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NEW PLAYERS READ THIS FIRST: WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAY THIS GAME & HOW TO GET STARTED
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JamesBOMB
Tue Nov 02 2004, 06:15PM

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So you are new here and want to know what you need to download to be able to play the game. Here's all the information you need to get started.

Enemy Territory is a free online game. Its a stand-alone game, which means you don't have to have the previous version (RTCW) in order for it to work. There is ONLY a multi-player side to the game (the single player part was dropped by the development team).

To play the game, you must download it, then connect to a server.

UPDATE JULY 2007
Now available in the "Downloads" section is a new 2.60b full install for Windows. This is the latest version of the game.
Click Here Now...


Or one can go about installing the game and updates separately:
To be up-to-date on the game:
First, get the game. (The original 2.55 version)

Second, you need to install the 2.60 patch, which will fix some bugs in the game. MAC users need not install any patch as the game comes in version 2.60 already.

Third, you need to install the 2.60b patch.
(Note: you must install 2.60 before installing 2.60b)

All files are available in the "Downloads" section.

If you have "Windows" see this post by Nail for convenient links:
Click Here Now...

How to install game and latest update/patch separately:
Assuming one is using Windows...

1 - Download and install basic game (version 2.55)

2 - Download and install 2.60 update. This is an 'exe' file so all one has to do is run the downloaded file.

3 - Download and extract the 2.60b update.
After running/extracting the zip file...
- look under the "Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory" folder
- under there is a folder called "Enemy Territory 2.60b"
- under there is a folder called "win32" with two files; et.exe and etded.exe
- replace the two existing files (with the same name) in the "Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory" folder with the two new files from the "win32" folder


If you want to start playing right away you can. All you need to do is find a server and connect to it. Make sure that your firewall(s), if you have any, doesn't block Enemy Territory or else things won't work. Although, taking a few moments to read the manual would be appreciated by those already playing the game.

To find a server to play on, start the game then click "Play Online" in the main menu. This will bring up the server list. Make sure that "Internet" is selected in the "Filters" section (click "Source" to change it). Click on a server to choose it, enable PunkBuster and then click "Join Server" in the lower right of the browser. Off you go to play!


Next up are maps. The game comes with 6 standard maps:
Battery
Oasis
Goldrush
Radar
Rail Gun
Fuel Dump

Many independent map makers have made new maps to make the game more fun. Many people ask "which maps should I download?" There is no real answer to that question. Some maps are more popular, like Temple Final, Caen and Supply Depot. Some are less popular. It all depends where you want to play. Each server will have its own map selection (or rotation) and you need to have them all in order to play there. The best thing to do is to get as many maps as you can. Note that some servers allow you to download maps while you are connecting to them. However, most of the time, the download speed is slow. So downloading them before is usually a good idea.

After downloading the maps, you have to put the .pk3 files in your "etmain" folder.

Of course, if the file is a .rar or .zip then you have to extract the archive to get a .pk3 file... only those will work with ET.

Please note that if you are using Windows XP and have installed Service Pack 2, that your computer replaces the .pk3 extention with a .zip when you download. If that is the case, simply change the file extention to .pk3 and all should be ok.


Next are mods (game modifications made by players to make the game different and or better). When you connect to a server, you will automatically download the correct mod so you don't have to worry about that.

There are also other programs that can help you play the game, but are not necessary:

Server browsers (like All Seeing Eye and Pathfinder)
Voice-over-web programs (like Ventrillo and Teamspeak)
Enemy Territory Minimiser
etc.

All these and more can be found in the "Downloads" section.


I know what you're saying to yourself. "I don't want to read the manual. All I want to do is play." However I urge you to please read the manual anyway. If you don't, I'm CERTAIN you will end up coming back here and posting questions like these:

"How can I steal a uniform?"
"How do I spot mines?"
"How can I make my name in color?"
"Where can I find the mobile MG / panzer / sniper gun / etc"

And then all of us here will just scream at you: GO READ THE MANUAL ITS ALL IN THERE!!!

So save us all and read the manual BEFORE you play. Its a very fast read and you will instantly become better at the game. The manual comes with the game. It is also available on the interwebbynet: Click Here Now...


Oh yeah, in case you are wondering, here are the minimum system requirements for the game:
*Processor Type: Intel® Pentium® II ;processor, AMD Athlon™ processor ;
*Processor Speed: 400MHz
*Operating System: Windows 95/98, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows XP;
*System Memory: 128MB RAM;
*Hard Drive Space: 800MB;
*Video: 3D hardware accelerator with 16MB VRAM with full Open GL suport, 16-bit high-color Video mode;
*Sound Card: DirectX 3.0-compatible or higher;
*Drive Type and Speed: CD-ROM 4x;
*Modem: 56.6 Kbps;
*Additional Requirements: Keyboard and mouse, Internet service required to access online features

It is recommended you have the following:
* Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP OS (Windows NT 4.0 not recommended for clients) or Linux
* 100% Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Linux compatible system (including all 32bit drivers)
* Intel® Pentium® III 600Mhz processor or AMD equivalent
* 128 MB RAM
* 32 MB 100% fully OpenGL® compliant 3-D video card
* Microsoft® Direct X® 8.1 or higher (not included)
* 271 MB total disk space for game files
* 500 MB free disk space for swap file
* 100% Microsoft® Windows® compatible keyboard
* 100% Microsoft® Windows® compatible mouse
* 100% Microsoft® Windows® compatible sound card
* For internet play, 100% Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP
compatible 56.6k modem or better internet connection. 56.6k modem play is not recommended for games with more than 8 players total; broadband players should be able to handle up to 32 depending on their connection with the server on which they're playing.

The following video cards were fully tested with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory:

GeForce 4 Ti 4600
GeForce 4 MX
GeForce 3
GeForce 2 Ultra
GeForce 2 MX
GeForce256
Radeon 8500/64
Radeon 7200/64
Radeon 9700 Pro/128
Xabre 400



If after getting all those files and reading all the above mentioned material you still have a question or a problem, try reading our very nice Frequently Asked Question sections:

If your question is STILL unanswered, we invite you to post in the appropriate forum section. Someone will help you. Remember to use "Search" as your question might have already been asked and answered before (which is very likely).

Have fun and welcome to the community!

[ Edited Fri Sep 14 2007, 08:55PM ]

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"Any discussion about this game reflecting reality is like putting a mute button on a fire alarm... pointless."
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JamesBOMB
Mon Feb 28 2005, 07:44PM

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I'm posting this again here since many of our new users can't seem to find the FAQ .

Many players get tired of always having to type the same text over and over. Likewise, many get tired of having to go through the voice chat menus to say something. So players end up "binding" keys to say stuff.

Binding is simply assigning a key to a certain task. This means that every time you press the specified key, the same thing will automatically happen. You can bind lots of things to keys like scripts, tweaks, commands, almost anything when you get good at it.

A lot of your keyboard keys are already "bound" to certain things, like opening up the limbo menu or moving or selecting weapons.

In this thread I will only cover how to bind chats (voice and text). Look in the other threads of this section to learn more about making configs and scripts.

First you must know that there are 2 ways of making ET remember your key binds:

1. Type them in the console while playing (press the tilde "~" key while playing). Be sure to write a "/" at the beginning or your code in the console to make it work... otherwise it will come out in the global chat.
2. Type them in your "config" file (the easiest would be to create an "autoexec.cfg" file in your etmain folder with the binds you want, so they work every time you start ET).

The correct way to write a bind is like this:

bind key action

In the following text I'm using x for every example. Substitute "x" for any key you want (see below for list of keys that can be bound).

Now on to the binds...

If you want to display a message, you can bind it like this:

bind x "say I just killed you!!!"

So now, every time you press the x key, you will automatically say to everyone "I just killed you!!!"

To say private things only to your team, you can use the "say_team" command instead:

bind x "say_team I need help!"

You can also add color to your text binds the same way you do when adding colors to your name.

Here is a final example of what it will look like (with colors):

bind x "say_team ^1I ^4need ^2help!"

Using this bind, every time you press the "x" key, you will say only to your team:

I need help!

Voice chat binds work the same way as text binds (see above) but instead of using the "say" and "say_team" commands, you use "vsay" and "vsay_team".

Like this:
bind x "vsay GoodGame"
Everyone in the game will hear "good game"

or like this:
bind x "vsay_team LetsGo"
Everyone on your team will hear "let's go"

For a list of available vsay's: Click Here Now...

To help you further, here is a list of all the keys you can bind stuff to:

(key's name ---> key's code to be written in config or console)

F1 ---> f1
F2 ---> f2
F3 ---> f3
F4 ---> f4
F5 ---> f5
F6 ---> f6
F7 ---> f7
F8 ---> f8
F9 ---> f9
F10 ---> f10
F11 ---> f11
F12 ---> f12

Insert ---> ins
Home ---> home
Page Up ---> pgup
Page Down ---> pgdn
Delete ---> del
End ---> end

Up Arrow ---> uparrow
Down Arrow ---> downarrow
Left Arrow ---> leftarrow
Right Arrow ---> rightarrow

0 ---> 0
1 ---> 1
2 ---> 2
3 ---> 3
4 ---> 4
5 ---> 5
6 ---> 6
7 ---> 7
8 ---> 8
9 ---> 9

Caps Lock ---> capslock
Pause ---> Pause
Tab ---> tab
Enter ---> enter
Space ---> space
Single Quote ---> '
Hyphen ---> -
Forward Slash ---> /
Semicolon ---> semicolon
Equals ---> =
Left Bracket ---> [
Right Bracket ---> ]
Backslash ---> \
Comma ---> ,
Period ---> .
Alt ---> alt
Ctrl ---> ctrl
Shift ---> shift
Escape ---> esc

keypad Ins (or zero) ---> kp_ins
keypad End (or one) --> kp_end
keypad down arrow (or two) ---> kp_downarrow
keypad PgDn (or three) ---> bind kp_pgdn
keypad left arrow (or four) ---> kp_leftarrow
keypad five ---> kp_5
keypad right arrow (or six) ---> kp_rightarrow
keypad Home (or seven) ---> kp_home
keypad up arrow (or eight) ---> kp_uparrow
keypad PgUp (or nine) ---> kp_pgup
keypad Del (or period) ---> bind kp_del
keypad Enter ---> kp_enter
keypad + ---> kp_plus
keypad - ---> kp_minus
keypad * ---> *
keypad / ---> kp_slash

Hope this helps you all!

:wink:

[ Edited Tue Mar 13 2007, 07:52PM ]

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"Any discussion about this game reflecting reality is like putting a mute button on a fire alarm... pointless."
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JamesBOMB
Mon Feb 28 2005, 07:47PM

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If you want to add some color to your name or text chats, you'll have to use the .

^1 --->^2 --->^3 --->^4 --->^5 --->^6 --->^7 --->^8 ---> Black
^9 --->^a ---> orange
^b ---> pink
^c ---> violet
^d ---> light blue
^e ---> light violet
^f ---> light Blau
^g ---> light green
^h ---> dark grün
^i ---> dark rot
^j ---> wine red
^k ---> orange red
^l ---> orange yellow
^m ---> olive green
^n ---> beige
^o ---> beige yellow
^p ---> black
^q ---> red
^r ---> light green
^s ---> dark yellow
^t ---> dark blue
^u ---> blue green
^v ---> pink
^w ---> white
^x ---> orange
^y ---> grey
^z ---> grey

So if you want to make your name red and blue do the following code:

^1

The color codes will not appear on screen and will disappear as you write them if you write them in the console.



If you want to practice and test out your new name color, you can use this handy little device: Click Here Now...

[ Edited Wed Jul 18 2007, 08:08PM ]

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JamesBOMB
Tue Mar 01 2005, 01:16AM

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So you know a server and you want to connect to it. How do you do it?

Its easy, go in game, pull down the console (using the tilde (~) key, left of the 1, above tab) and enter "/connect" plus the server's IP adress. Lets say you want to join this forum's server, you would type in console:

/connect 195.4.17.142:27960

Or you can use a server browser (like All Seeying Eye). I gave some links to some of them in my posts above.

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Ferwoude
Wed Jun 14 2006, 05:20PM
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i have downlaoded ET but there are no servers when i want to play online can u tell me what i should do please
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Z-Man
Wed Jun 14 2006, 06:08PM
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Make sure "Source" is set to "internet" and make sure you have no firewalls blocking ET.

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Click here for the secret forums.

60% of the time I'm right all the time.

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Kakashi703
Sat Jun 24 2006, 08:22PM

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Thx im new to this very new :wink: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame:

[ Edited Sat Jun 24 2006, 08:22PM ]
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marine1992
Mon Jun 26 2006, 07:04AM

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What's the most usable mods to play Enemy Territory?ETpro,ETpub or Jaymod?
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Z-Man
Mon Jun 26 2006, 02:20PM
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All of the above...

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Sasuke400
Sun Apr 22 2007, 02:51AM
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where is the manual?
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Nail
Sun Apr 22 2007, 03:39AM
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Start/Programs/Wolfenstein Enemy Territory/manual

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
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Z-Man
Mon Apr 23 2007, 03:52PM
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Also... link in the 'stickies' in the "Help" forum, for the on-line version

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avantie
Wed Jul 04 2007, 01:58PM
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is there et for windows vista because this version dont work on windows vista
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Gotenks
Wed Jul 04 2007, 02:45PM
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yes it does...

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Dark Energy
Sat Jul 07 2007, 02:55AM
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no offense, but this is the gayest game ever,i waste 17 minutes of download, i do everything you ask me, i replace the folder of the 2.60b with the ones in the original folder, and, EVERYTIME, i *try* to play the game, it freezes, believe me, my computer is fast, its not me, its the damn game, the intro movie starts perfecly, i hear the music perfecly, but when the windows of "enter your alias" and crap shows up, the arrow icon (the mouse) goes slow, and in 2 minutes, it freezes.

The *cool* part about it is, i cant exit, i click ctrl + alt + delete, doesnt work, escape doesnt work, NOTHING works. And i have to restart my computer, that takes me 10 minutes. And it goes on and on.

Just my opinion about what i thinki of your game ^^,

i will pwn you all, noobs
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Gotenks
Sat Jul 07 2007, 07:49AM
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hmmm.... 250,000+members to this FAN site , 5000+ current players (1240am central us time), this error has come up several other times for various reasons (usually something to do with pb or directx), but yeah it's probably the game... everyone else has a messed up computer and it just happens to work on messed up computers

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Nail
Sun Jul 08 2007, 01:34AM
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btw, that's 413,892 members, and 2,764,358 downloads of the game files just from this fansite, seems most of them could run the game, or at least read the FAQ

if it takes 10 minutes to start your computer, it's crap

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Halo97979
Mon Jul 09 2007, 10:33PM

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You need skills to play this game. :mg42:


[edit by Nail....multiple posts of nothing are not appreciated]

[ Edited Mon Jul 09 2007, 11:10PM ]

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Priest154
Mon Jul 16 2007, 02:24AM
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Wow thanks for the talking stuff

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avantie
Mon Jul 16 2007, 09:49AM
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helllo is there a version for windows visa and if there is where can i download it
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