|Visual CVARs Names, Values(Range or Toggle), Default Values, Explanations and Performance considerations|
|based on 3Dfx Interactive's Voodoo2 running 3Dfx's MiniGL driver|
|Some important notes on configs|
In terms of loading config files ( files that end with .cfg), Half-Life always looks for and loads configs in this order :
Located in C:\Half-Life\valve\hw\ and not created when you installed the game.You need to create a such-named file if you have a Voodoo1/2 and chose OpenGL/3Dfx MiniGL as your video driver in-game.If you don't create a such-named .cfg,you'll see "couldn't exec 3dfx.cfg" in the console during game start-up(not a problem,the game's merely reporting it couldn't find the file).
Located as above.This config is for video cards other than Voodoo1/2 and has an OpenGL ICD. Not created when you installed the game.Again,If you don't create a such-named .cfg,you'll see "couldn't exec opengl.cfg" in the console during game start-up(again,not a problem,the game's merely reporting
it couldn't find the file).
Located in C:\Half-Life\valve\. Joystick configurations. Not created during install. Go to Mad Dog's site listed further on for explanation.
Located as above. Not created during install and is a user-created file. Some settings other than visual ones can be included within this file.
So, if you want my visual config settings to take effect automatically when you start the game (well,most of them anyway...some still require you start,quit and restart the game for it to take effect), you'll want to name the config as 3dfx.cfg and place it in the proper directory as outlined above and ensure no similarly-named cvar setting is listed in any other differently named .cfg file located in the /valve/ or /valve/hw/ folder.
If for some reason things get
screwed up after
using my config (it shouldn't unless you change values here and
there and got confused), simply delete the config file from the
game's folder (whichever folder/sub-folder you put it in), start
the game and type "exec default.cfg" (without the
quotes) at the console,quit the game and restart. Half-Life will then revert to its
default configuration.This default.cfg is included in my zipped package for this very reason (see further on
under "Some Notes").
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