Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Chivalry Medieval Warfare Coverart.jpg
Release dates
October 16, 2012
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare at Steam Charts
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare at SteamDB
 Chivalry: Medieval Warfare at Wikipedia

Key points

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

General information

More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Official Forums


Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Green Man Gaming Steamicon.png
Humble Store Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png 4-pack available.
Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Edit StartupMovies in UDKEngine.iniLink

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKEngine.ini
  2. Search and delete the line StartupMovies=SWF.StartupMovieDigital
Information Alternatively, you can change bForceNoMovies=FALSE to bForceNoMovies=TRUE under [FullScreenMovie] but in this case no movies will be played in the game.

Optimize textures[edit]

Information Optimizer Textures may help improve the frame rate.

Disable partial Texture Streaming[edit]

Fix Edit the config fileLink

  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)



Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\*.ini
Information UDKSystemSettings.ini contains the most important settings.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Native 60-120°.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Launch options.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Hackable See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable Only available in DX11. See Launch options.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Impossible Capped at 60FPS

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Fix Edit the config fileLink

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKSystemSettings.ini
  2. Search for MaxAnisotropy and replace the number with any other (1-16 recommended), i.e. MaxAnisotropy=8


Information This may not work when using DirectX 9.

Input settings[edit]

Key binding options.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Hackable 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 Y-axis inversion Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Master, music, ambient, music, character, UI, chatter and voice.
Surround sound Native [1]
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play Native
LAN play Native
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Impossible
Peer-to-peer Impossible
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Native Dedicated Server software is available under Tools in the Steam client.
Direct IP Native via the open console command

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Fix Delete the config fileLink

  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]

Fix Replace "False" with "false" in UDKStats.iniLink

  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 1080p
  • -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]

Information Because accidentally doubletap dodging can be devastating to your health.

Fix Modify the config fileLink

  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]

Information 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.

Fix Modify the config fileLink

  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) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz 2.4 GHz quad core or better
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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5850
768 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible


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