Joint Operations Tweak Guide
[Page 9] Conclusion
Here we are at the end of another TweakGuides.com tweak guide. Only a few more tweaks to go, but ones which might help you gain a few more FPS and get some more out of this great game
Disable Startup/Menu Movies
Joint Operations has several movies which load up at the start of the game and also appear in the main game menus. These movies take up valuable memory and also increase startup times. To prevent these movies from loading, you can do the following. Go to your \NovaLogic\Joint Operations Typhoon Rising\ directory, and find the following files:
Intro.bik - this is the introductory movie which plays as Joint Operations is loading
main.bik - this is the same movie as Intro.bik, but it plays in middle of the main menu
header.bik - this is the 'waving flag' movie which plays at the top of the menu screens
footer.bik - this is another 'waving flag' movie which plays at the bottom of the menu screens
To prevent any or all of these movies from loading up with the game, make backup copies of the original movies and put them somewhere safe (or rename them to something else). Then create new blank text files and give them the same name as the movie(s) you want to replace, and place them in the Joint Operations directory. To save you time, I have created blank movie files which you can download and use from here (Skipintro_JO.zip, 1KB).
There are several ways you can take screenshots in Joint Operations. The most common way is to use the Function 11 (F11) key. This will take a screenshot and place it in your \NovaLogic\Joint Operations Typhoon Rising\ directory in medium quality .jpg format. However, if you want a better quality screenshot, you can do one of the following:
For most people I highly recommend using Fraps as it is free and has many other useful functions, such as recording in-game movies and measuring framerates.
That pretty much concludes all the tips and tweaks I have for Joint Operations at the moment. I hope the guide has been useful to you, but I want to tap your knowledge to make this guide even more useful for all Joint Operations players: send me your working tweaks, tips and any corrections/updates. I've only included tweaks which I have tested and which work in the current guide, however there must be many more tweaks for this game, and people who know more Console Commands, and so on. Send them in to me and I'll include them in this guide for all to share. Even if you just want to say "hi", or let me know what you think about the guide, Email Me. I'd love to hear from you. Just keep in mind that I can't provide personal tech support or tweaking advice.
Links and Credits
I wrote this guide based primarily on my own testing and research, because not much information is available on the Black Hawk Down/Joint Operations graphics engine. However I did find a range of sites very useful in gathering more information about the game. If you're a Joint Operations fan I suggest you check them out:
Just a reminder - make sure to check back on this guide regularly, as I will definitely keep it updated with the latest feedback from users and more testing, and as new patches are released for the game. Thanks for reading the guide!