Do I need to own or
have RtCW installed to play Enemy Territory?
Frequently Asked Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Questions.
No, you do not need to own or have Return to Castle Wolfenstein installed in
order to play Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
Is it true that Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a FREE
YES! It's true! Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
is a free game. Thank you Splash Damage, id Software and Activision!
Are there official bots for Enemy
Sorry, there are NO bots for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
Where can I find out about
classes, weapons, objects and map strategies?
Be sure to read the information page characters &
weapons. Or read the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory guide. You can access the
Guide through your Start Menu or find it located in your Wolfenstein - Enemy
Why do I get a "Cannot load
OpenGL subsystem error" when starting the game?
How can I boost my system
performance for Enemy Territory?
Your video drivers need to be updated. Download and
install the latest driver from your video card manufacturer's website. The
most popular ones are
ATI. Please note that the drivers that came
with Windows XP and Win2k do NOT support OpenGL. Replace them with the
drivers you download.
Taken from the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory readme file:
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory allows you to customize your settings so
that you can improve the visuals or decrease them. Some of them have a
greater impact on performance than others. Below are some settings that will
improve your performance, but at the expense of the visuals:
- Set the system options to 'Fastest'
- \com_maxfps (set to a high number i.e 400)
- \cg_atmosphericeffects 0
- \cg_wolfparticles 0
- \r_fastsky 1
- \r_picmip 3
- \cg_drawgun 0
I'm LAGGING in ET, how can I get
rid of it?
From Activision: Problems with choppy gameplay may be the result of not
setting your connection speed when you create your profile. The connection
defaults to ISDN, which is a rate of 5000. If your rate is set to something
not appropriate for your connection, you'll get lag. If you're playing over
a LAN or a DSL or cable modem, your rate should be set to 25000. To set your
rate, pull down the console (~) and type "/rate (number)" without the
quotes. You can also do this by choosing the "Options" button in the main
menu, then choosing "System" and checking the connection speed (near the
bottom of the screen). Be sure to press Apply.
Enemy Territory crashes or
First be sure that your system meets the
minimum system requirements. Make sure that
you have the latest video and sound card drivers available for your hardware
from the manufacturer's websites. Close down any other programs you may have
running prior to running the game.
If ET locks up shortly after joining a server you can try the following
Before joining a server press the Tilde " ~ " key to bring the console down,
then type in the following: /pb_system 1
How do I take a
From the Enemy Territory Main Menu go to "Options", then "Controls", in the
"Miscellaneous" section you will see a place to bind a key to "Take
Screenshot". You'll find the screenshot files in the Wolfenstein - Enemy
Why can't I zoom in when using
the sniper rifle?
You have to press the "Switch to Alternate" key first to get a zoomed view.
To find out which key to press, go to the "Controls" menu where you can also
choose to assign a different key if you want. After you press that button in
the game, use the mouse wheel to zoom (or the keys listed in the Controls
Medic: How do I use
As a Medic, once you have gained enough Experience you will receive the
special ability to give yourself "Adrenaline" shots. In order to use
adrenaline you must bring up the syringe (5), then "Switch to Alternate"
(bind Switch to Alternate key through the "Controls" menu), and then press
your fire key to inject yourself with the adrenaline.
There aren't any servers
listed in the in-game browser!
Make sure you have your "Source" set to "Internet" (upper left hand corner
of the in-game browser).
I'm connecting to a server
and it says I have to install and enable PunkBuster to connect. However, I
just installed it! What should I do?
As the message says. You have to install AND enable it. Enable your
PunkBuster client by clicking on the Enable PunkBuster button on the in-game
I have another PunkBuster
question/problem. What do I do?
PunkBuster Frequently Asked Questions. Make
sure you have the latest PunkBuster files. The easiest way to make sure you
are up to date is to download
PBWEB. Place the program in your "pb"
folder and run it from that location. PBWEB will automatically update your
How do I play a demo or a
To play a demo (or replays as they are called in ET) you must first record a
demo. You may configure a key to record your replays in the "Options -
Controls" menu. Once you have recorded your replay you can view it back by
going to the "Replays" section off of the Enemy Territory Main Menu. Simply
select a demo from the scrolling menu and click on the "View" option to
watch your replay.
connection is craptastic, and I keep getting 'connection interrupted'. What
should I do?
Upgrade to broadband, next question. But
seriously, you can get a playable connection using a modem is you do some
basic stuff. It may not always work, but often it will. First, set your rate
to 3500 to 4000 max. Do this by entering /rate 3500 in the console, or
putting seta rate 3500 in your config file. Next, you may need to cap your
fps. Some people cap it as low as 25, but that will get you booted from PB
servers if the administrator is using the recommended PB cvar settings, so
cap it to 43. Do that by typing /com_maxfps 43, or entering seta
com_maxfps 43 in your config. 43 has a double benefit. Not only may it
help your connection, but it is also one of the magic numbers that allows
you to jump higher due to the way the game engine handles physics, providing
of course that your system can maintain 43 fps. Do that by typing /com_maxfps
43 in the console.
The last thing to do is to tweak your modem, and you can find info about it
How many players can I
host on my cable/DSL connection?
Most consumer cable/DSL connections are capped at 128kb/s upload. With that
little bandwidth you can host for around 2 or 3 people, plus yourself
How much bandwidth is
required to host a real server, and what sv_maxrate setting should I use?
Note: The following was taken directly from the PW RtCW FAQ, the same
information may not apply to Enemy Territory, stay tuned for more
information as things become more clear.
Rule of thumb is to take your upstream bandwidth and divide it by the number
of clients you want to serve. That will give you the rough BW required for
each client, in bits per second (b/s). Then, just set your sv_maxrate
The sv_maxrate represents the bandwidth in bytes per second (B/s), so just
divide the bandwidth required (b/s) by 10 to get B/s. Yes, a byte has 8
bits, but just use 10
its easier to calculate and it accounts for the
header and footer information used in the TCP/IP (and UDP) protocol.
So, if for example you have 500kb/s upstream bandwidth and want to host for
10 people, each client will use 50kb/s, or 50,000. 50,000 divided by 10 is
5000, so 5000 is your sv_maxrate.
HELP! I still don't have
Go ahead and post a question in the
-=AN=-Clan Forum. Make sure you pick the right forum to do so
(i.e. Technical Support, Single Player Help, Server Admin Help, Level
Editing or Modifications). Only post in General Discussion if your question
does not belong to any of the other forums, and do not post in multiple
forums because answers will get spread out in different threads and makes it
harder for everyone to try and help.