5.2 Stand-Alone Client
To enter the options menu, click the "Options" button among the control buttons
Not all buttons in the "Options" menu lead to genuine options menus. More precisely, the button "MotD" will simply repeat today's message of the day on your client.
5.2.1 General Game Options
This is a list of general game settings. You can enter the options menu by clicking on the "Options" button on the title screen
or on the game interface.
5.2.2 Graphics Options
- Tibia Classic Controls
Place a tick in this box to use an alternative set of 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.
- 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 Names of Creatures
In the game window, all characters and creatures are marked with their names and health bars. However, you can remove both the name and the health bar by deselecting this option in the game options menu. Alternatively, you can press the key combination Ctrl+N for the same effect or to display only the health bar. This might be useful when you enter a crowded place.
- Show Marks of Creatures
Deselect this option if you do not want to see marks such as skull marks or party shields above creatures.
- Show PvP Frames on Creatures
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.
- Show Icons on NPCs
NPCs are marked by small speech bubbles which identify them as quest, trade or simply as quite talkative inhabitants. You can remove these bubbles by deselecting this option.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Like its title indicates, this menu offers a variety of options that will allow you to change the graphics settings of the client.
5.2.3 Console Options
- Fullscreen Mode
You can play Tibia both in a fullscreen mode and in a windowed mode. In fullscreen 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 either of the shortcuts Ctrl+F or Alt+Enter will have the same effect.
- Available Resolutions
Select the resolution of your choice in this box. Please note that the client will only be displayed in the set resolution if the fullscreen mode is activated. If you are running Tibia in windowed mode, the client's resolution will be adapted automatically to match the current resolution of the desktop.
- Advanced Options
- Select Graphics Engine
The Tibia client supports DirectX version 5.0, DirectX version 9.0 and OpenGL. 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 it is impossible to select a graphics engine that is not supported by your computer.
- Set 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 slide bar as low as possible. Players that rather like to see everything in a bright light, should position the bar at 100%.
- 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.
- 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 smoother look. However, if you are a fan of retro-games, you should disable antialising and enjoy a pixelated old-school look.
- Windows Mouse Pointer
It can happen that your graphics card is not capable of drawing the Windows mouse pointer correctly. You will recognise that this is the case if the mouse pointer flickers. To counter this effect you can disable this option, which will cause Tibia to use its own mouse pointer.
- Adjust Framerate Limit
By using this slide bar you can modify the preset framerate limit. The default setting is "max", i.e. 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 try reducing the framerate.
This set of options will allow you to customise the settings of the console
5.2.4 Hotkeys Dialog
- 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. Note, however, that messages in the game window cannot be deactivated.
- 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.
- 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. However, you cannot deactivate status messages in the game window by using 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 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.
Clicking on this button will open the hotkeys dialog. Using this dialog you can assign messages or actions to keys individual keys. This can be 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.
- Available Hotkeys
Select the key you would like to assign a message or an action to in this menu by clicking onto it. The selected key will be highlighted. Actions or messages can be assigned to the following keys: F1 to F12, Shift+F1 to Shift+F12, Control+F1 to Control+F12.
- Edit Hotkey Text
Enter the message you would like to assign to a key here and confirm by pressing "Enter". Please note that you cannot enter text here unless you have chosen a hotkey for your message first.
- 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 make a tick in 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.
- Select Object
Once you have selected a key to assign an action to, you can select an item using 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.
- Select preset
Last but not least, you can set up various presets here. You have various editing options here:
Double-click on an existing preset to rename it. If you name presets after your characters and have the the Auto-Switch Hotkey Preset option in the General Options enabled, the preset with the same name as the corresponding character will be activated upon login automatically.
- +: adds a new preset
- -: deletes an already existing preset
- C: copies an already existing preset
- A: activates an existing preset
If you have a question or a problem, you can click on this button to get help. A special help menu will open up from which you can select whatever kind of support you need. The first 4 buttons (client help, tutorial hints, tutor help, rule violations) will help you to get ingame support, while the last 2 buttons will refer you to the help sections of our website. For further information on how to get help in the game please see the section on ingame support
In this subsection you will find a comprehensive list of all shortcuts that are available in the Tibia stand-alone client. Note that it has been added here for the sake of comprehensiveness. The shortcut list cannot be accessed via the "Options" menu.
|Ctrl+C||Copy the selected text into the clipboard. (*)|
|Ctrl+X||Cut the selected text and put it into the clipboard.|
|Ctrl+V||Paste text from the clipboard to the current cursor position.|
|Ctrl+A||Mark the whole text in the current entry field.|
|Tab / Shift+Tab||Switch between channels.|
|Ctrl+D||Switch to the local chat channel.|
|Ctrl+O||Open a new channel.|
|Ctrl+E||Close the current channel.|
|Ctrl+M||Show server messages in the current channel.|
|Ctrl+I||Open the ignore list.|
|Ctrl+H||Get online help for the client.|
|Ctrl+T||Open the help channel to get help by experienced players.|
|Alt+Home/End||Zoom the automap in or out.|
|Alt+CursorKeys||Scroll on the automap.|
|Alt+PageUp/Down||Switch the automap to a higher or lower floor.|
|Esc||Stop any character action.|
|Ctrl+Q / Ctrl+L||Log out from the game.|
|Ctrl+G||Log out and switch to another character of your account.|
|Ctrl+P||Open the VIP list.|
|Ctrl+B||Open the battle list.|
|Ctrl+S||Open the skills window.|
|Ctrl+R||Mount or dismount a selected mount.|
|Ctrl+W||Delete old messages from the game window.|
|Ctrl+N||Hide the names and the status bars of the creatures on the game window.|
|Ctrl+F / Alt+Enter||Switch to fullscreen mode or back to windowed mode.|
|Ctrl+K||Assign texts or actions to hotkeys.|
(*) 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.