R showPortals (cvar)


Enables drawing visportal outlines.


At the console type…

r_showPortals [bool]


  • [bool]
    • 0 - Disable.
    • 1 - Enable.


Flag Enabled Description
CVAR_ALL all flags
CVAR_BOOL X variable is a boolean
CVAR_INTEGER variable is an integer
CVAR_FLOAT variable is a float
CVAR_SYSTEM system variable
CVAR_RENDERER X renderer variable
CVAR_SOUND sound variable
CVAR_GUI gui variable
CVAR_GAME game variable
CVAR_TOOL tool variable
CVAR_USERINFO sent to servers, available to menu
CVAR_SERVERINFO sent from servers, available to menu
CVAR_NETWORKSYNC cvar is synced from the server to clients
CVAR_STATIC X statically declared, not user created
CVAR_CHEAT X variable is considered a cheat
CVAR_NOCHEAT variable is not considered a cheat
CVAR_INIT can only be set from the command-line
CVAR_ROM display only, cannot be set by user at all
CVAR_ARCHIVE set to cause it to be saved to a config file
CVAR_MODIFIED X set when the variable is modified


This CVar is used primarily to test whether a visportal is working and how efficient the optimisation is. Portals outlined in green mean they are open and that all geometry in that area is being processed. When a portal is red it means the area behind it is being ignored by the renderer. When they are used, there will always be at least one green portal. See also the r_useScissor and r_showTris CVars.