Tremulous autoexec.cfg and binds advanced guide

on July 31, 2008
(2 minute read)

Some quick notes that may be useful about autoexec.cfg and binding techniques:

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unbindall Resets all binds, useful to detect uncomplete binding
seta com_hunkMegs 256 Allocate Max RAM to Tremulous
seta com_maxfps 77 Set Max FPS to 77 (Reduces latency)

Wide Screen

It’s really simple and works for any resolution. Paste this in your autoexec.cfg:

r_mode -1
r_customwidth 1280
r_customheight 800

Remove ban from a server

How to get unbanned when getting kicked & banned

  1. Delete qkey files in applicationdata/tremulous section of c: drive. NOTE: This will remove your admin rights in any server.
  2. Did it work? No? Then renew your IP address. If you’ve got a router and access to it, check that nobody is using it and turn it off, wait 2 minutes and turn it on. If this is not feasible or it hasn’t worked, try this:
    • Go to Start menu and click on Run command
    • Then type in cmd press Enter.
    • Wait for command prompt window to appear then type these command’s:
    • ipconfig.exe
      ipconfig /release
      ipconfig /renew
    • That process should give you a new IP address and so, get unbanned (your IP won’t match the ban list).
  3. Remember to change your name if you don’t want admins to get angry and play nice!

Enable lagometer

This is useful to see your ping and latency. To see anyone else’s ping and latency just spec them.

/cl_lagometer 1

Nick and in-game colors

I recommend to paste this into your autoexec.cfg so you don’t need to remember them or Google it every time:

// 0-Black 1-Red 2-Green 3-Yellow 4-Blue 5-Cyan 6-Pink 7-White

Donating money/credits/evos to other players


/donate 1000


/share playername 1000

Advanced autoexec tweaking

Have a look at Quake FPS visuals to read an advanced and complete guide on how to tweak Tremulous (Quake engine) to get the best of its performance and gameplay. Note that the guide is intended for Quake so some stuff may not work with Trem. Also, if you are going to supercustomize your autoexec (to make it work smoothly and playable in the Asus Eee PC like I did) always test commands one by one and check if that suits or not.

Tremulous Aimbots

I should state that I am one of those big admins in some Tremulous Servers. After testing nearly all of the aimbots out there for server admin purposes, I must say that learning to use such a tool without being caught by an admin is pretty much more painful and hard than learning to play without it. You may have some advantage but fearing being caught and without any challenge avoids an enjoyable gameplay. Impulsive aimbotters get banned at first sight.

Quick and last notes

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Backup your autoexec! Save it in a USB or attach it into an email and send it back to you. It may not seem so important, but when you get a cool and pretty personal autoexec, you will have your mouse sensitivity, name, binds, performance config… everything there. So if you ever need to reinstall Tremulous, a simple copy-paste of the file will save you a lot of time.

Other good files to backup are your maps and QKEY which will avoid to download everything again and to request admin levels and name unblockings. In fact, a backup of all the Tremulous folder may be worth it.

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  • Strathos says:

    Very useful! thanks

  • cwxwwwxdfvwwxwx says:

    well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch ;)

  • GeneralScott says:

    This is a bit outdated. It was made for Trem 1.1, but 1.2 beta is the current edition. Its still good though, but maras are actually stronger than goons for killing players.

  • Voss says:

    In 1.2 Larmour saved my ass TONS of times. Luci costs 600, the prices for Flamer and Prifle are 450 and 400 respectively. Pretty sure helm costs 90…

    The credit/evo system is NOT fixed. It’s based on A) how much dmg you did. B) the size of the opponent. I.E.: get more credits killing rant than dretch. For aliens, killing unprotected human gets less evos than killing luci/bsuit combo.

  • rupert says:

    This was posted 2 years ago and a lot of things have changed to Trem right now (2 years ago killing a dretch or a rant gave you the same credits).
    U guys should read the title: “how to play DECENTLY” and “in 5 minutes”
    This is a guide for newbies so the writer obviates some details to avoid complicating stuff (a newbie w/ a jetpack will only be a camper or a feeder)
    So now go write your 2k page guide for pro’s like you… but I use to send newbies to this article so they learn the differences between Trem and Halo, CoD or any other FPS and it helps them a lot (it’s out of date but the main idea is there)

  • Mike says:

    Hey, nice intro to new players that don’t want to spend 1 hour reading a boring tutorial. Thanks dude

  • Xavi Author says:

    Glad it helps guys! :)

    As I said in the post, this is meant to give a general idea. Every pro player will have different tactics to approach the same situations but I just compiled what I thought it was the most feasible and effective ways for new tremfans to succeed in this game.

    I’ve been retired from Trem for 2 years now and I admire this game, pitty my life doesn’t give me enough free time to enjoy it plenty.
    Things have changed for good, the game was really unbalanced and I even learned to code C and recompile the source code to reprogram Trem and balance it with the help of other admins (specially at TremSpain server, cheers guys, I’ll never forget such great times discussing geeky Trem stuff). Glad 1.2 finally came out, we have been waiting for it such a long time…

    Thing is that I am not as involved as I once was and I don’t read the forums as often as I did so I don’t really know what has changed, understand this when reading the post, it was written in Sep 2008, quite close to my retirement.

    Anyway, enjoy the post and Tremulous.
    It’s the best FPS+Real time Strategy game I’ve ever played!!!

    Cheers from TheLuciferSausage, <<<BAM>>> and many other nicknames I’ve had.

  • Toxx says:

    this helped understand the game! thxxx

  • lamejake says:

    Nice guide! I am a little weird. I can’t play basilisk, dragoon or tyrant but I am best at dretch and pretty good at marauder.

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