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Old 02-24-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question Resolution issue with Quake 3

I was screwing around with the resolutions on my Quake 3 install... I upped it to the highest possible resolution and hit enter... now I have nothing on my screen but a bunch of garbage. In other words the resolution was too much and it has screwed up the display... I have to hard reboot to get back to the desktop... I tried reinstalling quake, but after the reinstall the display is still at that setting!

Where are the settings for the video game resolution so I can trash them? guesses?
Old 02-25-2004, 03:05 AM   #2
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There's a quake3 directory in your home directory (don't remember if it's .quake3 or quake3 actually but I don't see why it should be hidden)
That's where your config is saved, delete q3config.cfg and the next time Q3 starts up it will generate a new one with default settings, from there you can toy with the settings again.
Old 02-28-2004, 06:53 AM   #3
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That directory is called .q3a and resides in your home directory, yes. Each user gets his
own to keep the config/maps/mods management easier.
Old 02-28-2004, 11:06 AM   #4
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I found a way to reset the resolution and everything else from the pull down command line by typing: cvar_restart

I could not see the command line... but all you have to do is type ~ when you know your at the main menu... then type quit to shut the program down from the command line. What a hack


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