5 Game Options
The Tibia client client offers a large number of options and individual settings which allow you to customise the game to suit your personal gaming taste as well as possible. To enter the options menu, click the "Options" button among the control buttons
You can enter the options menu by clicking on the "Options" button on the title screen
or in the game interface.
5.1 General Game Options
This is a list of general game settings.
- Mouse Preset:
Here you can select one of three preset mouse controls:
- Classic Controls
If the classic controls are enabled, right-clicking on a target will automatically cause your character to use or - if the target is a character or a creature - to attack it. Also, players who are using the classic controls can look at things or characters on the game window by placing the mouse pointer on them and by simultaneously clicking on the left and right mouse button. It is still possible to use context menus when the classic controls are enabled. To do so hold down the Ctrl key and click on a target with any mouse button.
Please note that while the classic controls may be a bit faster than the regular controls you will also be more likely to make mistakes because of the increased risk of making a misplaced click.
- Regular Controls
This is the default control when you start the client. Clicking on your left mouse button will let your character walk, while a click on the right mouse button opens the context menu.
- Left Smart-Click
If you select this control, a click on the left mouse button will let your character walk, use an item, look at an item, or say "Hi" to an NPC, depending on the field you are clicking. A click on the right mouse button opens the context menu.
- Keyboard Delay
Use the slider to increase or to lower your keyboard delay. A higher keyboard delay might be helpful for players experiencing movement problems when using very fast characters.
- To Rotate your Character Hold
Select here whether you like to hold Ctrl, Shift or Alt to let your character rotate when using the keys selected for walking.
- Press CTRL to Drag Complete Stacks
If this option is enabled, you will also drag the complete stack if you press CTRL while moving several of the same item.
- Highlight Mouse Target
If this option is enabled,you can always see which tile, object or creature your mouse pointer is currently aiming at. Note, however, that an object is only highlighted when you can interact with it, e.g. open it.
- Use Native Mouse Cursor
Enable this option if you prefer to use the mouse cursor design of your operating system instead of the Tibia design.
- Show Animated Mouse Cursor
If this option is enabled, your mouse cursor will turn into:
- legs: if you mouse over a field you can walk on
- a hand: if you mouse over a field with an item you can use
- an eye: if you mouse over a field with an item you can view
- a box: if you mouse over a field with a container
- a sword: if you mouse over a field with a creature you can attack
- a mouth: if you mouse over an NPC
- Auto Chase Off
If this option is enabled, your character will automatically interrupt his chase of an opponent whenever you move manually, i.e. if you press a cursor key or click somewhere on the game window. Deselecting this option will cause the movement mode "Chase Opponent" to remain active, i.e. characters will resume the chase as soon as you stop moving them manually.
- Show Cooldown Bar
Whenever you cast a spell, this spell and the spell groups it belongs to have a certain cooldown which is displayed in the cooldown bar. If you prefer not to see the cooldown bar, simply uncheck this option here.
- Ask Before Buying Products
If you have checked this box, a confirmation dialog will open up whenever you try to buy something via the Store. If you uncheck this box, a click on "Buy Now" will get you the selected product without any delay.
- Stay Logged In for Session
Check this box to stay logged in until you log out or until server save. Otherwise, you will be asked to enter your account data and, if available, your authenticator token whenever you log out of the game, e.g. to change your character.
- Premium Panel
Check this box to display the Premium Panel telling you more about Premium Features. Note that this option is only available while you are logged into the game.
- Allow All to Inspect Me
Check this box to allow other players to see details about your character, such as your equipped items, guild, outfit or active preys. Keep in mind that the permission to let others inspect you is valid for all your characters using this client.
- Optimise Connection Stability
- If activated, the client keeps trying to optimise your connection. Even though this behaviour can lead to increased traffic, it is highly recommended to keep the box for this option ticked as it will provide you with the best gaming experience possible. Only players who suffer from very serious problems which clearly result from this function should disable it by removing the tick.
If you click on this button, you will be redirected to this manual section about General Game Options.
5.2 Status Options
In this section your can select which attributes you like to see displayed in the game window.
Show HUD for Other Creatures
- Show HUD for Own Character
If you untick this box, you will not see any of the attributes listed below for your character.
From the drop-down menu you can choose whether you would like to have certain attributes of your character displayed as:
- Arcs: Your mana and health bar are displayed left and right of your character.
- Bars: Your mana and health bar are displayed below your character's name.
- Show Name
Tick this box to show your character's name in the game window.
- Show Health
Tick this box to show your character's health bar in the game window.
- Show Mana
Tick this box to show your character's mana bar in the game window.
- Show Marks
Tick this box to show any possible marks for your character such as party shields or skull marks.
If you untick this box, you will not see any of the attributes listed below for creatures or other characters.
Own Character and Other Creatures
- Show Name
Tick this box to show the name of creatures and other characters in the game window.
- Show Health
Tick this box to show the health bar of creatures and other characters in the game window.
- Show Marks
Tick this box to show any possible marks of other characters such as party shields or skull marks.
- Show NPC Icons
Tick this box to show icons which help you to identify an NPC as quest, trade or talkative NPC.
- Show Combat Frames
Select here whether you like to see frames in fights against creatures.
- Show PvP Frames
Frames of different colours are indicators for various PvP situations. Deselect this option if you do not want to see these PvP frames around characters and creatures.
If you click on this button, you will be redirected to this manual section about Status Options.
5.3 Graphics Options
Like its title indicates, this menu offers a variety of options that will allow you to change the graphics settings of the client.
- Full Screen Mode
You can play Tibia both in a full screen mode and in a windowed mode. In full screen mode, Tibia will take up the whole screen, while it is possible to modify the client's size if the windowed mode is activated. You can toggle between the 2 modes by using this option. Alternatively, pressing the shortcut Ctrl+F will have the same effect.
- Quick Login
If you tick this box, you enable a quicker client start and login to the game. This can lead to temporary invisible game graphics if your hardware is rather slow. However, this effect should only last a few seconds.
- Graphics Engine
Select the graphics engine of your choice from this drop-down menu. In general the client will select the best graphics engine for you when you log in for the first time. Here you can choose which graphics engine you would like to play with Tibia if you should experience problems with the pre-selected one. Note that a restart of the client is necessary for this change to take effect.
- Show Light Effects
Not all graphics cards are capable of drawing light effects fast enough for Tibia to run smoothly. If your system is working with such a graphics card, it may be a good idea to deactivate the light effects in order to improve overall game performance. However, this will cause the light effects to be replaced by a rather ungainly mesh of black dots, so Tibia will not look as nice as it could. Note that this option will be disabled if your graphics card is not able to draw light effects at all.
- Ambient Light
Here you can determine the brightness of your ambience. If you prefer to play in a mysterious and dark surrounding, you should set the ambient light slider as low as possible. Players that rather like to see everything in a bright light, should position the bar at 100%. Note that this option is only available if you have enabled Light Effects.
- Level Separator
By using this slider, you can determine how dark or bright lower levels will be displayed for your character. Note that you cannot use this function if Show Light Effects is not checked.
- Clouds & Indoor Effect
By using this slider, you can determine how dark or bright the inside of houses or shadows of clouds will be displayed for your character. Note that you cannot use this function if Show Light Effects is not checked.
- Game Window:
- Don't Stretch/Shrink Game Window
The stretching and shrinking of graphics to adapt the size of the game window is another process which can take up a lot of performance. If you check this option, the game window can only be displayed in its original size, which will make your graphics card's job easier and improve performance.
When you start Tibia for the first time, the client will work out automatically whether or not your graphics card supports stretching and set this option accordingly.
If you enable antialising, the Tibia graphics will appear in a smoother look. However, if you are a fan of retro-games, you should disable antialising and enjoy a pixelated old-school look.
- Frame Rate:
- Frame Rate Limit
By using this slider, you can modify the preset frame rate limit from 10 to 200 fps (frames per second). If you find your computer's performance is bad when running Tibia, you should try reducing the frame rate. Note that this function is not available if you have checked "No Frame Rate Limit".
- No Frame Rate Limit
If you check this option, the client will try to produce as many frames as possible. If you find your computer's performance is bad when running Tibia, you should rather try to set a frame rate limit.
It might help to uncheck this option if your frame rate is low. However, disabling V-Sync can lead to screen tearing.
- Current Frame Rate
If you are logged into the game, you can see your current frame rate here. Press Alt+F8 to show or hide your current frame rate in the game window.
If you click on this button, you will be redirected to this manual section about Graphics Options.
5.4 Messages Options
This set of options allows you to select what messages are displayed in your console
and which ones in your game window
- Show Info Messages in Console
Whenever you examine characters or items you receive a green message that will be displayed both in the game window and in the console. By deselecting this option it is possible to deactivate info messages in the console.
- Show Event Messages in Console
Game events such as skill or level advances are displayed in white writing. If this option is disabled, event messages will not be displayed in the console. However, they will be displayed in the game window normally unless you have turned messages off.
- Show Status Messages in Console
Status messages include changes in your character's condition such as hit point loss or poisoning as well as a number of messages that relate to different topics. Although they are displayed at the bottom of the game window they are similar to event messages in that they are displayed in white writing. You can deactivate status messages in the console by removing the tick from this option.
- Show Status Messages of Others in Console
To use this option, you must have "Show Status Messages in Console" enabled. If this option is checked, you will, among others, see how many hit points monsters and characters around you lose in a fight or gain through healing.
- Show Timestamps in Console
If this option is checked, the time will be added to any message that is displayed in the game window. Note that the time displayed is the time that your own computer is set to.
- Show Levels in Console
If you check this option, you can see the level of a character in the console. Whenever somebody is talking, the level will be displayed in brackets behind the character's name in the console.
- Show Link Copy Warning
If this option is checked, you will get a warning whenver you try to copy a link from the console. This warning will remind you to be careful about any posted links as they might have been designed to hack your Tibia account.
- Show Textual Effects
Whenever creatures or characters lose hit points or gain experience small numbers appear over their heads in the game window. If you prefer not to see this effect, you can turn it off by disabling this option.
- Show Messages in Game Window
By deselecting this option it is possible to deactivate all kind of messages in the game window. You can still see these messages in the console unless you have turned them off. Note, however, that private messages are not effected. You can control the display of your private messages below.
- Show Private Messages in Game Window
By default, private messages will be displayed in blue font in the game window and in the console. If this option is disabled, you will see no private messages in the game window. However, they will be displayed in the console normally.
- Show Spells in Game Window
Whenever you cast a spell, you will see the magic words in your game window. You can deactivate the display of your spells in the game window by removing the tick in this option.
- Show Spells of Others in Game Window
Whenever another character casts a spell, you will see the magic words in your game window. You can deactivate the display of other character's spells in the game window by removing the tick in this option.
- If you click on this button, you will be redirected to this manual section about Messages Options.
Using this dialog you can assign messages or actions to individual keys. This is very handy if you need to repeat a statement many times, for instance a spell, or if you wish to perform an action rapidly in times of need.
- Select Set
At the top of the dialog you can choose which set of hotkeys you would like to use. Click on "Add" to create a new set, "Copy" to copy an already exisiting set, "Rename" to change the name of a set or "Remove" to delete a set which you do not longer need.
- Auto-Switch Hotkey Preset
If you have named your hotkey presets the same like your characters and have checked this option, the preset with the same name as the corresponding character will be activated upon login automatically.
- Hotkey Preset for chat mode:
There are two chat modes for each hotkey preset: Chat On and Chat Off. You can find a small button that tells you which chat mode is currently active on the right side of the entry line of the chat console. Press this button to switch between the two chat modes. Of course, you can also set a hotkey to toggle between Chat On an Off.
- Chat On
In this mode, you will be able to write text in the entry line of the chat console. However, if you have assigned an action to a letter key, the action will be triggered.
- Chat On*
This is the temporary Chat On mode. In the default hotkey preset, the Return key switches between Chat Off and this mode. If the chat mode is off and you press this hotkey, it temporarily activates the chat mode so that you can write one message in the console. As soon as you press Return to send the message, your chat mode will be set to Chat Off again so that you can continue walking with WASD, for example.
- Chat Off
In this mode, you will not be able to write any text in the entry line of the console, but you can use your predefined hotkeys to walk or cast spells, for example. You can assign functions to all keys of your keyboard, e.g. walk with WASD.
- Restore Defaults
All hotkeys of the currently selected set and mode will be reset to the default setting.
- Assign Hotkeys
Below you can assign hotkeys to predefined actions or a hotkey text or a hotkey object of your choice. You can assign up to 2 hotkeys to every action. Note, however, that you cannot assign a hotkey in the column "Second Key" if there is no hotkey bound to an action in the column "First Key".
To assign a hotkey, click in the field "First Key" or "Next Key" next to the action of your choice. A small window will pop up. Now, press the key or the key combination to which you want to assign the action and click on "Ok". Click on "Okay" or "Apply" at the end of the page to save the changes.
- Edit hotkey text:
Enter the message you would like to assign to a key here and confirm by pressing "Apply". Please note that your entered text will not be saved here until you have chosen a hotkey for your message.
- Send automatically
Messages you have assigned to a hotkey must by default be confirmed by hitting "Enter" before they are actually sent. However, if you check this box, messages will be sent immediately, i.e. there is no further need to press "Enter" first. We recommend you make absolutely sure your message is just like you want it to be before ticking this box.
- Edit hotkey object:
Note that the following options are only available if you are logged into the game.
- Select Object
Once you have selected a key to assign an action to, you can select an item you would like to use via this option. Simply click on the button. Your cursor will turn into crosshairs. Now click on the item you would like to use. As soon as you have selected an item, it will be displayed in the little box to the left.
- Clear Object
Use this option to clear the selection box.
- Use on yourself
Using this option, you can make sure the selected item will be used on your character. Very handy for items such as healing potions or runes.
- Use on target
Using this option, the selected item will be used on your target. This way you can quickly use a healing potion on your wounded friend, or make sure your attack rune hits your foe.
- With crosshairs
Using this option, crosshairs will appear when you select this item. This allows you to select on the spot where you want to use this item.
If you have selected an object which fits in one of your character's body slots (except for the container slot), you can choose "equip" to instantly put this item on your character or to take it off.
Choose this option if you want to use a different action to "unequip" an item which can only be used for a limited time (e.g. rings).
- Smart Mode
If you use the smart mode, you will use the same action to equip and to unequip items which can only be used for a limited time (e.g. rings).
5.6 Action Bars
In this section you find several adjustments for your action bars
- Action Bars:
Tick the action bar(s) you like to have displayed in your interface. There will be no action bars displayed if you decide not to tick any.
- Action Buttons:
- Show Assigned Hotkey for Action Button
If you have assigned a hotkey to an action button, tick this box to display the selected key or key combination in the action bar.
- Show Amount of Assigned Objects
Check this box if you like to see the amount of an object assigned to an action button. It is always wise to know if you have a sufficient amount of attack runes and healing potions left before you challenge your next enemy.
- Show Spell Parameters
Some spells require a certain parameter such as "up" or "down" or a character, creature or item name. If you tick this box, you can see the added parameter right on the action button to which the spell is assigned.
- Show Graphical Cooldown
All spells have a certain cooldown before they can be used again. If you have assigned a spell to an action button and tick this box, the cooldown will be displayed in a graphical manner, resembling a clock running a full round.
- Show Cooldown in Seconds
All spells have a certain cooldown before they can be used again. If you have assigned a spell to an action button and tick this box, the cooldown will be displayed in numbers counting down.
- Show Action Button Tooltip
If you hover your mouse pointer over an action button, a tooltip will appear telling you which action and which hotkey is assigned to this action button as well as other useful information concerning the action. Uncheck this box if you prefer not to see these tooltips.
- Clear Action Bar:
If you click on one of the buttons to clear an action bar and then on "Ok" or "Apply", all actions assigned to an action button in the selected action bar will be removed. Hotkeys, however, will stay bond to the action buttons to which they have been assigned. They can only be removed via the context menu.
If you have a question or a problem, select the Help tab. The first three buttons (client help, tutor help, rule violations) will help you to get ingame support, while the next two buttons will refer you to the help sections of our website. Finally, you can find detailed information regarding client version, licences and copyright at "Info".
For detailed information on how to get help, please also see the section on support
In this subsection you will find a comprehensive list of all shortcuts that are available in the Tibia client per default. Note that it has been added here for the sake of comprehensiveness. All shortcuts can be accessed and altered via the Hotkeys dialog
|Ctrl+E||Close the current channel.|
|Tab||Switch to the next channel.|
|Ctrl+O||Open channel list.|
|Ctrl+T||Open the help channel to get help by experienced players.|
|Shift+Tab||Switch to the previous channel.|
|Ctrl+D||Switch to the local chat channel.|
|Ctrl+C||Copy the selected text into the clipboard. (*)|
|Ctrl+A||Mark the whole text in the current entry field.|
|Return||Send current chat line.|
|Ctrl+M||Show or hide server messages in the currently open channel.|
|Ctrl+Z||Open Bug report. (only for tutors)|
|Ctrl+I||Open Ignore List.|
|Ctrl+K||Open Options - Hotkeys.|
|Ctrl+Y||Open Prey Dialogt.|
|Alt+Home/End||Zoom the minimap in or out.|
|Alt+CursorKeys||Scroll on the minimap.|
|Alt+PageUp/Down||Switch the minimap to a higher or lower floor.|
|Alt+W||Clear oldest message from Game Window.|
|Ctrl+J||Next Hotkey Preset.|
|Esc||Stop all actions.|
|Ctrl+N||Show/hide Creature Names and Bars.|
|Alt+F8||Show/hide FPS/lag indicator.|
|Ctrl+P||Show/hide VIP list.|
|Ctrl+B||Show/hide battle list.|
|Alt+S||Show/hide skills window.|
|F1-F12||Action Buttons 1.01-1.12|
(*) Note that there is an automatic filter in the client that will issue a security warning whenever you are about to copy a text containing a link. Simply click on "Yes" to proceed if you are sure the link is safe.