Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare cover
Torn Banner Studios
OS X Minority
Linux Minority
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows October 16, 2012
OS X February 24, 2015
Linux February 24, 2015

Key points

A "spiritual successor" to the developer's Half-Life 2 mod Age of Chivalry.

General information

Official game site
Official Forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
Steam 4-pack available.
All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -nostartupmovies parameter[1]

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument.

.ini file
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKEngine.ini
  2. Find and change bForceNoMovies value to true.

Optimize textures[edit]

Optimizer Textures may help improve the frame rate.

Disable partial Texture Streaming[edit]

Edit the config file
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKSystemSettings.ini
  2. Search for the lines which includes TEXTUREGROUP and add ,NumStreamedMips=0 before the closing bracket ")"

i.e. before: TEXTUREGROUP_World=(MinLODSize=256,MaxLODSize=2048,LODBias=0,MinMagFilter=Aniso,MipFilter=Point,MipGenSettings=TMGS_SimpleAverage)

After: TEXTUREGROUP_World=(MinLODSize=256,MaxLODSize=2048,LODBias=0,MinMagFilter=Aniso,MipFilter=Point,MipGenSettings=TMGS_SimpleAverage,NumStreamedMips=0)

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/TornBanner/Chivalry/UDKGame/Config/
This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Disable anti-aliasing[edit]

Turn off post processing AA[2]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKSystemSettings.ini
  2. Set PostProcessAAType to 0
  3. Set bAllowPostprocessMLAA to False

High frame rate[edit]

Unlocked frame rate
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKEngine.ini
  2. Search for bSmoothFrameRate and make sure it is set to TRUE.
  3. Change the value of MaxSmoothedFrameRate to your liking.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Remap is possible in the [AOC.AOCPlayerInput] subheading of UDKInput.ini or UDKGame.ini files.
Make files read only prevent your remaps being reset.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Use the mouse Y-axis inversion setting.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, ambient, music, character, UI, chatter and voice.
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[3][4]
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated Server software is available under Tools in the Steam client.
Direct IP
Via the open console command


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7777-7778, 27015
UDP (outbound) 7777-7778, 27015

Issues fixed[edit]

Fix black screen on start-up/in general[edit]

Delete the config file
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\
  2. Delete udksettings udkengine and udkgame
  3. Verify the Integrity of the Game Cache
    1. Find Chivalry: Medieval Warfare in your Steam Library
    2. Right-click the game name
    3. Select Properties
    4. Go to the Local Files tab
    5. Select Verify Integrity of Game Cache...
    6. This may take a while, just wait for it to finish
    7. Once it's done press OK
    8. Launch the game

Fix the issue where weapon-unlocks are not saved over different servers[edit]

Replace "False" with "false" in UDKStats.ini
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config
  2. Open UDKStats.ini and replace the two bResetStats=False with bResetStats=false. The upper-case 'f' is replaced with a lower-case
  3. Save the file

Other information[edit]

Launch options[edit]

Notable Launch Options :

  • -resx/-resy : Sets the game resolution e.g. : -resx=1920 -resy=1080 for 1920x1080
  • -borderless : Starts the game in borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
  • -dx11 : Starts the game in Directx11-mode : dx11 is not officially supported but it allows the use of Anti-aliasing (AA).

Disabling doubletap dodge[edit]

In the current version both dodge methods don't work simultaneously anymore.
Modify the config file
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKInput.ini
  2. Search for DoubleClickTime
  3. Change the value to 0.000000

Rebinding the console key[edit]

The default key is geared towards US keyboards. You can either change the bound key or change the keyboard language to English via ALT + SHIFT, if added.
Modify the config file
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKInput.ini
  2. Search for ConsoleKey
  3. Change the value to whatever key you wish it to be (E.g. On my keyboard the key above tab is called "Backslash".)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz quad core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB 9 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 3870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
ATI Radeon HD 5850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
768 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 750M
Operating system (OS) SteamOS
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 4850
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Bypassing the launcher?
  2. UDK | PostProcessAA
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  4. The Heart and Soul of Blood and Guts – An Interview with Steve Piggot and Ryan Patrick Buckley of Torn Banner Studios about Chivalry: Medieval Warfare