ok you will all be LOL but I am so totally absolutely new that I know nothing - well we all have to start somewhere! I am playing the game single player. In order to play multiplayer how do I go about that? I join a 'clan' (saw the word on the forum)? Does anybody even want a newbie? Is there perhaps a clan for 'people like us'? I could imagine it being very difficult because how do you bring people together that want to play at exactly the same time (also restrictions with time zones etc)? :cya:
Well im not laughing but I know we were all there at some point in time. If you havent played wolf multiplayer or otherwise called WolfMP then you havent actually played the fun part of the game. First off - you dont need to join a clan to play, you can join hundreds if not thousands of public servers, although if you dont have high speed then dont join games with more than around 40 players or it will skip alot. All you have to do it hit the ' Wolfenstein (multiplayer) icon on your desktop, then on the new screen hit multiplater, then where it asks you what type of game switch it from LAN to Internet and then his Get New List, then it will give you a list of servers. This is where you have to fool around a bit. You must find the maps you like and the environment you like, such as friendly fire, team killing ect, personally i like Happy Penguin servers but you have to have high speed to have fun on there. Find a server you like then double click it to connect, if its full, then it will say "server full" and you can wait at that screen for an open spot to show up and it will automatically connect or hit escape to go back to the server menu. The gameplay is a small learning curve. Lieutenants provide ammo and start with two clips of ammo, medics can revive people and pass out health packs and start with only 30 bullets (allied) or 32 bullets (axis) engineers can blow up obstacles and start with 62 or 64 bullets, and soldiers can choose between all of the big weapons (i.e flamethrower, heavy machine gun (codenamed: venom), sniper rifle, or panzerfaust (rocket launcher) or soldiers can choose between the three submachine guns that the lieutenant can choose from (sten, thompson, or mp40) ALSO: axis engineers have to start with mp40, allied engineer has to start with thompson, same goes with medics, good luck and dont worry, if someone says newbie, just say you were at one time, and that reminds me voice chats are started with the 'v' key, and to type to all players hit the 't' key, and to talk with only your team hit the 'y' key. thats about it, any more questions, my email is [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] , ask anytime!
Thanks a lot HawkBurn!!!!! I'll try it. The game is lot of fund playing single player so if it is more fun in multiplayer I am really looking forward to it.
Good job HawkBurn! Always good to see ppl that help out alot. Im not laughing because ive been there. Also something that might help... www.rtcwfiles.com has maps that u dont have on RTCW yet so dl them so u can play on alot of the servers. You dont need to join a clan and i wouldnt recommend it....probably playin as the lone wolf to get your skill up woudl be the best idea. Im sure theres a newbie clan out there....a good idea would be a chain of servers that had a clan that trained newbs....a good way to get ppl more into wolfenstein. Also Chaka Zulu, come back to the forums if u have any probs....also if u cant get ahold of HawkBurn email me at [email]email@example.com[/email] and ill try my best to help. Glad you picked rtcw, its a great game!
The only thing I would add is that you might want to stick to friendly fire off servers for the first couple of weeks in multiplayer. It's a good way to practice not shooting your teammates in the back which is one mark of a quality player.
On the menu with the list of servers, simply go to the button labeled "filter servers" and toggle the friendly fire option to off only.
Hi Chaka Zulu,
Nice to see a fellow Aussie. We may bump into each other more often than not since we are in same country. Is Chaka Zulu your game name also? Mine is so watch for it weekends and late at night and join my team if you can, I have a few friends and we do a sort of informal team thingy on some servers, oh yes, and we rock!
If you have any questions you know where to come and who to ask.
Also, you on West Coast or East?
Hi apocalypse, thanks for the welcome. I am in Sydney and play most evenenings and weekends (total addict!) During the week, daytime, I switch to the forum during office hours every now and again I am not totally new with gaming, have played for a long time and am pretty good with my weapons etc Have played once through 'easy'mode of RTCW and did not have too much trouble (OK the end was kinda tough). Did the whole thing in one week.
I am new to multiplayer (only recently got cable - modem did not work too well) OK so I go to multiplayer mode and it gives about a million games and then it gives numbers and numbers in brackets. Doesn't say anywhere what that means then it talks about Ping - don't know what that means then it gives me a message about downloading an anti cheat thing - can't find that Then I click on one of the games and it starts a countdown/up and counts and counts and counts and nothing happens
I think it would ge nice to play with other aussies as especially the time difference would not be a problem Anyway, we aussies may get so good that we show the world what champions we are!!!!!!!!!!!
You may need this if you haven't already got it:
The 1.33 full upgrade includes punkbuster anticheat - not all servers use it but most good ones do. (if you downloaded the 1.33 lite upgrade you may not have punkbuster)
and maybe this:
The "game of the year mappack" to bring your official maps up to date with all other players (1.33 upgrade doesn't include all the extra maps).
Also if you see a map on a server that you don't have and would like to try you can download from here:
My personal favourite user made levels are "Market Garden" and "Tank"
Server Names - the names of the servers - you can get more info about a particular server by highlighting name and clicking the "info" button at the bottom. ie: what their IP adress is - where it is - names of some players currently on the server - settings like FF (friendly fire) on or of. The symbol on the far right (if you have punkbuster) tells you if the server requires punkbuster.
Map Name - which map the server is currently running, either official or user made - if you don't have it you can't join it.
Players - 15/16 etc means number of players versus number of available slots. If you try to join a full server (16/16) it will tell you server full and you will have to wait for someone to leave.
Game Type - rtcw has several different game types - (SW) Stopwatch in rounds where you swap sides - (MP) Multiplayer objective where allies or axis (or both) have to complete certain tasks - (CP) Checkpoint where both sides have to try and capture all the flags.
Ping - the lower the better. The ping is the time it takes for a packet of data to reach remote server and return. With cable/ADSL you can play succesfully on servers up to ping of 400, gets a bit dodgy after that.
That's all the basics for now. If you need any more help just yell.