Tin Foil Hat 31. jan 2013 kl. 9:11pm
Launch Options
I had some Launch option questions i was asked about by some players, figured id post them here incase anyone else needed help with them.

It appears the people were having issues with the correct launch options loading even after restarting steam, i tested it myself and was stumped a little bit.

I did some trouble shooting, turns out that it matters which things you set first. This seemingly was never said before.

Heres an example.

-dxlevel 81 -high -w1360

Commands to run the game on Directx 8.1, High is for CPU processing priority, w stands for width and controls the resolution for launch.

It appears that this order (possibly -dxlevel81 first) caused an issue where it would not process the other launch options afterwards, nor save settings changed after.

This can be fixed by changing its order, set to your specifications.

-high -w -dxlevel

Thought id share this with the community, i was having this issue and never found a single post about it, so this should help those who are frustrated with changing setting in game everytime.
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什果宾治 31. jan 2013 kl. 9:23pm 
The issue is the command lines not working right? Isn't the width command supposed to have a space between the -w and the actual ##?

example: "-w 1360"

Here's this while I'm at it.

https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Command_Line_Options
Sidst redigeret af 什果宾治; 31. jan 2013 kl. 9:24pm
Tin Foil Hat 31. jan 2013 kl. 9:25pm 
Nope, as far as i know it has always been without a space.

Ex : "-w1360".

The problem that i and many others were having was that apparently the order in which you type the commands does matter, which has never been mentioned before.

As soon as i changed my -dxlevel to the final command it functioned properly and stored my saved settings properly.
什果宾治 31. jan 2013 kl. 9:30pm 
No you do need a space between the command line and the variable or it won't work properly.

Bad example: -w1920 -h1080
Good example: -w 1920 -h 1080
Tin Foil Hat 31. jan 2013 kl. 10:49pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af Thomson R:
No you do need a space between the command line and the variable or it won't work properly.

Bad example: -w1920 -h1080
Good example: -w 1920 -h 1080
Nope, just -w(insert width) works. Its incorrect that you need a space, i can screenshot my command to show you it works without. You dont need -h either, it automatically chooses the height based on the width.
什果宾治 31. jan 2013 kl. 10:50pm 
I tested it. You need a space unless you're not launching through steam or performing some other witch craftery.
Tin Foil Hat 31. jan 2013 kl. 10:51pm 
Maybe it depends on OS. Whatre you running ? Im running Vista 64 bit.
什果宾治 31. jan 2013 kl. 10:55pm 
It doesn't depend on the OS with the potential exception of Mac or linux.
Sidst redigeret af 什果宾治; 31. jan 2013 kl. 10:55pm
Tin Foil Hat 31. jan 2013 kl. 10:56pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af Thomson R:
It doesn't depend on the OS.
Well if you dont believe me i can screenshot my commands :P lol I cant think of any other reason whyd itd work that way.
什果宾治 31. jan 2013 kl. 10:58pm 
You probably have a config you're forgetting about. Go to your steam/steamapps/username/teamfortress2/tf2/cfg folder and look for anything you may have.

Autoexec.cfg is one of the first thing you would look at.
ianmsomers 18. jul 2013 kl. 5:04am 
I have linux and tf2 doesn't work for me >:(
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