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  • Keymaster
    Keymaster
    Member since: 19 June 2020

    With Steam client you can use different launch options on every single steam game. With these launch options, you can unlock some useful features. Here the full list of usable options:

     

    -con_enable 1

    This enables the console so you can use it in-game

     

    -console

    This also enables the console in-game and opens it up when the game starts.

     

    -high

    This gives the game priority CPU usage so it runs more smoothly. However, this options also consumes a lot of processing power.

     

    -useforcedmparms

    This allows the usage of –noforcemspd and –noforcemaccel.

     

    -noforcemaccel

    This allows the use of Windows mouse acceleration settings.

     

    -noforcemspd

    This allows the use of Windows mouse speed settings.

     

    -fullscreen

    This starts the game in a full screen from the start.

     

    -h <height>

    This forces it to start at the resolution set to <height> value. This value is in pixels for example “-h 739”.

     

    -w <width>

    This forces it to start at the resolution set to <width> value. This value is in pixels for example “-w 1024”.

     

    -x <position horizontal>

    This places the borderless window along the horizontal axis of the screen. This is very useful if you are using multiple monitors. For example, you can use “-x 1921”. If you are using three monitors, it will place it on the middle screen.

     

    -y <position vertical>

    This places the borderless window along the vertical axis of the screen. This is very useful if you are using multiple monitors. For example, you can use “-y 0”. This will place the game window on top of the monitor, over the task bar.

     

    -autoconfig

    This will help in restoring the video and audio configuration to their default settings for the current hardware which is detected. This will completely ignore any settings present in the .cfg files until this parameter is removed.

     

    -override_vpk

    This will force the Steam engine to search for custom game content which is placed inside the game’s installation directory instead of loading the default game files from the VPK files. However, do note that this feature cannot be used in matchmaking and is limited for single player only.

     

    -enable_addons

    This will force the Steam engine to search for whitelisted custom game content which is placed inside the game’s installation directory instead of loading the default game files from the VPK files. This can be used in matchmaking games. The whitelisted list includes many items such as HUD, icons, custom cursor images etc.

     

    -nomousegrab

    This enables the alt-tab function in some Linus devices where the game is running full screen and grabbing mouse won’t allow the players to use the alt-tab function while in-game.

     

    -language <code>

    This changes the language of the game and the menus. You can place the name of the language in place of code. The command line will look something like “-language Italian”.

     

    -nod3d9ex

    This forcefully disables the Windows Aero DirectX extensions. This is used to enhance performance in some cases.

     

    -nomicsettings

    This stops the game from changing the microphone output values when the game launches. This is particularly useful for people who are using third party applications such as Skype where their microphone value will get forcefully maxed out when they run the game.

     

    -nosound

    This turns off the sound in-game.

     

    -dx9

    This will force the game to run on DirectX 9

     

    -dx11

    This will force the game to run on DirectX 11.

     

    -gl

    This forces the game to run on OpenGL. On Windows, the OpenGL DLC must be present in the system and should be installed for this feature to run.

     

    -vulkan

    This applies the Vulcan support.

     

    -nogrammeramp

    This will force the game to use the desktop color profile.

     

    -32bit

    This will force run the game on a 32 bit client as running on 64 bit is the default.

     

    -antiaddiction_test

    This adds an uptime clock so you can see how much time is passing by while you are playing. This is very useful for keeping track of minutes passed while in-game.

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