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ARNUD SWAZZANEGGER Jul 21, 2014 @ 11:18am
Black border, jaggies.. is it even at ultra settings?
I have tried putting the screen res up to it's max via .cfg settings 1920x1080, but every time i load the game i still have this small black border around the game.
I have selected ultra, but it doesn't look so 'ultra' at all.
I have tried putting the AA to x16 but i still have horrible jaggies.

I'm almost about to just uninstall this damn game!

I was wondering if anyone can help me with the .cfg settings please?

Oh i have tried sikkmod and that just warps the hell out of the game and gimps it pretty bad when i try to enable anything extra within the mod settings, when i just have the mod without making any additional settings changes, i get these like transparent orbs in place of some things and while some textures look stunning, that transparent orb thingy is game crippling.

Here are the settings i have so far:

I have 2gb of video ram to spare and my tv resolution is 1920x1080 60Hz

seta radiant_entityMode "0"
seta gui_mediumFontLimit "0.60"
seta gui_smallFontLimit "0.30"
seta net_socksPassword ""
seta net_socksUsername ""
seta net_socksPort "1080"
seta net_socksServer ""
seta net_socksEnabled "0"
seta win_ypos "22"
seta win_xpos "3"
seta sys_lang ".file.nephilim"
seta s_decompressionLimit "6"
seta s_useEAXReverb "0"
seta s_useOpenAL "0"
seta s_libOpenAL "openal32.dll"
seta s_numberOfSpeakers "2"
seta s_doorDistanceAdd "150"
seta s_globalFraction "0.8"
seta s_subFraction "0.75"
seta s_playDefaultSound "1"
seta s_volume_dB "0"
seta s_meterTopTime "2000"
seta s_reverse "0"
seta s_spatializationDecay "2"
seta s_maxSoundsPerShader "0"
seta r_debugArrowStep "120"
seta r_debugLineWidth "1"
seta r_debugLineDepthTest "0"
seta r_cgFragmentProfile "best"
seta r_cgVertexProfile "best"
seta r_forceLoadImages "0"
seta r_shadows "1"
seta r_skipBump "0"
seta r_skipSpecular "0"
seta r_skipNewAmbient "0"
seta r_renderer "best"
seta r_brightness "1.428571"
seta r_gamma "1"
seta r_swapInterval "1"
seta r_useIndexBuffers "0"
seta r_customHeight "1920"
seta r_customWidth "1080"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_mode "3"
seta r_multiSamples "0"
seta image_downSizeLimit "1024"
seta image_ignoreHighQuality "0"
seta image_downSizeBumpLimit "1024"
seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "1024"
seta image_downSizeBump "0"
seta image_downSizeSpecular "0"
seta image_useCache "0"
seta image_cacheMegs "20"
seta image_cacheMinK "200"
seta image_usePrecompressedTextures "0"
seta image_useNormalCompression "0"
seta image_useAllFormats "1"
seta image_useCompression "0"
seta image_preload "1"
seta image_roundDown "1"
seta image_forceDownSize "0"
seta image_downSize "1"
seta image_lodbias "0"
seta image_anisotropy "8"
seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
seta gui_filter_game "0"
seta gui_filter_idle "0"
seta gui_filter_gameType "0"
seta gui_filter_players "0"
seta gui_filter_password "0"
seta net_clientDownload "1"
seta net_master4 ""
seta net_master3 ""
seta net_master2 ""
seta net_master1 ""
seta net_clientMaxRate "16000"
seta net_serverMaxClientRate "16000"
seta m_strafeSmooth "4"
seta m_smooth "1"
seta m_strafeScale "6.25"
seta m_yaw "0.022"
seta m_pitch "0.022"
seta sensitivity "5"
seta in_toggleZoom "0"
seta in_toggleCrouch "0"
seta in_toggleRun "0"
seta in_alwaysRun "0"
seta in_freeLook "1"
seta in_anglespeedkey "1.5"
seta in_pitchspeed "140"
seta in_yawspeed "140"
seta gui_configServerRate "0"
seta com_guid "aVMRIZ6eZxQ"
seta com_preloadDemos "0"
seta com_compressDemos "1"
seta com_product_lang_ext "1"
seta sv_punkbuster "0"
seta cl_punkbuster "0"
seta com_videoRam "-2048"
seta com_showFPS "0"
seta com_purgeAll "0"
seta com_machineSpec "3"
seta net_serverDlTable ""
seta net_serverDlBaseURL ""
seta net_serverDownload "0"
seta mod_validSkins "skins/characters/player/marine_mp;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_green;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_blue;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_red;skins/characters/player/marine_mp_yellow"
seta g_mapCycle "mapcycle"
seta g_voteFlags "0"
seta g_gameReviewPause "10"
seta g_countDown "10"
seta g_password ""
seta g_showBrass "1"
seta g_showProjectilePct "0"
seta g_showHud "1"
seta g_showPlayerShadow "0"
seta g_showcamerainfo "0"
seta g_healthTakeLimit "25"
seta g_healthTakeAmt "5"
seta g_healthTakeTime "5"
seta g_useDynamicProtection "1"
seta g_armorProtectionMP "0.6"
seta g_armorProtection "0.3"
seta g_damageScale "1"
seta g_nightmare "0"
seta g_decals "1"
seta g_doubleVision "1"
seta g_bloodEffects "1"
seta g_projectileLights "1"
seta g_muzzleFlash "1"
seta r_aspectRatio "2"
seta ui_showGun "1"
seta ui_autoReload "1"
seta ui_autoSwitch "1"
seta ui_team "Red"
seta ui_skin "skins/characters/player/marine_mp"
seta ui_name "Player"
seta si_serverURL ""
seta si_spectators "1"
seta si_usePass "0"
seta si_warmup "0"
seta si_teamDamage "0"
seta si_timeLimit "10"
seta si_fragLimit "10"
seta si_maxPlayers "4"
seta si_map "game/mp/d3dm1"
seta si_gameType "singleplayer"
seta si_name "DOOM Server"
seta g_spectatorChat "0"
seta net_clientLagOMeter "1"
Last edited by ARNUD SWAZZANEGGER; Jul 21, 2014 @ 11:20am
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UltraNerdyHackerGuy Oct 26, 2014 @ 7:28pm 
I looked over your config file and i have found multiple game-breaking errors and a couple of things you may also like to change. I'll try to list them in order from most problematic to least problematic.

(Problem #01)
based upon what you described... You are using an ATI/AMD G.P.U. In order for Doom III to work with the mod you wanted to use you MUST disable the Catalyst A.I. setting. Turning the setting up or down won't matter for ATI/AMD drivers (Because they suck). You must disable it all-together. *You don't need to do this if your just running stock doom III, Only for the parallax occlusion mapping mods used by SikkMod^

(Problem #02)
seta com_videoRam "-2048" This tells the game that not only do you have NO texture memory, but you have LESS than no memory. (Remove the "-" in front of the amount of ram you have)

(Problem #03)
The setting "r_mode "3"" tells the engine to run the game at "640x480" resolution. In order for your custom resolution to take effect you MUST set this to r_mode -1. Using r_mode -1 forces the engine to use the custom resolution that you have set

(Problem #04)
The setting "seta image_downSize "1"" should be set to zero "0" because it greatly reduces the overall image quality to have it set to 1

(Problem #05)
"seta image_roundDown "1"" should be set to zero "0" because it greatly reduces overall image quality to have it set to 1.

(Problem #05)
"seta image_lodbias "0"" Instead of zero "0"... You should set this to "-1" to increase texture quality.

(Problem #06)
If your card is constantly refusing to accept 16x anti-aliasing then it's likely that you card doesn't support it. try this "seta r_multiSamples "8""
ARNUD SWAZZANEGGER Oct 26, 2014 @ 8:16pm 
Thank you very much for you rhelp, i honestly appreciate it.

My system specs are:

AMD 7850K OC'd to 960Mhz (from 720)
8GB 2400MHz
Win 7 64bit

I'm still using 14.1 graphic drivers.

The vanilla game worked flawlessly on my laptop which was an Athlonx2 @2.10Ghz with 6GBram @1333Mhz or something slow like that. I could have the settings up full blast as i remember at 1280x720.
UltraNerdyHackerGuy Oct 26, 2014 @ 8:48pm 
I hope that helped you... Just to recap:

(Step 1) Disable Catalyst A.I. (This setting does not reduce image quality)
(Step 2) Set r_mode -1 (This will enable custom resolutions)
(Step 3) Use "seta com_videoRam "2048" instead of "seta com_videoRam "*-*2048" (you must remove the minus sign in front of 2048 to remove the possibility of any conflicts)

P.S. Everything else will increase the image quality of your game but aren't needed for it to launch without game-breaking errors. But i HIGHLY recommend making all the settings to get that old Doom III engine up and running right. Let me know how it turns out for you.
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