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MegaGlest settings can be changed by modifying its INI. While there is a glest.ini file in the installation folder, this should not be edited. Instead, edit the glestuser.ini file in the user data folder.

Location of the INIEdit

Since the user data folder is very variable, the INI can be located in a variety of locations. The glest.ini file tells where it is in the UserData_Root value, and it can be changed by modifying that string. By default, locations include:

Operating System Location
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\[User name]\Application Data\megaglest
Windows Vista/7 C:\Users\[User name]\appdata\roaming\megaglest
Linux /home/[User name]/.megaglest
Mac OSX

/Users/[User name]/.megaglest

Possibly also:

/Users/[User name]/Library/Application Support/MegaGlest

INI documentationEdit

INI Value Default Description
AiLog 0 The log level when logging AI activity.
AiRedir false Redirect AI activity to the console.
AllowDownloadDataSynch false Do not use. Untested download of network game content.
AllowAltEnterFullscreenToggle false When true this allows players to press Alt-Enter to toggle between fullscreen and window mode.
AllowGameDataSynchCheck false When true this will check map, tileset, and techtree between client and server (for network games) to determine in the lobby if the XMLs match or not and display the synch status in the lobby.
AnnouncementURL http://master.megaglest.org/
files/announcement.txt
Game related announcements are loaded from the given location and displayed next to the server list.
AutoTest false
AutoMaxFullScreen false When set to true this tells the game to set the video mode to the maximum fullscreen resolution (spanning all monitors).
CheckGlCaps true Check for a compatible OpenGL version.
ColorBits 16 Number of bits used for the color buffer (also known as the pixel buffer). This determines the number of colors available.
ConsoleMaxLines 7 The maximum number of text lines to display in the in-game console.
ConsoleMaxLinesStored 20 The maximum number of text lines to store for recall in the console.
ConsoleTimeout 20 Number of seconds before text disappears from the console.
DataPath Path to the folder where all the game data will be stored (eg: Techtrees).
DayTime 1000 Length of the day/night cycle in seconds.
DebugLogFile The name for a file that will be created containing a debug log.
DebugLogFileNetwork The name for a file that will be created containing a network debug log.
DebugLogFilePerformance The name for a file that will be created containing a performance debug log.
DebugLogFileWorldSynch The name for a file that will be created containing a world debug log.
DebugMode false When true this enables normal debug logging.
DebugNetwork false When true this enables network debug logging.
DebugPerformance false When true this enables performance debug logging.
DebugWorldSynch false When true this enables network world synch debug logging.
DEFAULT_HTTP_TIMEOUT 10 This is the number of seconds before HTTP requests will timeout.
DepthBits 16 Number of bits used for the depth buffer (also known as the Z-buffer). This determines the distances from the camera objects are and influences shadows.
DisableBattleEndColorCoding false True tells the game to not use special color coding in the game end statistics.
DisableScreenshotConsoleText false True tells the game to not display an in-game console message showing where a screenshot was saved.
DisableVBO false True tells the game to not use Vertex Buffer Objects.
DisableUPNP false Disables attempts to open game ports during game play using universal plug and play for your router.
DisableWaterSounds false True tells the game to not play water sounds when units walk in water.
EnableColorPicking false True enables selection using color picking. This is slower but needed sometimes for buggy gfx drivers ( AMD open source or VMs ).
EnableFTPServer true True tells the game that the server can send files (via ftp) to players as requested.
EnableFTPServerInternetTilesetXfer true True tells the game that the server can send tilesets (via ftp) to internet players (published games) as requested.
EnableFTPServerInternetTechtreeXfer true True tells the game that the server can send tilesets (via ftp) to internet players (published games) as requested.
EnableFTPXfer true True tells the game to allow sending files over networked games between peers.
EnableGameServerLoadCancel false True tells the game to display a cancel button for the hosting user during network game startup.
EnableScenarioTexturePreview true True tells the game to display preview images for selected scenarios (if they exist).
EnableTextureCompression false True tells the game to attempt using GPU texture compression for less memory use and better performance.
EnableVideos true True tells the game to display videos where available.
EnableVSynch false True tells the game to enable vertical synchronization. This can help prevent vertical tearing, but can cause frame rate to suffer if the frame rate is not always above the screen's refresh rate.
FactionPreview true True tells the game to display preview screens of the selected factions in the game lobbies.
FactoryGraphics OpenGL The graphics renderer used to render all graphics. Only OpenGL is still supported.
FactorySound OpenAL The sound API to use, either OpenAL, DirectSound8 (Windows only), or None.
FastSpeedLoops 2 Speed of the game's highest speed setting.
FileArchiveExtension .7z This is the file extension of the default archive format used (currently 7z is used in the release installation).
FileArchiveExtractCommand 7z This is the file extract binary command for the default archive format used (currently 7z is used).
FileArchiveExtractCommandParameters x -o{outputpath} {archivename} This is the commandline parameters to append to the above command.
FileArchiveExtractCommandSuccessResult 0 This is the expected return value from the extract command indicating success.
Filter Bilinear Selects from Bilinear and Trilinear filter. This is the smoothing of a texture when you zoom in or out of its regular size. Trilinear will increase the quality when zoomed more than half or twice the size, as well as perform linear interpolation between mipmaps.
FilterMaxAnisotropy 1 Sets degree of anisotropic filtering, which increases quality from filtered graphics greatly, but is heavy on system resources.
FirstTime false If true, runs auto-config at startup. Don't edit this, this is automatic, and WILL overwrite all other settings.
FocusArrows true Toggles the display of arrows on units showing their target.
FogOfWarSmoothing true Toggles on or off smoothing of the appearance or disappearance of fog of war.
FogOfWarSmoothingFrameSkip 3 Frame skip for fog of war smoothing. Higher makes fog of war disappear and reappear smoother, but uses more system resources.
FONT_CHARCOUNT 256 This is the number of characters expected for the selected font type.
FontConsoleBaseSize 18 Size of the font in the console.
FontConsolePostfix -*-*-*-*-*-*-*
FontConsolePrefix -*-helvetica-*-r-*-*-
FontDisplayBaseSize 12 Size of the font in normal usage in the game.
FontDisplayPostfix -*-*-*-*-*-*-*
FontDisplayPrefix -*-helvetica-*-r-*-*-
FontDisplaySmallBaseSize 12 "Small" font size.
FontMenuBigBaseSize 20 "Big" font size in menus.
FontMenuBigPostfix -*-*-*-*-*-*-*
FontMenuBigPrefix -*-helvetica-*-r-*-*-
FontMenuNormalBaseSize 14 "Normal" font size in menus.
FontMenuNormalPostfix -*-*-*-*-*-*-*
FontMenuNormalPrefix -*-helvetica-*-r-*-*-
FontMenuVeryBigBaseSize 25 "Very big" font size in menus.
FontSizeAdjustment 0 This makes font sizes larger (+) or smaller (-).
FONT_TYPENAME Times New Roman The name of the font to use.
FTPServerPort 61358 The starting port number for ftp clients to connect (data ports for FTP start at this port number +1 to +8).
FullScreenAntiAliasing false When true this enables OpenGL fullscreen anti-aliasing.
GammaValue 1 A multiplier to control the gamma value of the display. This affects the brightness and contrast. For example, if nights appear too dark, you could turn the gamma value up to brighten them. A float value of 0.0 to 3.0.
HardwareAcceleration false When true this enables OpenGL hardware acceleration.
IRCChannel #megaglest-lobby The channel on the IRC server used by the in-game chat.
IRCServer irc.freenode.net The IRC server used by the in-game chat.
Lang english Language files that will be used for language strings. Will use the language file of the same name in the lang data folder with the *.lng extension.
LogPath Path to the folder where all log files will be stored (eg: debug log).
MainMenu_buttonMods_visible true Whether or not the mod button in the main menu should be visible.
MapPreview true True tells the game to display a preview of the selected map in the game lobby.
MasterServerExternalPortList 61357, 61358, 61359, 61360, 61000, 80, 1080, 8000, 8080, 443, 21, 22, 25, 110, 143, 587, 993, 995 This is a comma seperated list of allowed External Network ports supported.
Masterserver http://master.megaglest.org/ This is the master server location.
MaxClientLagTimeAllowed 20 This is the maximum number seconds that a client is allowed to fall behind before action is taken.
MaxExploredCellsLookupItemCache 5000 This is the maximum cache size for cell explored/visible lookup (0 disables).
MaxFrameCountLagAllowed 30 This is the maximum number of network frames that a client is allowed to fall behind before action is taken.
MaxFrameCountLagAllowedEver 35 This is the maximum number of network frames that a client is allowed to fall behind before they are disconnected.
MaxLights 3 The maximum number of light sources there can be at one time.
MaxUnitSelectCount 36 This is the maximum number of units that can be selected at one time. Note that this CANNOT be greater than 36, or else MegaGlest can crash.
NetPlayerName newbie The player nickname for network games.
NetworkConsistencyChecks true When true this enforces client and server to have the same data for network games.
NetworkFramePeriod 20 This is the number of frames that commands are sent out for network games.
NewGame_buttonScenario_visible false Whether or not the scenario button in the new game menu is visible.
NewGame_buttonTutorial_visible false Whether or not the tutorial button in the new game menu is visible.
No2DMouseRendering false When true this forces the use of only the operating system mouse (no mouse rendering is done in game).
PhotoMode false When true this disables GUI for enhanced screenshots.
PlatformConsistencyChecks true When true it enforces the same version to be used for all platforms for network play.
PreCacheCRCThread true When true it enables background threads which attempt to update game data CRC values.
PrivacyPlease false When true it tells the game not to send country information to other players (such as the flag denoting where the server lives).
RefreshFrequency 75 Times to fresh the display per second (hertz).
SaveGameScreenshotHeight 600 Height of the save game screenshot, in pixels.
SaveGameScreenshotWidth 800 Width of the save game screenshot, in pixels.
ScreenHeight 600 Height of the window, in pixels.
ScreenWidth 800 Width of the window, in pixels.
ServerControlledAI true When true it tells the game that the player's computer hosting the game will control AI players.
ServerIp The last server IP address that you connected to.
ServerPort 61357 The port to use when hosting games.
ShadowAlpha 0.2 Transparency of shadow map shadows. This is a percentage in decimal form where 0 is fully transparent and 1 is fully opaque. Ignored if shadows are disabled.
ShadowFrameSkip 2 Frameskip for shadows. Lower will get smoother shadow movement, but use more system resources. Ignored if shadows are disabled.
Shadows Projected The method of projecting the shadows to use, if any. Either None (no shadows), Projected (fast, but can't project onto other objects), or Shadow Mapping (slow and blocky, but can project onto other objects).
ShadowTextureSize 512 Size of shadow maps, must be a power of 2 but always under the screen size, higher values result in more accurate shadows and slower performance. Ignored if shadows are disabled. If larger than the game's resolution, shadows become buggy and stretched.
SoundStaticBuffers 16 Number of buffers for static sounds.
SoundStreamingBuffers 4 Number of steaming buffers.
SoundVolumeAmbient 80 Volume of ambience sounds such as the chirp of birds from 0-100.
SoundVolumeFx 80 The volume of sound effects such as the clash of swords from 0-100.
SoundVolumeMusic 90 The volume of the background music from 0-100.
StencilBits 0 The number of stencil buffer bits, which can enhance shadow rendering when combined with Shadow Mapping, though are ignored on Projected shadows. Should be 8 or 16 if using, but can be heavy on system resources.
Textures3D true Allows the usage of 3D textures, required for water textures.
ThreadedSoundStream false When true this enables sound handling in a separate thread (offloading some of the work from main game processing).
TilesetParticles true True enables display of particles in tilesets where the tileset uses this feature.
UnitParticles true When set to true this enables particle systems for units that support them.
UserData_Root See above This is the folder where user created maps, tilesets, techtrees, scenarios, tutorials, and user INIs are to be stored.
VersionURL http://master.megaglest.org/files/versions/ Information regarding the currently run game version is loaded from the given location and displayed next to the server list.
VisibleHud 1 If true, mod-added custom HUD backgrounds will be displayed. If set to false, the custom HUD backgrounds will be hidden.
WarnFrameCountLagPercent 0.65 This is the percentage of the maximum threshold of the above reached when a client is warned they are falling too far behind.
Windowed false If true, the game is windowed, if false, it is run fullscreen.

See AlsoEdit

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