Titanfall

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Titanfall
Titanfall cover
Developers
Respawn Entertainment
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Source
Release dates
Windows March 11, 2014
Titanfall guide at StrategyWiki
Titanfall at Wikipedia
Titanfall
Titanfall 2014
Titanfall 2 2016

General information

Official game site
Official forums
Official Titanfall Wiki
Unofficial Titanfall Wiki
EA Troubleshooting Info

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
GameStop
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Origin
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Deluxe Edition
Windows
All versions require Origin DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass Available for free from Origin.
Windows
Expedition Available for free from Origin.
Windows
Frontier's Edge Available for free from Origin.
Windows
IMC Rising Available for free from Origin.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Respawn\Titanfall

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
The ingame HUD is render partly offscreen.
4K Ultra HD
Set resolution in videoconfig.txt if crashes on launch.[2]
Field of view (FOV)
70-90°. Higher values and viewmodel FOV can be modded.[3]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Launch the game with the -window -noborder parameters.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to Anisotropic 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 16Q CSAA, Includes MSAA. 2x and 4x TXAA also available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Supported (with and without triple buffering) but broken.[4] Force externally
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped to selected or desktop refresh rate.[5]
Color blind mode
Protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia. Affects IFF glows, crosshair colors, and names above heads.[6]

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

This method is very performance demanding and may decrease your general performance.
SGSSAA[citation needed]
  1. Set ingame antialiasing to 4xMSAA or 8xMSAA, exit game.
  2. Open Titanfall driver profile via Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  3. Change Antialiasing - Transparency Supersampling to 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling or 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling depending on ingame MSAA setting (they must match)
  4. No need to change anything else. Apply changes, exit Nvidia Inspector and run the game.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game general keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Broken in international versions of the game; can be forced via modding.[citation needed]
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Traditional Chinese
Most languages can be forced by using the -language Language command line argument.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
Pilot Skirmish gamemode allows for 16 players. Co-op: 4 players.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Servers are hosted using Microsoft's Azure Cloud platform
Self-hosting
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
iZ3D

Issues unresolved[edit]

Connection Errors/Infinite Loop[edit]

EA suggests that slower connections may be causing these issues, and suggest resetting your modem/router.[8]

Crashing when accepting an Invite[edit]

Accepting an invite to a game that is currently in progress while you are in the middle of a match will crash the game. For now you must exit a match before accepting an invite to prevent crashing.[8]

Sound Crackling[edit]

Whenever people are playing in a match on the game, Crackling seems to be a natural occurrence when you are piloting a titan. Hopefully this issue will be fixed, or have a solution found, soon.

Mouse Sensitivity is Tied to Frame rate[edit]

Though your game's settings will stay the same, your ability to move your crosshair is currently tied to your frame rate. This is specific to Titanfall, since in most other games, a dip in your frame rate just means that you don't get to see as many frames of your crosshair moving from point A to B, but it will move the same distance at the same speed, regardless of your FPS. However, in Titanfall, if you're running at a steady 60 FPS, and run into a graphically intense scenario dropping your frame rate to 30 temporarily, your crosshair will become sluggish and difficult to move. In bad cases, the motion to move your crosshair from point A to B may only move it about half the distance.

Issues fixed[edit]

"Failed to CreateGameWindow. Resolution unsupported?" crash on launch[edit]

Titanfall uses 1280x720 by default which some monitors may not be able to switch to.[9]
Set resolution in videoconfig.txt[9]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Respawn\Titanfall\
  2. Open videoconfig.txt.
  3. Set a supported resolution and save the file.
  4. The game should now run normally.

"audio.exe was not installed sucessfully" Error[edit]

Titanfall requires a 64-bit OS and will present this error if you attempt to install it on a 32-bit system.[10]

Installation fails at 20%[edit]

Reinstall DirectX[2]
Reinstall the Included DirectX Redistributable[2]
  1. Run <path-to-game>\_Installer\directx\redist\DXSETUP.exe

Installation fails at 31%

Repair Titanfall[2]
  1. Open the My Games tab in the Origin client, right-click on Titanfall, and select Repair.

Installation failures on a FAT32 drive

Convert your game volume to NTFS[2]

Game runs poorly/fails to run on Intel Graphics[edit]

Users using integrated Intel graphics should install the latest beta drivers here.[citation needed]

"Failed to get token from Origin" error message[edit]

Use an alternative DNS server[2]
  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click on the Internet connection and select Properties
  3. Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  4. Click the radio button for Use the following DNS server addresses:
  5. Enter Google's DNS servers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
  6. Alternatively, enter these servers from OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
  • This can be applied on the router itself rather than on the PC if you'd prefer to use these DNS servers on all devices within your network.
  • This fix may not require any of the other fixes below to function properly.
Repair the game in Origin[2]
  1. Click the My Games tab in Origin
  2. Right-click Titanfall and select Repair
Run the game as an Administrator[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right-click Titanfall.exe and select Run as Administrator.
Clear Origin data cache[2]
  1. Delete %PROGRAMDATA%\Origin\
  2. Delete %LOCALAPPDATA%\Origin\
  3. Delete %APPDATA%\Origin\
Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP[2]
  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click Manage Network Connections
  3. Right-click Local Area Connection (or similar) and select Properties
  4. Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  5. Click the Advanced button under the General tab, then click the WINS tab
  6. Click Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP

Connection issues with Belkin routers[edit]

Set static DNS server[2]
  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click Manage Network Connections
  3. Right-click Local Area Connection (or similar) and select Properties
  4. Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  5. Click the radio button for Use the following DNS server addresses:
  6. Enter the DNS servers for your ISP or the public DNS servers 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8

Weak and unsteady performance on "Insane" despite good hardware[edit]

Set your texture resolution to "Very High"[2]
  1. The "Insane" texture quality option only works with graphics cards containing 3 GB of VRAM or more. Otherwise your computer will be stuck in an infinite loading loop trying to get back texture assets that were thrown out due to memory shortage. This causes the game to constantly stutter.

Main menu cutscene plays slowly and game crashes soon after[edit]

Disable programs using DirectX hooks[2]
  1. Disable any programs such as RivaTuner Statistics Server that attempt to hook into DirectX in games
  2. (Anecdotal: recording programs such as FRAPS or DxTory use DX hooks as well, but seem less likely to pose a problem)

Microstutter or frequent frame rate drops[edit]

If running Razer Synapse[2]
  1. Newest Razer Synapse driver package (as of 11/15/14) included 3 different processes that interfere with Origin in-game, before these processes would stop Origin in game and then Origin in game would not start again. However, the newest driver causes Origin in-game to restart constantly every 30–40 seconds, causing micro-stutter.
  2. Disable Razer Synapse on startup OR Open task manager and disable the following processes :
  • RazerInGameEngine
  • Rz.Stats.Manager
  • GameScannerService(razr icon)
Disable Origin overlay also seems to work[2]

Uncap frame rate[edit]

Nvidia Users[11][12]
  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Go to Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings and search for "Titanfall.exe" in the dropdown menu. If not listed, click "Add" to manually search for the executable.
  3. Change the Vertical sync option to "Off" and click "Apply".
  4. In Titanfall, go to Options > Video Settings > V-sync and select "Double Buffered".
AMD Users[citation needed]
  1. Open AMD Catalyst Control Center.
  2. Go to Monitor Attributes and uncheck “Use Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) or driver defaults”.
  3. Use the Maximum refresh rate dropdown menu to select your desired refresh rate, then click “Apply”. The screen should go black and issue an “invalid input” notification, but this should be considered normal.
  4. In Titanfall, go to Options > Video Settings > V-sync and select “Disabled”.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Speex
Cutscenes Bink Video

Command line arguments[edit]

View this Steam Support Article regarding launch options as well as the relevant Valve Developer wiki page for further information and a list of useful Source engine launch options.
These arguments must be set in Origin.
Flag Description
-novid Disables intro videos
-high Force Titanfall to launch as a high priority process
-noborder Removes the border around Titanfall if ran in Windowed mode
-window Runs the game in windowed mode, use with the above for full borderless experience
+cl_showfps 1 or 2 Displays the game FPS at the top-right (1) or top-left (2)
+m_rawinput 1 Raw mouse input, may fix mouse lag (or may have no effect[13])
-nomenuvid 1 Disables looping video on the main menu
-nojoy Disables gamepad input

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit operating system is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2 7 SP1, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 820
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
AMD Radeon HD 4770
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
3 GB of VRAM

References