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


[edit] Availability

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.

[edit] Essential improvements

[edit] Skip intro videos

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.

[edit] Optimize textures

Information Optimizer Textures may help improve the frame rate.

[edit] Disable partial Texture Streaming

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)



[edit] Game data

[edit] Configuration file(s) location

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

[edit] Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native

[edit] Video settings

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 Hackable Capped at 60FPS

[edit] Anisotropic filtering (AF)

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.

[edit] Input settings

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

[edit] Audio settings

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

[edit] Issues fixed

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

Fix Delete the config fileLink

  1. Navigate 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. Navigate 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

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

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

  1. Navigate 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

[edit] Other information

[edit] Launch options

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).

[edit] Disabling doubletap dodge

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

[edit] Rebinding the console key

Information The default key seems to be geared towards US keyboards so if the console isn't working for you for one reason or another try this.

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".)

[edit] System requirements

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


  1. 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

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