Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Chivalry Medieval Warfare Coverart.jpg
Release dates
October 16, 2012
February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare at WineHQ
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 Official game site
More information Official Forums
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
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Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg 4-pack available.
Information All versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Edit StartupMovies in UDKEngine.ini

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKEngine.ini
  2. Navigate to [FullScreenMovie] class
  3. Delete every line starting with StartupMovies

Optimize textures[edit]

Information Optimizer Textures may help improve the frame rate.

Disable partial Texture Streaming[edit]

Fix 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)



Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\
Linux ~/.local/share/TornBanner/Chivalry/UDKGame/Config/
Advantage This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Native 60-120°.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native See Launch options for an alternative method.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native FXAA and MLAA
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native See High frame rate.

Disable anti-aliasing[edit]

Fix Turn off post processing AA[1]

  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]

Fix Unlocked frame rate

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Chivalry Medieval Warfare\UDKGame\Config\UDKEngine.ini
  2. Search for bSmoothFrameRate and set it to false.
  3. You can also leave the frame rate cap on and change the value of MaxSmoothedFrameRate to your liking.
  4. In a multiplayer match the fps is limited to 90.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map 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 Native Use the mouse Y-axis inversion setting.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Master, music, ambient, music, character, UI, chatter and voice.
Surround sound Native Up to 7.0 output.[2][3]
Subtitles Native On by default.
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Unknown Unknown
German Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
Polish Native Unknown Unknown
Russian Native Unknown Unknown
Simplified Chinese Native Unknown Unknown
Spanish Native Unknown Unknown
Traditional Chinese Native Unknown Unknown


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native 32
Online play Native 32

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


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]

Fix 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]

Fix 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]

Information In the current version both dodge methods don't work simultaneously anymore.

Fix 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]

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 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. UDK | PostProcessAA
  2. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  3. 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