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I bet you will be the first to post a video of the game and its gameply and especially on a M14x, it feels good to be the first doing something right? :D

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My config file is found here... Looks like a cross between crysis and homefront...

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\42820345\22350\local\base\brinkconfig.cfg

// *********************************************************

// This file is managed by Brink and will be overwritten

// Any custom commands or bindings should be put into 'autoexec.cfg'

// in the same folder as this file

// *********************************************************

seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"

seta image_anisotropy "8"

seta image_lodbias "0"

seta r_useShadowFastParallel "1"

seta r_useShadowInfinite "1"

seta r_softParticles "0"

seta r_swapInterval "0"

seta r_gamma "1"

seta r_brightness "1"

seta r_useHBAO "1"

seta r_HBAONumSteps "4.0"

seta r_HBAONumDir "4.0"

seta r_useAntiAliasing "0"

seta r_useMotionBlur "1"

seta r_skipPrePass "0"

seta r_useDitherMask "1"

seta r_offsetunits "-600"

seta r_shadowPolygonOffset "-1"

seta r_shadowPolygonFactor "0"

seta r_shadowPolygonOffsetMT "-1"

seta r_shadowPolygonFactorMT "0"

seta r_shadows "1"

seta r_useHighQualityPostProcess "0"

seta r_useShadowMaps "0"

seta r_shadowsHighQuality "1"

seta r_trisColor "1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0"

seta r_debugLineDepthTest "0"

seta r_debugLineWidth "1"

seta r_debugArrowStep "120"

seta r_useAlphaToCoverage "1"

seta r_shaderPreferALU "1"

seta r_normalizeNormalMaps "1"

seta r_shaderSkipSpecCubeMaps "0"

seta r_useThreadedRenderer "0"

seta r_renderProgramLodDistance "200"

seta r_renderProgramLodFade "50"

seta r_visDistMult "1"

seta vt_lodBias "-2"

seta r_inhibitEXTGPP "0"

seta s_volume_dB "0.0"

seta s_volume_VoIPActive_dB "-20.0"

seta s_subFraction "0.75"

seta s_globalFraction "1.0"

seta s_numberOfSpeakers "6"

seta s_forceNumberOfSpeakers "0"

seta s_enable_voice "1"

seta s_enable_mic "1"

seta com_machineSpec "2"

seta com_allowConsole "0"

seta com_videoRam "1797"

seta com_useFastVidRestart "0"

seta r_multiSamples "1"

seta r_mode "23"

seta r_displayRefresh "0"

seta r_fullscreen "1"

seta r_customWidth "1366"

seta r_customHeight "768"

seta r_aspectRatio "1"

seta r_customAspectRatioH "16"

seta r_customAspectRatioV "10"

seta net_serverMaxClientRate "16000"

seta net_showMatchMaking "0"

seta net_serverVoipQuality "6"

seta net_serverVoipEnabled "1"

seta net_p2pVoipSendRate "0"

seta net_serverAllowHijacking "1"

seta win_xpos "3"

seta win_ypos "22"

seta net_socksEnabled "0"

seta net_socksServer ""

seta net_socksPort "1080"

seta net_socksUsername ""

seta net_socksPassword ""

seta m_rawInput "1"

seta in_XInputSmartConnect "1"

seta r_ccfAllowLATCCompression "0"

seta g_cheapDecalsMaxDistance "16384"

seta g_votePassPercentage "51"

seta g_minAutoVotePlayers "0"

seta testLightColor "1.0 1.0 1.0"

seta si_name "Brink Server"

seta si_maxPlayers "16"

seta si_maxTeamSize "8"

seta si_maxPlayersHuman "16"

seta si_privateClients "0"

seta si_teamDamage "0"

seta si_inhibitSpectators "0"

seta si_needPass "0"

seta si_rules "sdGameRulesCampaign"

seta si_timelimit "20"

seta si_teamForceBalance "1"

seta si_minPlayers "1"

seta si_allowLateJoin "1"

seta si_noProficiency "0"

seta si_disableGlobalChat "0"

seta si_serverURL ""

seta si_scoreLimit "30"

seta g_emptyServerRestartMap "30"

seta g_taskContextMaxAngle "30"

seta g_taskContextMinAngle "7"

seta g_taskContextMinRange "64"

seta g_taskContextMaxRange "512"

seta pm_bobFixation "1"

seta g_maxPlayerWarnings "0"

seta g_allowComplaint_charge "0"

seta g_allowComplaint_explosives "1"

seta g_complaintLimit "6"

seta g_complaintGUIDLimit "4"

seta g_execMapConfigs "0"

seta g_teamSwitchDelay "20"

seta g_warmupDamage "1"

seta g_muteSpecs "0"

seta g_gameReviewPause "0.75"

seta g_xpSave "1"

seta g_maxSpectateTime "0"

seta g_autoReadyPercent "80"

seta g_autoReadyWait "0.167"

seta g_bodyTypeLightColor "0.4883 0.6484 0.2773 1"

seta g_bodyTypeMediumColor "0.0000 0.2773 0.9961 1"

seta g_bodyTypeHeavyColor "0.8594 0.1367 0.0000 1"

seta g_abilitiesGlobal ""

seta g_abilitiesSoldier ""

seta g_abilitiesEngineer ""

seta g_abilitiesMedic ""

seta g_abilitiesOperative ""

seta gui_forcePlatformGUI "0"

seta g_antiLag "1"

seta g_antiLagHistory "500"

seta g_antiLagDebug "0"

seta g_antiLagDebugOffset "500"

seta g_noBotSpectate "0"

seta g_damageIndicatorSize "550"

seta net_matchMakingSearchTimeout "60"

seta net_serverListMaxResults "1000"

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Added steven's brink video to the first post in this thread. Keep up the good work fellas.

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Seems to follow the same quake console design that was subsequently used in half life and tons of other games.

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Great vids here they are coming in regularly.

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Yes reminds me of Quake, Unreal, Half Life etc...

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Bring Benchmark - Mission 3, online coop

Settings - All High, All options enabled EXCEPT SSAO. This cuts your frames in half. Literally. Not worth it. What I did was create a custom autoexec.cfg to make sure all other options are enabled. AA and AF enabled. Looks great and smooth as silk.

2011-05-10 23:45:40 - brink

Frames: 13671 - Time: 197216ms - Avg: 69.320 - Min: 50 - Max: 108

Custom config adds...

seta r_softParticles "1"

seta r_useHighQualityPostProcess "1"

seta r_useShadowMaps "1"

seta r_shadowsHighQuality "1"

seta r_useThreadedRenderer "1"

seta s_numberOfSpeakers "2"

seta s_forceNumberOfSpeakers "2"

seta s_enable_voice "1"

seta s_enable_mic "1"

seta com_machineSpec "2"

seta com_allowConsole "1"

seta com_videoRam "1797"

seta r_multiSamples "1"

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So far I have played Crysis 2 (custom config settings) , Dead space 2, MW2, Portal 2 and all these games run amazing on the M14x .

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So far I have played Crysis 2 (custom config settings) , Dead space 2, MW2, Portal 2 and all these games run amazing on the M14x .

Welcome to Tech | Inferno TitanGod, glad to have you here... I like your avatar!

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Witcher2 out tomorrow - cant wait to see how it goes on the M14x -actually, I think I might bring it to work so I can load it

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@mxm - Let us know how the witcher 2 plays! I tried the first one and didn't like the control structure... but I try to clear all preconceptions when new games come out. I really liked two worlds 2, love oblivion but didn't care for Dragons Age 2.

Looking forward to hearing your review!

Best Wishes,


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Settings... See Screenshot but in a nutshell.. ALL HIGH, NO HBAO, NO AA/AF NO VSYNC. Dx10

Benchmark Type (Dynamic), logged while in 32 player MP match, Rush Isla Innocente.

System: I7-2630qm, 555mGT @ 750/1000 driver 170.61


2011-05-15 23:17:24 - BFBC2Game

Frames: 28046 - Time: 266902ms - Avg: 105.080 - Min: 44 - Max: 162

2011-05-15 23:22:29 - BFBC2Game

Frames: 82908 - Time: 987159ms - Avg: 83.986 - Min: 26 - Max: 155 <--- Notice extreme server lag killed the score but still very high.

A couple of quick tips to great performance out of BFBC2.

1. Check your PERFORMANCE tab of your TASKMGR. If your cpu goes above ZERO at idle then you need to optimize.

2. In your BFBC2 config file, make sure render frames ahead is set to ZERO.

3. Set DX level to 10 or 9.

4. For MP make sure network throttling is disabled.

5. Never enable HBAO... It kills performance and no real improvement.

Good Luck and Happy Pew Pewing.


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Agreed on the HBAO setting, I see a minimal visual impact with it but a big performance delta. Not really worth enabling for the minor increase in eye candy.

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What huge waste of time.. COD MW2.. can't even spawn without kids and tubes blowing up everywhere. F'that shit right now. un-installed in less than 30 seconds thanks to steam. For those worried about this crap game, 90fps average.

Good riddance to this pos.


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I tried to play battlefield but my screen keeps flickering. I'm plugged in and GPU is in max perf...

any ideas?

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Battlefield 2 or BFBC2? I dont have Battlefield 2 only BFBC2. I added both exe game and updater to white list. That should allow you to run it. Let me know.

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I played some of the Witcher (1) and I liked the graphics and decided I'd deal with the abnormal control scheme.

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What huge waste of time.. COD MW2.. can't even spawn without kids and tubes blowing up everywhere. F'that shit right now. un-installed in less than 30 seconds thanks to steam. For those worried about this crap game, 90fps average.

Good riddance to this pos.


I never liked COD series online play. Some swear by it though.

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If you guys have any probs with installation just edit the nvdm.inf file and make sure the nvidia 555m GT is in the device list. It should work.

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