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Hey guys,

After many years, I'm back :D. I found a laptop (for free) with Windows 8.1 installed, and I soon installed W:ET and joined TM|Nodownload.

I'm really happy to be able to play again W:ET, but I'm experiencing an fps drop (20-30 fps)

I optimized the system and changed my cfg : in this way I earned 15-20 fps.

I was wondering if windows 8 is not very compatible with W:ET. Can it be useful to install Windows XP instead of W 8.1?




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Easy fix for you...grab hammer and hit the computer a few times. It'll work amazingly!!

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Defo try w10 or downgrade to w7 ... with w8 i had almost the same feeling like to drink frozen metaxa. You can try it, but you can't enjoy it ...

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Since it's a laptop, can we assume that you were playing with a wireless internet connection?


Welcome back by the way!

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Don't listen, no need for reinstalling your OS for ET :) although using Windows8 is good reason to reinstall an other OS, but because of ET. 

Just run in in comptability mode, oh ye and run it as an admin!


Miraro his question btw is a good one, playing wireless?


If you're not playing wireless and this settings don't help, can you send your cfg so we can check that. I'm a hero with fps settings, i love my powerpoint-ET-laptop game :P




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I run mine on 8.1, run it as admin and connected via wifi or cable (depends where I play) and it does normal fps and no lag. So I dont think you can blame win8.1 for much.


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Thank you for ur answers :D

Ya, probably my laptop suck :X

I'm playing with cable, no wifi. I run it in compatibility mode already and also as admin.

@PurpleHaze I will attach my cfg :) thx u!


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well, I don't see nothing wrong except this:

seta com_zoneMegs "16"
seta com_hunkMegs "1024"

try to replace it with this:

seta com_hunkMegs "196"
seta com_zoneMegs "32"

also, maybe, replace also this value:

seta com_soundMegs "64" 


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that ain't gonna help a lot, that config is just FUBAR. Sorry but it's made for a graphic card, you don't have, it's normal your fps goes down. 

I have attached my config, used for laptop with intel card (so for low settings), when my laptop is cold i can get 125 stable, my problem is my laptop heats up too much in summer :)

Things you have to change:

*look at binds, cause you might use other binds

*seta name : you'll have to change

*seta m_pitch: if you don't play inverted remove the - 

*seta r_customwidth and seta r_customheight : set this first to your maximum resolution. (I have widescreen connected so use 1920-1080, but if you don't have widescreen it will probably be 1920-1024)



Works? great, remind yourself Purple is the best


Lower resolution to 1600 - 1200, if not good go to 1280 * 1024. Me personaly i wouldn't go lower then that. (some play 1024 - 768, but for me it ruins the game). 

Works? Remind yourself Purple is the best


Remind yourself Purple is still the best, but just needs more info what happens. 

Let me know how it plays out. 



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On 7/13/2017 at 10:22 AM, PurpleHaze said:

remind yourself Purple is the best

Thats an idea for a new confusing tattoo :D

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1 hour ago, citrus# said:

Thats an idea for a new confusing tattoo :D

i wanna see proof!

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3 hours ago, Ren said:

@PurpleHaze I can't download your cfg, sir (page not available for my account, it says :ermm: )





bind F1 "vote yes"
bind F2 "vote no"
bind F3 "ready"
bind MWHEELUP "weaponbank 3"
bind MWHEELDOWN "weaponbank 6"
bind TAB "+scores"
bind T "messagemode"
bind ESCAPE "togglemenu"
bind 1 "weaponbank 1"
bind 2 "weaponbank 2"
bind 3 "weaponbank 3"
bind 4 "weaponbank 4"
bind 5 "weaponbank 5"
bind 6 "weaponbank 6"
bind 7 "weaponbank 7"
bind 8 "weaponbank 7"
bind g "weaponbank 6"
bind h "weaponbank 5"
bind y "messagemode3"
bind a "+moveleft"
bind b "+zoom"
bind d "+moveright"
bind e "+leanright"
bind f "+activate"
bind y "messagemode3"
bind x "+prone"
bind CTRL "+attack2;weapalt"
bind g "+mapexpand"
bind l "openlimbomenu"
bind q "+leanleft
bind r "+reload"
bind s "+back"
bind y "messagemode2"
bind v "mp_quickmessage"
bind w "+forward"
bind capslock "+speed"
bind t "messagemode"
bind k "kill; forcetapout"
bind ~ "toggleconsole"
bind ALT "+stats"
bind U "+topshots"
bind SHIFT "+sprint"
bind SPACE "+moveup"
bind MOUSE1 "+attack"
bind MOUSE2 "+movedown"
bind MOUSE5 "kill;forcetapout"
bind MOUSE4 "weaponbank 1"
bind MOUSE3 "+reload"


seta name "^3<=TM=>^ePurple^2Haze"


bind home            "class m 1; say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Medic; play sound/menu/select.wav"
bind end            "vstr class_engy; play sound/menu/select.wav"
bind pgup            "class f 1; say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@FieldOp; play sound/menu/select.wav"
bind pgdn            "vstr class_cov; play sound/menu/select.wav"
bind del             "vstr class_sold; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta class_engy         "vstr engy_smg"
seta engy_smg        "class e 1;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Engineer^9:^wSmg;        seta class_engy vstr engy_ns; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta engy_ns        "class e 2;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Engineer^9:^wRifle;     seta class_engy vstr engy_smg; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta class_sold         "vstr sold_panz; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta sold_panz         "class s 4;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Soldier^9:^wPanzer;         seta class_sold vstr sold_mg; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta sold_mg         "class s 2;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Soldier^9:^wMG;    seta class_sold vstr sold_mort; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta sold_mort         "class s 5;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Soldier^9:^wMortar;         seta class_sold vstr sold_flame; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta sold_flame         "class s 3;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Soldier^9:^wFlame;         seta class_sold vstr sold_panz; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta class_cov         "vstr cov_sten; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta cov_sten         "class c 1;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Covert Ops^9:^wSten;        seta class_cov vstr cov_sniper; play sound/menu/select.wav"
seta cov_sniper         "class c 3;     say_team ^sNext Spawn^w@Covert Ops^9:^wSniper;        seta class_cov vstr cov_sten; play sound/menu/select.wav"


seta r_displayRefresh "75" unsafe
seta com_recommended "1"
seta r_highQualityVideo "0"
seta com_recommendedSet "1"
seta com_introplayed "1"
seta com_watchdog_cmd ""
seta com_watchdog "60"
seta com_maxfps "125"
seta com_hunkMegs "1024"
seta r_allowSoftwareGL "0"
seta r_shownormals "0"
seta r_showsky "0"
seta r_showtris "0"
seta r_lightmap "0"
seta r_uiFullScreen "0"
seta r_vertexlighting "1"
seta r_vertexLight "1"
seta r_preloadTextures "1"
seta r_picmip2 "0"
seta r_lowMemTextureSize "2048"
seta r_ext_compress_textures "1"
seta r_detailtexture "1"
seta r_compressmodels "1"
seta ui_r_texturemode "32"
seta ui_r_detailtextures "32"
seta ui_r_dynamiclight "0"
seta ui_r_ext_compressed_textures "32"
seta ui_r_depthbits "32"
seta ui_r_texturebits "32"
seta ui_r_picmip "2"
seta ui_r_subdivisions ""
seta ui_r_lodbias ""
seta ui_r_colorbits "32"
seta ui_showtooltips "1"
seta ui_profile_mousePitch ""
seta ui_sensitivity ""
seta ui_handedness ""
seta ui_rate "25000"
seta ui_r_gamma "3"
seta ui_r_mode "6"
seta r_lastValidRenderer "GeForce 8400M GS/PCI/SSE2"
seta r_normallength "0.5"
seta r_trisColor "1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0"
seta r_primitives "0"
seta r_railSegmentLength "16"
seta r_railCoreWidth "1"
seta r_railWidth "16"
seta r_facePlaneCull "1"
seta r_gamma "3"
seta r_swapInterval "0"
seta r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
seta r_finish "0"
seta r_dlightBacks "1"
seta r_dynamiclight "0"
seta r_drawSun "1"
seta r_fastsky "1"
seta r_ignoreGLErrors "1"
seta r_flares "0"
seta r_lodbias "0"
seta r_lodCurveError "250"
seta r_ignoreFastPath "1"
seta r_subdivisions "4"
seta r_simpleMipMaps "1"
seta r_customaspect "0"
seta r_customheight "1080"
seta r_customwidth "1920"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_oldMode ""
seta r_ignorehwgamma "1"
seta r_overBrightBits "1"
seta r_detailtextures "0"
seta r_rmse "0.0"
seta r_roundImagesDown "1"
seta r_picmip "1"
seta r_clear "0"
seta r_nocull "0"
seta r_intensity "1.4"
seta r_mapOverBrightBits "2"
seta r_textureAnisotropy "1.0"
seta ui_autoredirect "0"
seta r_glDriver "opengl32" unsafe
seta r_allowExtensions "1" unsafe
seta r_ext_compressed_textures "1" unsafe
seta r_ext_gamma_control "1" unsafe
seta r_ext_multitexture "1" unsafe
seta r_ext_compiled_vertex_array "1" unsafe
seta r_glIgnoreWicked3D "0" unsafe
seta r_ext_ATI_pntriangles "0" unsafe
seta r_ati_truform_tess "0" unsafe
seta r_ati_truform_normalmode "GL_PN_TRIANGLES_NORMAL_MODE_LINEAR" unsafe
seta r_ati_truform_pointmode "GL_PN_TRIANGLES_POINT_MODE_LINEAR" unsafe
seta r_ati_fsaa_samples "0" unsafe
seta r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "0" unsafe
seta r_ext_NV_fog_dist "0" unsafe
seta r_nv_fogdist_mode "GL_EYE_RADIAL_NV" unsafe
seta r_ext_texture_env_add "1" unsafe
seta r_clampToEdge "1" unsafe
seta r_texturebits "32" unsafe
seta r_colorbits "32" unsafe
seta r_stereo "0" unsafe
seta r_stencilbits "32" unsafe
seta r_depthbits "32" unsafe
seta r_mode "6" unsafe
seta r_smp "0" unsafe
seta com_crashed "0"
seta com_zoneMegs "16"
seta r_inGameVideo "1"
seta vid_ypos "22"
seta vid_xpos "3"


seta b_textcolorfilter ""
seta b_demo_panzercam "0"
seta b_demo_mortarcam "0"
seta b_demo_grenadecam "0"
seta b_demo_dynamitecam "1"
seta b_drawspectatoralpha "0.000000"
seta b_antilag "1"
seta b_noactivatelean "0"
seta b_demo_freecamspeed "800"
seta b_demo_autotimescaleweapons "0"
seta b_demo_autotimescale "1"
seta b_backupcvars "1"
seta b_weapaltReloads "1"
seta b_optimizePrediction "1"
seta b_drawspectatorteamflags "1"
seta b_simpleItems "0"
seta b_locationMode "0"
seta b_locationMaxChars "25"
seta b_locationJustify "0"
seta b_fireteamLatchedClass "1"
seta b_centeredWeapons "1"
seta b_killshot_delay "0"
seta b_drawfireteamalpha "1"
seta wb_allowradio "0"
seta b_demorecord_statusline "470.000000"
seta b_demo_yawturnspeed "1"
seta b_demo_teamonlymissilecam "0"
seta b_demo_rollspeed "1"
seta b_demo_pvshint "0"
seta b_demo_playersprites "1"
seta b_demo_pitchturnspeed "1"
seta b_demo_nopitch "1"
seta b_demo_nametags "1"
seta b_demo_lookat "-1"
seta b_demo_followzDistance "20"
seta b_demo_followyDistance "0"
seta b_demo_followxDistance "0"
seta b_demo_dynamitecounter "0"
seta b_demo_drawspectatormessages "1"
seta b_tjl_stoponnomove "1"
seta b_tjl_stepsize "0.5"
seta b_tjl_showmaxspeed "0"
seta b_tjl_draw "1"
seta b_tjl_color "green"
seta b_drawpromotions "0"
seta b_drawrewards "0"
seta b_watermarkAlpha "0.000000"
seta b_votetextscale "0.69"
seta b_tracers "0"
seta b_tjg_ghostfx "2"
seta b_speedunit "1"
seta b_speedinterval "0.000000"
seta b_shovesounds "0"
seta b_predefineddemokeys "1"
seta b_popupstaytime "2000"
seta b_popupfadetime "2500"
seta b_popupTime "0.000000"
seta b_panzerhack "1"
seta b_numPopups "-1"
seta b_muzzleflash "0"
seta b_mapzoom "2.089687"
seta b_logbanners "1"
seta b_lagometerAlpha "0.000000"
seta b_hudYoffset "10"
seta b_hitsounds "1"
seta b_goatsound "1"
seta b_fireteamAlpha "0.000000"
seta b_drawspeed "0"
seta b_drawranks "0"
seta b_drawclock "1"
seta b_descriptiveTextscale "0.000000"
seta b_debugfakebmodel "0"
seta b_cmdwarnings "1"
seta b_chatsounds "0"
seta b_chatFlags "0"
seta b_chatAlpha "0.000000"
seta b_altHudFlags "3"
seta b_altHud "2"


seta cl_maxpackets "100"
seta cl_allowDownload "1"
seta cg_shadows "0"
seta cg_drawSnapshot "0"
seta cg_weaponCycleDelay "150"
seta cg_cycleAllWeaps "1"
seta cg_crosshairX "0"
seta cg_crosshairY "0"
seta cg_centertime "5"
seta cg_teamChatsOnly "0"
seta cg_noVoiceChats "0"
seta cg_noVoiceText "0"
seta cg_specHelp "1"
seta cg_recording_statusline "9"
seta cm_playerCurveClip "1"
seta cg_playername "1"
seta cg_particleDist "1024"
seta cg_marks "0"
seta cg_flashblood "0"
seta cg_drawFriend "1"
seta cg_font1 "ariblk"
seta cg_font2 "ariblk"
seta cg_font3 "courbd"
seta cg_font4 "courbd"
seta cg_font1size "27"
seta cg_font2size "16"
seta cg_font3size "30"
seta cg_font4size "21"
seta cg_drawTime "0"
seta cg_drawTimeSeconds "0"
seta cg_hud ""
seta cg_mapzoom "5.159"
seta cg_panzerhack "1"
seta cg_drawspeed "0"
seta cg_speedinterval "100"
seta cg_speedunit "0"
seta cg_fireteamAlpha "0.6"
seta cg_chatAlpha "0.33"
seta cg_lagometerAlpha "1.0"
seta cg_specAlpha "1.0"
seta cg_fontLimboScale "0.2"
seta cg_fontCPScale "0.2"
seta cg_fontOIDScale "0.2"
seta cg_fontQAScale "0.2"
seta cg_fontBPScale "0.25"
seta cg_optimizePrediction "1"
seta cg_scoreboard "0"
seta cg_scoresDoubleTap "1"
seta cg_zoomfov "22.5"
seta cg_zoomDefaultBinoc "22.5"
seta cg_zoomDefaultSnooper "40"
seta cg_zoomDefaultFG "55"
seta cg_zoomStepBinoc "3"
seta cg_zoomStepSnooper "5"
seta cg_zoomStepFG "10"
seta cg_runroll "0"
seta cg_runpitch "0"
seta cg_bobroll "0"
seta cg_bobpitch "0"
seta cg_bobyaw "0.002"
seta cg_bobup "0"
seta cg_simpleItems "0"
seta cg_draw2D "1"
seta cg_muzzleFlash "0"
seta cg_instanttapout "0"
seta cg_drawFireteamOverlay "1"
seta cg_drawSmallPopupIcons "0"
seta cg_autoAction "0"
seta cg_noTaunt "1"
seta cg_blinktime "100"
seta cg_coronas "1"
seta cg_teamChatHeight "6"
seta cg_teamChatTime "8000"
seta cg_reticleBrightness "0.7"
seta cg_railTrailTime "400"
seta cg_lagometer "0"
seta cg_crosshairHealth "0"
seta cg_drawFPS "1"
seta cg_drawStatus "1"
seta cg_drawSpreadScale "1"
seta cg_gibs "1"
seta cg_stereoSeparation "0.4"
seta cg_fov "120"
seta cg_fastSolids "1"
seta cg_deferPlayers "1"
seta cg_atmosphericEffects "0"
seta cg_drawWeaponIconFlash "1"
seta cg_drawweapon "0"
seta cg_impactvibration "0"
seta cg_blood "0"
seta cg_bloodTime "120"
seta cg_bloodDamageBlend "0"
seta cg_coronafardist "0"
seta cg_crosshairColorAlt "cyan"
seta cg_crosshairAlpha "1.000000"
seta cg_crosshairColor "white"
seta cg_crosshairPulse "0"
seta cg_drawReinforcementTime "1"
seta cg_useScreenshotJPEG "1"
seta cg_printObjectiveInfo "1"
seta cg_announcer "0"
seta cg_complaintPopUp "0"
seta cg_useWeapsForZoom "1"
seta cg_noAmmoAutoSwitch "1"
seta cg_bloodFlash "0"
seta cg_showblood "0"
seta cg_drawRoundTimer "1"
seta cg_drawBuddies "1"
seta pmove_fixed "0"
seta pmove_msec "8"
seta cg_zoomstepsniper "2"
seta cg_zoomDefaultSniper "20"
seta cg_drawCrosshair "5"
seta cg_crosshairSize "44"
seta cg_voiceSpriteTime "8000"
seta cg_cursorHints "1"
seta cg_drawGun "0"
seta cg_drawTeamOverlay "2"
seta cg_descriptiveText "1"
seta cg_popupLimboMenu "0"
seta cg_quickMessageAlt "1"
seta cg_drawNotifyText "1"
seta cg_drawCompass "1"
seta cg_marktime "0"
seta cg_drawCrosshairPickups "1"
seta cg_drawCrosshairNames "1"
seta cg_brassTime "0"
seta cl_run "1"
seta cl_packetdup "1"
seta cl_doubletapdelay "0"
seta cg_wolfparticles "0"
seta cg_autoswitch "0"
seta cl_wwwDownload "1"
seta com_blood "0"
seta cg_selectedPlayerName "iDan"
seta cg_selectedPlayer "2"
seta con_autoclear "1"
seta cl_timeNudge "0"
seta cl_language "0"
seta snaps "20"
seta rate "25000"
seta cg_autoReload "0"
seta cg_autoactivate "1"
seta cg_predictItems "1"
seta cg_viewsize "100"


seta ui_smallFont "0.25"
seta ui_bigFont "0.4"
seta ui_browserShowModName ""
seta ui_browserFilterHost ""
seta ui_font1 "ariblk"
seta ui_font2 "ariblk"
seta ui_font3 "courbd"
seta ui_font4 "courbd"
seta ui_font1size "16"
seta ui_font2size "27"
seta ui_font3size "21"
seta ui_font4size "30"
seta ui_browserShowETPro "1"
seta logfile "1"
seta sv_screenshake "0"
seta pb_security "0"
seta ui_menuFiles "ui/menus.txt"
seta ui_master "0"
seta devdll "1"
seta cl_punkbuster "1"
seta cl_anonymous "0"
seta pb_sleep "500"


seta sensitivity "1.07"
seta m_filter "0"
seta m_side "0.25"
seta m_forward "0.25"
seta m_yaw "0.022"
seta m_pitch "-0.016"
seta joy_threshold "0.15"
seta in_joyBallScale "0.02"
seta in_joystick "0"
seta in_mouse "1"
seta in_mididevice "0"
seta in_midichannel "1"
seta in_midiport "1"
seta in_midi "0"
seta cl_freelook "1"
seta cl_yawspeed "0"
seta cl_mouseAccel "0"
seta cl_pitchspeed "0"
seta cl_autoupdate "1"

seta mv_sensitivity "20"


set crouch90 "+movedown; cg_fov 75; seta cg_crosshairSize 38"
set crouch120 "-movedown; cg_fov 120; seta cg_crosshairSize 44"
set crdo "vstr crouch90"
set crup "vstr crouch120"
bind MOUSE2 "+vstr crdo crup"


seta s_bits "16"
seta s_channels "2"
seta com_soundMegs "24"
seta s_wavonly "0"
seta s_defaultsound "0"
seta s_mixPreStep "0.05"
seta s_mixahead "0.2"
seta s_khz "22"
seta s_doppler "1"
seta s_separation "0.5"
seta s_musicvolume "0"
seta s_volume "1.0"

//Restart vid//




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Ehmmm..no Purple, same fps, more or less :sweat:

I will try to kick some asses with 40 fps..I wasn't so bad in the past :D

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