Joint Operations Tweak Guide
Author: Koroush Ghazi
Last Modified: March 2007
I must admit, Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising is one game which flew under the proverbial radar for me. I didn't really become aware of what it was, or that it was even out until I started getting emails from TweakGuides.com readers asking me to do a guide for it. One lunchtime at work last week I ducked out and bought the game, not expecting much, hoping only to selflessly serve my faithful readers by writing a guide for it like the saint that I am. Later that night I installed the game, thinking I was going to play a B-Grade first person shooter. Loading it up I got a very pleasant surprise. My first thought was "This game should be called 'Battlefield 2004'!"
Having written the Battlefield 1942 Tweak Guide, and being on the receiving end of lots of emails from passionate BF1942 fans, I know that I might get into trouble for saying that. I can hear them yelling "Hey! Desert Combat is 'Battlefield 2004', and don't you forget it pal!" Ok, ok, so it's not BF1942 or Desert Combat. It is however a great FPS in its own right, with loads of vehicle action, giant maps, huge servers (up to 150 players!) and fantastic graphics and atmosphere. Add to that things like day/night cycles, several great game modes and a range of other nice touches and you get a game which is worth playing even if you already play Desert Combat.
Joint Operations is based on the graphics engine used for Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, however the engine has been greatly modified and looks and feels better than ever. Unfortunately, because of a combination of factors including the advanced graphical effects used in the game, the sheer size of the maps and visible details, and some not-so-optimal game coding, many people are experiencing low framerates. When combined with sometimes laggy online gameplay on large servers, the results can be disconcerting for many players.
That's why this guide has been written: to make sure you have the knowledge and resources to be able to tweak Joint Operations correctly for maximum efficiency on your machine. The Joint Operations Tweak Guide has a truckload of setting descriptions, advanced config file tweaks and troubleshooting tips, as well as links to important resources to ensure you get the most out of this game. Don't say Koroush Ghazi doesn't respond to his readers' needs...I live to give!
Note: This guide refers to the latest version of Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising - Version 220.127.116.11. The guide is no longer being updated.