Tribes 2

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Tribes 2
Tribes 2 cover
Developers
Dynamix
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Torque
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2001
Linux April 19, 2001
Tribes 2 guide at StrategyWiki
Tribes 2 at Wikipedia
Tribes
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Key points

Completely free.

General information

Tribes subreddit

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Now defunct requires patch
Windows
Developer website
DRM-free
Requires an account for multiplayer.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

TribesNext[edit]

TribesNext is a project to restore multiplayer mode after the official servers were shut down. Requires this patch if playing on a retail copy.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux
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Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
No GUI scaling text and HUD will be small and hard to read
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Takes time to swap to and from windowed mode
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No in-engine frame rate cap
No in-engine frame rate cap
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set FOV[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\gamedata\base\prefs\
  2. Edit ClientPrefs.cs.
  3. Set $pref::Player::defaultFov = 90 to the FOV you want.
  4. Save your changes and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
For movement, ESDF is default instead of WASD.
Mouse acceleration
can use direct(raw) input
Mouse sensitivity
Can adjust X/Y axes independently
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
can enable and calibrate joystick[citation needed]
Controller types
Tracked motion controllers

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume sliders for Master, GUI, Effects, Voice, and Music
Surround sound
May require sound driver to be put in the Gasmedata folder
Subtitles
Has a text box
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Will require use on RC2A patch found at tribesnext.com

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) 300 MHz 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM

References