To get awesome looking tracers....

Doug the Head
05-08-2003, 09:45 PM
copy this into your autoexec.cfg file:

traceroffset 100
tracerlength 0.35
tracerred 1.2
tracerblue 1.0
tracergreen 1.0
traceralpha 0.45
tracerspeed 7100

It will make MG tracers look much cooler, especially over long distances, like in dod_charlie.

05-08-2003, 09:51 PM
can you post a pic? does it change the color of the tracers at all?

Doug the Head
05-08-2003, 09:55 PM
i'm too lazy to get on a server and wait for an MG to fire at something, but here's what it does:

- makes traces white with a hint of yellow
- makes tracers much shorter
- makes tracers move faster

So what happens is, if someone is shooting at you across the beach on charlie, instead of one or two huge, thick, slow-moving, yellow lines, you get a bunch of very fast-moving, short, narrow, yellowish white lines

If you want to keep the same color, just leave the lines


the same the original

05-08-2003, 09:58 PM
It does exactly what he says it does and it looks damn good, that is unless they are coming your way, then I suggest that you duck quickly.

Doug the Head
05-08-2003, 10:02 PM
One of the nice things about these settings is that tracers no longer overlap, since they are so much shorter.

05-09-2003, 12:53 AM
Wow! Good idea! Thx alot

05-09-2003, 12:58 AM
Good Job Doug...


05-09-2003, 07:59 AM
Sveet... I am going to add this to our massive sticky in support iwth credits to you. Thanks for the settings. :D

05-09-2003, 08:16 AM
comeon! someone has to have a screenshot!!

05-09-2003, 08:32 AM
you cant capture the real look, you have to see those moving..I tried to take screenshots..but for some reason, they dont appear on my screenshots..maybe I was too slow -_-

05-09-2003, 08:37 AM
Thumbs up! Everyone shd give these settings a try, and if u dont feel 'safe' about it, just add 2 slashes // in front of the default ones so u can get back to those if u dont like

05-09-2003, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by Jester
you cant capture the real look, you have to see those moving..I tried to take screenshots..but for some reason, they dont appear on my screenshots..maybe I was too slow -_-

It's tough to capture, in the shots where I got muzzle flash you will notice my fps drops to like 9, that is because you have to hit F5 as fast as possible for about 5 seconds and take 15 screens. Then find the ones that show them.

/Combat photo tip

05-09-2003, 10:03 AM
make a demo and play it back to get screenys? :D

05-09-2003, 10:08 AM
lo all, im new and dont worry i wont post any OMG these are l33t where do i find em post, cuz i know modeling etc, just never thought about signing up here.

Yeah those tracers look pretty sweet now, nice one. ;)

05-09-2003, 10:56 AM
Entranced by the beauty of the tracers, I let their mighty hits lift me off my feet.

05-09-2003, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the info, will check it out :)

05-09-2003, 12:08 PM
I had mucked about with my tracers b4..thx to tekk, if my memory serves me correctly..but that was only to change em to white...

These are fantastic, and certainly make you move outta the way, damn quick:)

As for screenshots...hahahaha, that'll be right..i tried it on charlie, musta taken bout 25 shots, and nae joy..

Thx for the headsup on these, brings more to my game

Doug the Head
05-09-2003, 01:29 PM
wow, 552 views. I think that's the most that any of my threads has ever had.

05-09-2003, 01:47 PM
Jolly good show chap, now lets go drink some paint thinner

05-09-2003, 02:09 PM
Yeah, I've been doing this for a while now, it makes a big difference in the feel of MG fire. Cool isn't it?

Always fun yo play with the colors now and then. Bright purple tracers, suddenly it's not WWII, it's a space battle with lasers. Hehe.

05-09-2003, 02:33 PM
lol :p

05-09-2003, 02:34 PM

vandori..would you mind posting the numbers required for purple tracers please:)

sounds like fun!

05-09-2003, 02:59 PM
Purple tracers?

Pretty simple I think.

tracerred 1
tracerblue 1
tracergreen 0

Should be bright purple.

=DD=Wolf Kahler
05-09-2003, 06:03 PM
How about blue and pink muzzleflashes, like Unreal 2? ^_^

Kidding. ;)

I don't like my tracers too white, but they could use a little boost in speed. Thanks for reposting this, Doug.

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