for your game config files in Notepad++.

Tested with configs from:

  • QuakeLive
  • Quake 3 CPMa
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • Counter-Strike: Source


Any suggestions in the comments, please!

QuakeLive Custom HUD Install Guide

September 2, 2010 1 comment

So, you want to use a custom HUD in QuakeLive and aren’t sure how? This is an easy to follow guide on how to get and install a custom HUD. Finding and using a custom HUD in QuakeLive is simple!

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EmSixTeen’s Quake Live config (13th August 2010 update)

August 13, 2010 6 comments

Unfortunately, due to the new forum database on, my old thread with my config and HUD has now vanished. Shame too, it had 30,000 views. I’ll just post updates to my config or HUD on here from now on and post about these on the forum.

Anyway, I’ve just updated my config to make full use of the new cvars and the ability to use aliases. As ever, I’ve it cleanly laid out so it should be easy to understand even if you’re pretty new.

EmSixTeen's cfg/HUD, in-game FFA

EmSixTeen's cfg/HUD, in-game FFA

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QuakeLive noobHUD (alpha)

June 18, 2010 9 comments

Folks, an update – I stopped working on this due to the brilliant work done by namad to make an easy graphical HUD editor. Check it out here:

If anyone still wants me to work on and complete this, just ask. I just figured there was no need any more.

Hey there, first post here..

A while back I decided I wanted to re-make my QuakeLive HUD, cleaning up both the visuals and the code now I know a little more about what I’m doing. I got to work and pretty quickly came up with an exact replica.

The replica of my older HUD

EmSixTeen HUD - noobHUD

As I was finishing this newer version I had an idea though. I get asked the same little questions over and over again about HUD editing, and I wanted to make a HUD which is a tonne easier for newbs to understand. I realised I could do this by using custom cvars and then using cvarTest, and making these custom cvars relate to presets I have made in the HUD file. Basically, you can just type ui_emsixteen_scores “topright” and it will place the scores in the top right. The player can then also have a little config file they exec with their own settings for the HUD, which is a heap easier than messing with the HUD’s actual .menu files.

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