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Increased FPS Config

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Increased FPS Config

Increase FPS in TF2!

This tutorial will explain how to apply FPS config on TF2.
This config is mostly needed for people who run tf2 on an old GPU or old computer.

Ok, Step 1:

(Refer to screenshot A)

Got to: Steam Installation Directory > SteamApps > Common > Team Fortress 2 > TF > CFG
(Default installation directory is C:\Program Files\Steam)

Step 2:

(Refer to screenshot A)

Create a "New Text Document" in that folder.

Step 3:

(Refer to screenshot B)

Copy the following script to the text document you just created:


//Netcode Settings (change to your preference)
rate 25000
cl_cmdrate 101
cl_updaterate 101
cl_showfps 1

//Actual Video Settings
mat_antialias 0
mat_forceaniso 0
mat_hdr_enabled 0
mat_hdr_level 0
mat_picmip 2
mat_trilinear 0
mat_vsync 0
r_rootlod 2
mat_monitorgamma "1.6"

//FPS Settings
fps_max 60 //personal preference, set this to "0" for unlimited fps
cl_detaildist "0"
cl_detailfade "0"
cl_drawmonitors "0"
cl_ejectbrass "0"
cl_forcepreload "1"
cl_lagcomp_errorcheck "1"
cl_lagcompensation "1"
cl_downloadfilter "nosounds"
cl_ejectbrass "0"
cl_forcepreload 1
cl_phys_props_enable "1" //this enables body explosions, set to "0" to turn off
cl_phys_props_max "300" //set to "0" as well if you want to turn body explosions off
cl_show_splashes "1"
cl_smoothtime "0.01"
cl_smooth 1
commentary 0
mat_aaquality "0"
mat_autoexposure_max "0"
mat_autoexposure_min "0"
mat_bloomscale "0"
mat_bufferprimitives "0"
mat_bumpmap "1"
mat_clipz "1"
mat_compressedtextures "1"
mat_diffuse "1"
mat_disable_bloom "1"
mat_disable_fancy_blending "1"
mat_disable_lightwarp "1"
mat_disable_ps_patch "1"
mat_envmapsize "0"
mat_excludetextures "1"
mat_envmaptgasize "0"
mat_fastspecular "1"
mat_filterlightmaps "1"
mat_filtertextures "1"
mat_forceaniso "0"
mat_forcehardwaresync "0"
mat_forcemanagedtextureintohardware "0"
mat_framebuffercopyoverlaysize "0"
mat_hdr_enabled "0"
mat_hdr_level "0"
mat_hdr_manual_tonemap_rate "0"
mat_mipmaptextures "0"
mat_lightmap_pfms "0"
mat_maxframelatency "0"
mat_max_worldmesh_vertices "0"
mat_parallaxmap "0"
mat_queue_mode "-1"
mat_reducefillrate "0"
mat_shadowstate "0"
mat_show_ab_hdr "0"
mat_showlightmappage "-1"
mat_specular "0"
mat_texture_limit "-1"
mat_trilinear "0"
mat_use_compressed_hdr_textures "1"
mat_showenvmapmask "0"
mat_showlowresimage "0"
mat_showmaterials "0"
mat_showmaterialsverbose "0"
mat_supportflashlight "0"
mat_wateroverlaysize "0"
mat_motion_blur_enabled "0" //obviously, motion blur cvar. set to "1" to turn it on.
mat_motion_blur_percent_of_screen_max "0" //set to 4 (default) if motion blur is on.
mat_softwarelighting "0"
mp_decals "200" //set to "0" if you don't want to see decals
muzzleflash_light "0"
net_maxfragments "1280"
net_maxfragments "1280"
net_showevents "0"
npc_height_adjust "1"
props_break_max_pieces "0"
props_break_max_pieces_perframe "0"
r_3dnow "0"
r_3dsky "0"
r_PhysPropStaticLighting "1"
r_WaterDrawReflection "0" //set to 1 if you like water reflection
r_WaterDrawRefraction "1" //this lets you see through water, set to "0" for black water
r_ambientboost "0"
r_cheapwaterend "1"
r_cheapwaterstart "1"
r_decal_cullsize "0"
r_decals "2048" //set to "0" if you don't want to see decals
r_dopixelvisibility "0"
r_drawbatchdecals "0"
r_drawflecks "0"
r_drawmodeldecals "0"
r_drawmodelstatsoverlaymax "1.5"
r_drawmodelstatsoverlaymin "0.01"
r_drawspecificstaticprop "0"
r_dynamic "0"
r_eyeglintlodpixels "20"
r_eyemove 1
r_fastzreject "0"
r_flashlightrendermodels "0"
r_unloadlightmaps "1"
r_flashlightrenderworld "0"
r_flex "0"
r_forcewaterleaf "0"
r_lightaverage "0"
r_lod "2"
r_staticprop_lod "4"
r_maxdlights "0"
r_maxmodeldecal "0"
r_maxnewsamples "0"
r_maxsampledist "0"
r_minnewsamples "0"
r_mmx "1"
r_norefresh "0"
r_occlusion "0"
r_renderoverlayfragment "0"
r_queued_decals "1"
r_ropetranslucent "0"
r_shadowmaxrendered "32"
r_shadowrendertotexture "1"
r_shadows "1"
r_spray_lifetime "2"
r_sse "1"
r_sse2 "1"
r_staticpropinfo "0"
r_updaterefracttexture "0"
r_updaterefracttexture "0"
r_visualizeproplightcaching "1"
r_waterforceexpensive "0"
rope_averagelight "0"
rope_collide "0"
rope_shake "0"
rope_smooth "0"
rope_smooth_enlarge "0"
rope_smooth_maxalpha "0"
rope_smooth_maxalphawidth "0"
rope_smooth_minalpha "0"
rope_smooth_minwidth "0"
rope_subdiv "0"
rope_wind_dist "0"

//Blood settings
violence_ablood 1
violence_agibs 1
violence_hblood 1
violence_hgibs 1

echo "Fps config loaded!"
// ---CONFIG END---

Step 4:

(Refer to screenshot C)

Save the file, and rename it to "autoexec.cfg" (Without the quotes)

Step 5:

(Refer to screenshot D)

  1. Open Steam
  2. Right click on TF2
  3. Go to Properties
  4. Press launch options
  5. add these commands there "-dxlevel 81 -width 1024 -height 768" (Without the quotes)
  6. You can change the resolution, I just wrote what I use.
  7. To change resolution just change the -witdh and -height numbers to your needs.

You're done!

Once you launch the game, it should open the console and write there "Fps config loaded!"


  • If you minimize the game with this config on, and then restore it, you will get black models everywhere. To fix that, you need to type "retry" in the console.
  • If you want to stop the game from opening the console with "Fps config loaded!" each time it is loaded, go to the autoexec.cfg file and delete last 4 lines.
  • Config is not made by me, I just slightly modified it. All the credit for the config goes to m3lior from GotFrag.

Enjoy! :)

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    10 months ago:
    Please help. I like this config, but I can't stand the way the uber and water look ;-;

    (would share screenshots, but i cant post links)

    If you could just help by telling me which commands specifically affect thsoe two so that i may delete them, that'd be much appreciated!

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    Posted by Mr. Booshit


    • how about the gun mettle update ?

    How about it?

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    • how about the gun mettle update ?
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    I disconnect with this...
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    7 years ago:
    Everything ok in there apart from "mat_bumpmap "0" - change that to "1" if u wanna use this cfg otherwise it destroys the models so they look shiny white like glass and u can barely tell whether they are red or blu team. Everything else well chosen.
    Go!!! Get to the chopper!!!
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    Posted by redpisces If i use this will i get vaced


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    If i use this will i get vaced
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    Which one makes the uber look bad? I want the uber to be normal :(
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    8 years ago:
    Okay cool. So when this is installed, i will just have to launch my game as always? And then my game should use these settings?


    Posted by Aceman Is this supose to help my fps by reducing graphics?


    I told you don't touch that da


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