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Brink

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Brink
Brink cover
Developers
Splash Damage
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
id Tech 4
Release dates
Windows May 9, 2011
Brink guide at StrategyWiki
Brink at Wikipedia

Key points

Free to play.
Single player frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[1]

General information

Official website
Official manual
Steam Community Discussions
Unofficial Brink Wikia

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Agents of Change
Windows
Doom/Psycho Combo Pack Initially available as exclusive pre-order content when buying from GameStop, Amazon.com or Direct2Drive
Windows
Fallout/SpecOps Combo Pack Initially available as exclusive pre-order content when buying from Best Buy, Walmart or Steam
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\video\assets
  2. Delete or rename pubdevlegal_splash.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\22350\local\base
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/22350/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/22350/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 100 MB available.

Video settings[edit]

Basic graphical settings.
Basic graphical settings.
Advanced graphical settings.
Advanced graphical settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
For resolutions higher than 1080p see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30FPS lock in single player,[1] not locked in multiplayer.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set Custom resolutions[2]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\22350\local\base.
  2. Open brinkconfig.cfg.
  3. Change the following:
seta r_mode "-1"
seta r_customWidth "5760"
seta r_customHeight "1200"
seta r_aspectRatio "-1"
seta r_customAspectRatioH "24"
seta r_customAspectRatioV "5"
Change r_customWidth & r_customHeight to your resolution.
Set your aspect ratio in r_customAspectRatioH and r_customAspectRatioV respectively.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set FOV[3]
  1. Add +com_allowconsole 1 to the launch options to enable the console.
  2. Start playing and open the console (~).
  3. Enter ui_fov 90 (where 90 is the FOV you want).
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Close the console again (~).

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Toggleable.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Requires internet connection
Online play
16 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Windows dedicated server is available under Tools in the Steam client.
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Use +connect parameter followed by the IP and port.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
iZ3D

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after splash screen[edit]

Delete all .ncf files[4]
  1. Delete all the Brink .ncf files in <Steam-folder>\steamapps\
  2. Delete the \base\ folder in the installation folder (this is where the bad content package appears to be)
  3. Open your Steam Games Library
  4. Right-click on Brink and select Properties
  5. Click on the Local Files tab and select Verify integrity of game cache

Low FPS fix[edit]

Set launch options[citation needed]
  1. Find Brink in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Set Launch Options...
  4. Input r_useThreadedRenderer 2

Additional improvements[edit]

Editing the configuration (autoexec.cfg)[edit]

See the following page for more info: http://forums.warchest.com/showthread.php/25087-Smoother-Config-for-Brink-(autoexec-cfg)

Unlocking framerate[edit]

See the following page for more info: http://www.kn00tcn.net/site/unlocking-brinks-famerate-in-singleplayer/

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.1
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core i5
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS
ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5850

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/22350/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (22350) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References