is the CONSOLE? How do I open it?
The console is a part of most games that allows players
to enter commands,
that tell the game what you want done, and by how much. Think of it
simply as a
chat room between you and the computer. You have to talk to the
computer in the
console because it is the only place it will look.
You can open the console for Enemy Territory in one of
1. The first option you
have is to press the button with the ~ sign on it. You may have heard
it called the ?tilde? key before.
2. Option number 2 is to
press the button with the ` sign on it. This is normally located
directly under the ESC button above TAB and to the left of 1.
Now that you have the console open, its essential
you know how to use it properly. There is no point in trying to tell
the computer things it cannot understand now, is there!
All commands in the console begin with a forward
slash ( / ). There are a few times when a backslash ( ) is required,
but we will not worry about that because it is not very common.
To finish our lesson in the console, we will
practise using a command in it.
For example, let us say we want to choose whether or
not we can see out gun or not.
You would press ~ or ` to open the console, and then
/cg_drawgun (After a space, followed by 1 to see the
gun, or 0 to not see it)
That?s it! You?ve mastered the
console! In case you need to see any information that has passed
through the console too far, just press the up or down arrow keys to
scroll up and down.
* My console won?t
Tricky, but not unfixable. Open your Enemy Territory folder (also
known as directory). This should be found at:
C:/Program Files/Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory
Look for the folder called etmain. Open it. Now look for a folder
called profiles. Open this. Now open the folder with the name of the
profile you are using at the moment. You should see a file called
etconfig - open it using NOTEPAD.
Now, click this link:
and download the program. Follow the instructions and ?parse? etconfig.
Once this is done, search through the parsed etconfig and search
through the binds section for ?toggleconsole?. Make sure the line
reads something like: Bind ` (or ~) ?toggleconsole?
Now save the file. Remember, you have to save it under ?All Files?
as .cfg NOT .txt. If you save it as a txt file, the official name of
the file will be etconfig.cfg.txt. This isn?t a cfg file so the game
can?t read it - make sure you have made a proper cfg file!
There you are, you can now open the console!
* Can the console go
Yes. Just hold down ALT when pressing your normal
button that opens the console. To close, just press the normal console
* Can I make text from the console go into
a text file?
Yes, this is possible. You may wish to clear up the console so you
don't put lots of text that you don't need into the text file. The
best way to do this is by typing: /clear in the console. The
console will empty of all text. Now, to put the text into a text file,
type something like this: /condump "inserttextfilenamehere.txt"
You will now see a text file of that name in the mod folder of the
server you are playing in, e.g shrub if you are playing on a shrub
server. If you aren't connected to a server, it should go into the
etmain folder by default.
* I want to control the console remotely,
without opening Enemy
This is called RCon (Remote Control), and is possible
for ET and other Quake3 powered games.
Using RCon, you can send commands to the server console without even
opened ET or have it running. There are two programs that are good for
this, ie connecting to server
remotely. The program itself tells you all rcon commands that you can
* I can't remember
Have no fear. Luckily, the console has a feature that
tells you all client side commands you can use. Lets start from the
Console commands always start with their type. For
example, sound commands always start /s_ , and graphics commands
always start /r_.
Now here comes the trick. Once you have worked out
which category a command falls under, you can press the tab button to
show you all commands of that type available to you. This feature also
comes in useful for completing half written commands. As long as you
have typed in a unique starting command, such as /reconn, you can
press tab and it will automatically complete the command to
This can cut out a lot of time in some situations.
* What are all the console
commands that exist?
The full list is