BPAdvCFG – Burnout Paradise Advanced Config Tool v0.5 Final Version

Burnout Paradise Advanced Config Tool v0.5

BPAdvCFG v0.5 (Final Release)

Written by Nigel Todman ([email protected])


If you get errors, Make sure your game is properly installed.

A registry key created on install, but not required for play, is found here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Burnout(TM) Paradise The Ultimate Box

or here

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA Games\Burnout(TM) Paradise The Ultimate Box

Depending on your architecture. A ‘String Value’ called “Install Dir” must reside there for this tool to work.

In my case this is: “C:\GAMES\Burnout(TM) Paradise The Ultimate Box\” if you get errors, Make sure this key exists.

Steam: Veritas_83
Raptr: veritas_
Twitter: Veritas_83
E-mail: [email protected]
Blog: http://www.nigeltodman.com

If you dont have the required OCX files you can get them here:


(Final Version)
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v0.5 11-14-14
Changed nigelt.wordpress.com references to NigelTodman.com
Final Version

v0.4.1 04-03-14
Added Raptr and Steam contacts to About dialog.
Added clickable Raptr profile link to main window.
Added readme.txt regarding errors you may encounter.

v0.4.0 04-13-12
Automatic settings path detection is now optional!
Improved Windows XP Support
Binary is now compressed with UPX
864256 -> 492032 56.93% win32/pe BPAdvCFG.exe
The curious can decompress with upx.exe -v -d BPAdvCFG.exe
Added BitCoin address! Donations welcome but not required πŸ™‚
(Click on BitCoin to copy address to clipboard)
Various code optimizations

v0.3.4 04-10-12
Fixed settings path detection for XP!
Various code optimizations

v0.3.3 03-29-12
Updated cleanup code to reflect temporary file name change.
Various code optimizations

v0.3.2 03-29-12
Fixed bug where Anti-aliasing was set to value of slider and not corresponding multiple
Changed temporary file name for username detection
Various code optimizations

v0.3.1 03-25-12
Increased array size of BPTweak() when Saving
Should fix subscript out of range with smaller Config.ini
Inital text now clears when you click message box
Pressing enter in the message box now sends
Fixed some erroneous nick detection from chat

v0.3.0 03-24-12
Added a Chat function!
Chat is only partially featured.
Even still its quicker then forums or e-mail and requires no registration πŸ˜‰
May require a few libraries now, All available from Microsoft.
Various code optimizations

v0.2.5 03-24-12
Changed various interface items to sliders
Rearranged interface items slightly
Re-sized window slightly
Chat coming soon!
Various code optimizations

v0.2.4 03-20-12
Improved detection of Original Menu Music and No Intro states
Various code optimizations.

v0.2.3 03-20-12
Improved detection of Menu Music and No Intro fixes.
Better handling of backup files for Menu Music and No Intro.
Various code optimizations.

Known Conditional Bug in v0.1.6+ :
If you applied Menu Music or No Intro fixes and saved settings more then once, Your backups got overwritten with backups of the modified files.

You can find these files on the CD or they would be about 18mb to download. I’ll write a script to extract and install these if you need them later today.

BPUnTweak.rar 18.23MB

v0.2.2 03-14-12
Added option to change background!
Changed default background
Resized checkboxes slightly
Small tooltip corrections
Various code optimizations

v0.2.1 03-13-12
Added option to change text color!
Various code optimizations

v0.2.0 03-07-12
Auto Detects Settings path!
Improved error handling
Better cleanup of temp files
Various code optimizations

v0.1.9 03-06-12
Added No Intro Fix!
Minor spelling corrections
Various code optimizations

v0.1.8 03-06-12
Quick Bugfix in Menu Music Tweak
Even more tooltips, Only 1 left
Now comes with SFV file for the paranoid (I’m one of them)
Various code optimizations

v0.1.7 03-05-12
Changed Launcher code slightly
Even more Tooltips! 90% done now
Various code optimizations

v0.1.6 03-05-12
Added Burnout Icon
Added Menu Music Tweak!
More Tooltips
Various code optimizations

v0.1.5 03-04-12
Added Tooltips!
Tooltips about 70% done
Various code optimizations
Updated default, min and max values.

v0.1.4 03-04-12
Fixed SSAO Detection
Motion Blur actually has 3 states, changed from checkbox to integer
Using BurnoutLauncher.exe instead of BurnoutParadise.exe
Various code optimizations

v0.1.3 03-04-12
Quick Bug Fixes (Hard Coded array lengths, Subscripts out of range, etc)
Changed output of Config.ini, Should keep untouched settings now.
Tooltips coming soon.
Various code optimizations

v0.1.2 03-04-12
Added support for saving Settings. (Still Beta, use with caution)
Added Launch Burnout Paradise button to File menu.

v0.1.1 03-04-12
Added background image
Change font color
Debug Release, Write Functions disabled.

v0.1 03-04-12
First Release!
Parses user supplied folder for Config.ini
Debug Release, Write Functions disabled.

(Final Version)

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    • Nick on 06/01/2016 at 1:17 PM
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    hi Nigel. I’m attempting to take advantage of your BPAdvCFG v0.5 tool. I’ve made sure the registry key’s path is correct, but I havn’t been able to fix an error ‘mscomctl.ocx’ that appears. The two Microsoft dowload links don’t seem to help, one of them actually refuses to install itself. I’m running 7, is there any guidance you’d be willing to provide? -Nick

    1. M$ changed their first link slightly. I’ve just updated it. MSCOMCTL.OCX is Microsoft Common Controls. It should be available at the 2nd link.

      Here is another version of the file from Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10019&40ddd5bd-f9e7-49a6-3526-f86656931a02=True

    • DeerHunter on 08/02/2017 at 7:10 AM
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    BPAdvCFG v0.5 link is down

    1. Link appears to be working fine. When in doubt. Check the new ‘Downloads‘ section πŸ™‚

    • Curtis on 07/17/2020 at 6:13 PM
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    I can’t run it on Windows 10, even though I have installed both links, and the InstallDir is set correctly. It gives me an error saying mscomctl.ocx is not installed or invalid.

    1. Try issuing this command:

      regsvr32 MSCOMCTL.OCX

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