Help me restore my settings to default

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by What Is Schwa, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    Help! Due to trying various configs and settings my keybinds and video settings have become mangled and terrible. My function keys do all sorts of random shit, and I can't see any overlays. Models are rendered all wonky, and in general my TF2 is unplayable.

    Okay, should be easy to restore. NOPE.

    Things I have tried and have failed:
    Delete TF2 and reinstall
    Disable cloud support
    Delete my entire TF2 cfg directory
    Overwrite my entire CFG directory with someone else's CFG.

    So at this point I'm really irritated. I just want my default settings back. Seriously, what do I have to do?!

    Edit 2/5/2012
    Thanks to Sconno for a fix:

    Steam Common Issues
    Steam Cloud is preventing me from changing/resetting my config files.

    Follow these instructions to reset the configuration for a specific game
    Navigate to the store page for the game you wish to reset and get the appID from the URL
    It should look like this: http://store.steampowered.com/app/<appID>/
    Disable Steam Cloud
    Navigate to “Steam\SteamApps\<username>\<game>\<game>\cfg \” and delete “config.cfg”
    Navigate to “Steam\userdata\<usernumber>\<appID>\remote\c fg\” and delete “config.cfg”
    Launch the game, allow it to write a new config file, then exit the game
    Enable Steam Cloud
    Launch the game and test the issue.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  2. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    When you say models are wonky, what do you mean?
     
  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    If you mean a bunch of hats and things have the purple/black checkerboard, that's not your fault.
     
  4. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    I mean the player models appear not quite fullbright, but have really awful bright lighting where they shouldn't. Hat and Items look like ass.
     
  5. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    Check your graphics card & drivers etc, submit a ticket to steam support, try logging your account into another (vanilla) computer and see if it screws up on that one, too.
     
  6. Firest0rm

    Firest0rm L4: Comfortable Member

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    putting -autoconfig in the launch options may help, it resets all of your config stuff to default
     
  7. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    Thanks to Sconno for a fix:

    Steam Common Issues
    Steam Cloud is preventing me from changing/resetting my config files.

    Follow these instructions to reset the configuration for a specific game
    Navigate to the store page for the game you wish to reset and get the appID from the URL
    It should look like this: http://store.steampowered.com/app/<appID>/
    Disable Steam Cloud
    Navigate to “Steam\SteamApps\<username>\<game>\<game>\cfg \” and delete “config.cfg”
    Navigate to “Steam\userdata\<usernumber>\<appID>\remote\c fg\” and delete “config.cfg”
    Launch the game, allow it to write a new config file, then exit the game
    Enable Steam Cloud
    Launch the game and test the issue.
     
  8. dontshootme!

    dontshootme! L1: Registered

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    THANKS YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH (n time)
    Only this is working!!!!!
     
  9. Corfix

    Corfix L1: Registered

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    I had thes to