EDIT: You can probably ignore the post below, I'm guessing it's due to the OLD_MISC_OBJ-thingy, saw this just now.
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0000000000438c47 in remove_bag (bag_id=0) at bags.c:293
293 ec_create_bag_pickup(objects_list[bag_list[bag_id].obj_3d_id]->x_pos, objects_list[bag_list[bag_id].obj_3d_id]->y_pos, objects_list[bag_list[bag_id].obj_3d_id]->z_pos, (poor_man ? 6 : 10));
#0 0x0000000000438c47 in remove_bag (bag_id=0) at bags.c:293
#1 0x00000000004a7feb in process_message_from_server (
in_data=0x1e40430 "\035\002", data_length=4) at multiplayer.c:1262
#2 0x0000000000498261 in start_rendering () at main.c:170
#3 0x00000000004987b9 in main (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffdec8) at main.c:348
This is with the "old" data, the following compile options (cvs)
### Current release default options ###
FEATURES += ATTACHED_ACTORS # allows to have 2 actors that are attached together, one of the actor will exist only on client side (needs server support)
FEATURES += CLUSTER_INSIDES # Group objects into separate clusters for clipping on inside maps
FEATURES += CONTEXT_MENUS # Enable context menus
FEATURES += CUSTOM_LOOK # allows you to customize your look.
FEATURES += CUSTOM_UPDATE # allows autoupdating of custom look information
FEATURES += FUZZY_PATHS # Makes Tab Map walking not always follow exaclty the same path
FEATURES += MINIMAP2 # Disables the rectangular minimap and enables the rotating minimap
FEATURES += NEW_CAMERA_MOTION # Changes the behaviour of the camera by replacing the rotation duration by a constant deceleration. This gives a better control on the positionning of the camera.
FEATURES += NEW_SELECTION # Enables new selection system. Needs OpenGL 1.3 or GL_ARB_texture_env_combine
FEATURES += NEW_SOUND # Enables extended sound effects system
FEATURES += NEW_TEX # use new texture coordinates for enhanced actors
FEATURES += NEW_WEATHER # new weather effects
FEATURES += PNG_SCREENSHOT # make screenshots in W3C's PNG format in game, requires libpng
FEATURES += SKY_FPV # Use skybox with clouds/stars/etc, enable first person view, and other misc changes from Emajekral
FEATURES += TEXT_ALIASES # Text aliases
FEATURES += USE_INLINE # enable some optimizations to use inline functions instead of pure function calls
FEATURES += USE_SHADER # Using shaders for water rendering. Needs NEW_FILE_IO
FEATURES += VARIABLE_SPEED # allow to change the moving speed of actors (needs server support)
FEATURES += ZLIB # Enables being able to read gzip compressed files, requires -lzlib/-lz
### Testing options (these options are possible for the next release and should be tested) ###
#FEATURES += ANTI_ALIAS # allows to enable/disable anti-aliasing in el.ini
#FEATURES += DYNAMIC_ANIMATIONS # Synchronizes animation to FPS instead of a fixed timer
FEATURES += EMOTES # Support for additional animations parsed from local text with a seperate anim que
#FEATURES += EXT_ACTOR_DICT # Removes remaining hard-coded actor def dictionaries - requires updated actor defs files (http://el.grug.redirectme.net/actor_defs.zip)
#FEATURES += NEW_ALPHA # (undocumented)
#FEATURES += NIGHT_TEXTURES # enable night textures. changes textures at night to cooler colors
FEATURES += USER_MENUS # enable user command menus, requires CONTEXT_MENUS
FEATURES += BANDWIDTH_SAVINGS # enable bandwidth saving changes for message protocol
#FEATURES += OLD_MISC_OBJ_DIR # if not defined, ./3dobjects/misc_objects/ paths becomes ./3dobjects/
FEATURES += MORE_ATTACHED_ACTORS # Enable more activities on horses
FEATURES += ITEM_UID # Enable unique image id values from server
FEATURES += NEW_QUESTLOG # Enable the new questlog, rewritten with new features
### Machine specific options (fixes or performance enhancements) ###
#FEATURES += EL_BIG_ENDIAN # Enable big-endian code (automatically detected for OSX)
#FEATURES += NO_PF_MACRO # Use a function instead of a macro for pf_get_tile()
#FEATURES += SIMPLE_LOD # enable a simplistic distance culling to improve performance
### Debug options ###
#FEATURES += CONTEXT_MENUS_TEST # Enable "#cmtest" command to help test/demo the context menu code
#FEATURES += DEBUG # (undocumented)
#FEATURES += DEBUG_XML # Enables missing (optional) XML string property messages
#FEATURES += DEBUG_POINT_PARTICLES # (undocumented)
#FEATURES += DEBUG_TIME # Fakes the acceleration of time for use in debugging shadows and the like.
#FEATURES += DEBUG_MAP_SOUND # Adds (some??) map boundary areas to tab maps and additional logging to stdout
#FEATURES += ECDEBUGWIN # press ctrl-alt-c to open the Eye Candy debug window: trigger most effects without casting spells or server side events
#FEATURES += EXTRA_DEBUG # (undocumented)
#FEATURES += MEMORY_DEBUG # gather information about memory allocation and freeing
#FEATURES += MISSILES_DEBUG # Enables debug for missiles feature. It will create a file missiles_log.txt file in your settings directory.
#FEATURES += MUTEX_DEBUG # (undocumented)
#FEATURES += OPENGL_TRACE # make far more frequent checks for OpenGL errors (requires -DDEBUG to be of any use). Will make error_log.txt a lot larger.
#FEATURES += TIMER_CHECK # (undocumented)
#FEATURES += _EXTRA_SOUND_DEBUG # Enable debug for sound effects
### Other options (Experimental, unfinished, defunct or otherwise unknown) ###
#FEATURES += NEW_CURSOR # New coloured cursors made by Emajekral (Experimental) Extract [url="http://users.on.net/~gingerman/sky_cursor-textures.zip"]http://users.on.net/~gingerman/sky_cursor-textures.zip[/url] into datadir/textures/
#FEATURES += NEW_LIGHTING # (undocumented)
#FEATURES += PAWN # Experimental, not for release, will need server support to function properly. This *will* eat your cat. You've been warned. Enables the Pawn abstract machine.
#FEATURES += UID # use unique ID sent from server for custom looks. (INCOMPLETE)
#FEATURES += USE_ACTORS_OPTIMIZER # Enables actor optimizations
#FEATURES += USE_BOOST
#FEATURES += USE_TR1 # Needs tr1 version of c++ stl, used for NEW_FILE_IO
#FEATURES += WRITE_XML # dangerous to use, will wipe out some XML files that are part of the main game download
#FEATURES += ZLIBW # Enables being able to write gzip compressed files, requires -lzlib/-lz needed for map_editor
FEATURES += ITEM_LISTS # Adds the creation and use of item lists to the inventory window
ATI drivers 10.2 (mem leak is gone by the way)
and the following el.ini
Only directives that start with a # are taken in consideration
Anything else is treated as a comment
For the directives that accept a boolean value (on/off), 0 is off, 1 is on
Make a backup of this file, before messing with it. In case it gets corrupted, the game might
not start at all, etc.
Having a Username and Password defined can be a security problem. Use if you are comfortable
in people that can get to you machine knowing this information
#username = ""
#password = ""
1 = 640x480 16bpp
2 = 640x480 32bpp
3 = 800x600 16bpp
4 = 800x600 32bpp
5 = 1024x768 16bpp
6 = 1024x768 32bpp
7 = 1152x864 16bpp
8 = 1152x864 32bpp
9 = 1280x1024 16bpp
10 = 1280x1024 32bpp
full screen can be 0 (windowed) or 1 (full screen)
if it is windowed, it will use the desktop BPP
#video_mode = 8
#full_screen = 0
This option allows you to specify a directory other than the current directory to load data from.
This needs to be set to where you installed EL.
For Windows users, the default is "c:\Program Files\Eternal Lands\".
For Gentoo users, the ebuild installs in /usr/share/games/eternal-lands.
#data_dir = "/usr/share/games/eternal-lands"
The no_adjust_shadows directive, if set on 1, tells the engine not to disable the shadows if
the frame rate is too low.
Do NOT turn on the shadows if you have a low end machine, and/or if you are using a 16BPP mode
16BPP modes, on old video cards (up to GF3) do not support a stencil buffer, so having shadows
will make the game unplayable. If this is the case, use 0 instead of 1, in the shadows_on string
If you want to use some better quality shadows, enable the shadow mapping. It will use more ressources
than the old shadows, but will look prettier:
The clouds shadows are projected on the ground, and the game looks nicer with them on.
There is a small (about 10) speed penality, if you let it on, so you might want to disable
them if you have an old video board.
The reflections can now be turned off without using poor_man.
Set the following to 0 to just disable reflections.
Set this to 0 to disable showing the FPS in the corner
Setting this to a non-zero value will throttle EL back only when it's
grabbing far more CPU time than it really needs to render a scene smoothly.
This shouldn't affect slower systems at all, as they need all the CPU
time that they can get to render nicely.
If you REALLY have a VERY poor machine, try to set the next variable on 1
You will notice a drastical drop in quality (no reflections, no clouds shadows, and the texture
filtering is set to NEAREST), but you might get a performance increase.
It is highly discouraged to turn it on, tho.
If you have a LOT of memory, you can set use_vertex_array to a number greater then 0 to
increase performance. This works well in crowded areas, but can use 130M or more of
memory. Not recommended for machines with less then 384M of memory, 512M of memory is
suggested for this feature. The higher the number, the faster a system needs to be. If
your system lags when lots of player appear, then consider lowering the number.
#use_vertex_array = 1
Mipmaps is a texture effect that blurs the texture a bit - it may look smoother and better, or it may look worse
depending on your graphics driver settings and the like. It might also improve performance.
To enable mipmaps in the client set the following parameter to 1:
Some systems will not support the new point based particles in EL. If your client complaints
about not having the point based particles extension, set the following to 0:
If you experience a significant slowdown when particles are nearby, you should consider lowering
the percentage of particles that are displayed. You can set the particles percentage between 0 and 100:
#particles_percentage = 100
You can increase the mouse sensitivity and cursor changing by adjusting the mouse_limit to
lower numbers, but usually the FPS will drop as well!
#mouse_limit = 2
The following two directives are for configuring the camera rotation speed, when you press
left/right arrows (this is the normal mode), or shift+left/right arrows (fine mode)
Increase for a faster camera turning speed, decrease for a smoother animation.
To prevent your player from moving by accident when you are sitting check sit_lock to 1
and enable it
Set to 0 if you don't want the item window to be opened when dropping things
#item_window_on_drop = 1
Set to 1 to see the digital clock
#view_digital_clock = 1
Lets you relocate your quickbar by using leftclick+ctrl. leftclick+shift determines whether the quickbar should be horisontal
or vertical (default) and leftclick+ctrl+shift resets the quickbar.
#relocate_quickbar = 0
Shows your stats in the hud (only works in resolutions > 640x480)
#show_stats_in_hud = 1
Settting both show_stats_in_hud and show_statbars_in_hud to 1 will display experience bars for
all your skills on the right side of the screen.
Shows help text, that tells about the function of a button:
#show_help_text = 0
Set the time before the client will go afk automatically (time in minutes). If 0 the client will not go afk automatically
and you'll have to set the client AFK yourself.
#auto_afk_time = 0
Set the default afk message:
#afk_message = "Automessage: I am currently away from my computer"
If afk_local is set, when you go AFK, local chat messages are counted and saved as well as PMs
#afk_local = 0
Global ignores is a list with people that are well known for being nasty, so we put them into
a list (global_ignores.txt). Now, if you want, you can configure the client to load that list on
start up, so you will have some sort of additional protection against those nasty people.
By default, this feature is turned on
#use_global_ignores = 1
Gloabal filters are a list of words that people have found offensive and can be replaced locally.
Set the following to 0 if you don't want to use the default word filtering.
#use_global_filters = 0
Set the following text to whatever you want filtered words to be replaced by.
#text_filter_replace = smeg
The following directive allows you to choose wether or not you want that each time when you
ignore someone, his/her/it's name to be saved on your local ignores list, so you will
permanently ignore that person (unless/until you manually remove the name from the
#save_ignores = 1
Indicate if and how you want text messages to be logged to file. A distinction is made between
server messages, which are informational messages like "slow down" or "you failed to harvest the
[whatever]", and chat messages like local chat, PMs and GMs. Valid options for log_chat are
0: don't log anything at all
1: log chat to chat_log.txt, but don't log server messages
2: log both chat and server messages to chat_log.txt
3: log chat to chat_log.txt, and server messages to srv_log.txt
#log_chat = 2
You can adjust the size of the text used for the players name tags on the screen. A value
of 1.0 is the default, and you can make the text bigger or smaller by raising or lowering the values.
#name_text_size = 0.81
Reserved for future usage
#name_font = 0
You can adjust the size of the chat text on the screen. A value of 1.0 is the default, and
you can make the text bigger or smaller by raising or lowering the values.
#chat_text_size = 0.83
Reserved for future usage
#chat_font = 0
Set enable_sound to 1 to turn on sound effects, or to 0 if you don't want the EL client to take
over your sound card, or if you have sound problems that might crash the client.
#enable_sound = 1
Setting enable_music to 1 will make the game play background music. Note that the music
files themselves are not distributed with the game, and are available as a separate download.
You can change the music or sound gain (volume) with the following parameters. 0.0 means muted,
1.0 means full volume:
#sound_gain = 0.6
#music_gain = 0.6
Here is where you give the path to your favorite browser. Due to the large diversity of browsers
used, no default browser is selected, but you can easily change it in-game in the
configuration tool, or here by adding a # before the browser command you prefer, and removing it
on the next line:
browser = ""
Note that, because of Micro$oft's infinite wisdom, invoking a command is done differently
in Win9* and in Windows NT ® ©, so you have to manually select how to invoke your browser.
Be sure to have only ONE selected browser, otherwise the current browser thingy is likely not
For Windows NT/2K/XP
browser = "start iexplore.exe"
If you don't use quotation marks, the spaces will be stripped.
browser = "c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
Just put a # before the browser you use, and make sure there there are not two or more browsers
selected. That is, deselect the windows browser
browser = konqueror
browser = opera
#browser = firefox
browser = netscape
Choose your language - all languages available are located in the ./languages/ folder in your eternal lands directory.
The languages are however easily extendable and if you wish, you can translate the client into your language by editing
the files found in the languages directory.
Set render_fog to 1 to show fog in the game.
Setting use_vertex_buffers to 1 will make EL use vertex buffer objects to speed up the rendering
process, at the expense of using more video memory.
If compass_north = 1 (the default), the compass needle works like a real compass, i.e. the needle
always points to the north. If it is zero, the needle points in the direction your character is
facing, and the north is in the direction of the N on the on-screen compass.
#compass_north = 1
If caps_filter is set, messages that are entirely in upper case are automatically converted to
#caps_filter = 0
The value for windowed_chat determines how text messages are displayed. Valid options are:
0: Simply print all text on the screen
1: Tabbed chat: text messages are separated based on the type of message (e.g. server messages,
guild chat, local chat, channel talk), and by selecting a tab from a bar on top of the screen
only one (or all) channel or type of message is shown.
2: Windowed chat: like tabbed chat, but the text is displayed in a separate window.
#windowed_chat = 1
Set write_ini_on_exit to 0 if you do NOT want changes in your settings to be saved when you close
the game. You probably do not want to do this, so if you don't know what you're doing, leave it
#write_ini_on_exit = 1
If ati_click_workaround is set, the game will try to work around a bug in (older?) Ati video
drivers, that read out the depth buffers incorrectly. Try this option _only_ when you are not
able to walk and you have an Ati video card.
Setting use_alpha_border to 1 will make EL show a nice shadow border around the in-game windows.
Setting use_floating_messages to 1 will show a message floating above your characters head when
you gain experience.
If local_chat_separate is set and windowed_chat is set to using tabs or the chat window, then
all local chat messages will be displayed in a separate tab, otherwise they will be shown in all
#local_chat_separate = 0
Same as local_chat_separate, but for guild messages.
#guild_chat_separate = 1
Same as local_chat_separate, but for server and other informational messages.
#server_chat_separate = 0
This option is useful for EL moderators only. Same as local_chat_separate, but for moderator
#mod_chat_separate = 0
If highlight_tab_on_nick is set and tabbed or windowed chat is used, tabs in which your name is
mentioned will be highlighted.
#highlight_tab_on_nick = 1
If isometric is set to 1, the in game view will be isometric, i.e. no perspective is used. Use it
when your frame rate is low, it can speed up the rendering process significantly.
The perspective correction, only used when isometric is 0. The farther this value deviates from 1,
the higher the perspective distortion is.
The distance to the near clipping plane from the camera. Objects that are closer to the
camera than this distance will not be displayed.
#near_plane = 35
If buddy_log_notice is set, a message will be printed when someone on your buddy list logs on or off.
#buddy_log_notice = 1
Gamma correction, the higher this value, the higher the contrast between light and dark colors.
You can try to use this option when the game looks very dark on your screen, but note that it
affects the entire display, not just the game window.
#gamma = 1.05
This parameter determines the quality of the shadow maps. You should as minimum set it to 512, and it
will look better with 1024, 2048 or 4096, but also consume a lot more graphics memory/resources.
Valid options for shadow_map_size are
If use_compiled_vertex_array is set, EL will draw 3D objects using compiled vertex arrays. Some
systems don't support this option well, so you can try turning it off when you notice that 3D
objects aren't displayed correctly.
If autoupdate is set, updates can be automatically downloaded from the server and installed. Note
that this requires the game to have write permissions in your configuration directory, or the
game data directory. If you are able to play the game with default settings, that is most likely
not a problem, since the log files are created in either of those directories as well.
all log fil
#autoupdate = 1
When serverpopup is set, special server messages with channel id 255 are displayed in a separate
#serverpopup = 1
Set this option to 1 if you find that clicking the mouse on the ground does not move your
character. Instead of reading the depth buffer, the game will then trace the line of view to find
the ground tile to move to.
Set use_frame_buffer to 1 to enable frame buffer support for shadow mapping and reflections.
If windows_on_top is set, certain windows can be shown on top of the console and map interfaces.
Let me know what else you need.