I have OSP installed but Quake 3 says that cg_speedometer 1 is an unknown command. Which version do I need in order to use it?

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To enable the speedometer in Quake 3 OSP use the speedometer option: ch_drawSpeed (defaults to 0) - displays UPS of current player (units per second).

  • 0 - off (default)
  • 1 - Shows in upper right under time/fps counters
  • 2 - Puts a smaller, transparent readout just above your crosshair

This needs to be typed in the console, which by default can be accessed with the ~ key.

Alternatively, you can add this command to your configuration file and invoke the configuration file when launching the game with something along the lines of the following (obviously taking into consideration any other command line parameters you're already using):

quake3.exe +set fs_game osp +exec mycfg.cfg
  • I typed /ch_drawSpeed 1 into the console but nothing happened. No error message no speedometer. What could be the problem?
    – Adam Arold
    Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 10:53
  • Quake 3 says i have Q3 1.32 version and I installed OSP 1.03a.
    – Adam Arold
    Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 10:56
  • If you type it with no number, does it return the value of the current setting?
    – kalina
    Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 11:06
  • It says ch_drawspeed is 1 default is 1. I made a custom config and put it in it and ran \exec mycfg...but i can't see it.
    – Adam Arold
    Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 11:09
  • Try it at 2, the fact that it will tell you the current value of the variable means that it is working, there must be something else that is hiding the value. Setting it to 2 should put it in the middle of your screen. Do you have the FPS counter on?
    – kalina
    Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 11:12

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