Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:42 AM
For those of you have tried it before (when it was a mod) and found the servers rather empty..please have another look - since it's been released, there has been lots of activity and fun to be had :)/>
Worth mentioning that once you press 'play', that you need to change the 'source' to 'internet' and press 'get new list' on the server page...and that the options available once you start the actual game, rather than the front page.
It's pretty addictive stuff :)/>
Posted 21 April 2006 - 08:18 AM
I'm very new to games (never used to play them even on Windows). When I start the game I get a display centered in the screen with a black surround. I'm at 1280X1024 resolution, how do I get the game to go fullscreen ? Thanks.
Also, the server list is empty. Can I just play a standalone game or must I join a game server of some sort ? Many thanks.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:04 AM
When you are in game, immediately set a name for yourself. Esc->Options
Then to correct the resolution problem: Esc->Options->System
Hope that helps :)/>
I'm Footissimo / Footissimo@Ubuntu on there..oh and 'T' for all team messaging and 'Y' for messages to just your team. Worth going as a grunt rather than builder if you're new - for humans just select 'rifle' rather than 'construction kit' and for aliens, select 'Dretch'. Aliens are harder work (there's few ranged attacks) but, IMO, more fun - see the manual here
This post has been edited by foot: 21 April 2006 - 09:08 AM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 12:49 PM
I guess it depends on what it's like in-game for you :)/>
Like, I said, grab a dretch or a rifle and join in..as with everything there are a few annoying people on there, but many will help if you ask..and the old pros seem to have got used to the influx of noobs since it was released as standalone.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 04:12 PM
I get better 20+ fps and much more fluid motion if I'm running medium or low quality rendering for the textures etc. but if I put everything at the highest, it gets as low as 8 or 9 fps when there's a lot of stuff going on.
This is a 64 MB NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX400 card (AGP), I never really game, so I don't know how good it should be. What card are you using ? And are you running highest quality for the rendering ?
Problem may be with BIOS settings, next time I boot up I will see if I get any better after disabling the onboard video.
Posted 22 April 2006 - 03:16 PM
Thanks, I had to lower the quality of textures to get smooth playability.
BTW, foot, I've sorta been banned from one of the servers - I was being an idiot, there was noone else logged on so I decided to see if I could shoot my own turret till it blew up (I could). Then I got banned.
Is it by handle or IP ? Permanent or I will be let back in later ? Thanks. I feel like such a noob (I am, at this sort of thing). :lol:/>
Posted 22 April 2006 - 09:11 PM