My main goal for this thread is to hopefully cut down on the repeated questions people have about the same subject. A lot of helpful tips get buried in other threads. I’ll update it as much as possible with anything you add on the replies and whatever I find around the forums. One thing I can’t promise is proper grammar :stroggtapir:
-How color codes work-
The numbers go from .0 to 1. The first 3 numbers are RGB values if I’m not mistaken. Then last number is the Opaqueness (transparency?) value, the lower it is the less it will block your view in game. I use a value of .2 as you can see below and the names on screen are a lot less intrusive.
[i]-How to enter commands-
You can bring down the console by pressing CTRL + ALT + ’ (key to the left of 1 on U.S. keyboards)
You can also open NOTEPAD and enter the commands there and save it as “AUTOEXEC.CFG” into this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\*YOUR_STEAM_ID*\22350\local\base
*note: that you wont have (x86) if you have a 32 bit system
*More notes: You may have to bring down the console and enter this command the first time around after creating the autoexec file: exec autoexec.cfg but I’m not 100% sure.
Here are the commands to make player names more transparent and other HUD related ones:
seta g_friendlyColor ".8 .8 1 .2" //this is the color of your teammates names on screen seta g_fireteamColor ".5 .1 .9 .2" //this is the color of your fireteam mates seta g_fireteamLeaderColor "1 1 1 .2" //same as above, but for the leader only seta ui_showgun 1 // 1= show the gun 0 = off (I prefer on) seta ui_fov 95 //This changes your field of view, I find 95 works best for me.
[li]Understanding Brink’s Class Abilities [Video Guide][/li][li][VIDEO]Brink Abilities Benefit Side By Side Comparison by Swolenator[/li][li]Very well done GETTING STARTED WITH BRINK guide[/li][li]I’m sure I’m not the only one that sometimes forgets if I’m on offense or defense for a certain map so here’s a quick way to find out, especially if you aren’t the objective class. Bring up the Objective wheel and if it says “GUARD” you are on OFFENSE. Guard is referring to guarding the place so the objective class on your team can complete the objective. If it says “DEFEND” well, you are on defense. TL;DR Guard on obj wheel = offense[/li][li]If you’re a MEDIUM or HEAVY class you can use the buffing button as a way to go a bit faster when you spawn. Just point at a light class and hold F (or w/e your key is) and just before you are about to give them the buff let go and repeat. The game will make you run a bit faster then they are, even if you are a heavy class.[/li][/ol]
I probably won’t be doing any but if anyone does feel free to pm me or comment here and I’ll like to your map guide thread/video.
same as above, let me know of any good threads/links and I’ll link here
1.Medic On The Way
2.Engineer Reporting for Duty
3.Soldier on Deck
4.Covert In Disguise
Some cvars and general tips for better mouse control.
[li]This makes it easier to stay on your opponent’s chest/head, your miles may vary. The default value is 0.022 [/li]```
seta m_pitch 0.017 //lowers the Y-axis sensitivity
[li]Vsync off in video options - This is common knowledge but just in case some of you didnt know. From my own experience even with tripple buffering on you will get some mouse delay so I just turn it off. [/li][/ul] [B]7. Miscellaneous [/B] [ul] [li]Incredible[FIRETEAM creation and usage guide](http://www.splashdamage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25657) by [MIND BULL3TS](http://www.splashdamage.com/forums/member.php?u=31611)[/li][li]To skip INTRO VIDEOS (on game startup) use this command[/li] > seta com_bootlogo "0" [li]To skip All map loading videos[/li]
[li][The best config for HIGHEST FPS](http://thebrink.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=170)[/li][li][Jess Alon's CHOKEPOINT busting guide](http://www.splashdamage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27190)[/li][li][A subsitute for the old VSAY's we knew and loved - SCRIPT](http://www.splashdamage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27396)[/li][li]Here's a way to fix your garbled text![/li][QUOTE=Smokeskin;329519]There is a command that fixes the corrupt text: clearGlyphCache I have added this to my .cfg: bind kp_minus "clearGlyphCache" So I just hit that to fix it when it happens. I and others have confirmed it works. I was thinking maybe it could be bound to some other key I use so it had two functions, like spacebar or tab, but I couldn't figure out how to do it.[/QUOTE] [/ul] [B]8.Links[/B] [ul] [li]If you want to see the highest possible quality that brink can have after tweaking graphics cvars watch this vid: http://youtu.be/TA5owg9xrZ4?hd=1 (thanks to [deckrom's post](http://www.splashdamage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26017))[/li][li]www.thebrink.tv - for all your competitive watching needs. Almost makes you feel like you are watching a live sporting event :stroggtapir: Here's their youtube page http://www.youtube.com/user/brinkvideos[/li][li]Brink Wiki - for all your stats/info needs: http://brink.wikia.com/wiki/Brink_Wiki[/li][li]Awesome Brink Reddit - http://www.reddit.com/r/brink/[/li][li][JOE999's Tips & Tricks of the more technical nature](http://www.splashdamage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26138)[/li][li][Brink Config Tool 1.5 as of 5/17/2011 made by rJayW](http://www.splashdamage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25036)[/li][li][New BRINKKIT config tool a bit more stylish and finished](http://www.reddit.com/r/brink/comments/hdv8p/official_config_tool_of_rbrink_release_brinkkit/)[/li][li]Great PARKOUR vids: [Brink trick jumps](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srVENi_jZv0&hd=1) & [Le Parkour](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0q14FZmfIo)[/li][/ul] -------------------------------------------------------------------- I'll be adding more stuff soon, Hopefully this cuts down on repeat threads and also helps newcomers to the IDTECH engine. Let me know of anything you would like linked here that helps out. Any tips on how to make this more readable would also be welcomed.