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For info on how to permanently change various game settings, see the file binaries\data\config\default.cfg (can be found in the folder where 0 A.D. is installed, which varies from operating system to operating system, so probably easiest to view it through the link). To change a setting, create a new local settings file. The path varies by your OS:
- Windows: %appdata%/0ad/config/local.cfg
- Linux: ~/.config/0ad/config/local.cfg
- OS X: ~/Library/Application\ Support/0ad/config/local.cfg
Open either of these files in Notepad (or Linux/Mac equivalent), and copy any lines you want to change from default.cfg into the new local.cfg.
To switch between Windowed and Fullscreen mode in-game press Alt+Enter. There are a few settings you can change via the in-game menu as well. You do that by clicking on Menu, then Settings, and there check/uncheck the Enable Water Reflections, and Enable Shadows checkboxes. This can be helpful if the game is slow.
Here are the main graphics settings you may be interested in changing:
- Fancy water: If you have an older graphics card, or just don't want all the fancy effects, you can disable pixel-shaded water by adding fancywater=false.
- Shadows: You can disable shadows by adding shadows=false.
- Particles: You can disable particles by adding particles=false.
- Render path: If you have any problems with graphics due to an older graphics card, add the line renderpath=fixed to test the game without shaders. If this fixes the problems, please report it as a bug to us.
You can also set the game to run in windowed mode in a local.cfg, please see the default.cfg for info on how to do it.
To change whether or not music plays in game bring up the in-game menu by clicking on Menu, then Settings, and there check/uncheck the Enable Music checkbox.
The keyboard shortcuts can be changed with the same process outlined above, just copy the relevant line from the default.cfg file to the local.cfg and change the part after the equal sign (=) and before the semicolon (;). For shortcut key combinations edit the keys between the quotation marks (""), and use a plus sign (+) to tie together more than one key (so don't remove it unless you change a multi-key shortcut to a single key shortcut).