If you would like a fairly optimized player configuration that works whether you use Windows, Linux, or MAC OS X then download the following file and copy it to your ExcessivePlus directory (folder) of your OpenArena Installation. Note, this action will overwrite your existing config file unless you make a backup. You may prefer to examine it and copy the lines that you want to your existing q3config.cfg file) .
1. If you start OA normally, information from the q3config in the baseoa directory could be added to this file. Therefore, you may want to launch OpenArena with the fs_game parameter. Examples:
C:\game\OpenArena\openarena.exe +set fs_game excessiveplus
/game/OpenArena/openarena.i386 +set fs_game excessiveplus
/game/OpenArena/openarena.x86_64 +set fs_game excessiveplus
2. All modern Operating Systems (unless you launch the game with the +set fs_homepath parameter) save the player’s configuration file in a different directory (folder) than the OpenArena program directory (folder):
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\OpenArena\excessiveplus
While the game will probably be here:
Your configuration file will probably be here:
~/.openarena/excessiveplus (Note this is a hidden directory).
Once you have played OpenArena for a while, you will probably want to create more than one configuration file. These extra configuration files can be complete or simply contain one or two commands.
In the first example below, the off-hand grapple (hook) is bound to the right mouse button. However, not all servers will enable the use of the grapple (hook). So, you may want to change this. However, what will you do when you are allowed to use the grapple (hook)? Easy, create a new file to enable the grapple (hook) and another that disables it. Examples:
When playing open the console and type /exec ohg
When playing open the console and type /exec sg
The following downloads contain different Tags (Player names). You can quickly change your name by doing the following:
When playing open the console and type /exec mm
When playing open the console and type /exec ep
If you are a bit overwhelmed, please do not be afraid to ask for help and, at the minimum, ensure that your Excessive Plus Configuration file (q3config.cfg) has the following info:
seta xp_enemyColors “32226” // Represents “rail trail, head, body, legs and rail spiral” colors.
seta xp_colors “00000”
seta xp_enemyModel “gargoyle”
seta com_maxfps “125” // use 30 if using a 128bk or lower connection and 62 if using a 384kb or lower connection.
seta cl_maxpackets “125” // use 30 if using a 128bk or lower connection and 62 if using a 384kb or lower connection.
seta rate “25000”
seta cl_packetdup “0”
seta r_subdivisions “20”
You can colorize the normal Excessive Plus crosshairs. Example:
seta xp_crosshairColor “1”
Tip: Select a color for your crosshair that is the “color compliment” of the EnemyColors that you set. Example, use a red crosshair to stand-out against Green EnemyModels.
EnemyColors Chart (also for crosshairs):
0 = Black
1 = Red
2 = Green
3 = Yellow (Yellow)
4 = Blue
5 = Aqua (Aqua)
6 = Fuchsia
7 = White (White)
If you do not like the normal Excessive Plus crosshairs you can download a pack of ten (10) custom crosshairs that work in Excessive Plus.
Tip: Choose a custom crosshair that is the “color compliment” of the EnemyColors that you set. Example, use a red crosshair to stand-out against Green EnemyModels.
By default, a screenshot of the scoreboard is taken at the end of each map. While this is a cool feature, especially for posting the results of wars and tournaments, it can cause problems.
Periodically, you will need to move or delete these as a large accumulation of them can cause some delay to your computer when the server rotates (changes) maps (levels).