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This is a small tutorial for improving the graphics in the game.

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Hello all!

This is a small tutorial for getting better graphics on Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. I tested with the GOG Warchest version and worked. I take no credits for all the files in this tutorial.
At the end of the tutorial are some pictures.

First of all, follow the guide and add the configs from pcgaminwiki for widescreen resolution and the max quality graphics settings:

1) For Widescreen resolution, you need to edit the config file called "unnamedsoldier.cfg". That file should be on one of this paths (this is in the GOG case):
C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Medal of Honor\main
C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Medal of Honor\mainta\configs
C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Medal of Honor\maintt\configs

In my case, it was in mainta config folder because i was using Spearhead (and testing the Coop mode by S.D.A.)
2) Delete the file (or make a backup file), then load the game and edit all the in-game setting except the resolution.
3) Exit the game and open the new unnamedsoldier.cfg file (open with a text editor. I recommend Notepad++) and add the folowing lines in the Cvars group:

code:
seta r_customwidth "1280"
seta r_customheight "800"
seta r_mode "-1"
seta ui_console "1"
seta developer "1"

(Modify the customwidth and customheight with the resolution you want)
4) Save the file

5) Now for the max graphics settings, and go to main/mainta/maintt folder and open the file called "newconfig.cfg", delete all the lines and add this:

code:
seta cg_drawviewmodel "2"
seta cg_effectdetail "1.0"
seta cg_marks_add "1"
seta cg_max_tempmodels "1200"
seta cg_rain "1"
seta cg_reserve_tempmodels "240"
seta cg_shadows "2"
seta g_ddayfodderguys "2"
seta g_ddayfog "0"
seta g_ddayshingleguys "2"
seta r_colorbits "32"
seta r_drawstaticdecals "1"
seta r_ext_compressed_textures "1"
seta r_fastdlights "0"
seta r_fastentlight "0"
seta r_forceClampToEdge "1"
seta r_lodcap "1.0"
seta r_lodscale "1.1"
seta r_lodviewmodelcap "1.0"
seta r_maxmode "9"
seta r_picmip "0"
seta r_picmip_models "0"
seta r_picmip_sky "0"
seta r_subdivisions "1"
seta r_texturebits "32"
seta r_texturemode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
seta r_vidmode1024 "0"
seta r_vidmodemax "1"
seta s_khz "44"
seta ter_error "4"
seta ter_maxlod "6"
seta ter_maxtris "24576"
seta vss_draw "1"
seta vss_maxcount "15"

6) Save the file and close.

LINK for the pcgamingwiki page: Pcgamingwiki.com
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7) If you want better textures, download the HD mod by djibe89: Moddb.com
Move the .pk3 file to your Medal of Honor\main folder. This must be the MAIN folder (not maintt or manita)

8) And if you want to use SweetFX (this might work with ENB series too), you need to download the GLDirect first: Sourceforge.net
In the .zip file, go to the gldirect5_opensource.zip\gldirect5\bin\release folder and extract the "opengl32.dll" into the Medal of Honor main folder (the dll must be in the same folder with the game .exe)

9) Download the SweetFX from guru3d: Guru3d.com

Extract all the files in the zip file into the Medal of Honor main folder (the one with the exxecutables). Now you can edit the SweetFX_settings.txt for improving by yourself the settings or download a new preset and see how it works with the game. I tested with the "natural 1.0" settings by r3dfield (created for World at War).

You can look and download user-made settings here:
Sfx.thelazy.net

After you edited the SweetFX_settings file, save it and enter the game and see if worked.

Some pics in-game:

More Comparisons
Oi57.tinypic.com
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Oi58.tinypic.com
Oi60.tinypic.com

SweetFX+HD mod and 1680x1050 resolution:
Oi62.tinypic.com
Oi58.tinypic.com
Oi57.tinypic.com
Oi60.tinypic.com

I hope this help someone improving the graphics :)
Good Luck!

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Marek33
Marek33

Thanks for sharing!

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satorn
satorn

@dragonition
thank you very much :)

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DoctorHoopla
DoctorHoopla

When I edit the unnamedsoldier.cgf, the game still starts at a low resolution, and when i open unnamedsoldier.cfg again, the stuff i just put in it is gone again. am i doing something wrong?

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DoctorHoopla
DoctorHoopla

nvm, i fixed it :)

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how? i don't have idea what to do...

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Make sure to run the game as administrator by right clicking on .exe and checking run as administrator or the custom settings may reset.

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the resolution didn't change, runned as Adminstrator and yet didn't work...

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TyrannoWright
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Shouldn't "seta r_ext_compressed_textures 1" be set to "0"? For all I know, this just lowers the texture quality.

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ReiKaz316
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Thanks, it worked! How to make crosshair bigger?

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